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Does Les Claypool like his bass necks thin or thick?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lird12, Aug 3, 2012.


  1. lird12

    lird12

    Mar 14, 2012
    Sacramento, CA
    How does he like 'em? just curious if anyone knows.. thx
     
  2. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    Hey man. Well I do know that from his limited edition signature model (the 4 stringer), the neck is quite thick. He liked it cause he mostly used to his Rainbow 6 string bass, which is pretty wide (don't know the measurements exacly).
     
  3. lird12

    lird12

    Mar 14, 2012
    Sacramento, CA
    Nice, are you talking about the maloney bass? Are those for order?
     
  4. ursusaltered

    ursusaltered Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    Madison WI
    To clarify, the answer is thin. CT bass necks have a slim jazz bass nek profile. Even on the six string models, the necks are pretty thin. Very comfortable to play!
     
  5. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    The maloney bass was for order, not sure if they still are. He wanted them to sell as a limited edition and use the money for his little nephew who is really really sick :(
     
  6. savit260

    savit260

    Mar 6, 2006
    Boston
    Unless you're buying a bass for him, what does it matter?

    Playing the exact same gear and rig isn't going to make you sound like him unless you have his hands and brain.

    Play what you like and feel comfortable with, not what your heros/idols etc. play.
     
  7. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    Who says he wants the same gear like him?:eyebrow: He just wanna know what kind of necks Les' his basses have. That's all!
     
  8. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    Well, why else would he ask?

    Also, he asked if his "maloney" bass was available for order... I would take that as a sign that he wants to play basses like Les because he just loves Les soooo much.
     
  9. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    Information is always a welcome thing. I was always interested in Oliver Riedel's Sandberg Terrabass neck, since it's about 4 mm thicker then a Fender neck.. But I don't wanna own one though...
     
  10. ursusaltered

    ursusaltered Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    Madison WI
    Now now guys, we are all entitles to our own opinions. No need need to start bickering about someone elses wants, needs, desires, or questions. If someone wants to play the same specs, basses, electronics, rigs or whatevers as their heros, then who are any of us to discourage that. Worry about what impacts your own lives. If lird12 wants a maloney or a Ct because of les claypool, then that is his or her choice. How many people bought fodera monarchs because of Victor, or how many have bought fender jazz basses, because of marcus, or wal basses because of geddy lee or justin chancellor. Frankly it isn't gonna affect anyones life, except for the person buying that bass. That is their right. That very purchase could be the perfect bass, that makes them bloom as a musician.
     
  11. eddododo

    eddododo Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2010
    Les is a pretty big-handed guy.. And knowing he plays upright and has a monster handshake-grip, I wouldn't be suprised if he likes them a little thick, but youll also see him playing with his thumb hanging over the top of the neck sometimes, so maybe not-so-thick..

    This has been an unhelpful response
     
  12. cfsporn

    cfsporn

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City

    Essence of TB here. Out of the two posts that provide an answer to the question, there are two different answers provided. I wouldn't have it any other way.:D
     

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