Who Has Put a Jazz Neck on their P-Bass?

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  1. Misterwogan

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    Did it work out - or did you go back to the original neck?
     
  2. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

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    I swapped with a Carvin SB-4000 neck. I love it!
     
  3. JCRob

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    I did the opposite: a P-neck in a Jazz body. It turned out great for me. Does that help??:)
     
  4. treekiller

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    Not trying to derail your thread, but I have P necks on both of my Jazz basses. I prefer them and it made them much more comfortable for me to play. I say go for it, however unless it was a parts bass to begin with I'd keep the original neck. That way, if you ever decide to sell it or whatever you can put it back. I still have both of my Jazz necks, just in case..... :cool:
     
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  6. Misterwogan

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    No, it's an Am Std P. I've bought a Mighty Mite licensed neck for £99 so not a big expense. If that works out I'll probably buy an original Fender neck and if not - just put the old neck back.
     
  7. temmrich

    temmrich Supporting Member

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    I have a Jazz neck on my Pbass. I really love it. The carvin sb4000 neck is a great in-between too. I actually prefer the SB to either the p or j necks, but the J is a close second for me. Of course, it really depends on the necks in question.
     
  8. treekiller

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    I ended up buying an Am. Std. P-neck for my Am. Std. Jazz, besides being an excellent neck that way I could use my tuners without any drilling, etc. However I had modded my MIM Jazz first, so I knew it was what I wanted. I put an Allparts neck on it, but wish now it had an MIM neck. You might want to consider finding a good used MIM P neck instead, it probably wouldn't cost you that much more in the end. Good luck, I hope it works out for you! :cool:
     
  9. JimB52

    JimB52 User Gold Supporting Member

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    I have a couple. I love em.

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    1966 J neck on a 1970 P Body
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    1972 J neck on a 2001 50th anniversary P Body
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  10. elgecko

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    Me...no problems. I actually would've preferred a P Neck but Modulus VJ necks are way easier to find.

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  11. bigsnaketex

    bigsnaketex Supporting Member

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    I have one P-bass with a Jazz neck.

    It's a nod to my age.......when my arthritis gets really bad, I play that one on stage.

    That may sound crazy - but it works for me. I'd much rather play a P-bass neck but sometimes the old hands won't cooperate.
     
  12. estringnyc

    estringnyc Supporting Member

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    I put a Lakland Skyline JO maple neck on my LS black Glaub. This bass is my workhorse.
     
  13. Low Class

    Low Class Supporting Member

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    This neck swap has been done for 50 years. Sometimes it works out great, sometimes it don't.
     
  14. Monster Truck

    Monster Truck groove student Supporting Member

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    I got an 80's CIJ Jazz neck on a 2001 MIM P-Bass. No way I would ever go back.
     
  15. spaz21387

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    I have 3 p's with j necks. They all are great. I like p necks too though they are easy to play fast without accidentally clipping other strings. I actually prefer j necks for practice and p necks when I play shows.
     
  16. Mykk

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    I have one too. Fender MIM J neck on Precision copy body. Works, plays, sounds just fine.
     
  17. danomite64

    danomite64 Supporting Member

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    I have an ESP Jazz neck on my MIJ Precision; it's the best P-bass I've ever owned.
     
  18. synaesthesia

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    I have a Moses J neck on a Warmoth P body with P Pickups.
     
  19. Misterwogan

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    Would an MIM neck be of acceptable quality to put on an Am Std P?
     
  20. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard

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    Fender does it all the time.
     
  21. fish slapper

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    I haven't gone that way but am interested in doing it too. My Warmoth fretless is a J body and a P neck and it worked out great. The only issue I can think of is the string spacing being different so they don't line up exactly above the pickup poles. But since my above project worked fine, I'm guessing its a non-issue since its so close to the bridge that as long as the string spacing on the bridge is correct, you should be good to go.
     

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