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What is the ideal neck carve for finger style?

Discussion in 'Ask Janek Gwizdala' started by Jake8773, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Jake8773

    Jake8773

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    I have heard a few people talking about the benefits of a flat neck carve but wanted to get the some expert opinion.
  2. C.Linton

    C.Linton Supporting Member

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    If by carve you mean "curve" i.e. fingerboard radius, I personally have found flatter to be more comfortable to me. My old Gibson EB3-L with a 12" radius (I believe it was 12") and My SX Ursa 1 with a 15" radius were two of the most comfortable basses I've ever played. YMMV, of course.

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