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5 piece necks

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Leco reis, Aug 11, 2005.


  1. Leco reis

    Leco reis

    Sep 2, 2004
    Astoria, NY
    Can anyone tell me the differences?

    5 piece mahogany neck with two maple stripes
    5 piece laminated koa neck with two maple stripes
    5 piece laminated maple neck with two koa stripes
    5 piece laminated maple neck with 2 walnut stripes
    5 piece walnut neck with two maple stripes
    :confused:
     
  2. yomchi247

    yomchi247

    Sep 6, 2004
    what kind of differences? Tone? look? playability?
     
  3. Leco reis

    Leco reis

    Sep 2, 2004
    Astoria, NY
    Tone I guess, ok and playability :)
     
  4. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Ordering from Carvin, I see ;)
     
  5. adouglas

    adouglas

    Jun 23, 2003
    Bridgeport, CT
    Mostly looks. There will probably be *some* tone difference, but not as much as, say, a wenge neck vs. a maple neck w/maple fretboard.

    IMHO the body wood has more to do with tone than the neck wood, but I may be, and probably am, wrong. I like five-piece necks mostly because they look cool.
     
  6. Blues Cat

    Blues Cat Supporting Member

    May 28, 2005
    Katy, Tx
    I wonder if they would do 5 piece maple w/ebony stripes.
     
  7. I was five seconds away from typing that.

    Personally, I've learned when ordering from Carvin, remain as minimalistic as possible or else you'll have an inflated price that usually could grab ya something better.

    Stick to the alder and maple, I swear, you will NOT notice a difference.

    (I own two Carvin's by the way)
     
  8. phxlbrmpf

    phxlbrmpf

    Dec 27, 2002
    Germany
    I'm always a bit skeptical of necks with mahogany in them. Isn't mahogany too soft for use as a neck wood?