jazz and presicion necks

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rptrsn2, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. rptrsn2


    Feb 21, 2008
    Northeast Missouri
    Endorsing Artist: Aurora Strings
    will a precicion neck fit a jazz bass an vice versa?
  2. fretlessman71

    fretlessman71 Still beats havin' a job Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2005
    FoCo, NoCo
    As far as the neck pocket goes, I do believe they're the same size, so it should work. Jaco played a fretted Jazz bass with a Precision neck on it, and I know that Duck Dunn did it the opposite so he could get the fat sound and appease his tiny fingers. Dunno about off brands though.
  3. gspirro


    Jul 14, 2002
    I just put a MIM Fender Jazz bass neck on my MIM Fender P-Bass. It was a perfect fit and took about 20 minutes total.
    The neck came pre-drilled for all screw holes.
    I don't know about American made basses and necks but I would hope they'd interchange just as easily.
  4. lowtide

    lowtide Commercial User

    Oct 14, 2006
    Bradenton, Florida
    Owner: Buzzard's Bass Shop
    With any production parts there's always discrepencies, even between same/same necks and bodies. They may be off by a few thousands. What you don't want is a neck that's sloppy in the pocket. But I do think that the p-bass butt is about 1/16th larger in a general build. Some swap straight across. Some would need to be shaved those few thousandths to fit. Just try and get accurate actual measurements beforehand.

    You'd be surprised at the high number of different manufacturer necks that fit into other body pockets. Even a loose fitting neck butt can be shimmed too. I've used brass shimstock on probably ten different necks that transfered tone very nicely.