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Comfortable basses ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fozzy, Feb 20, 2004.


  1. fozzy

    fozzy

    Jun 21, 2001
    Riga, Latvia, EU
    Comfortable basses, that is easy to play ... Ibanez Soundgears an Ergodynes, Warwicks ... what else ... ?? :D
    Peace
     
  2. kmacleish

    kmacleish

    Nov 19, 2003
    Atlanta, GA
    Steinbergers.
     
  3. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    warwicks... oh... nevermind :smug:
     
  4. My Warwick Thumb is about as uncomfortable as it gets. The Streamer is much better.

    The most comfortable IMO are the Fender "P-Bass body styles" like on my P-Bass and my Yamaha BB seiries.
     
  5. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    IU dont find P basses uncomfortable but they arent extremely comfortable either. My godin balances really nicely though. Headless basses (ie: steinberger n hohner) are comfortable, because theres hardly anything there! I find spectors comfy too.
     
  6. VS

    VS

    Jun 6, 2002
    Mountain City, Tennessee
    Discounted Gear: Peavey
    Peavey Cirrus,Spector basses.
     
  7. mike sancho

    mike sancho SANCH

    Feb 10, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    My Ken Smith Bsr5mw is the easiest bass to play that I've owned. I recently picked up a Zon Sonus and that is very easy to play also.
    Sanch :cool:
     
  8. luknfur

    luknfur

    Jan 14, 2004
    DIXIE
    I had a Pedullae MVP for a while that was light, well balanced, comfortable contour, and fairly fast neck. Nice piece.

    ===============

    "The only Holy Grail that exists in the bass world is not in the bass, it's in the player."
     
  9. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    Godin Freeway or BG series, Peavey Fury IV (new ones), Fender Zone (both), Yamaha BB series plus the ones mentioned above.

    Dan
     
  10. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    My Conklins are comfortable to play!!
     
  11. Sterlings are pretty comfy basses to play. I am not sure whether I like ash or poplar EB basses more...Ash have less dive, but are heavier...
     
  12. smakbass

    smakbass Smakkin basses for 25 years..

    Aug 6, 2002
    Vancouver Canada
    Both my Pedulla Rapture J-2000 and Moon Climb 5er are comfortable and balance perfectly I had a Warwick thumb 5 that had neck dive and only balanced when I wore an extra strap I added that went around my waist.
     
  13. I like Jazzes in terms of left hand comfort. Very nice neck. I think a good old P-Bass is the most comfortable on your lap or standing up.
     
  14. Lazlo Panaflex

    Lazlo Panaflex

    Sep 30, 2003
    Warwicks have to be the all time most uncomfortable basses. The neck is like 3 times bigger than my hand!

    For me a MM sterling is probably the easiest/most comfortable bass to play.
     
  15. my GSR is comfortable probably because it's the only bass I played until a couple months ago. I like Stingrays.
     
  16. I agree. I prefer a slender neck, and Warwick necks are too big for my tastes.
     
  17. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    I played a Warwick Thumb 5 for ten years, and the word 'comfortable' never entered my mind while playing it. I just got used to it's weight.

    My Elrick 5 is amazingly light and just feels great. All the Pedullas I've played have been a joy to wear too.
     
  18. luknfur

    luknfur

    Jan 14, 2004
    DIXIE
    One that slipped my mind is the obvious, a Beatle Bass. Has it's limitations but for comfort it's tough to top. The only negative being headstock heavy but it's so light that's irrelevant.
     
  19. my peavey g-bass was probably as good as ive had