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Sub 300$ basses with thick/chunky neck

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BillyRay, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. BillyRay

    BillyRay Supporting Member

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    I know there's a club for people with chunky neck basses and that some of the basses listed have chunky necks, but I'm looking for a backup to my japanese ATK for less than 300$. I could just buy another ATK, with its substantial and chunky neck, but I'd like something different, if possible.

    Nut width is not an issue, but I'd prefer 1.625" and +. I like a deep C or U shape: anything thinner/flatter nowadays gives me cramps. I sold my 50's precision because the neck was too thin near the nut. The Freeman precision on that list is just Fender's mordern C shape and is not thick at all.
  2. jlepre

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  3. landau roof

    landau roof Reupholstered User Supporting Member

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    You might check out the Squier Mike Dirnt Sig. Personally, I've never handled one, but the Fender counterpart has a chunky neck.

    Not sure if they have the same profile, though.
  4. FretlessMainly

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    There ought to be a club for people who put the $ sign after the amount.
  5. purfektstranger

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    In French the dollar sign comes after the amount.
  6. BillyRay

    BillyRay Supporting Member

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    I've never even noticed that the sign was before the amount in English before it was pointed out in this thread. Revelation !

    The vm precision has the modern C-shape, no ? I tried one out years ago, so I don't accurately remember.
  7. jlepre

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    Hmmmm not sure. I just thought since it was Vintage Modified that it would have the old style neck. Anyone else?
  8. BillyRay

    BillyRay Supporting Member

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    Good idea ! Fender specs list it as thick C and satin. Not a big fan of the looks though.

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