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new jazz neck

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by geoffzilla, Nov 19, 2001.


  1. geoffzilla

    geoffzilla

    Oct 30, 2001
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amplification
    Hey all,
    I've been researching a new neck for my fender american standard jazz for a couple weeks now (thanks to all who have helped). I just checked at Warmoth and realized that they sell necks for 20 fret basses, and mine has 22. Is this going to be the status quo? did I just find out that I'm SOL?? The neck I have now is really unreliable. I was getting stoked about a replacement. :(
     
  2. ... I think Warmoth makes a extended neck, where the neck is the same size, but the fretboard extends over the body for 22 frets (I believe its 22).
     
  3. Robert B

    Robert B Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Hampton, Va USA
    Geoff -- I don't get it! According to the Fender website, the American Standard Jazz is spec'ed at 20 frets...
     
  4. geoffzilla

    geoffzilla

    Oct 30, 2001
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amplification
    Hi Robert,
    Yeah, I checked the fender website at work(because I can't bring my bass with me) and saw the official specs. However, I went home and counted them. Definitely 22. I don't know quite what the deal is. Maybe it was a funky year or something (mid-late 90s). I do know that this bass won't fit in standard jazz hardcases either. Does anybody know if this is something besides a "standard american" model?
     
  5. Robert B

    Robert B Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Hampton, Va USA
    Geoff -- This sure has me stumped! The real issue though is the scale rather than the number of frets. Try this -- measure from your nut to the 12th fret and double the results. If it's a 34" scale, there should be no problem at all with the Warmoth neck. If the scale is other than 34", then I think you've got a problem. By the way -- talk to the folks at Warmoth -- they will do a custom overhang fretboard to give you the additional frets if you use them, but again, if the scale is longer than 34" it's unlikely you could use their necks.
     
  6. geoffzilla

    geoffzilla

    Oct 30, 2001
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amplification
    Robert,
    This is what wierds me out. I checked last night and the scale is 34". Does this mean that the neck pocket runs deeper on mine than most fenders? If that's the case, then will I have big honkin' gap between the neck and the body? I think I'm going to break down and call Warmoth. I tried emailing them yesterday, but they haven't gotten back to me yet. I'm not good at waiting. I'll let you know what they say.
     
  7. geoffzilla

    geoffzilla

    Oct 30, 2001
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amplification
    Okay, Ijust called Warmoth and they were confused by the scenario as well. They did assure me though, that their necks would be too short. Oh well, It looks like I need to either suck it up and deal with the current neck or sell it for a standard model. I'm just really attached to this one. My first "real" bass....