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Similar to Geddy Jazz Neck?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jwitzend, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. jwitzend


    Sep 21, 2013
    Bismarck, ND
    Recently played a Geddy Lee Jazz and really liked the way the neck felt. Smaller hands so the thinness worked. I was curious if there were any other basses out there with similar necks?

    ROOTSnFIFTHS Low-end Lover since '78!

    Oct 25, 2012
    NJ to Sin City
    My Road Worn Jazz neck is very thin I would say. **Also check out a Peavy Millenium. Just bought one for my 13 yr old daughter and WOW. It 'ruins' me everytime I pick it up (when she's not looking, of course).
  3. jazz41


    Nov 4, 2012
    Greensboro, NC
    Carvin B40 necks are close
  4. I have a Squier Standard Jazz bass(discontinued) that has a neck that feels just like the Geddy Lee I was able to test at the local music store. If you check around, you can find them used, usually for less than $200. Not great electronics, but easily upgraded.
  5. sevdog

    sevdog Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2008
    Any 70's style fender jazzes should feel the same as they will (mostly) be the same dimensions.
  6. Thundar

    Thundar Living in sin at the Holiday Inn Supporting Member

    Peavey definitely
  7. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Neo Maxie Zoom Dweebie Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    North DFW, TX
    The RW jazz is about twice as thick from front to back as the GL.

    I would say the Ibanez SR is pretty close as well as the Lakland 4402 (if the OP is OK with a 1.6" nut).
  8. winterburn69


    Jan 27, 2008
    Fender Jaguar necks.
  9. dgce


    Jun 17, 2001
    Massachusetts, USA
    I have another Carvin suggestion, the Bromberg B24S. This is the non-flame top version of his signature bass. Very slim neck. Get the tung oil option and you will fly on this thing. It has some serious bang for buck and made in the USA to boot.

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  10. dgce


    Jun 17, 2001
    Massachusetts, USA
    Now imagine the Bromberg with a maple board and black acrylic block inlays like on this white SB400.

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  11. jwitzend


    Sep 21, 2013
    Bismarck, ND
    Never played a Carvin but it looks Great!
  12. PWRL


    Sep 15, 2006
    Fender Jaguar necks are very close. A Geddy feels a little more flat on the back to me, while Jaguars feel a little more rounded on the back, But they're very fast, comfy necks.
  13. THORRR

    THORRR Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2010
    Parker, Colorado
    +1 on this ^

    I'm a fan of thin necks and have what looks like an SR500 Soundgear Ibanez (the super good one - Made in Japan, 20 years old and was a
    closet queen when I discovered and bought it.) but is actually an SR1010. The SR1010 has a Premium one-piece mahogany body,
    smoked hardware, a 3 band pre-amp with parabolic mid control, abalone inlays, special custom Ibanez pups.

    It has a very thin Wenge/Bubinga neck, a one piece mahogany body, and is super light & comfortable. Sounds
    terrific and is a SR-lovers dream bass.

    However, it gets no real play-time since I got my Sadowsky Will Lee Metro.

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  14. jwitzend


    Sep 21, 2013
    Bismarck, ND
    The older Geddy's are made in Japan and newer models Mexico correct? Is there a big difference?
  15. Clark Westfield

    Clark Westfield Floyd Pepper is my mentor!

    Jan 30, 2012
    Central Jersey
    I have been eyeballing an American Special which has a very slim neck.

    Feels close to my buddy's Geddy Lee.

  16. Oh man that is a nice looking SR500! I sold my 505 a couple years ago and miss it. I may have to grab your 500.
  17. Bobster


    Mar 27, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Fender Modern Player Jaguar Bass, has the same dimensions as a Geddy Lee neck. http://www.fender.com/series/modern-player/modern-player-jaguar-bass-maple-fingerboard-black/

    Ltd Surveyor-4 (400, 414) has similar neck width, actually 1.496" instead of 1.5" at the nut. but has a flatter radius. http://www.espguitars.com/products/9216-surveyor-4-maple-blk?category_id=1963326-surveyor-series
    38mm = 1.49606, 400mm = 15.7480"

    I've got one of each of these and the necks feel good. I also like the fact the Ltd has a wheel for adjusting the trussrod, like a MusicMan/SBMM.

    All the best!

  18. jwitzend


    Sep 21, 2013
    Bismarck, ND
    Thanks for all the suggestions. Have to try some of these out!