P bass with a Jazz neck width NUT

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tumbao, Oct 6, 2003.

  1. Tumbao


    Nov 10, 2001
    Who else own a 'P' or P style bass with a "jazz" neck 1-1/5"
    *(not the classic nut measure P +/- 1-5/8"). Do you like this custom feature on a P bass?
  2. metron

    metron Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2003
    I know a guy with a stock 70 something P Bass with a jazz shaped neck. The label says Fender Precision and everything is original. I thought it was really cool but he wouldnt sell it to me! :meh: :bassist:
  3. Barfly


    Dec 27, 2000
    GTA, Canada
    I dropped a jazz neck onto my P.
  4. 70's P-basses were avalible with a couple (3??) of neck widths.
  5. BTW my post was in regard to metron's post. Oh I might add that jazz bass neck widths on 70's P's isn't that rare. not common, but not rare either.
  6. Yvon


    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    I have one also.
    P bass sound with the J bass neck, great combo!

  7. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    Ive got a 78 MIA P with a narrow neck.

  8. superphat


    Sep 30, 2001
    anybody got a jazz bass with a Precision neck???
  9. Tom Howland

    Tom Howland Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    Fender used three neck sizes from 1968-1979.
    A-1 4/8
    B-1 5/8
    C-1 6/8
  10. Dublin-Bass

    Dublin-Bass Guest

    Sep 24, 2003
    Dublin, Ireland
    I had a precision copy by a company called Encore years ago,and I found the neck really chunky,so had it altered to a jazz style with the 1&1/2 nut width.The job was very well done,but the neck was still chunky at the back.Anyway,I used that for a good while before selling it and buying a Yamaha.

    I stilll like the jazz necks though.Fender and Squire still make those Precision specials with the extra Jazz pickup and slim jazz style neck (like the photo Yvon showed) ,though only Squire make them lefthanded as well,so if I was to get one maybe the only thing I'd change would be the pickups.
  11. Woodboy


    Jun 9, 2003
    St. Louis, MO
    Obviously, putting a narrower width neck will affect the string spacing over the polepieces on the pickup. Is this a big deal?
  12. Tumbao


    Nov 10, 2001
    ...except if you got a DP127 pup.
  13. No it is more cosmetic then sound.

  14. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I'm trying to talk the Mexican Fender folks into putting the "wrong" neck on a jazz bass so I can have that configuration. Or, simply have the folks in Mexico get me a Jazz with an American maple P-bass neck or something. I'm trying... :D
  15. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    The difference would be minimal, and probably not enough to worry about.
  16. Funkster

    Funkster Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    I'm trying to inquire about this A-Neck Pbass at The basspalace right now.
    A-Neck Pbass
  17. My Strings & Things Custom...A neck..Bad pic from the Ebay auction that I won it off of...

  18. Funkster

    Funkster Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    Jeff I love that bass, Whenever you get rid of it you just let me know, LOL!
  19. You have the first crack at it if I sell...
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