Favorite neck profile

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bassdude15, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. Bassdude15


    Feb 26, 2013
  2. Jefff

    Jefff Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2013
    I care less about the nut size and radius than I do about the actual profile.

    I prefer an assymetrical neck. I have reprofiled almost every bass I have ever owned.
  3. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Nothing feels as good as a 60s 4001 neck.

  4. Jefff

    Jefff Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2013
    I had a 70 4001. I left that neck alone..:)
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  6. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    50's P bass
    I love the baseball bat with 7.25" radius and vintage fret's
  7. Modern-day Warwick. 20" radius. Thin at the nut.
  8. lexington125


    Sep 11, 2013
    hollywood, baby......
    it's funky this, and funky funky that, if you ain't funky, y'all, you ain't where it's at
    two early 60s Precisions:
    - 61 has the widest (side to side) and shallowest (front to back) profile I've ever seen
    - 64 is a similar shape, just a bit less extreme, it is also the fastest neck I've come across in 35 years of playing bass
  9. mapleglo

    mapleglo Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    I had a few mid 70's 4001's which I loved.

    I also recently purchased a Fender Modern Player Dimension, featuring their "C" shaped neck, 9.5 inch radius, and 1.5" nut which I also like very much.
  10. mikecd1

    mikecd1 Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2009
    CT, New England
    My 62 Jazz reissue has a comfortable, easy feel and profile (1.5x7.25) accented by the vintage style frets. I do however love ALL these necks and basses everyone has mentioned and would love to play them anytime! Uh, love me Hofner too! (1.65x? - somebody help me out with the radius, not sure, but feels great)


    May 30, 2003
    Mid 50's P bass deep V contour.
  12. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    90's Ric feels like coming home to me. SB-4000 neck is a very close second.
  13. Thrash3r


    Aug 5, 2013
    4 string I like 7.25" / 1.75" , with a 5 string I really like the LTD necks 15.74" / 1.85"
  14. Jay2U

    Jay2U Not as bad as he lóòks

    Dec 7, 2010
    22 ft below sea level
    I like chunky necks. I opted for the 1 3/4, 12" radius neck for my G&L.
  15. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    I can deals with almost any neck profile, but my current favorite is Fender's "modern C" with a 9.5" radius.
  16. pfox14


    Dec 22, 2013
    Fender "A" profile as found on Jazz basses - 1.5" nut
  17. Lo-E


    Dec 19, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    Wide & Flat.
  18. Lee Moses

    Lee Moses

    Apr 2, 2013
    I don't think about it. I just play.
  19. Stone Soup

    Stone Soup

    Dec 3, 2012
    Bassdude15, I'm not sure you understand what a neck profile is. Width and fretboard radius are only part of it. The shape of the back of the neck is also a part of the profile.
  20. el murdoque

    el murdoque

    Mar 10, 2013
    wide at the nut and a flat shape, like a concert guitar - or more like an Ibanez Metal Guitar.