Curbow Bass Question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JRBrown, Oct 20, 2003.

  1. JRBrown


    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    The Curbow on the left has an extended and slanted fretboard end. The one on the right does not. Do you think the extended piece would hinder or help slap style? It looks as if that point could be a nuisance.

  2. They must be different years, and the designs changed. Notice also tha the bridges are different.
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    JR, IMHO, it would hinder slapping.
  4. berklee46

    berklee46 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2000
    I'd prefer the non-angled fingerboard for slapping. I think the angled one would make me have to adjust my right thumb position too
    much from string to string.
  5. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    i don't think it would bother me at all

  6. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    The slanted end is indeed the older style. I've had both, and don't really remember the slanted end making much difference, but it really depends on your particular slap technique.

  7. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    As the owner of the six string with the slanted fretboard, I can tell you that I never had a problem slapping. But, then, again, I'm wierd.

    That neck has since been replaced with a fretless Rockwood neck, and is sitting in the corner waiting to either be used, or sold.