Fender deluxe american jazz neck

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Li'l D, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. Li'l D

    Li'l D

    Apr 15, 2009
    Thinking about pulling the plug on this
    Hope someone can shed some light
    I haven't played one yet
    How does this neck compare a 75 reissue or a standard
    Is the neck fairly thin front to back or chunky
  2. Li'l D

    Li'l D

    Apr 15, 2009
    No one out there can chime in
  3. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    IME, other than the Geddy Lee or Squier VMJ, Fender/Squier Jazz necks are fairly consistant, in regards to neck dimensions...

    - georgestrings

    THORRR Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2010
    Parker, Colorado
    I prefer thin necks - but I have found that what my hand
    is really sensitive to is CONTOUR.

    There are C - shaped necks, D - shaped necks and U - shaped necks.

    The best feel for me is a C - shape, but there are many variations on the C.
    To a greater or lesser degree, some have very rounded shoulders and some
    very gentle tapered shoulders.

    It's the slim tapered shoulders that make the
    neck feel "thinner" and the rounded shoulders that give a
    chunkier feel.

  5. Li'l D

    Li'l D

    Apr 15, 2009
    Thanks. Anyone out there who compared the American Deluxe to the 75 reissue or Standard in terms of neck thickness and feel ?
  6. Li'l D

    Li'l D

    Apr 15, 2009
    We'll I pulled the plug and bought the damn thing
    The neck was comfy the day I picked it up at the store
    The next I wasn't too sure?
    I mean I had a Road Worn but I ended up returning it
    The neck was iffy, sometimes I loved it, other times I thought it was too beefy
    I know, what was I thinking,but playing my Lakland 99%
    One gets use to a fast thin neck
    Long story short I changed the stock strings, through a set of Ernie ball slinkys on
    So to answer my question, neck is comfy and nice
    I guess maybe I should have tried another set of strings on my Road Worn
    Try a deluxe out , if in doubt when the bass and neck feels a little stiff, grab a set of your fav strings then give it a whirl
    It takes time and getting use to change