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Difference between Precision & Jazz neck

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by semborg, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. What is the difference with Precision and Jazz neck?
    I heard that Jaco had a precision neck on his Jazz?
  2. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    What's the difference?

    About an 8th of an inch

    At the nut.
  3. 1/8 to a 1/4... ;) C necks dood!
  4. I do not understand, sorry :(
  5. The neck is just a smidge wider :D
  6. Craig Garfinkel

    Craig Garfinkel

    Aug 25, 2000
    Hartford, CT
    Endorsing Artist: Sadowsky Guitars

    The Precision bass neck is a bit wider than the Jazz neck. All of Jaco's basses had Jazz necks. He used a Jazz bass in an instructional video he did that had a Precision neck with a maple fingerboard. The bass was not his.
  7. Nedmundo

    Nedmundo Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    Jazz neck is 1.5 inches at the nut ("A" size). Until about 1972, Precision necks were 1.75 at the nut ("C"), but since then they've been 1.625 (1 3/8, "B"), except obviously the reissues of pre-1973 Precisions have the C size.
  8. aha, Thank you alot!
  9. Although (in the 70's at least) Precisions could be purchased with the "A" width option...that's what my '78 has....