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Which bass has graphite reinforcement bar in neck?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by nyangsw, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. nyangsw

    nyangsw

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    I'm looking for a bass which has strong neck.
    I personally like the neck with graphite reinforce.
    And it must be 5 string ,24 frets.
    Any suggestion?
  2. Sid Fang

    Sid Fang Reformed Fusion Player Supporting Member

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    NS Radius?
  3. Bipslapper

    Bipslapper Well Ahoy, Paloi Supporting Member

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    Roscoe basses have 2 graphite rods in their necks.
  4. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

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    Fender special P bass... oops not enough strings on this one and it is also lacking on the fret side. Man you will have to look at the Roscoe as they are what you are looking for and more...
  5. anton72

    anton72 Supporting Member

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    All USA and Euro Spectors have that.
  6. Profania_bass

    Profania_bass Profanity Fish. Supporting Member

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    They do indeed.
  7. duckman

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    Wal.
    In one interview the late great Ian Waller suggested he would jump on one of the pro necks in his workshop
  8. ack

    ack Supporting Member

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    Peavey makes several 5er's with a graphite reinforced neck: Millennium +5, the G-bass (G-V), and I believe the Cirrus Sarzo & B-Quad are graphite, but I don't know if they're 5'ers or not.

    If I remember correctly, the G-V's neck is made by Modulus.

    EDIT: Sorry, I missed the part about 24 frets
  9. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

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    I own about 2 dozen basses, most over $1000. The only ones I never have to adjust the necks on are my wenge neck warwicks. All my others I adjust several times a year.
  10. nikki271027

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    Carvin has 24 frets
  11. bass12

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

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    If the neck isn't going to be stiff enough without the graphite rods then the bass probably isn't worth buying.
  12. xaxxat

    xaxxat Supporting Member

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  13. Doug Parent

    Doug Parent Gold Supporting Member

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    Tell that to Roger Sadowsky.
  14. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Registered Spector Addict Supporting Member

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    The rods are not there just to add stiffness - they also help minimize dead spots.
  15. P Town

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    I find that my basses with graphite rods, (Fender Am Dlx, P, and J), are very stable, and require almost no truss rod adjustments. So, I am convinced they provide stability.
  16. Doug Parent

    Doug Parent Gold Supporting Member

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    Agreed. And I find it a persuasive argument in favor of the American Deluxe and Standard Series over the MIM counterparts.
  17. bass12

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

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    Roger has said on numerous occasions that the rods in his NYC models (the Metros are rod-free) are there to decrease the likelihood of dead spots, not because his necks require added strength.
  18. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

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    What do you mean by (the Metros are rod-free)? I have a MS5 and it has a rod in it.
  19. AlexanderB

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    More stiffness = less internal losses = less pronounced dead spots.
  20. bass12

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

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    Graphite rods (not truss rods).

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