Help finding P bass with Jazz neck?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jlh60, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. jlh60


    Aug 21, 2009
    Warren ,Mi
    Looking for a light weight P bass with a thin Jazz neck. Love the P bass sound but due to arthritis need a thin neck and light weight body. Does Fender make a bass like this or am I SOL?
  2. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    The deluxe active p special has a jazz neck. It's actually a PJ not a P, but that's not a bad thing.

    If you want a straight up passive p, you could always buy one of each, swap necks, and sell the j with p neck here together as a bass or the neck and body separately.
  3. Double E

    Double E I ain't got no time to play...

    Dec 24, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    Lakland 44-64 custom...FKA the Duck Dunn Signature.
  4. I had Dave Certain build me one just like that. P body with a great Jazz neck and a varitone, awesome bass! JAYE P-BASS.jpg
  5. DavidEdenAria


    Dec 13, 2013
    On a Hill
    USA Peavey Fury....hands down the best bang for buck for what you describe exactly.
  6. Skeletomania


    Oct 25, 2005
    hong kong
    g&l LB-100 or SB-2
  7. Honkycat


    Sep 18, 2012
    +1.....There's one for sale in the TB classifieds...

    MIMJAZZ Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    I got a used Lakland Duck Dunn for 800$..... They're out there. You just gotta find it
  9. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg , Conquest Sound
    You can order one from Fender.
  10. Skasteadyb


    Aug 24, 2011
    Las Vegas
    Aerodyne jazz bass?
  11. Double E

    Double E I ain't got no time to play...

    Dec 24, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
  12. TrevorOfDoom


    Jun 17, 2007
    Austin, TX
    on the cheap, there's the Squier Pete Wentz sig. It's ugly as sin, but it meets your requirements.
  13. Double E

    Double E I ain't got no time to play...

    Dec 24, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    The Squier Eva Gardner sig also has a 1.5" nut and is less repulsive.
    Jah Wobble Fan likes this.
  14. TrevorOfDoom


    Jun 17, 2007
    Austin, TX
    I forgot about that one.
  15. Kennoath

    Kennoath Supporting Member

    Aug 23, 2005
  16. Do you think the jazz neck would affect the p-bass's overall tone?

    Also, what's the difference between precision american standard and precision deluxe american tuners/hardware? (I liked that customized link provided above.)
  17. acebase62


    Jun 29, 2010
    Used Fender Jazz Bass Special (PJ, 1980s, passive, V-V-T, MIJ)

    Used passive Precision Bass Special (PJ, late 1990s-2004, passive, V-V-T, MIM).

    Both basses were originally released passive, and later versions included pre-amp/active EQ.

    Some American Fenders in the 1970s came with Jazz width neck.

    There was also a more recent Precision Bass Special (PJ, maple fretboard with block inlays, available passive or active, MIM, FSR).
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2014
  18. jlh60


    Aug 21, 2009
    Warren ,Mi
    Thanks for the replies.
    Looks like I already have a bass that fits the bill.
    I bought a late 80's Ibanez Roadstar II off ebay a few years ago.
    It was shipped totally dismantled. I didn't put it together until last year and I found it had a broken truss rod.
    I finally replaced the broken truss rod a few months ago and thought it had a ski jump.
    Turns out after letting it sit for a few months the neck is fine.
    It's beat up but it plays and sounds just fine, just needs new knobs and height adjustment screws.