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Does this Precision / Jazz hybrid exist in production?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by revlimitbounce, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. revlimitbounce


    Jul 26, 2007
    Fellow funkmeisters:

    Has there ever been a Fender along these lines (and not the Aerodyne-type stuff, which always seemed toy-like to me):

    Jazz Bass neck; maple board with pearl blocks & binding
    Precision body
    P/J pickup combo
    passive electronics

    Been looking at P specials and G&L SB-2s, but

  2. bh2


    Jun 16, 2008
    Oxford, UK
    I'll bet Fender japan has a couple.
  3. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    G&L would build you one like that.
  4. 1960jbass

    1960jbass Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2013
    Berwick, PA
  5. revlimitbounce


    Jul 26, 2007
    Thx, Mr Wunder & Chef. Was hoping to find an off-the-shelf solution as I don't want to spend a lot on this one.
  6. revlimitbounce


    Jul 26, 2007
  7. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist

    Aug 7, 2006
    South Jersey
    you can always get stickers to cover the black blocks :) there are all sorts of faux-ny inlay stickers out there for guys who want to dress up a bass a bit on the cheap.
  8. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    I got some of those sticker blocks, and they stayed on the bass about a week, and then I just couldn't look at them anymore.
  9. P Town

    P Town

    Dec 7, 2011
    I could make one by swapping the necks on my (newer) Fender American Deluxe P, and J, basses, (and placing the active/passive switch in the passive setting). It would still have black blocks though.
  10. frankieC

    frankieC A swell guy from Warren Harding High

    Jul 21, 2012
    Here ya go...
    P body, Maple J neck, P/J pups, neck is bound and blocked but in black, instead of pearl.

    Fender MIM, off the shelf.

  11. dedpool1052


    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
  12. Do what I did - build a parts Fender. That way you'll get exactly what you want.

    This is a nitro MIA '57 RI body, and a MIA Standard Jazz neck, both from The Stratosphere. Routes the body for a j, loaded it up with some Fralins, and now have an amazing sounding and playing bass that's exactly what I wanted!

  13. revlimitbounce


    Jul 26, 2007
    Yeah, saw that; know about the McKagan model. Not for me.

    This is the closest I've seen so far, but not the right neck.


    I also noticed the G&L (GandL) SB-2 Tributes, but no tone control and some wavy neck stories keep me at bay on those.

    If I could mix & match, the Squier VM 77 Jazz neck with a simple P bass body routed for a P&J and my own LQ Badass III would be perfect.

    Anyone remember T-Bone Wolk? Great musician and often used a modded P with a J.
  14. frozenbolt


    Jan 28, 2013
    LOL! That's exactly what I was thinking of doing with one of these:

    And one of these:

    Because, for some reason, Fender stopped just short of offering a maple neck with the Navy Blue Metallic.

    Also want to swap out the pickguard for either a silver or white pearloid pickguard.

    I think that would look awesome.

    OP might want to think about that...

    Rock on,
  15. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    I think the blocks & bindings are going to send you to a price point where you don't want to be if you buy a complete bass.

    Finding a Fender with a P body and an extra J pickup, you could probably do a number of ways - an American Deluxe or something cheap like an Affinity.

    Then maybe do a Warmoth neck to your liking? It wouldn't be all Fender then, but on the other hand you could get away with a Squier body and not have it say Squier on the neck. ;)
  16. vdub75


    Feb 15, 2013
    get a p/J in your colour and replace the neck! IF you get a fender neck or warmoth/allparts there will be no quality issues and you can sell the o/g fender neck for nearly what you paid for the new one
  17. dedpool1052


    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    personally, i'd go for the white pearloid. i think it would look pretty classy with that navy blue metallic and all maple neck.