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Are there any production jazz basses with a P neck?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Squidfinger, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. Squidfinger

    Squidfinger I wish I could sing like Rick Danko.

    Jan 7, 2004
    Shreveport LA
    Lately something's been on my mind. Right now I only have one bass, a P-bass. And while I love it I've found I don't cut through like I used to since I switched back to fingerstyle. I really want something in a jazz pu configuration but can't think of any with thick necks. I'm too cheap for a custom job and too lazy for Warmoth.

    Any suggestions?
  2. afiaowo


    Jan 9, 2006
  3. steve21

    steve21 Inactive

    Geddy Lee.


    I'm fairly certain it should exist, and if it doesn't I'm pretty sure it's relatively easy to get done, Tim did it on his Marcus Miller.
  4. BillyB_from_LZ


    Sep 7, 2000
    Buy two Essex' and swap necks!
  5. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Yep, I did it to my Marcus Miller Jazz... actually the previous owner did it but it's a very easy mod. Fenders were made to be disassembled and reconfigured, hence most bass necks being interchangable.

    My next Jazz is going to be a Geddy Lee with a fretless rosewood Precision neck. You notice a pattern of what I like?

    The Frank Bello Bass has a P neck, but P/J pickups. Likewise the Mark Hoppus Bass has a P neck on a Jazz body with a single split pickup.

    Looks like a neck swap is in order. I know many people prefer a Jazz bass neck to a Precision neck, the swap shouldn't be difficult at all.

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