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Post by Antonius »

Funny thing with bass necks. Most people seem to prefer the thin necks. I noticed your Marcus Miller was very slender as well. I have a distinct preference for the baseball bat. My good old 4 string Spector has a telegraph pole. For me that was a huge step forward compared to my first bass, a Westone Spectrum ST. Its' tooth pick neck did not work for me, I prefer the baseball bat any day. Yet my hands are not huge. Funny thing it is.
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Post by Sanemancured »

I seem to be able to adjust to most necks. My Les Goodwin bass was very slender particularly at the nut and was pushing it a bit too far.
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Post by RIGSBY »

Anton, that Sire MM has a beautiful neck, but just for me. You wouldnt like it :cool:

I'm surpised that early NT Thumbs have narrow necks. Narrow by Wawrick standards , though ? Or Jazz narrow ?

When i picked up your BB, it felt like the back of the neck was too deep, rather than the width being too wide. although i'm sure it was wider than i was used to.

Still, if i could ever afford a BB i would have a luthier shave it down
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Post by tauzero »

I think they're shallow rather than narrow. Hang on... right, my Thumb NT is a shade over 1.5" at the nut so it falls between P and J. I find Jazz necks a trifle narrow for my liking.
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Post by Steve »

Digging up an old thread on neck dimensions...

http://www.finnbass.com/showthread.php? ... neck+width
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Post by RIGSBY »

I'd completely forgotten about that thread

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Post by tauzero »

Profiles do make a huge difference - the thick Warwick necks varied quite a bit in playability. I wanted to find out if I was likely to be able to play a notlob Warwick Buzzard 5-string a while ago, so I cheekily went to Bass Direct and had a play on a few of their baseball bat Warwick 5s (NT and notlob Thumbs, and IIRC a Streamer). Decided I'd be OK and bought the Buzzard, and found it actually the most playable of the ones I'd played which must have been down to a slightly different profile (they all had a flattened rear).
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