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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tony G, Feb 27, 2008.
Here is a club for people that love 16.5mm string spacing.
And have tiny little fingers
G*****ists might qualify, though.
I laugh, but for the record I prefer narrow spacing, too. I just don't have a bass that's 16.5mm.
I'm holding out for the right string spacing club.
I have 16mm spacing on an old Rickenbacker I picked up that has an Aria bridge on it. Fell in love with the narrower spacing right away.
I'm sure some baritone players will jump in here, but...
I love my Danelectro.
I think my Carvin's spacing is about 16.5. I love it.
Likewise. I have a 16.5mm bass, but it's a touch too wide still for my preferences.
I never knew there could be a club for people.... just like me!
Yeah, I like 16.5 for my 6 string. I've been playin a Carvin 6 for years, and now that I'm getting a new 6 built... that's my choice. I'm looking at the various spacings available from Hipshot - .656 seems to be the closest to 16.5mm. I measure the Carvin at 5/8", but my tape measure is probably not accurate enough.
My style on the 6 tends to be very chordal and full range, so narrow spacing makes playing chords that spread across the neck easier. I can play with wider spacing... but not that way.
Wow, I made this thread in jest of all the club threads, and never expected Ed Friedland to post. I agree with you Ed. I've had my Carvin LB75f for some time now, and I do like that small string spacing.
Which spacing would that be? I think I have them all covered so just search my threads and you should find it.
I think you missed 17.5mm. Either that or I missed it.
I probably did. Feel free to start that club.
I swear you people don't deserve a club. You've convinced too many manufacturers that anything smaller than 19mm spacing is acceptable. Ick.
Kael, you member number is #747.
Well, on a 5, I'm a little more flexible. I've got two Lakie 5's and a Fender Am Std P-5, which are all 3/4" (19mm basically). I've had narrower spacing on a fretless 5 that worked pretty well for me.
It's funny that this thread appeared because I've been dealing with string spacing stuff for the 6, and I guess it's official now - I'm in the 16.5mm club. Do we have T-shirts?
Sorry, no t-shirts.
No t-shirt? How about a hat?
Sure, we can all wear these and everyone will know we are in the 16.5mm club.