How Many Of Yall Dig Pbasses With Jazz Necks

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by wilfred, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. wilfred


    Jun 17, 2012
    I think its the perfect set up for a pbass! Post pictures of you favorites.:p
  2. ledyard


    Jan 31, 2010
    Upstate NY
    P bass + jazz neck = the only bass for me.
  3. Since I vacillate between P and J basses, any combo of body and neck works for me. I'm especially fond of my MIM Fender P Special Deluxe, so much so I put a $90.00 custom sparkle pickguard on it.

  4. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    Jazz bass bodies with Precision bass necks.

    That's my Holy Grail!

    Imho, and just for the music I normally play, necks: the bigger the better; basses: the heavier the better...

    Sorry for my different speakin' €. 0,02

  5. Count me in. I prefer the fatter P-bass neck.
  6. joelb79


    Mar 22, 2006
    Lansing, Michigan
    Wallace, you would have loved this Geddy Lee Body with a Classic 50's Precision Neck I popped together for giggles one day. 12lbs. Fattest P neck out there. 70's Snarl.

    The neck came off the body to make this P with a Jazz neck.


    This is my current fav P with a J neck.


    I have to say.. I'm with the P body J neck crowd.
  7. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    Love my '87 Jazz Bass Special (P body, J neck, P/J pickups). I do not like a P neck. Too wide, IMO.
  8. makaspar

    makaspar Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2009
    Austin, TX
    For some reason I've really started preferring P-Basses with P-bass necks - weird, right?

    It's half cured my Rickenbacker GAS..
  9. Shakin-Slim


    Jul 23, 2009
    Tokyo, Japan
    Yip, I love the combo. I have a '78 Ibanez Precision that I chucked a jazz neck on.
  10. wilfred


    Jun 17, 2012
    Beautiful basses guys! :)
  11. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Neo Maxie Zoom Dweebie Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    North DFW, TX
    I used to get a lot of cramping and pain in my left hand after playing for a couple of hours on my jazz bass and I though it was my technique. Now I play my RIC for hours with no pain. So even though I dont have the biggest hands and jazz nacks are faster, I prefer larger necks for a pain free existence.
  12. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    This. I prefer P-basses with P-bass necks.
  13. bassclef112

    bassclef112 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2003
    New York City, NY
    One of favorites is this Warmoth I put together with a J neck.

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  14. JacobE


    Jul 19, 2008
    My dream bass is a tobacco burst pbass with black guard and maple jazz neck, awww yeah :).
  15. dave_bass5


    May 28, 2004
    London, UK.
    Im another who loves P bass but prefers slimmer necks.
    Ive owned 2 Lakland Duck Dunn's because of this and now mostly use my Squier CVP with Lakland JO neck on it. I did have my Squier CV Jazz neck on if for a while but wanted to use the Jazz as well.

  16. WoodyG3


    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    I've posted this about a million times in the last couple of weeks, but what the heck...

  17. dave_bass5


    May 28, 2004
    London, UK.
    That reminds me, i forgot to post my one(s)



  18. Am I the only person who doesn't really notice the difference between J and P necks? I mean, on some level I know it's there, but it has absolutely zero effect on my playing.

    I've got a Squier P, a MIJ Jazz, an Alembic with a rather baseball bat like neck profile, short scale jazz, wide-flat Yamaha BB.

    Honestly, I just strap them up and play them and never go "I wish this neck were 1/8 inch narrower at the nut"
  19. patplaysbass

    patplaysbass Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 7, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Musician's Friend/Guitar Center Employee
    After booking a few poolside gigs, I bought a cheap MIM Jazz off Craigslist (because even if we play 50ft away from water, I'm positive I'd find a way to drop my Ric in). I fell in love with the neck and now it's pretty much my go-to bass! If I ever get a P, it'll definitely be with a J neck.