J Neck P Bass Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by staurosjohn, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn My Three Amigos

    Jun 15, 2010
    Nottingham, MD
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    So- did a search- didn’t find this exact ‘club’... so here goes!! @alanloomis1980

    ‘J neck P bass Club‘
     
  2. Volker Kirstein

    Volker Kirstein Blippy the Wonder Slug

    I love a J neck, and have 3 waiting to go onto P bodies. Does that count?
    1) Maple block J neck w/"Standard" headstock for a "Modern" P.
    2) Maple block J neck w/"Telecaster" headstock for a "Vintage" P.
    3) Maple white block fretless J neck w/"Standard" headstock for another "Modern" P.
     
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  3. CallMeAl

    CallMeAl

    Dec 2, 2016
    Ithaca Ny
    Wow, what a day! My dreams have come true! :woot: :roflmao:

    Here ya go:
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    -On the left, my main squeeze. Fender neck on a Squier body.
    -On the right, my backup. Squier Precision Special, with stock Jazz neck. (Does a PJ qualify? :p )
     
  4. Tim1

    Tim1

    Sep 9, 2005
    New Zealand
    2015 Custom shop postmodern precision in aged gorilla yellow:
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  5. Not a club member, just perusing, that color is AWESOME! Just sayin' :thumbsup:
     
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  6. CallMeAl

    CallMeAl

    Dec 2, 2016
    Ithaca Ny
    Ha, I didn’t follow the rules!

    I have been playing bass almost 20 years, on skinny neck basses- Ibanez, Yamaha and Peavey. I got my first P bass about a year ago- I loved the sound but wasn’t gelin with the neck. I realized I had grown accustom to the 1.5” nut, and resulting string spacing. So I tried out a Peavey neck, and eventually swapped that out for a Fender neck. So glad I did, it’s my all-time favorite bass!:thumbsup:
     
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  7. Bass Man Dan

    Bass Man Dan Endorsing Artist: Ned Flanders' Bass-a-Reeno

    Oct 20, 2017
    Cincinnati
    Here's my American Standard with MIM Geddy neck:
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  8. Tim1

    Tim1

    Sep 9, 2005
    New Zealand
    Thanks. I am not usually a fan of tort pickguards but it suits the gorilla yellow beautifully. The color was a custom order for the original owner.
     
  9. Volker Kirstein

    Volker Kirstein Blippy the Wonder Slug

    Mockup. All parts except bass off eBay.
    Harley Benton PB50. (Want ads/€50)
    Solderless Wiring Harness from plushtone_guitars. (€27)
    No-name Telecaster lipstick neck pickup from China. (€12)
    Vintage style ashtray from UK. (€23)
    Maple Block Jazz neck from China. (€65)
    Thumb rest from China. (€5 for 4)
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  10. CallMeAl

    CallMeAl

    Dec 2, 2016
    Ithaca Ny
    That color is outrageous, I love it! How’s it treating you so far? Those come with a chunky U neck, right?
     
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  11. oren

    oren

    Aug 7, 2007
    Salem, OR
    Put this one together over the summer to satisfy my lust for a PJ.

    late 90s or early 00s MIM Precision Special PJ (passive) body with a used jazz-width aftermarket neck, possibly an older StewMac. Finally got it set up so that it plays good and sounds good too!

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  12. alack

    alack

    Nov 20, 2000
    Florida
    I have a Squier P, Squier J, a screwdriver and a thread full of temptation here.
     
  13. CallMeAl

    CallMeAl

    Dec 2, 2016
    Ithaca Ny
    Interestingly, I believe those P specials came stock with J necks; so you just returned it to its former glory!
     
  14. CallMeAl

    CallMeAl

    Dec 2, 2016
    Ithaca Ny
    Do eeeet! :woot:
     
  15. 73jbass

    73jbass Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    Ellenwood,Ga.
  16. CallMeAl

    CallMeAl

    Dec 2, 2016
    Ithaca Ny
  17. CallMeAl

    CallMeAl

    Dec 2, 2016
    Ithaca Ny
    What’s the story with that guy??? Kinda but not quite a Precision deluxe body?
     
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  18. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Lake Havasu City, AZ
    Thanks Alan for the summons! :thumbsup:

    Yep! Count me in! The two on the right in the pic below are my P basses with J necks. :thumbsup:

    Parts procurement info (all parts were new):
    Bodies from USACG and Warmoth
    USA Fender necks from Reverb and the STRATosphere
    Fender Deluxe Schaller Lite Tuners from ebay
    Lollar pickups from Lollar website
    Hipshot Kickass bridges from ebay
    Wiring harnesses/pots from ebay
    Hipshot brass thumbrests from ebay
    Pickguards from ebay
    Loving care assembly from yours truly! :D

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  19. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Lake Havasu City, AZ
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  20. Tim1

    Tim1

    Sep 9, 2005
    New Zealand
    Thanks. The neck on this one is definitely not chunky or fat. It is a 60's U shape, I think someone commented in another thread that they have the same neck as the 74 RI but that is not the case. The neck feels very similar to my CS 64 J which is very comfortable. From what I can find they originally came out with with a 7.25" fretboard radius then Fender changed to a compound 9.5" to 16" radius, and the most recent ones are straight 9.5" so far as I can tell. Certainly mine is 7.25" as I put a radius gauge on to check. It plays very easily although it did take me a while to get it set up the way I like it, and after trying a few strings I settled on DR nickel sunbeams which suit me and it nicely. The tone is killer, my drummer just loves it.
     
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