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Carvin SB4000 neck profile

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rollyolly, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. rollyolly

    rollyolly Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2011
    Does anyone happen to know how these necks feel? I really like ibby soundgear and fender jazz necks. I've got smaller hands so I'm more comfortable with a faster, slim neck with low action.

    I just found out about these carvin basses, and I'm liking the idea of a semi-custom usa built bass for a reasonable price. But the neck profile could be the dealbreaker and I don't have anywhere to try one out.
  2. tri33


    Sep 20, 2011
    I have a sb4000 that I just love. One of the reasons being the neck. It is definitely a fast neck. I would say it is similar to a jazz neck, although maybe a tad flatter. I am at work right now otherwise id do a little comparison. In the end though if your prefer a smaller, fast neck that is similar to that of a jazz's then you will like the S's profile.

    Here is a picture of mine. I know you can't see the neck but I just like to show it off! ;)

  3. WoodyG3


    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    Standard radius is 12", so flatter than a Fender Jazz neck. Mine feels slightly thicker front to back than a typical Jazz neck, but it's 1 1/2 " across at the nut like a Jazz neck. All in all, I'd say just a little chunkier than what your favorites are.

    There is a huge mega-thread on the SB4000-5000 basses that will give you a ton of info. Just do a search and it should be easy to find.
  4. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    more or less, it's J width, and P depth.
    Very comfortable, I thought.
  5. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    It's a comfy neck. It's not too different than my '93 Ric close to the nut. It fits well in my hand.
  6. bluesdragon


    Mar 23, 2010
    Hey phalex,

    Your avatar is disgusting.. I know that is probably what you are going for. If your gonna use 1908's porn stars. Use Ginger Lynn.

    I am hoping the Sb4001 will be the best. I just orderd 2 of them. A fretted and a fretless..
  7. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    I don't wanna see Ginger Lynn's face with that chest hair.

    To be relevant to the OP, ummm... I want an SB4000 someday when I'm all grown up and have the money.
  8. hitmancdrs


    Feb 15, 2012
    If you have the opportunity to try a G&L L2000 or JB with a #6 neck, I would recommend it. The 1.5 nut and 7.5 radius makes for a super slim and super fast neck if that's what you're looking for. I own one and it's fantastic!

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