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question about FENDER 62 Reissue Precision bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by torza, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. torza


    Sep 20, 2005
    so i'm about to possibly get my hands on a 62 Reissue bass neck. i was going to replace my old (1998) neck on my American Standard P Bass. i was wondering, how different are these necks? i know they're both Rosewood, but is the playability different from the old 62's compared to the more modern P basses? thanks!
  2. waynobass


    Feb 27, 2008
    If it's like a CIJ 62RI I recently played, it will be wider at the nut, more curved fretboard (smaller radius), and shallower front to back. And the frets were thinner. I liked it a lot.
  3. Yes smaller frets will be a big difference , i find sliding and hammering easier with vintage style frets . Different finish as well
  4. CapnSev


    Aug 19, 2006
    Coeur d'Alene
    I think this is pretty much dead-on. I LOVE the small frets on the reissue. I wish Fender would put them on more of their basses.
  5. hairscrambled

    hairscrambled Commercial User

    Feb 1, 2006
    Albuquerque, NM
    Store owner, Grandma's Music & Sound
    Also no graphite rods. Just a truss rod.
  6. torza


    Sep 20, 2005
    i've never played anything with smaller frets. could it really be that different? also, i do like the "flat" feel of the modern fender necks. do the 62 reissues really have a more curved feel?
  7. hairscrambled

    hairscrambled Commercial User

    Feb 1, 2006
    Albuquerque, NM
    Store owner, Grandma's Music & Sound
    Small frets are cool and the and RI fingerboards have more curve. They feel great. Leo knew what was right.
  8. lpdeluxe

    lpdeluxe Still rockin'

    Nov 22, 2004
    Deep E Texas
    +1 on the frets. I have a '51 RI, a Classic '50s, and an AV '57, all with the small frets. I'd hate to go back to the big ones -- I get cool slides up and down the neck, almost like a fretless. I really prefer the flatter fingerboard, but that's not a deal breaker. In fact, the only one I have with the larger radius is a P fretless.

    Nobody has mentioned the other feature the reissues all share: backwards tuning keys. Again, three out of four of mine have 'em (maybe I ought to track down a set for the fretless, just to be consistent).:D
  9. D.M.N.

    D.M.N. (O)))) Supporting Member

    Oct 6, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Probably the most comfortable neck I've ever played. Big difference is the nitro finish on the back of the neck. Personally, I love it, prefer it to satin finished necks. Then there's the frets, which are really nice, I can't really get into the bigger frets on the standard Americans anymore. Also, as mentioned, the nut is wider on the 62, 44.5mm compared to 41.3mm. And what I like about it best? That its quite shallow, not thick back to front. It's supposedly C shape, but then so is the Standard, though it says "Modern C shape". All I know is that it's a really good neck.
  10. bassplayeroreo


    Jun 8, 2009
    Tel Aviv
    I have a 62 reissue, probably the best neck I've ever played. The nitro finish on the neck is fantastic, I hate playing Fenders with satin finishes now. The radius is smaller, so the fretboard's rounder, which I very much love. And the neck shape is very comfortable. Just an incredible neck.
  11. bcolins


    Nov 16, 2007
    San Antonio, TX

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