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Thinnest Bodied Bass?

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


  1. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2003
    Newport News, VA via NYC
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    Kohlman Bassworks
    Just curious who makes the thinnest bodied, front to back, bass?
     
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  3. AnchorHoy

    AnchorHoy

    Dec 29, 2008
    New Jersey
    Rickenbacker?

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

    scottbass Bass lines like a big, funky giant Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2004
    Southern MN
  5. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado

    Ricks are thinner than Fenders ... but Parker Fly basses may be the thinnest.
     
  6. Going to say in my finding the Gibson Ripper/ Grabbers are.
     
  7. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    I've seen a few Ibanez basses that are crazy thin.
     
  8. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
  9. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    My thinnest bass is my Hofner 185 CT
     
  10. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    My Gibson SG bass is the thinnest body I have seen.
     
  11. Solarmist

    Solarmist Supporting Member

    Jul 24, 2007
    near Mt. Rainier
    The Luna Andromeda is pretty thin, and very light. Ibby SR (the newer ones) have a asymmetrical airfoil shape/contour.
     
  12. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Dingwall ABZ Player Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Syracuse, NY
    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

    icecycle66

    Feb 4, 2009
    Arizona
    Fender's Aerodyne looks pretty thin.
     
  14. Teacher

    Teacher

    May 3, 2012
    Thinnest I've ever played was an SG bass. I've never played a Ric or Parker fly, though.
     
  15. 4Banger4

    4Banger4

    Mar 21, 2011
    Indianapolis IN
    My Aerodyne definitely feels lighter and thinner than my Geddy or my Jazz basses but could just be the cut.
     
  16. Carl Thompson Basses are UNBELIEVABLY thin. I'll try to post some pics in a sec.
     
  17. cavscout19d

    cavscout19d

    Mar 17, 2010
    My Gibson G3 is 1-1/4" thin.
     
  18. nendo

    nendo

    Apr 27, 2007
    Only around the edges. The centre of the body is abit thicker
     
  19. f64

    f64 Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    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.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005

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


    - georgestrings
     



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