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bolt on singlecut basses? or not?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by refuge4, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. refuge4

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    i've seriously been considering looking for a singlecut to rock. i've just started looking around and i've seen a lot and i just wanted to get some input. this was the first thing that came up in google...

    http://www.veilletteguitars.com/details_singlecut.shtml

    looks solid and i like all of the features. but a bolt on? i'm a huge bolt on fan, but w/ a singlecut? anyone have experience with one of these (good or bad)? just curious. i tried to search but the whole short words thing makes it hard. anyways, thanks!
  2. GODSBASSMAN

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    Yes, first hand experience. I love this 6 string Clement singlecut custom built bass with bolt on neck.
  3. Hoover

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    Check out Clement basses.

    Somewhere in my email archives I have a whole list (well, a short list) of singlecut bolt-on basses that I put together when I was trying to convince WattFab to build me a singlecut body for a bolt-on neck I already own. If I can find it I'll dig up that list and post some other suggestions.

    But definitely check out Tom Clement's designs.


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    There ya go, beat me to it!
  4. fullrangebass

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    I've tried all singlecut approaches: bolt-on, set-neck and neck through. I've tried several luthiers' versions of the SC design. My favorite is the set-neck, but it's truly a subjective matter of taste. The bass on link looks great. If it tickles your fancy, go for it

    By the way, my favorite SC is Ken's own (now mine), first ever, Brase I Ken Lawrence bass.
  5. XylemBassGuitar

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    I'd go for it...I'd just make sure that the one you decide on has a well-profiled neck heel if you like playing higher up the neck. Some single-cut bolt-ons are kind of chunky at their heels...
  6. GobBass

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    Some of the nicest Benavente singlecut basses are bolt on.
  7. Tumbao

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    This is my custom bolt-on bass and yes, he's Luthier Ray from Rbasses.
    My fav singlecut bass ever!!
  8. kjpollo

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    1 name you need to know:

    Tom Clement!!!!!
  9. Flintc

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    For most designs, a single cut isn't anything more than some additional wood between the upper bout and the neck. Typically (from what I've read) this doesn't add much weight, affect balance much, stiffen the neck, or indeed do anything other than change the cosmetic appearance of the bass. How the neck is fastened to the body is something entirely different, and irrelevant.
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    What differences of any did you notice between the set-neck and the neck through?

    Mike
  12. fullrangebass

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    Hi Mike

    IME from the SC ones I've so far owned, the set-neck ones have more snap and a faster attack while the neck-throughs had a more even projection.
  13. edubb

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    That my set neck Josh Helms SC5 has more sustain than my bolt on basses and is punchier than the two neck throughs I have owned.
  14. allexcosta

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    But not punchier than your bolt-ons, right? Set-necks are really a midway between NT and BO...
  15. smakbass

    smakbass Smakkin basses for 25 years..

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    I like the set neck too, love the KL shape for how it sits when your playing.
  16. PSPookie

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    Admitedly, I'm still in the honeymoon period, but I like my bolt-on SC just fine :)
  17. refuge4

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    cool. thanks for the input. i guess i should have been a little more specific, i was mostly wondering about the sound difference between bolt on, set neck, and neck thru, which has been answered. i just didn't know if bc there was more neck to body contact in a singlecut if it would make a sound difference despite the way the neck is connected. thanks for your input! feel free to continue!
  18. TheIrishOx

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    he does some pretty cool does he have a website or anything because i been looking for a long time for a neat single cut:hyper: thanks
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    :bag:They look like somebody forgot to finish cutting them from the blank.
  20. James Hart

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    my wife says the same thing.


    I like a lot of single cuts though... the one I almost ordered was a bolt neck.

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