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


    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. Batmensch

    Batmensch Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2010
    Chester, Pa.,USA
    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
    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. 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.