Bass guitars with massive necks

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Thomas Kievit, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    So I always had the idea I liked slim necks, like the SR models from Ibanez have. However, after playing several basses (of course with extended range) I prefer thick necks. I don't know any brand at the moment that builds bass guitars with necks that are pretty solid.

    Any input in this?
  2. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Wishbasses have enormous necks. Fat nut widths and fat front to back.

    The Fender classic 50's and roadworn precisions have 1.75" nut widths and aren't that chunky front to back. They're one piece maple and rock solid.
  3. ^ This ^
    Fender La Cabronita Precisions also have pretty hefty necks.
  4. inate_hex


    Apr 4, 2010
    Manchester, England
    I occasionally wet the bed.
    my Fender 62ri precision is 1.75" too
  5. StevieMac


    Mar 17, 2005
    Vancouver, BC
    Steve Harris signature Fender Precision. Fender 50s classic precision.
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  6. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    Warwick Thumb SC with broad neck :D
  7. Are you looking for a 4 string or ERB? Fender 50's P-basses (all the reissues) are generally thick necked.
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  8. Mediocrity Man

    Mediocrity Man Master of Mediocrity Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2014
    Wantage, New Jersey
    Spector's have pretty hefty necks besides a few choice models. I think my Euro 4 is 1.65 at the nut. I love it and have no problem getting around with average size hands. It's the 35 scale jumbo frets I don't get along with. Skinny necks are good too. My Sterling SB14 is super slim and fast.
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  9. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    Westchester, NY
    People are talking about nut width. Are you looking for a thick neck or a wide nut?

    A wide nut doesn't always mean a thick neck.
  10. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    Thick neck
  11. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    ERB with a thick neck

  12. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Inactive

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    G&L have some beefy necks. Try M2000 Tribute. 1.75 and baseball bat roundness. Great neck and awesome bass that won't break the bank.
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  13. Taha-b

    Taha-b Inactive

    Nov 23, 2014
    RW P-Bass. Thick C shape, 44.45mm @nut. superb palyability. feels powerful.
  14. Slough Feg Bass

    Slough Feg Bass Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2007
    San Francisco
    some of the G&L's have nice beefy necks.
    I like how they make you work for it a little more than a jazz neck.
  15. telecopy


    Dec 6, 2009
    Dang, those Wish Basses are cheap! Not exactly my cup of tea, but less $ than I expected.
  16. Okay if 5-strings what you have in mind, the G&L L-2500 necks tend to be pretty thick and chunky (more so than Music Man). That might be worth your checking out.
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  17. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    Westchester, NY
    Fender Steve Harris has a log for a neck.
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  18. spaz21387


    Feb 25, 2008
    Portland oregon
    Id say musicman stingrays have chunky necks. I was all about thin necks till I got my first musicman. now I can't even play thin j neck basses. there's just something about the mm neck that feels perfect.
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  19. dabbler


    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD
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  20. Garagiste


    Feb 16, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    Telecaster bass necks are pretty fat. As are 70s Fender P and J basses. I like fat too. The early 60s ones can be too flat for me. They are wide at the nut but thin from front to back. Same with the Fender '57 reissue Precision. Warmoth replacement necks are pretty chunky, especially the tele bass neck.