Eminence detachable neck V Eminence solid neck

Discussion in 'Electric Upright Basses (EUB's) [DB]' started by gypsydjango, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. gypsydjango


    Jul 9, 2009
    For normal gig work (not wanting to fly etc.) would an Eminence detachable neck (RN4) be as permantly stable as a fixed neck Eminence? Is the RN4 equally good in tone as a fixed neck? Your views most welcome.
  2. Steve Clark

    Steve Clark

    Jan 9, 2004
    London ON
    I have a both a 7/8 fixed neck double bass as well as the Eminence with the detachable neck. Both feel the same to me. Very solid. I like the convenience of being able to break the bass down for travel even around town. Can't compare to fixed neck Eminence.
  3. downunder


    Aug 25, 2005
    I have a detachable neck eminence. The dovetail joint is actually made out of metal and is very stable.
  4. Mark Gollihur

    Mark Gollihur Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 19, 2000
    Mullica Hill, NJ
    Owner/President, Gollihur Music LLC
    I can compare.

    You'll notice no difference in tone, stability, or playability. Even under close inspection, the only difference to be found when the bass is fully assembled is that the RN model has the thumbscrew on the back of the heel. That's it!
  5. gypsydjango


    Jul 9, 2009
    Thank you gentlemen for your replies--much appreciated.
  6. abaguer


    Nov 27, 2001
    Milford, NJ
    H have eminence Removable neck 5 string and it is extremely stable. secure as hell and highly portable