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Neck 'Feel' - 2013 MIM Standard Pbass vs Fender Classic Series 50s Pbass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jaycephas, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. Jaycephas

    Jaycephas Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2003
    Waxhaw, NC
    Hey folks, I have a late-model MIM Standard Pbass and have a chance to pickup a Fender 50s Classic. I know the specs on the necks, but what about the 'feel' of the necks verses each other? I play an SR5 and an RV5 so the width isn't the concern, the 'thickness' is.


  2. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    I’ve got a ‘50s Classic P. Before I bought it, I also played a Standard P, and remember the neck on the ‘50s Classic P feeling significantly more “substantial” than the Standard P. Whether this was because of the differences in radius and/or nut width, I’m not really sure. And my opinion may have been jaded after playing Jazzes almost exclusively for about two decades. In any event, I like the ‘50s Classic P a lot.
  3. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    I found out I didn't dig the bridge (threaded saddles) on the classic '50s, other than that, no contest: classic '50s feels, sounds, cuts better (thru the mix) than standard Precision.