Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Blunk, Jun 23, 2003.

  1. Blunk


    Aug 14, 2002

    I've had the loan of an ibanez for awhile, and its really really easy to play, but i've started to get a pain in the knuckle on my thumb on my playing hand from having to arch my hand to play properly because the soap bars are too large for my liking, anyhow...

    I have a cheap fender copy, and i love playing it it just feels SO right, and i've played a standard fender p-bass which i really liked too.

    So i was wondering if anyone has any recommendations on the type of fender i should go for?

    Also is there anyway to find out the weight of a bass without actually have to physically see it? I mean are there stats kept on them?

    And just one last thing, i really like the skinny neck on the ibanez, do fender do that as standard or is it an extra?

    Thanks a million for your time
  2. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    Do a search.


    Or go into more detail what kind of tone you are looking for.

    Go to a store.

    Play a bunch of fenders.

    Buy the one you like.

    The End.
  3. Well, that was kind of harsh...

    You won't find a Fender with a neck like an Ibanez. P-Basses have bigger necks than J-Basses. Fender doesn't offer smaller necks although they probably could make one in the custom shop but I'm guessing you don't have thousands to spend. As far as weight goes, there will be some variance depending on the body wood.
  4. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Replace the word "bass" with "woman" and answer that for yourself...

    Fender necks are usually beefier than Ibanez. In general, Fender Jazz basses have thinner necks than Fender Precisions, but there are a few P-basses with J neck dimensions. The Aerodyne comes to mind.

    I'm not sure how you're positioning your left hand, but the size of the pickup should not be a reason for your thumb to hurt. You might want to modify your right hand technique.

    You might want to share some more info, like how low your bass is hanging, how long you've been playing, etc.

    By the way, Pollybass does have some good advice: do a search, you'll get more info from people who have good things to say but can't be bothered to post again because they answered it three times already.

    And for future reference, be more descriptive on your thread titles. One word titles don't cut it. Help us help you.
  5. stuie86


    May 9, 2003
    mckinney, tx
    i suggjest a fender 5 string jazz bass... even thou i dont like fenders at all
  6. Slater

    Slater Bye Millen! Hello?

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    Fender + skinny neck = Geddy Lee Jazz Bass.