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J-bass neck on a P-bass body?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mcnach, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. I have a P-bass that has a great sound, but I much prefer the neck of my J-bass and as a result the P-bass gets played little.
    Does anybody know if a standard J-bass neck fits (without modifying the neck pocket) a P-bass body?
  2. I think it does. I have seen a Marcus Miller Jazz with a P bass neck, so I'm guessing that a J neck fits on a p body. I'm probably completely wrong on this. I'm sure someone has a better answer than me:)
  3. BartmanPDX

    BartmanPDX Supporting Member

    I have a bass that consists of a '57 RI P bass body and a '62 RI J bass neck.
  4. Buy a Lakland Duck Dunn sig. model. It's a P-bass with a jazz neck.
  5. Rodent

    Rodent A Killer Pickup Line™ Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Honey Badger Pickups & Regenerate Guitar Works
    you would need to know who/where the body and neck were made. if you have a MIM Fender body & neck, it should be just fine. if you have a CIJ Fender body and MIM Fender neck (or any other kind of mix-n-match collection between the two basses), you may need to do a little neck pocket surgery to make them fit

    all the best,

  6. htharp


    Feb 4, 2007
    Dallas, Tx
    I have 2 basses that are P bodies with J necks. There are a few exceptions (like Tele bass necks or some Squire bodies) but they are mostly interchangeable.
  7. Kenny Allyn

    Kenny Allyn

    Mar 25, 2006
    Second the Lakland ...

    This is the USA version the photo thumbnail is from last nites gig ...

    View attachment 61310

    :) ... A great and very playable combination ...
  8. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    Amen Bro.....that was what I was going to suggest...
  9. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    I drool EVERY time I see your bass!!!!

    more napkins please....
  10. Obese Chess

    Obese Chess Spicy Big Dad Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2005
    Portland, OR
    it fits, it's a common mod.
  11. Thank you guys!

    and that Lakland... looks interesting too, although I think it'd be cheaper for me to just buy a new neck :)
  12. BassMan250


    Jan 26, 2007
    Denver, CO
    My P-bass has a Jazz neck and it works great, as said earlier just make sure they match first.
  13. Mojo-Man


    Feb 11, 2003
    I go the other way.
    P-neck on a jazz body.
  14. BassAgent


    Dec 2, 2003
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Official Artist: Eich Amplification
    Jaco did it. Jazz neck on P body. So it works.
  15. Sufenta

    Sufenta Trudging The Happy Road of Destiny Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2002
    The Signpost Up Ahead.
    Lakland will do it.
  16. Anybody know what radius the neck is on those Laklands?
  17. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    yes - BUT will you be as happy?

    seriously - I know Laklands are VERY expensive overseas....good luck with the conversion and we NEED pics when it is done.....BTW - will it be blocks or dots on the fretboard?
  18. I have a MIM and a MIA P-Bass Special, both have the jazz neck and the P-bass body. Here are pics of each. The black one is the MIA model. :bassist:

    Attached Files:

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