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Thinnest Bodied Bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DWBass, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

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    Just curious who makes the thinnest bodied, front to back, bass?
  2. awilkie84

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  3. AnchorHoy

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    Rickenbacker?

    They always felt like it to me.......
  4. scottbass

    scottbass Bass lines like a big, funky giant Supporting Member

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  5. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

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    Ricks are thinner than Fenders ... but Parker Fly basses may be the thinnest.
  6. rtslinger

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    Going to say in my finding the Gibson Ripper/ Grabbers are.
  7. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks Supporting Member

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    I've seen a few Ibanez basses that are crazy thin.
  8. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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  9. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    My thinnest bass is my Hofner 185 CT
  10. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

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    My Gibson SG bass is the thinnest body I have seen.
  11. Solarmist

    Solarmist Supporting Member

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    The Luna Andromeda is pretty thin, and very light. Ibby SR (the newer ones) have a asymmetrical airfoil shape/contour.
  12. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Supporting Member

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    Ibanez "Saber" are ridiculously thin on the forearm/belly region and only get thicker going towards the controls.

    I'm fascinated with the idea of a neck through bass that remains only as thick as the neck, but that would require custom pickups and electronics. But it would be so sexy...
  13. icecycle66

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    Fender's Aerodyne looks pretty thin.
  14. Teacher

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    Thinnest I've ever played was an SG bass. I've never played a Ric or Parker fly, though.
  15. 4Banger4

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    My Aerodyne definitely feels lighter and thinner than my Geddy or my Jazz basses but could just be the cut.
  16. millsbass5

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    Carl Thompson Basses are UNBELIEVABLY thin. I'll try to post some pics in a sec.
  17. cavscout19d

    cavscout19d Supporting Member

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    My Gibson G3 is 1-1/4" thin.
  18. nendo

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    Only around the edges. The centre of the body is abit thicker
  19. f64

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    For a slab body I think the Ric 4004 Laredo might be the thinnest. This isn't mine - I grabbed the pic off eBay. I've owned a 4004 but got rid of it years ago. This one is really nice but at over 2K it's staying where it is.

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  20. georgestrings

    georgestrings Supporting Member

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    This, and an Ibanez sr600 had the thinnest bodies I've played...


    - georgestrings

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