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Best bolt-on neck to heel transition?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BeeTL, Jul 19, 2012.


  1. BeeTL

    BeeTL Commercial User

    Sep 26, 2006
    Oldsmar, FL
    Brad Lowe, Lowe Custom Guitars
    What's the best/most ergonomic bolt-on neck to heel transition you've seen?

    Assume a 34" scale, 4 string bass.

    :)
     
  2. I like how Ibanez was able to get a really smooth transition.
     
  3. BeeTL

    BeeTL Commercial User

    Sep 26, 2006
    Oldsmar, FL
    Brad Lowe, Lowe Custom Guitars
    Interesting...that's the "All Access Neck Joint".

    PGM300RE_neck_L.

    Apparently Ed Roman claims he invented it, but I don't see a trademak filed by either Ed or Ibanez.

    Music Man has a nice neck heel on the Silhouette:

    SILSP-WP_heel.

    I wonder why more instruments don't have this feature?
     
  4. peledog

    peledog Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    Smooth as buttah.

    Spector Rebop

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  5. Addni

    Addni

    May 16, 2009
    Akureyri, Iceland
    Fbass BN series (photo from website)
    bn_14_final.
     
  6. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    +1 on the Spector

    I like the heel of a bolt-on bass, made by a dutch luthier : De Gier Origin

    [​IMG]

    A bit the same like the Spector Rebop, but it's good :p
     
  7. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Huntington WV
    +1, on the Fbass BN5.

    And I've got an older VF5 with the same heel.

    The Carvin SB4/5000 is cut away pretty well, on the G-string side.
     
  8. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    Brubaker. It's not even a contest.

    06-Back.
     
  9. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Northern California
    Chris Stambaugh generally builds very comfy neck heels.

    IMG_0020.
     
  10. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    I'm away so I can't take a close-up, but Martin Keith:

    iterations_14_photo2.
     
  11. Clef_de_fa

    Clef_de_fa Guest

    Dec 25, 2011
    Warwick have some nice neck heel
     
  12. JimB52

    JimB52 User Supporting Member

    May 24, 2007
    East Coast
    The Lakland 4-94 is rather abrupt, but feels very comfortable.

    attachment.
     
  13. dB1-Detail-4.
     

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