Shallow profile necks and string gauge

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bluesgrunt, Mar 2, 2014.


  1. Bluesgrunt

    Bluesgrunt Supporting Member

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    Before I mosey over to the classifieds in search of some LaBella flats, figured I'd drop in here first and get some information.

    I have just acquired a 1964 P bass neck with a fairly shallow profile
    I like a non floppy feel and would probably want to go with a heavier gauge string but don't want to compromise the neck.

    If this was a more substantial neck I wouldn't be concerned but I want to be sure It will take the higher tension with no permanent adverse effects.
     
  2. Sid Fang

    Sid Fang Reformed Fusion Player Supporting Member

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    Do 60's Precisions not have adjustable truss rods?
     
  3. Bluesgrunt

    Bluesgrunt Supporting Member

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    They do and I would not hesitate to put the heavier strings on the beefy necked 1962 I once had but wanted reassurance that messing with something like the 1954 set is ok even for the far less beefy neck I have.
    Maybe this is a question better addressed to the strings forum.
     

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