Can you do a slim jazz bass neck with a P width nut?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BusyFingers, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. BusyFingers


    Nov 26, 2016
    Is this even possible? Is there anyone who builds their necks like this? I like a slimmer neck, but perhaps the string spacing of the Precision nut suits me better than the Jazz spacing?
  2. SJan3

    SJan3 Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2010
    You can have anything you're willing to pay for. I'm sure any custom builder will accommodate you.
  3. Korladis

    Korladis Inactive

    You mean like a Rickenbacker?
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  4. nonohmic

    nonohmic Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    The 58 necks are quite thin, depth wise.
  5. NoiseNinja

    NoiseNinja Experimental-psychedelic-ambient-noise-drone Inactive

    Feb 23, 2011
    I for one can't, but I am certain it is possible, and even quite sure it has been done before.
  6. BusyFingers


    Nov 26, 2016
    I appreciate the input.

    On second thought, one of the finest necks I've every played was a Fender FSR Jazz bass. I don't think going with a precision width would make it better.
  7. Yahboy


    May 21, 2008
    Squier CV 60p neck is very close to your request.

  8. Vinnie Boombatz

    Vinnie Boombatz Inactive

    May 26, 2010
    Classic 50's Precisions have wide nut widths (mine is actually a hair over 1 3/4") but isn't super deep front to back.
  9. Fender American Special Precision. Too bad they're out of production.
  10. Nedmundo

    Nedmundo Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    The American Pro has the 1 5/8" nut width and a '63 P rear profile, which I believe is shallower than the previous American Standards, but I'm not positive. Regardless, you might dig it.
  11. bdplaid

    bdplaid Suspended Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2007
    It just so happens Warmoth just sent me one. Interested in buying it? Otherwise I'm going to replace the nut. Maple/Maple, slim taper, steel rods. PM me.

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  12. pbassnut

    pbassnut Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2004
    Falls Church, VA
    A Warmoth slim profile Precision neck might be just the ticket for you.
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  13. Frampton

    Frampton Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2010
    Any half decent luthier can do this for you. I was an apprentice once, and made a ton of nuts.
  14. Standalone


    Jan 17, 2005
    New Haven
    ibanez' BTB basses seem to have this profile -- wide and thin front to back and rather flat.
    How much fingerboard radius do you want?
  15. Hillsidebass

    Hillsidebass Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2005
    San Angelo, Texas
    Fender '62 AVRI necks are exactly what you're talking about. 1 3/4" nut but very thin, like a jazz front to back.
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