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5 String Neck Width

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Razor, Jan 21, 2003.


  1. Razor

    Razor

    Sep 22, 2002
    Dallas
    What's the thinnest and most narrow necked 5 you've played?
     
  2. Ibanez Soundgear. It was horrible.
     
  3. Only

    Only

    Sep 8, 2002
    Warrensburg, MO
    Ibanez Ergodyne. Plays nice, but slapping and popping are much much more difficult.
     
  4. The old Steinberger L2/5 -- basically an L2 (which already had a narrow-ish neck) with 5 strings squeezed on. That's by far the narrowest one I've played, though it wasn't particularly thin front-to-back.

    Mike
     
  5. Another vote for the Ibanez soundgears. If you want a thin neck, look no further. If you want to slap, try before you buy.

    Mike
     
  6. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    Pedulla rapture J2 for me. It is amazingly stable for its profile. Great bass.

    Chas
     
  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Zon Sonus has the thinnest profile of any 5 I have ever played.

    Fernandes has the narrowest neck(and string spacing) of any 5 I have ever played.
     
  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    So, how are you liking the Rapture, Charles? I miss it from time to time.
     
  9. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Another vote for Ibanez Soundgear. It's not horrible and I slapped the crap out of mine for 8 years before I upgraded. You get used to it.

    Actually has anyone ever played a beatles Hoffner bass. only 4 strings but they're so incredibly close together it's almost unplayable.
     
  10. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    Very happy with the purchase. Sent you a PM with more detail.

    Chas