replacement neck for my Fender Precision

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


  1. zesi

    zesi

    Jan 30, 2005
    Switzerland
    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.
    -zesi
     
  2. csholtmeier

    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

    zesi

    Jan 30, 2005
    Switzerland
    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'..

    -zesi
     
  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.