Can we discuss Fender P/J's?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lichtaffen, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. Lichtaffen


    Sep 29, 2008
    Rhode Island
    To start, I love my 62 AVRI P bass. Just a great bass and I love everything about it especially the wide/slim neck. I've kinda lost my love for Jazz basses since I got this one 4 months ago. I've tried a P/J before and loved the sound. I figure a P/J would be an appropriate second bass and a good compromise for my lack of Jazz bass. Does anyone know of a P/J that Fender has made with a neck similar to the 62 P? I'm looking for strictly Fenders and please no basses with a P pickup and that weird Musicman style pickup in the bridge. Oh, and let's see photos. :hyper:
  2. Ukiah Bass

    Ukiah Bass Supporting Member

    May 10, 2006
    I'm not sure what the neck stats are on your P bass. My Fender Aerodyne Jazz P/J has a standard jazz neck made of maple in a "C" shape with a satin polyurethane finish. The rosewood fretboard has a 7.25" radius (184mm) and 20 medium jumbo frets. Scale length is 34" (864mm) and width at the nut is 1.50" (38mm).

    This bass is for sale, BTW.

  3. faulknersj

    faulknersj Inactive

    Apr 4, 2008
    Scottsdale Az
    I have 2 P/J's....both with Jazz Necks. The Fender Custom Shop Precision Pro Closet Classic has a meatier Jazz width neck on it while the Fender Deluxe PJ Bass (MIM) has a slim Geddy Lee style Jazz width neck on it.

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  4. taurus1


    Sep 13, 2006
    Vancouver B.C.
    the 62AVRI has the widest neck I've played on any P bass, I really like it too. I don't believe you're going to find a Fender P J with that particular neck profile, none that I know of anyway.
    when I use a P bass and want that J bass bridge pickup sound, I step on an eq pedal with the mids boosted and the bass cut, it works fairly well.
  5. If they did a PJ with a 62 RI neck I would own it, thats the perfect fender to me. J in the 60's position, side mounted jack with a VVT setup and a 62 RI neck-awesome.
  6. makaspar

    makaspar Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2009
    Austin, TX
    I'm with you, OP. you'd probably need to pick up a replacement PJ body, and an AVRI neck (stratosphere?)
  7. Lichtaffen


    Sep 29, 2008
    Rhode Island
    Already checked Stratosphere... ha! They only had the Japanese versions of the neck.

    If I could find a beat up AVRI for cheap, I'd just have it routed and be done.
  8. khutch

    khutch Praise Harp

    Aug 20, 2011
    suburban Chicago
    The neck on the Reggie Hamilton Standard Jazz is certainly different from other Jazz necks but I fear it is the opposite of what you want: narrow and thick! If you can find one in a store to try it would be worth a try. Sometimes you find that it is the middle ground you dislike and both extremes work well for you.

  9. j.kernodle


    Nov 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    I am in the same boat. love the neck on my 62 reissue but want a PJ. thought about buying a warmoth PJ body or a loaded fender PJ special body and just swapping the neck over.
  10. SoLongJake

    SoLongJake Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2007
    Des Moines, Iowa
    There's nothing wrong with the japanese RI necks, I have a 70s RI cij that has one of the sweetest skinny P neck I've ever played on!
  11. Stranger Danger

    Stranger Danger Feel Like A Stranger Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Denver, CO
    Interesting. I found the MIM Deluxe PJ neck to be almost twice as thick as a Geddy Lee.