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Who Has Put a Jazz Neck on their P-Bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Misterwogan, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. Did it work out - or did you go back to the original neck?
  2. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    I swapped with a Carvin SB-4000 neck. I love it!
  3. JCRob


    Sep 14, 2010
    I did the opposite: a P-neck in a Jazz body. It turned out great for me. Does that help??:)
  4. treekiller


    Mar 4, 2010
    Not trying to derail your thread, but I have P necks on both of my Jazz basses. I prefer them and it made them much more comfortable for me to play. I say go for it, however unless it was a parts bass to begin with I'd keep the original neck. That way, if you ever decide to sell it or whatever you can put it back. I still have both of my Jazz necks, just in case..... :cool:
  5. No, it's an Am Std P. I've bought a Mighty Mite licensed neck for £99 so not a big expense. If that works out I'll probably buy an original Fender neck and if not - just put the old neck back.
  6. temmrich


    Jan 29, 2012
    Columbus, Ohio
    I have a Jazz neck on my Pbass. I really love it. The carvin sb4000 neck is a great in-between too. I actually prefer the SB to either the p or j necks, but the J is a close second for me. Of course, it really depends on the necks in question.
  7. treekiller


    Mar 4, 2010
    I ended up buying an Am. Std. P-neck for my Am. Std. Jazz, besides being an excellent neck that way I could use my tuners without any drilling, etc. However I had modded my MIM Jazz first, so I knew it was what I wanted. I put an Allparts neck on it, but wish now it had an MIM neck. You might want to consider finding a good used MIM P neck instead, it probably wouldn't cost you that much more in the end. Good luck, I hope it works out for you! :cool:
  8. JimB52

    JimB52 User Supporting Member

    May 24, 2007
    East Coast
    I have a couple. I love em.


    1966 J neck on a 1970 P Body

    1972 J neck on a 2001 50th anniversary P Body
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  9. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Me...no problems. I actually would've preferred a P Neck but Modulus VJ necks are way easier to find.

  10. bigsnaketex


    Dec 29, 2011
    Down South
    I have one P-bass with a Jazz neck.

    It's a nod to my age.......when my arthritis gets really bad, I play that one on stage.

    That may sound crazy - but it works for me. I'd much rather play a P-bass neck but sometimes the old hands won't cooperate.
  11. estringnyc


    Jun 21, 2007
    New York City
    I put a Lakland Skyline JO maple neck on my LS black Glaub. This bass is my workhorse.
  12. Low Class

    Low Class Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2005
    This neck swap has been done for 50 years. Sometimes it works out great, sometimes it don't.
  13. Uncle K

    Uncle K The bass player doesn't get a sandwich Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    I got an 80's CIJ Jazz neck on a 2001 MIM P-Bass. No way I would ever go back.
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  14. spaz21387


    Feb 25, 2008
    Portland oregon
    I have 3 p's with j necks. They all are great. I like p necks too though they are easy to play fast without accidentally clipping other strings. I actually prefer j necks for practice and p necks when I play shows.
  15. I have one too. Fender MIM J neck on Precision copy body. Works, plays, sounds just fine.
  16. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    I have an ESP Jazz neck on my MIJ Precision; it's the best P-bass I've ever owned.
  17. synaesthesia


    Apr 13, 2004
    I have a Moses J neck on a Warmoth P body with P Pickups.
  18. Would an MIM neck be of acceptable quality to put on an Am Std P?
  19. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Fender does it all the time.
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  20. fish slapper

    fish slapper

    Nov 17, 2005
    Newberg, OR
    I haven't gone that way but am interested in doing it too. My Warmoth fretless is a J body and a P neck and it worked out great. The only issue I can think of is the string spacing being different so they don't line up exactly above the pickup poles. But since my above project worked fine, I'm guessing its a non-issue since its so close to the bridge that as long as the string spacing on the bridge is correct, you should be good to go.

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