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Now that is a cool neck joint!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Human Bass, Mar 26, 2014.


  1. Human Bass

    Human Bass

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    I was checking the Delano site, they had pictures from the latest musikmesse, including this beauty here.


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    Quite interesting way of bolting the neck. Seems to have total neck access and quite sturdy.
     
  2. Human Bass

    Human Bass

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  3. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Different, for sure. I'll get back to you on cool.

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  4. bassbenj

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    That IS a cool neck joint! But you have to admit that getting fit and finish on something like that is going to be tough unless you own a CNC machine!
     
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  6. elBandito

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    it's kinda like that washburn guitar from 90s.
     
  7. bassie12

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    Similar to the Stephens Extended Cutaway used on some Washburns.
     
  8. Doctor J

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    Yup, the Nuno sig was the first thing which came to mind.

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  9. Davo-London

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    Isn't a neck-through design going to be easier?

    Davo
     
  10. Boom762

    Boom762 Hartke Whore - I AM the one who Booms! Supporting Member

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    I love it. Better it has a lot of sustain
     
  11. WoodyG3

    WoodyG3 Supporting Member

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    Why? Craftsmen have done things like this for centuries without CNC machines. :)

    It's an interesting appraoch, and I'd be interested in hearing the builder's reason for using this kind of joint.
     
  12. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member

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    If this was the accepted NORMAL method of construction, then somebody unveiled a "neck-thru" design, I'm pretty sure everybody would be all impressed..."Wow! That's MUCH better, cleaner and simpler, and easier to manufacture, and gives continuous strength all the way to the bridge.

    Kudos for originality and initiative, but ... why?
     
  13. JustForSport

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    Not having a view of the back, I'd guess this design is able to eliminate the large 'hump' req'd for most bolt-ons and also be trimmer than some neck-thru's.
     
  14. chris_b

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    Just an observation from a non soloing player; I understand that some find wide fretboards a problem but if I wanted to play that high up the neck it probably means I should be looking at 6 string basses.
     
  15. kevteop

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    That doesn't look too secure to me - only seven bolts. He should wrap that thing in tape a few times to make sure.
     
  16. 77PBass

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    That's the ugliest thing I've seen this week. The bass, not the guy holding it.

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  17. generation zero

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    Well, I like the... um... uh... nope. Can't finish that sentence. Absolutely nothing in that picture appeals to me in any way.

    Oh, and is it just me, or is his fly open? :eyebrow:
     
  18. David Jayne

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    I'm sure it works really well, but better than neck-through? And the appearance...
    Looks like an answer to a question that nobody asked.
     
  19. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member

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    Gaaaahhhh!
    I wish I could un-see that....

    No, sorry, the more I thought about that, the less I liked it. Bolts showing through the TOP? Just, no.
     
  20. GM60466

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    Leo is rolling in his grave. he gave us such a simple design and it has come to this.
     
  21. awilkie84

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    I'd be more for it if it was body coloured. There's something off-putting about that awkward bit of natural wood.
     

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