What's the Best Metal for Bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by LowNotes1, Jun 22, 2013.


  1. LowNotes1

    LowNotes1

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    Anyone have basses with high metal content outside of tuners/bridges/nuts - such as aluminum necks, bodies made wholly or in part from metal, etc?

    All of my basses have been conventional wood. I remember trying a Kramer back in the 70's or 80's that had an aluminum or aluminum-reinforced neck - sounded like I was playing a shower curtain rod. :)
  2. Joe Louvar

    Joe Louvar

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    I don’t know, but I like the metal on USA Fender basses.

    Nope.
  3. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

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    a long time ago I saw a bass in a pawn shop with a clear plastic body and a one piece aluminum neck and head stock that was nothing more than a couple branches to support the (2+2) machine heads.

    It was a Kramer neck for sure, but the only one I'd ever seen with a clear plastic body.
  4. gpx1200

    gpx1200

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    high end Ibanez basses have titanium rods in the neck
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