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Most Innovative Luthier

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by BlistryFingas, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. BlistryFingas


    Jan 16, 2013

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  2. There have been a few people around here that have built twisted neck basses. Lots of interesting geometry involved.

  3. BlistryFingas


    Jan 16, 2013
    I imagine they feel great to play-- especially up by the head where usually your wrist has to sorta' contort. *want*
  4. suraj


    Oct 1, 2008
    Mumbai, India
    That is some of the coolest work I have seen. Building a fanned fret myself, I don't buy the ergonomic aspect of it, but a twisted neck seems it would be quite a comfortable modification. Doing both together is entering some seriously complex geometry-land, at least for me ;)
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  6. Matthijs


    Jul 3, 2006
    Would it not be impossible to make thrusrod adjustable neck this way? So the neck would have to be extremely rigid and aimed at on level of string tension.
  7. A twisted neck is comfortable because we have all got in the habit of playing with the instrument parallel or nearly so to the floor. A straight neck is perfectly comfortable if the bass is played at around 45 degree angle or so. An extreme of this was Bill Wyman, who went nearly vertical, but many players from 60s bands used to play at a good angle. This has almost disappeared now. I find it very comfy at an angle, but then I play double bass too, so I'm quite accustomed to holding my left arm up and having an imaginary tennisball held between my left elbow and my left side.
  8. anezthes


    Oct 18, 2010
    Source: http://littleguitarworks.com/torzal-natural-twist/frequently-asked-questions/

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