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replacement neck for my Fender Precision

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by zesi, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. zesi


    Jan 30, 2005
    hi there..
    I'd like to buy me a Fender Jazz neck to replace the standard P-Bass neck which I got right now. The reason for this change is simply that I like the feel of the jazz neck better.
    My problem is that I don't know how this will affect my bass tone and what wood would be best suited for the new neck.
    Right now I got a maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard...
    I've seen jazz neck replacements with these same woods but I've also seen maple/maple necks. What are the differences?

    anyways, thanks for your help.
    greets from switzerland.
  2. csholtmeier


    Feb 8, 2004
    omaha, ne
    There are many, many threads on this which are easily found if you use the search function.

    But in a nutshell, a maple fretboard will be brighter and snappier sounding. A rosewood fretboard will be warmer sounding.
  3. zesi


    Jan 30, 2005
    thx for the fast answer. So I'll guess I'll stick with rosewood.
    Another thing though: does the different width of the neck have no effect on the tone. I don't know why it should, but I'm just checkin'..

  4. Some say it does, some say it doesn't. I don't see how much of a difference there can be, and the feel issue is often more important, in my opinion. Go with what feels better.