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Jazz Neck on Precision Body - Any Reason Not To?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jwsamuel, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. jwsamuel


    Apr 26, 2004
    I have a Fender Jazz bass and a spare Jazz neck. I'd like to get a Precision but much prefer the narrower Jazz neck.

    Is there any reason not to just get a Precision body and attach my Jazz neck to it?

  2. Double Agent

    Double Agent Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2006
    Lakeland, FL

    The Fender Precision Special and all Aerodyne P-bass are both P bodies with J necks. Its a good recipe IMO.
  3. iamthebassman


    Feb 24, 2004
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    I've done it.
  4. RLS


    Aug 2, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    They should bolt right up. I have a USA lakland Bob Glaub on order with a Jazz-taper neck. Very popular combination.
  5. Kenny Allyn

    Kenny Allyn

    Mar 25, 2006
  6. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I do 'em the other way.. P necks on Jazz bodies, but once again, no reason not to.
  7. what your talking about is called a precision special, i love them, they often come with a jazz pickup in bridge position, aswell as the precision pickup, i absolutely love them, small precision body with the thin jazz neck, they are the basses for me!
  8. This was my first real bass ever, bought it used. A 76 jazz neck, not sure the origin of the body but the neck plate dated to 61. I now play Squier ProTone P basses, they have Jazz neck specs on P bodies with a Jazz bridge pickup , much like P bass special.

    Great combo
  9. contakt321


    Jul 31, 2006
    New York, NY
    I have done it - it's great. Made me a P lover.
  10. ShirazBop


    Sep 29, 2006
    Greensboro, NC
  11. jwsamuel


    Apr 26, 2004
    Thanks for all the replies. The Jazz neck is going to go on a Precision body.

  12. Chandler Bing

    Chandler Bing

    May 16, 2007
    Memphis, TN
    Hey Kenny, ever met Duck? Super nice guy...I used to talk to him quite a bit years ago (mid to late 80s) when he played in a local bar band at Mallards (I believe thats what it was called) in the Peabody. Great guy. (PS I live in Memphis also).

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