im a noob - and im building a bass

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by boogiechillen, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. boogiechillen

    boogiechillen Guest

    Apr 12, 2012
    So i like the sound of precision basses.
    I like the feel of jazz basses.
    Im considering getting Warmoth to make a jazz body with a precision neck pickup rout.
    What id really like to know is this:
    Those American Standard jazz bass bodies...they have a really big route for the neck pickup. Does that fit a precision pickup?
  2. fjb62


    Aug 27, 2010
    Fender makes a few jazz basses that have p-bass pups, Reggie Hamilton, Mark Hoppus and the Aerodyne.
    You might want to crunch some numbers and see what the cost of building a Warmoth bass is over buying a new or used Fender.
    No a p-bass pup won't fit into the swimming pool route on a jazz.
  3. boogiechillen

    boogiechillen Guest

    Apr 12, 2012
    thanks for that. I wonder why they do such a big rout?
    Anyways..yeah an aerodyne is pretty close to what im thinking of building, but its basswood. I have an old yamaha bass made of basswood and its kinda neck heavy.
  4. Rocky McDougall

    Rocky McDougall Guest

    Apr 19, 2008
    San Antonio, Texas
    The ones that have a pickguard have a larger route but the Jazz basses that do not have a pickguard have a close route. If you buy a jazz body, you will have to route out for a Precision split coil. Warmoth offers bodyies that have the P/J configuration. That style is gaining in popularity. Look at the new Fender American Deluxe Precision.
  5. jamestown94west

    jamestown94west Guest

    Jul 16, 2011
    the ozarks
    Warmoth bodies will come with the neck pocket cut to standard fender dimensions, which will accommodate a jazz or a p neck, since fender spec necks will be the same dimensions at the heel. There are exceptions to this rule, of course. But if you're talking about all warmoth parts you can just pick what fender style neck you want and it should fit the body.