Chunky 5 String Necks, do they exist?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by bigthemat, Aug 3, 2021.

  1. bigthemat

    bigthemat Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2008
    Salt Lake City
    Hey yall,

    Forever, I played a jazz 5 string and loved it. Recently I got a talman p/j that has a thicker precision style neck, and I realize how much more I prefer a chunky neck over a thin jazz style neck. My old jazz has become a bit of a project bass, and I thought hey, wouldn't it be nice to get a chunkier neck.

    But it seems near impossible to find anything. Almost all the 5 string necks out there are thinner jazz style, and the ones I can find are like $600, which is double what I paid for the bass.

    The only ones I can regularly find are on eBay but I don't know if they're even the right neck shape, and the quality is questionable.

    anyone know of anywhere that has a 5 string precision style neck that won't break the bank?
  2. songwriter21

    songwriter21 I have an obsession for wood. The musical kind. Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2005
    Pittsburgh-ish, PA
    The most challenging neck I've ever played, was an old '02 Ibanez Prestige BTB. The 35" scale wasn't a big deal, but the 19mm spacing and fatty neck profile certainly were!