(Apologies up front if there is a thread on this already, and if so please send the URL) I've given up on finding an affordable Fender Zone Deluxe, and have a builder willing to make a body to my specs using my Lyte as a template. So I need a neck. Ideally I'll get the same Ebony fingerboard J-bass neck from Moon, if they still do that (they modded two of my basses about 20 years ago when I lived there - they are still my mains). But...if not, I have questions for selecting necks around these areas: makes, quality, fitting, finish, shape, frets, length, wood. On one hand with Mightymite you have few choices vs. Warmouth there are many, so there's a lot to consider. Shape/contour: I've been playing for many years and am far from being unfamiliar with equipment, but I am not familiar with all the Fender neck configs (i.e. C-shape, D-shape, etc.) - are there any guides to these? Fitting: As the builder of the body will be building from scratch, I'm assuming (for now only) that the neck pocket can be made to accommodate any neck. Length: Ideally, as this would be a semi-custom bass, I'd prefer 22 or at least 21 frets, and that probably means the fretboard hangs over the neck base. I'm sticking with 34" as I have small hands. Frets: I've used Fenders for years, and don't really like jumbo frets, and the more narrow profile seems better. I play somewhat aggressively and with slightly higher action than some people as a result. Any issues with narrow frets? I have them on my Decade Skyline, but it's not a good reference point as that bass I find difficult and uncomfortable to play for very long, and going back to my J-neck is extremely comfortable. I think the neck shape is the reason but the frets may be as well. But the solid build on the Decade is quite appealing, much like what I'd expect of a Rick, which I've never owned unfortunately. So many basses, so little $.... If there's a thread on thin vs. wide frets I'd be interested to read that. Wood: I'm not looking for a $3,000 bass and want to keep costs down but not so much so to not get what I want in the end. The goal is a warm, Fender-y sounding bass and not a MM funk machine (= Marcus Miller or MusicMan). I prefer Rosewood / Ebony and not a maple fretboard. I'm pretty lost with Pao Ferro, Bubinga and the like. Warmouth do a nice job of explaining these, but I'm still a bit lost on the utlimate combination. Years ago I tried a MM with a Modulus graphite neck and really liked it, but it's one thing to like something in a shop and another to live with it. Kinda like my Decade..... Plus now we have to consider the new laws for exotic woods, and I live in Singapore, so some US-based makers can't export some varieties. Finish: I believe the finish on my Moon necks are Satin, so I'd like to stick with that. Quality / Makes: Any recommendations, either for or against? MightyMite Warmouth usacustomguitars.com Moses Graphite (if one wants a graphite neck, which I am considering) AllParts Musicians Friend Stewmac ...and I'm sure there are others Apologies for the long post and many questions, hopefully it will spark an informative discussion and others will benefit.