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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:15 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I seem to be faced with a dilemma. Not that anyone can really help me with this (and I'm not taking a poll, as such) - but I'm torn. I'm putting tortoise shell pickguards on both basses - that's a given (I just put the tortoise shell on top of the P-Bass white pickguard for both the picture and effect). #1 - Do I keep the necks that go with their respective bodies? #2 - Do I put a maple neck on the Jazz Bass? #3 - Do I put a maple neck on the P-Bass? Decisions, decisions, decisions... Think



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:25 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Hmmmm... I don't care for the maple with the blond jazz and tort guard. It doesn't look... umm... ahhh, "original?" "Correct?" I dunno, maybe I've just never seen one but that one says to me "parts dept."

I like it with the P bass better.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:06 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

If you do maple with the Jazz, you gotta have the blocks!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:24 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

I think the P-Bass will look much better than the Jazz with a maple fretboard.

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Hmmmm... I don't care for the maple with the blond jazz and tort guard.

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A rosewood 'board with MOP blocks would look like a million bucks on that blond jazz IMO.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:33 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Made my choice......it's off to eBay tonight or tomorrow for the maple neck. Only had one other bass with a maple neck - a mid-70's P-Bass with a natural ash body, mirrored pickguard, and a blonde Dimarzio pup (bought new that way). It was a looker AND a player. After oiling down both original fretboards and giving it some thought - what's not to like (though SirFreak does raise a plausible suggestion) Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:37 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Even though I don't currently have a bass with a maple fretboard, I always like the way they look. Tort guards look great with almost any color, too. So, I'd say you are headed in the right dirrection. Those are two very nice looking basses. There's something special about that classic Fender look. Good luck in your pursuit of the perfect neck, and please post pics when everything is put together the way you want it.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:43 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

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#2 - Do I put a maple neck on the Jazz Bass


Yes

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:00 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

SirFreakOfTheInk wrote:
I think the P-Bass will look much better than the Jazz with a maple fretboard.

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Hmmmm... I don't care for the maple with the blond jazz and tort guard.

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A rosewood 'board with MOP blocks would look like a million bucks on that blond jazz IMO.


+1 on all counts.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:42 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

One down & one to go. I ended up going to Warmoth for my needs. The Jazz (pictured) is a bubinga Jazz shaped neck with 21 - 6105 SS frets. A perfect match-up for the music I play and was wishing for this instrument. The P-Bass will be assembled next sporting a bubinga Jazz shaped neck with bubinga fingerboard, and also having 21 - 6105 SS frets. It should have the midrange power thump to back up (and compliment) the Jazz. Both necks have clay colored position markers for a more vintage style appearance. Happy? You betcha, by golly Cool



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:22 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

That looks darn nice! Applause I'm glad you got what you wanted.

What are you gonna' do with the other necks?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:51 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Well, you don't see that everyday. The neck adds a real warm look to the bass, I like it.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:04 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Woodyg3 wrote:
What are you gonna' do with the other necks?


Sold them all on "the bay". American Fender necks bring pretty good $$$ Wink

BTW - The Jazz has an ebony fingerboard which I neglected to mention... Whack!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:31 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Lookin' good, SB. Or as my oldest boy likes to say, "Lookin RACEY!"

Sewriously, nice piece of work. That neck does add some serious warmth.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:45 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

here a picture of my P-Bass
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