Jazz neck on a P-Bass?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by devnulljp, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. devnulljp


    Oct 13, 2009
    BC, Canada
    Admin on the D*A*M Forum
    Thinking about trying a fretless neck on my PBass as I'm playing my (fretted) Rick more these days.

    Wondering if you can fit a Jazz bass neck to a PBass body without modifying either, or is it a Strat/Tele situation where the neck pockets are different? I think I'd prefer the thinner jazz neck for fretless -- used to have a fretless Tokai JB.

    Anyone done it?

    (FWIW, it's a 70s PBass that's already been modded with a bridge JB pu, so no big deal on changing things around -- it's not a pristine 62 or anything).
  2. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    you may need to adjust neck pocket but it's not a show stopper .
  3. Bobster


    Mar 27, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Unless it's a single-coil type of P bass, it should be a drop-in fit.

    Lots of threads on this.

    Only possible issue is depth of neck pocket vs thickness of bridge.

    All the best,

  4. acebase62


    Jun 29, 2010
  5. devnulljp


    Oct 13, 2009
    BC, Canada
    Admin on the D*A*M Forum
    Great, thanks guys.
  6. derrico1

    derrico1 Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2005
    Charlottesville, VA
    Most Fender P basses will take a Fender J neck as a drop in; just be ready to shim.
  7. audioglenn


    Jul 14, 2012
    I've done it many times and have never had to do any modifications. Go for it! You'll be glad you did.