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P bass neck, J bass neck question

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Dumfish, Dec 27, 2002.


  1. Dumfish

    Dumfish

    Oct 6, 2001
    Santa Rosa, Ca
    Quick question about P and J bass necks:

    I've got a body for a J bass and I need a neck, so I was looking on e-bay looking for something cheap and I saw a lot of P necks. So, basically my question is what's the difference between a P style neck and a J style neck, and if necessary could I "retrofit" a P style to fit on my body?
     
  2. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    A Precision neck and a Jazz neck are interchangable on a Fender body (provided the number of frets are the same.
     
  3. Brooks

    Brooks

    Apr 4, 2000
    Middle East
    In addition to the above, standard J-neck width at the nut is 1 1/2". P-bass necks are available in 3 nuts widths, A, B and C, where A is same as J-bass (1 1/2"). B and C are wider at the nut, not sure about the exact figures, but you can get those at fender.com.
     
  4. I thought that the different letter stood for a different shape of the neck, not the nut width. :confused:
     
  5. Brooks

    Brooks

    Apr 4, 2000
    Middle East
    There are differences in neck profiles between various Fender necks, but those are not denoted using letters A, B and C (or in any other 'official' way as far as I know).

    A, B and C only refer to neck width at the nut.