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Are you a meathead? (how thick is your neck)


davebassman

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It's not the size of your neck.....it's how you use it!!!!....

 

seriously though....I've always liked a thinner neck....thin with fast,low action....I have wide hands with thick fingers so go figure that I like a thin neck!!!

but it comes down to what floats your boat!!

 

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I prefer the Jazz thin neck, but then I also play URB. 'Course that's a different style of playing.

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I like mine thin, i love my corvette neck which is slimmer than a normal jazz, and its quite a shallow curve aswell.
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I like a thick neck with lots of room in between the strings for my fingers to move freely. I've never felt comfortable on a thin neck. If I do a string bend on a thin neck, I'm liable to pull the string right off the neck! *sucks doing that* My Yamaha RBX765A is the first 5 string I've played that actually felt good. Lots of room!

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Two of my basses have very thin, J-style necks (a Sterling & Geddy J); my 5-string bass has a much chunkier neck (at least by my standards); and of course the Ric has a neck that's pretty unique to it. I love them all. They all feel good, even when switching from one to the other.

 

As a rule, I'm a thin-neck guy. (Not in real life, though. ;) )

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I prefer 11/16" at the bridge and similarly slightly more narrow neck spacing when it comes to five string basses. Does matter with a four string, the p-bass 3/4" bridge spacing and wider neck is ok, though on bad hand days I'm glad to have a jazz width neck.

 

Neck depth doesn't matter IMHO.

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Wider necks make victor wooten type slap a million times easier. But i find that for a run, the thinner neck on my 5 string soundgear is great.

I guess that since trying victor wooten type licks often takes me right out of the pocket...i'll stick with the thinner neck but with enough space to go down and up through a string.

 

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I play four string exclusively and always thought I was a Jazz guy - in fact the thin neck was a big reason I bought my Jazz a few years ago.

 

Just got a 70's Precision about a week ago though and I find my taste has changed.

 

I kind of like having some wood to hold on to and for the kind of meat and potatoes groove bass that I play, I don't feel the extra width holds me back at all.

 

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i've played 'em both proficiently so to me my preference is not a matter of what i find easier to play in a sense. my hand actually cramps a little on a thin neck. wider necks let me flex my hand a little more and play more relaxed. i like that musicman/g&l style neck.

 

maybe we oughta make this a poll?

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Some 4 string necks feel like I'm playing a broom stick and wider four string necks have an uncomfortable string spacing for me. I just like the way a five string feels. The combination of the neck width and string spacing is perfect for, even if you don't use all of the strings all of the time.
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I haven't really conidered the thick vs. thin thing. I've played both, and after a little getting used to the bass, it didn't really matter to me.

My '73's neck is worn in just right, so it feels best (but being worn, is it now thinner?)!

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Just got a 70's Precision about a week ago though and I find my taste has changed.

 

I kind of like having some wood to hold on to and for the kind of meat and potatoes groove bass that I play, I don't feel the extra width holds me back at all.

I agree, Quinn :thu: The fat neck feels solid and makes me play solid.

 

What about asymmetrical necks?

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I prefer a substantial neck on my bass (and I'm a guitar player).

 

I'm not claiming this is so, but I feel that a lot of mass in the neck contributes to the tone. And I just plain don't like having the strings too close together.

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