Ibanez talman TMB100 Fat neck

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Patrick Tobin, Jun 9, 2020.

  1. Patrick Tobin

    Patrick Tobin

    Jun 9, 2020
    I want to replace my Ibanez talman TMB100 neck with a jazz neck or a slim P bass neck ! Any advice or links ?
  2. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    I think a GSR100 or GSR200 neck would be more likely to fit.
  3. TrustRod

    TrustRod Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2016
    Northern California
    20 versus 22 fret.
  4. Patrick Tobin

    Patrick Tobin

    Jun 9, 2020
    Cheers I’ll take a look
  5. Patrick Tobin

    Patrick Tobin

    Jun 9, 2020
    To be honest it’s looking like I’m just going to get rid of it. Shame because the bass body and the pick ups are fantastic.
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  6. CallMeAl


    Dec 2, 2016
    Ithaca Ny
    Do you have any in mind? Similar price point?

    Yamaha BB 234, Squier Affinity PJ or Used Squier VM PJ should get you closer to what you’re looking for. Squier Jaguar has a Jazz neck- the used VMs came in 30” or 34” scale, the new CV is 32” IIRC.
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  7. Patrick Tobin

    Patrick Tobin

    Jun 9, 2020
    Gonna look at them. Ta
  8. rejb87

    rejb87 Inactive

    Jul 20, 2017
    I'll give you $50 +shipping for your old neck
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  9. Tom Baker

    Tom Baker

    Feb 3, 2016
    Austin, TX
    Weird, bought my daughter a TMB100 and I uh...borrow it sometimes.
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  10. johnson79


    Jan 8, 2010
    Lancaster, PA
    A luthier might be able to shave off some of the depth on the back of that neck. I find a slimmer front-to-back profile more important than the width of the board. Just a thought, it's not an expensive bass to experiment on.
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  11. JoshS


    Dec 30, 2018
    I never really thought the Talman had that thick of a neck, comparatively speaking. My MiM Jazz isn't much different. Geddy is slightly thinner.
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  12. wintremute

    wintremute mediocrity at its finest

    Oct 16, 2014
    Endorsing Artist: Langstrom Carrot Farms
    I like the look and sound of the the Tallman, but the "thicker than standard Ibanez" neck was a deal breaker for me.
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  13. JeezyMcNuggles

    JeezyMcNuggles Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    I suck, but nobody really notices
    Why? That thing is perfect!!!
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  14. JeezyMcNuggles

    JeezyMcNuggles Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    I suck, but nobody really notices
    Its more like a stingray neck
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  15. superheavyfunk

    superheavyfunk Supporting Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    My advice?

    Consider the price difference between buying a new bass and having a luthier modify your existing neck for your needs before making a new purchase.
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  16. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's

    I tried and loved a TMB100 and bought a TMB30, but the neck keeps bothering me, think it has to go. WHAT A SHAME they didn't put the SR type neck on there, it sounds so good and was a super bargain. Both are <$200
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  17. conrad H

    conrad H

    Feb 27, 2016
    I recently picked up a Tmb100 and I really like the neck , it feels very comfortable to me . The thing is that I don't have long fingers or giant hands but I find that chunkier necks just feel right in my hands. I have tried to bond with smaller necks like on a Jazz Bass but it never feels right ( it's a shame because I always like the looks of a Jazz.)
    As the saying goes " different strokes for different folks".
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2020
  18. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Who you callin' Fat Neck?
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  19. Eilif

    Eilif Grooving under the MDW runway.

    Oct 1, 2001
    Definitely not worth having a luthier shave the nice or having a replacement built for this bass, and you're unlikely to find a slimmer neck that will fit. The TMB100 is a fine bass, but there's plenty of other basses in the $200-300 range with a neck you will be happier with.

    As others have noted, the neck is thicker than the "traditional" Soundgear slim necks. It's a nice moderate compromise between a P and J but folks looking for a skinny neck will be disappointed.
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  20. Beej


    Feb 10, 2007
    Vancouver Island
    Speaking from experience, you can have that taken down to a Jazz width at the nut no problem at all. Possibly doesn't even need a new nut. On a neck without binding, this is a simple process - just filing both sides of the neck down from the end of the neck pocket to the nut evenly, fine sanding, some fingerboard oil and you're done.

    The frets and fretboard are filed simultaneously - it's not nearly as crazy as it sounds if you know what you're doing. To go from the stock width down to the 1.5" of a Jazz, we are talking removal of less than 1/16th of an inch from each side.

    Talk to your luthier, this whole process could end up costing you less than a hundred bucks. The whole process would take me around 45 minutes. :thumbsup: