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Carved neck basses

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by kderick, Apr 30, 2004.

  1. kderick


    Apr 29, 2004
    Orlando, FL
    since I have heard a fully carved bass might have problems at a outdoor festival, what about a carved neck bass? Is there any advantage to the varved neck? Anyone with a suggestion?
  2. I guess you're new to DB. That's great. Better to get one than to lose one.
    "Carved neck bass" really has no meaning, since the necks of all basses are "carved" in the sense of being cut to shape from a piece of wood.
    The alternative to a carved bass is a plywood bass, in which laminate sheets are molded by whatever technique they use. Tone quality is less, durability is much greater.
    This is a deliberately simplified answer.
    There is a wide quality range within the plywood bass family.
  3. arnoldschnitzer

    arnoldschnitzer AES Fine Instruments

    Feb 16, 2002
    Brewster, NY, USA
    I only build and recommend VARVED neck basses. Anything less is clearly inferior.