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Fender J body with a P neck?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rich McCoy, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. Precision body, Jazz neck...

    73 vote(s)
  2. Precision body, Precision neck...

    61 vote(s)
  3. Jazz body, Jazz neck...

    56 vote(s)
  4. Jazz body, Precision neck...

    33 vote(s)
  5. Carrots are for the birds...

    27 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Rich McCoy

    Rich McCoy

    Apr 8, 2013
    Hi all.
    Anybody have a Fender J with a P neck?
    Show us some pics.
    I think I am gonna do it.
  2. bolg55


    Feb 23, 2011
    I have a Mark Hoppus signature which is a J body, P neck- and reverse P pickups... I love it- feels great and sounds perfect for my bands style of music.
  3. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    Sorry Rich, but I had to go with "carrots". I may be a fan of Jazz bodies and necks for myself, but that's just me and apparently a few others. Also, in my line of work I've had to undo the wear-and-tear caused by people repeatedly using devices and equipment that aren't suited to their body-types. So I understand how important it is for each of us to use what we are most comfortable with.

    If memory serves correct, you're thinking of putting a P-neck on your Blacktop Jazz, yes? I say do it. If it feels "right" in your hands, awesome! If not, live and learn.
  4. Bass Fund

    Bass Fund Banned

    Nov 30, 2013
    Precision body, Jazz neck. That combo, with an added J bridge pu and a rosewood fretboard, makes the Super Fender.
  5. billgwx


    Apr 10, 2009
    Centereach NY
    I'd love a P body with a neck right in between P and J width. P's necks are a little too chunky and J's a little too narrow. Does anyone manufacture a neck like that? Warmoth doesn't offer it as an option.
  6. wild4oldcars


    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
  7. There are lots of Ps out there with J necks. That means somewhere out there is a ready supply of P necks and Js without necks. Right?
  8. mrb327

    mrb327 Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    Nobody Knows
    Right! I want Maple with black block...please!

    Personally like the P necks. Having the removable controls of a jazz body to make simple changes is sweet. No cracking of said PG at output jack.
    Get a P Jazz guard and a J and you now have options...
  9. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

  10. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life.

    Aug 31, 2010
    Columbia, Mo
    I am obsessed with P/J's
  11. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    I do!

    Here is my 2012 hand stained ash Jazz body with a 2012 50's Roadworn P neck. It is my #1 4 string.
    They don't come any bigger and chunkier than that.
    As my hands get older I can not play skinny necks. I am shopping for a nice P neck for my other Jazz now.

  12. mrb327

    mrb327 Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    Nobody Knows
    thats sexy
  13. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    Thanks, it's a bad cell photo and doesn't show off the nice wood grain at all.

    I built it with new Fender parts from The STRATosphere.
    I added the 4 band audere preamp and DiMarzio Area J pick ups.
    All Fender but the electrics and just the way I want it for about $1000
  14. Gaolee

    Gaolee Outta my way! I'm caffeinated! Supporting Member

    Carrots: Thunderbird body with a baseball bat neck.
  15. I have a 'Jazz' of sorts with a P-style neck. I love it.

  16. Rich McCoy

    Rich McCoy

    Apr 8, 2013

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  17. radioface


    May 2, 2013
    My #1 bass is a J body, with a P style fretless neck 4. I like wide necks but can play any necks regardless of width.
  18. Jonithen


    Dec 3, 2012
    Seacoast NH
    I'm going to be doing this in about a week. I just got my tracking number from Warmoth, neck and associated hardware are on the way.

    Coincidentally it is also replacing the fretless neck that came on my MIM jazz. I loved the idea but just couldn't work with it no matter how I tried. Might take a stab at fretless again in a few years, right now I'm just sick of fighting with an instrument I'd rather be playing.
  19. GreaserMatt


    Sep 4, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    Although I voted p/p, I rocked a 90's fender jazz bass body w/ a 70's fender p neck for years; great bass; still miss it...
  20. Rich McCoy

    Rich McCoy

    Apr 8, 2013
    After playing this setup I have discovered that single coil jazz PuPs sound best with roundwounds, a high mass bridge would probably be good too. Split P PuPs sound best with flats.
    I do like the P neck on the J body. I never really liked rounds on my old P-bass because of the tone I got, but the rounds were easier to play. With this bass I get the playability I like, with the better tone of rounds on jazz bass single coils.
    It's pretty cool.

    Rock on!