Extremely dumb question but... Are Ibanez necks thinner than Fender P bass necks>

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by PapaBred, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. PapaBred


    May 2, 2019
    Couple days ago, I was at dietz and I had the chance to play an SR 500e. It felt extremely nice in my hands. I do have fairly small hands and the P bass neck bass is like a log. So that brings me back to the question. Are they thinner or it was some short scale or whatever. Which is still fine.
  2. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    Not a dumb question at all. And the general answer is: When it comes to 4-string basses, yes. The Ibanez Soundgear series is known for its thinner necks. Some players like to describe them as being "fast" necks, but IMHO, nut width and neck depth have very little to do with playing speed.
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  3. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    hi PapaBred :)

    They both have nicknames.

    The P Bass neck is known as "the baseball bat" and

    the IBBY necks are often called "Pencil necks"

    Kinda says it all :D

    may the bass be with you

  4. pcake

    pcake Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Los Angeleez
    and don't leave out the fender jazz neck, which is also thinner than the P bass neck.

    but i do love my ibanez necks :)
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  5. abarson


    Nov 6, 2003
    Santa Cruz
    It depends on what models you're referring to.
    • ATKs have what I consider very thick necks. If you love a P, you'll love this.
    • Talman, AFB/AGB and Mezzo are more moderate.
    • SRs always seem quite thin.
    At least that's my impression.
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  6. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    BTB & ATK rival P-bass
    SR (Soundgear) are generally thinner in both directions.
  7. Elusive1


    Jun 21, 2018
    I remember about a couple years back, I sent my bass in to the workshop to do some repair stuff, and a few days after that I got an offer from a friend to play at a wedding. Being a lefty, and with that bass being the only one I owned at the time (a Warmoth Jazz), I went back to the workshop and asked if they had any lefty basses which I could loan temporarily, and they supplied an Ibanez SR600. My hand cramped the entire time I used it, felt relieved when I got my own bass back. I guess I'm just not used to extremely thin necks