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jazz bass with a P bass neck anyone?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by LCW, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. LCW

    LCW Banned

    Mar 2, 2009
    i just got a squier series p bass neck and tuners for 10$ in good shape, i like jazz bass pick ups and layouts so i plan on getting the 89$ sx and putting the p bass neck on it. So whos done it:p Its all a comfort reason for me just dont like jazz widths
  2. impactwrench


    Feb 22, 2009
    I put an SX p neck on an SX jazz. Its not quite the same as a fender P neck, but close. I have another fender P neck on teh way that I might put on a squier body. I just cant get used to those thin jazz necks.

    You may want to try a P/J bass too. Rondo's P/J has their P neck already. I have that bass. All fender P/J basses currently have J necks. I have an older hot rod p bass which has a P neck and its my #1.

    I would check around the classifieds here and youll probably find a squier jazz body for a decent price at some point. There is a nice looking SX jazz body for sale but IMO the price is a bit high. Edit: looks like the price was lowered...
  3. JTE

    JTE Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    With all those late '60s and '70s Precisions out there with Jazz bass necks on them, where are the Jazz basses with Precision necks?!??

    Anthony Jackson's "Career Girl" is one, but there should be a lot more. One of the reasons I don't have a Jazz bass is the skinny neck on them. With proper left-hand technique, a 1.75" P neck is not any "harder" to play than a 1.5" Jazz.

  4. Bardley


    Nov 16, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    I used to own one. I had a MIM P neck so I bought a jazz body and put EMG vintage series pups in it. It played and sounded great! I should never have sold it...:bawl:
  5. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    I put a p neck on my Jazz, it's awesome!
  6. larsg


    Dec 18, 2005
    tim commerford pre lakland...
  7. LCW

    LCW Banned

    Mar 2, 2009

    i want one of those hot rod p's! lucky man;)

    well thanks for your input i think it will be a good project and i think i'll wait to pick up a cheap J body since i would just gut an SX all the way

    i am think the MIM neck ,tuners , neck plate gotoh 201 bridge and a J body pick ups wise idk yet?
  8. jonno1707

    jonno1707 Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2006
    Nanuet N.Y.
    The bass on the right is my 77 Jazz with a 69 P neck that was de-fretted..
    I love this bass...
  9. LCW

    LCW Banned

    Mar 2, 2009
    ^ that bass is awesome ! its like exactly what i was picturing in my mind i was thinking of going fretless but idk yet.

    actually both those basses are sweet:hyper:
  10. jonno1707

    jonno1707 Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2006
    Nanuet N.Y.
    Thanks bro...
  11. LCW

    LCW Banned

    Mar 2, 2009
    No prob ! what year is that P bass ?
  12. jonno1707

    jonno1707 Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2006
    Nanuet N.Y.
    She's an all original 64...
  13. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    I have a Jazz body with a Modulus BassStar P neck on it. Awesome.
  14. = My dream bass.
  15. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    One of my favorite combo's. My primary bass is a Jazz with a P neck.
  16. LCW

    LCW Banned

    Mar 2, 2009
    Man.....thanks for the eye candy:)

    well i have the MIM neck and tuners i think i will just use a MIM vintage style bridge i have instead of my usual goth 201 choice

    just gotta decide on a body and pick ups mainly:help: i really want a vintage sounding bass i already have a poppy punk sounding p bass
  17. 4stringman


    Oct 12, 2008
    Memphis, Tn
    Try a Lindy Fralin or a Nordstrand with some flats. That should really give you a vintage sound
  18. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    I put p-bass necks on my jazz basses because I also pt a 5th string on them.

  19. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Banned Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    You know, that IS an excellent question! I've seen a whole bunch of P-bass bodies with J necks, from *way* back...

    For me, I prefer the spacing of a J neck, though I'm pretty happy with my slightly wider Lakland neck (it seems like a good compromise between P & J)... but what of all those J bodies with P necks? Did they all get used as firewood?
  20. skywalkerla5


    Jun 11, 2006
    are those four string pickups?

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