Anybody have this problem with Warwicks?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by quallabone, Aug 2, 2003.

  1. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Yep, thats right. But I can manage to reach the 24th with a bit different technique: put your thumb a bit lower on the neck and rotate your hand out and towards the body a bit. Works even on a Corvette 6

    Oh and if you dont wanna do tha but still want to get those 22nd-24th fret notes, get a 5 strung high C or a 6... :D :)
  2. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Central Texas
    There ain't no money above the fifth fret, anyway! :D ;)
  3. BassIan

    BassIan Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2003
    San Jose, California
    I don't have a problem reaching the higher frets on the three high strings on my Thumb BO6. I do have pretty large hands. Remember, that 24th fret note is the harmonic at the 5th fret. Depends on the body and the player I guess. I wear my bass somewhat high, so perhaps that makes it a little easier, compared to some of the low riders out there.
  4. That rotation is so natural I don't even notice it anymore. It's just a matter of getting used to doing it.
  5. Skavenger


    May 26, 2002
    If you can't reach the 24, why not get a 26 fret thumb bass?