Fender P-Bass Width at Nut

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pshep68, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. pshep68


    Sep 21, 2006
    Which of Fender Precision basses has the smallest width at the nut. I know that the Jazz is 1.5. Is there a fender pbass that has a nut width that is close to that measurement?
  2. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    A P bass with a J neck on it, also known as an A neck
    B Neck: 1 5/8"
    C Neck: 1 3/4"
  3. johnson79


    Jan 8, 2010
    Lancaster, PA
    The Nate Mendel and Duff models are slightly smaller than 1.75. I think 1.625. The P bass specials were 1.5 I think.
  4. Lowbrow

    Lowbrow Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    Pittsburgh PA!
    Mike Dirnts, too, are more narrow than the general modern P.
  5. ukulelelab


    Apr 14, 2013
    From top to bottom:
    1974 'A' neck (1 1/2" at the nut)
    1974 'B' neck (1 5/8" at the nut)
    1965 'C' neck (1 3/4" at the nut)

  6. BIGEJ2

    BIGEJ2 Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2009
    Happy Valley, PA
    Through Fender's new American Design Experience, you can build P bass with a Jazz neck. Or you could buy a Lakland.

    ROOTSnFIFTHS Low-end Lover since '78!

    Oct 25, 2012
    NJ to Sin City
    Closest thing to Jazz bass width is the Nate M neck at 1.61