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Aluminum Neck Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by oZZma, Sep 22, 2018.


  1. DRALBINO

    DRALBINO

    Jan 8, 2014
    17. DRALBINO - Vaccaro x-ray & Hartke xk-4 w/ Ken Smith Taper Core Medium Strings
     
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  2. cataract

    cataract Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Columbia SC
    Stuck in my new home, oh darn.
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  3. Evil_Druid

    Evil_Druid

    May 9, 2016
    San Diego
    This pic really accentuates how thin that bass really is :wideyed:
     
  4. tallchris

    tallchris

    Dec 19, 2010
    Seattle
    Here are mine, from left to right:

    2017 EGC Tyranny, 2007 EGC HT Custom bass, 2020 EGC Series 2, 1974-ish Travis Bean TB2000 #92.
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  5. Evil_Druid

    Evil_Druid

    May 9, 2016
    San Diego
    EGC Bolt On arrived today :)
     
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  6. cataract

    cataract Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Columbia SC
    That’s a wall of beauty tbh
     
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  7. cataract

    cataract Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Columbia SC
    Stoked to see what you put it on :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Nataan

    Nataan

    Jun 19, 2017
    Hey all !

    I actually went through the thread. I'm planning to build a P with an alu neck. Hesitating between an EGC and a Robot Graves one. Leaning toward the Robot Graves, did anyone "compare" the two ?
     
  9. Evil_Druid

    Evil_Druid

    May 9, 2016
    San Diego
    Robot graves posted some pics of a neck on instagram lately that show off the neck profile pretty well, also there’s a video on YouTube somewhere IIRC
    EGC bass neck feels a lot like a vintage Kramer to me, C shaped like a p bass but more shallow :thumbsup:
     
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  10. droneboy

    droneboy

    Mar 28, 2009
    something is gonna come, thanks a lot TTTides! :)

    Home - TTTides Guitars

    4-String Electric Bass Guitar - 34'' Scale

    Body


    • TB 2000 Bass (late '70s) inspired body shape
    • brushed aluminium, waxed
    • forearm contour
    • chrome strap pins

    Electronics

    • 2 Jazz Bass single coil pick ups '70s position, alnico V,
      open pole pieces, shiny black housing
    • PU- position measured from zero fret to the middle of the pole piece
    • Neck: 707 mm
    • Bridge: 811 mm
    • no pots, no knobs
    • 3-way pick up selection switch (neck/both/bridge), chrome

    Neck

    • brushed, waxed neck finish
    • 34“ scale, 12'' radius
    • 38 mm at nut
    • 18 mm thick
    • 20 stainless steel frets, medium jumbo
    • black dot markers, black side dots
    • schaller m4 satin chrome
    • 45 – 105 stainless steel round wound strings
    • tuned to D# G# C# F# (half step down from standard tuning)
    i hope october/november will come soon ... :hyper:

    what do you think, freaks?
     
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  11. cataract

    cataract Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Columbia SC
    This is exciting— can’t wait to see it!
    Been loving all I’ve seen of theirs.
     
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  12. droneboy

    droneboy

    Mar 28, 2009
    yeah, me too and for us here in europe it's a great chance to get an all alu instrument for a good price from a good guy, as far as i can tell.
     
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  13. droneboy

    droneboy

    Mar 28, 2009
    obstructures and rusty, good choice!
     
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  14. cataract

    cataract Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Columbia SC
    Pinch myself every time I play. Simply divine :bassist:
     
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  15. cataract

    cataract Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Columbia SC
    I MISS PLAYING WITH FRIENDS
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  16. Evil_Druid

    Evil_Druid

    May 9, 2016
    San Diego
    So, I've run into a few issues with my EGC neck.
    It looks like there is a dive from about the 7th fret back to the first fret on the treble side and it makes the G buzz madly when plucked open, as well as between those frets. Even with action at max it was buzzing
    The mounting screws I was given are only just long enough to reach the neck through the pocket on the body, so the connection isn't the tightest
    The neck doesn't reach all the way down to the bottom of the neck pocket
    I thought the nut might be the issue, but my luthier is pretty adamant that the neck has a dive in it

    I contacted Jason seeing if there was anything they could do about it, and he got back to me saying they could send me a blank nut and I could see if my luthier could cut it. I'm kinda really bummed that it didn't fit my bass, because it's a round fender neck pocket and they claim to machine for those.
    I don't want to just send it back and get a refund, but I also don't think my luthier should need to fix a manufacturer mistake. What do you guys think I should do?
     
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  17. cataract

    cataract Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Columbia SC
    When you say the neck has a “dive” in it, do you mean like the neck itself has been over milled in that area? As in, it’s not completely level? Got any pics?
    What brand is your body? I just put together a parts P and the neck doesn’t butt completely against the heel but it tunes and intonates just fine.
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    I’d definitely try the new nut and if that doesn’t work, go from there.
    Also if you are on Facebook definitely join Aluminium Axes and post about this there. Lots more traffic over there.
     
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  18. Evil_Druid

    Evil_Druid

    May 9, 2016
    San Diego
    I believe you’re correct, but it’s not obvious to the naked eye that this is the problem. I have a video of how it was buzzing and some pics of the crazy high action
    It’s an MJT body, and true, butting all the way up against the neck heel isn’t a problem because it tunes. Intonating it is the issue currently because of the buzz.
    I’m sadly not on Facebook, does anybody from there check this thread?
     
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  19. Evil_Druid

    Evil_Druid

    May 9, 2016
    San Diego
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  20. Evil_Druid

    Evil_Druid

    May 9, 2016
    San Diego
     
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