fastest neck?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by big daddy cool, Nov 18, 2001.

  1. right then, i want to purchase a new bass.

    I want 1 with an incredably fast neck, the sound isnt all that importent to me coz that can be sorted by changing the strings for me, coz i aint that good so the pups wont make too much of a difference.

    I cant play graphite necks, i fond them too slow. I know ibanez have fast necks so im looking into them, but if u have any other idea osn fast necks that might have slightly better sound please help.
  2. mjw


    Jun 12, 2001
    Spring, TX USA
    Try to find a used Carvin with the asymetrical neck option - I bought one and it's awesome! I agree about Ibanez too. I almost got a BTB-515, and to me, the neck felt better than just about everything (in a similar price-range) that I tried, until I found the Carvin.

    Of course, as you can imagine, this is a *very* subjective area, which is why it's been suggested here so often to just try playing as many different models as possible and go with whatever feels best to you that falls within your price range.

    BTW, you didn't mention how many strings you were interested in on your new axe. I only tried 5 string models, so my opinion might vary dramatically for a 4, 6 or 7 string. As always, YMMV. :)
  3. Im looking for a four string most likly, id concider five if i had a chance to play on it in the shop and it was equaly as good speed wise.

    My prcie range i also forgot to mention. it would basicly be as cheap as possable. about 400pounds max. umm... bout $US 550 i think.

    I also need it to be versitile between a few different styles of music. I play funk, old metal, nu-metal, heavy rock and occasional jazz.

    I know its all about opinion for this, but your opinions do actualy help as it lets me know what to look for.

  4. David-Adler


    Feb 28, 2001
    Bonn, Germany
    Esh really has slim fast necks,

    I like the slim profile of my Yamaha RBX6JM, maybe go check out the RBX760A, but I donĀ“t know if it has such a slim neck...

  5. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    no neck will make you play fast - practice will...
  6. hyperlitem

    hyperlitem Guest

    Jul 25, 2001
    Indianapolis, IN
    well i dont know the conversion rate at all, but stingrays have the fastest necks ive ever played. And hey they are excellent basses for the types of music u mentioned.
  7. i like stingrays yeah, but theyre twice the max. of what im willing to play.

    and also dont try and tell me all that practise is the only thing thatll make u faster, i know damn fine the necks matter coz sumtimes i find my hands almost get stuck to the neck and they wont move.

    I cant get esh in the UK either, sorry.
  8. * am willing to pay, not play
  9. Right, don't practice. It's all in the bass.
  10. Carvin has the fastest necks I've played in my decades of bassing, except for Hagstroms (a Swedish brand that used to popular in the US that advertised themselves as "world's fastest neck").
  11. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    It is all up to what you find faster for you to play on. Some people find that they can play faster on the "baseball bat" necks of Warwicks and Spectors. Others like the thinner (front to back) profile necks such as on a Peavey Cirrus or Millenium. Some like narrow spacing, some like wide spacing. So, it's all in what you prefer. Or in what you get used to PRACTICING on. But I guess since you know damn right that practice has nothing to do with it.....................:rolleyes:

    Try a few out and see what seems easiest for you.
  12. Steve Mosher

    Steve Mosher

    Oct 23, 2001
    Here is what Peter Parker (Talkbass) said about Moses Graphite necks:
    'I've owned a couple of your necks and must say that I think you have the best recipe for a graphite neck, very warm sounding with a clarity (not common to graphite) fast feeling and very woody sounding. I like that its solid with a truss rod.':D
  13. phunky345


    Jun 20, 2000
    Missoula, MT
    Jazz Basses and Washburn Bantam Series!
  14. Jeffrey A-Bomb

    Jeffrey A-Bomb Drink Coffee & Destroy

    Oct 14, 2000
    Silver Spring, MD
    I think the peavey cirrus line of basses have really fast necks.. Especially the 5's..
  15. Humm...

    Let's see:

    Michael Manring on a Zon

    Victor Wooton on a Fodera

    Jaco on an old Fender

    Marcus on a Fender/Sadowsky

    Bill Dickens on a 9 string!

    Geddy Lee, Will Lee, James Genus, A Caron, etc.

    All these folks can play rather fast.

    Seems to have more to do with the player than the bass. Find the one that works for you.
  16. hmm... I think it might be a problem trying to find those carvins and those peaveys cheap enough in edinburgh. Im still looking at the Ibanezes, the lower end BTB's and the upper end SR's. But Ive also began to notice some quite fast yamahas too. I'll have a little look at them also.

    Do any of you know how much I might have to pay for a second hand SG 3000 or BTB400QM?

    And one last thing, is there anyway that I can make my neck faster than it is just now or am I just being stupid?
  17. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Inactive

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    Good list, Jeff. Don't forget Jeff Berlin on a Dean.

    Nice inexpensive bass. Just as fast as you are;)
  18. Davygravy3


    Sep 21, 2000
    What is all this about the fast neck? Just play a bass and if you like it fine, I do not know what a fast neck means, I barely know what action is. Just get a bass that sounds good and feels good to you and play the s**t out of it. Some people are to picky just play! It's more fun this way.
  19. I find that its more of the player rather then the neck. I mean My Yam has wider spacing then my Ibanez and I can play both at the same speed, soame when I go to stores and play Ken Smith Six's(Big neck there) And Ric and Spectors, All I play at the same speed usually. Try adjusting your strap rather then buying a new bass. I found out that that helped my speed alot more then a new bass did.
  20. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    F13)_Y )_1K3 N3\/3R [email protected]
    'N' H3Z [email protected] G00d!!!

    Umm... :rolleyes:

    Edit: If you know what makes people play fast, then why are you asking us?

    It seems hypocritical to ask for help and then turn down the advice you get.