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No P-sized Neck Option for Upmarket Jazzes

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Joseph Draxx, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. This has been getting me down a little bit lately.

    With all the great jazzes and p/j going around at the moment (Metro's Nordy's etc) why is there no option for a P sized neck.

    I have contacted a couple of these builders asking is its possible as a one off and always get the same answer - its not something they are looking at doing right now.

    I have massive gas over these basses, but I like big chunky neck. Something I can wrap my hands around. Jazz necks don't really do it for me.

    Am I the only one who feels that this option would be a good one to have?
    Are there people out there 'settling' for a Jazz neck where they would have preferred something more substantial in their digits?
  2. GlennW


    Sep 6, 2006
    Why don't you get one and make it fit?
  3. I wouldn't have a problem doing that with a fender but would you really do that to a Metro, Nordy etc?
  4. mellobud


    May 17, 2007
    If he likes the metro/nordy and feels like putting the p bass neck on it....why the hell not?
  5. lug

    lug Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
    G&L JB2 with a number 5 or number 7 neck. Problem solved.
  6. B String

    B String Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    My mia dlx jazz V, has a neck profile very reminisent of a
    70's PBass. Much chunkier than I would usually like. But
    its a killer bass.
  7. I have the same problem. nice MIA Jazz with pup upgrades and preamp installed, neck feels like a toothpick. I won't sell the bass as it has lovely tone and sentimental value. I would replace the neck but I don't know which to buy. It's not like you can go and try out aftermarket necks.

  8. Warmoth makes a fine Fender replacement neck. No dead spots, assymetric contour, and 1 11/16" nut width. This is halfway between a Fender "B" and "C" width (1 5/8" and 1 3/4").

    I ordered my G&L L1500 with the #7 neck, 1 3/4" width, because I also prefer more meat than a Jazz neck. If you want it chunky, the L1500 is ever so slightly more meaty than the Fender Precision. I find the "B" neck is my favorite, followed by "C" and the "A" size Jazz neck is last.
  9. savit260


    Mar 6, 2006
    Keep in mind the "Metro" line, is a budget line designed as a less expensive alternative to the NYC basses. That being said, offering multiple neck sizes makes no sence at all. I'm with you. I'm not a fan of those skinny little toothpick necks either, but the cold hard truth is that that market goes for skinny little neck. The market for a P necks on quasi custom type basses is pretty limited unfortunatly IMO.

    The best solution for you is to save up for a NYC Sad, or similar bass, that can be ordered with your specs. I'm sure Rodger or someone like him would be willling to build you a J with a propper man sized neck. ;)
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