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Jazz neck on an older Precision?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tonynoriega, Jun 26, 2005.

  1. tonynoriega

    tonynoriega Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    I have a 70's (I think - may be 60's) Precision bass with Bartolini's that puts out great tone. The neck is too big for me and I'm considering installing a Jazz neck on it. Do any of you know if a Jazz neck will fit exactly on the body? It's a 4 hole body. The neck I want is a rosewood with binding and rectangular inserts.

    Thx, Tony
  2. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    if the neck opening on the bass is 2 1/2 inches wide, ur good to go
  3. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    Didn't Jimi Hendrix do that? :)
  4. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    That is a pretty common mod so you should be OK.
  5. I have had a '72j neck on a '65p for 30+ yrs. Works great. I think there is a skinny "A" style p neck that is more like a 1.5 j. I don't know if the dimensions are exactly the same though. Someone here will know. Watch. 1, 2, 3...
  6. Pickebass

    Pickebass Supporting Member

    Jul 12, 2004
    San Antonio, TX
    Intune is correct. I have a '78 p bass maple neck that is 1.5 Doesn't feel like a J neck. It really feels like a skinn p neck...go figure...
  7. audiotom


    May 31, 2005
    new orleans
    I own a 78 p bass with j neck (type A)
    there were a number of these made direct from Fender
    a nice combo

    I've seen a number of them on ebay
    width at nut 1.5 "
    very comfortable to play
  8. Folmeister

    Folmeister Knowledge is Good - Emile Faber Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    Tomball, Texas
    My 79 P has the skinny "A" neck. It will go to the grave with me.

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