Any Rockabilly Slappers using the Chadwick Folding Bass?

Discussion in 'Rockabilly [DB]' started by All Three, Jul 5, 2017.


  1. All Three

    All Three

    Jun 19, 2012
    Atlanta, GA
    Gents,
    Any of you guys using a Chadwick? I need to get a travel bass, and the Chadwick looks nice, BUT- the design of this involves a removable fingerboard. Lots of great players use this bass, so I think the fingerboard attachment system has to be pretty good.

    However, if it had any weakness at all, it would show up for slappers.

    SO - Any of you guys using a Chadwick for Rockabilly slapping? If you do, is the fingerboard stable for slapping?

    THANKS! L.A.
     
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  2. DukeCC

    DukeCC

    Nov 4, 2016
    Indiana
    That's a great question. I would like to know as well. I saw Junior Brown's bassist using a removable neck bass, but he was not doing much slapping. I see 4 or 5 companies offering one now. I bet they're pretty sturdy.
     
  3. Jon Mush

    Jon Mush

    Jun 3, 2015
    Winnipeg, MB
    This exact question was asked last year. There’s some pretty good answers in there.

    I’m a Luddite and don’t know how to copy and paste forum links, but it’s an easy search.

    Short answer is: Under string tension, I’d think you’d be hard pressed to move the board in any way shape or form. Full disclosure, I’m more of a country/roots guy. I’ve seen many guys with Chadwick’s doing some impressive slap work in my world, FWIW.
     
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