Fastest playing neck?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by btrag, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. btrag


    Mar 7, 2005
    Or, in other words, the opposite of what I experience with the Rickenbacker neck. I hate it because it is heavily lacquered, so it feels like my hand is stuck in glue.

    In contrast to this, what is the fastest, smoothest neck out there?
    Four string only, please. 24 frets would be nice, too.
  2. My Orion 4 has a really fast & smooth neck due to the polyester clear satin finish.
  3. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    This has come up a couple of times, and my answer is two words: Cur Bow ;)

  4. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Beamsville, ON, Canada
    I'll second the vote for curbow. Fastest necks ever.
  5. JHL


    Apr 8, 2005
    London, England
    one more for curbow
  6. psi


    Mar 11, 2005
    New Jersey
    What about WD40? or Talc?

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  8. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Good point--finish is only one element that makes for a fast neck, and I had an old Rick with the back of the neck stripped down to bare wood that was a great player....

  9. Or almost any good Satin lacquered Jazz Bass.

  10. Snarf


    Jan 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    Actually, probably the fastest neck (for me) that I've played is a Warwick with Ovangkol neck (think it was tung-oiled). That's mainly because the action of my Carvin was a little high, and I haven't lowered it yet. (Of course, the neck is now off and going back to Carvin for a broken truss rod)
  11. bassjamn


    Jan 4, 2002
    San Francisco
    Zon's are pretty darn fast.
  12. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Curbow USA rockwood necks. Any faster, it'd need a pit crew.
  13. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    Well I would say Fodera for me, but I would say the answer would be the neck you find most comfortable with a good satin finish that won't cause your thumb to stick.
  14. genderblind

    genderblind Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2004
    Status Electro 3 for me!!!
  15. epoxo57


    Feb 17, 2005
    Perrysburg, Ohio
    My Sterling!!!! Neck like butt'ah!!
  16. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama

    Smooth as a baby's bottom after that!!
  17. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    Peavey Cirrus, Fender Jazz 75 RI, Ibanez SR series.
  18. metron

    metron Fluffy does not agree

    Sep 12, 2003
    Lakewood Colorado
  19. Stinkoman20xx


    Oct 19, 2003
    Rockwood Curbow.Best neck ever.
  20. Fealach

    Fealach Guest

    Apr 23, 2003
    Gone to a better place
    Well, the fastest, but not the best, of mine would be my 4 string Quest. Not 24 frets.