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Bolt on or neck thru design?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by princeadr, May 16, 2005.

  1. princeadr


    Apr 29, 2005
    In considering the purchase of a new bass what are the pros and cons of a neck thru design versus a bolt on?
  2. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    If you go neck through, you better love that neck, and it better not warp!
  3. I like the sound of bolts better. I like the way different woods sound together and this is much more dramatic when your neck and bod are different woods.. I think neck throughs sound a little more plain jane, but that is just my unscientiffic observation. There are always exceptions.
  4. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    It doesn't matter to me tonally, there are many more things to consider than the method of neck attachment for a tone to be the way it is. As far as feel, in all honesty a neck through feels a bit wierd, but I'm slowly getting used to it. A nice rounded bolt-on would be ideal, but there's nothing wrong with Fender's design. Makes for easy replacement in case of an accident (God forbid)

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