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Favorite neck profile

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bassdude15, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. Bassdude15


    Feb 26, 2013
  2. Jefff


    Aug 14, 2013
    I care less about the nut size and radius than I do about the actual profile.

    I prefer an assymetrical neck. I have reprofiled almost every bass I have ever owned.
  3. Ric5

    Ric5 SUSPENDED Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    Nothing feels as good as a 60s 4001 neck.

  4. Jefff


    Aug 14, 2013
    I had a 70 4001. I left that neck alone..:)
  5. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    50's P bass
    I love the baseball bat with 7.25" radius and vintage fret's
  6. Matthew_84


    Nov 7, 2010
    Modern-day Warwick. 20" radius. Thin at the nut.
  7. lexington125


    Sep 11, 2013
    hollywood, baby......
    someday I will find 4 or 5 other guys who want to play the blues the way it was played before it became all about guitar heroics
    two early 60s Precisions:
    - 61 has the widest (side to side) and shallowest (front to back) profile I've ever seen
    - 64 is a similar shape, just a bit less extreme, it is also the fastest neck I've come across in 35 years of playing bass
  8. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    I had a few mid 70's 4001's which I loved.

    I also recently purchased a Fender Modern Player Dimension, featuring their "C" shaped neck, 9.5 inch radius, and 1.5" nut which I also like very much.
  9. mikecd1

    mikecd1 Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2009
    CT, New England
    My 62 Jazz reissue has a comfortable, easy feel and profile (1.5x7.25) accented by the vintage style frets. I do however love ALL these necks and basses everyone has mentioned and would love to play them anytime! Uh, love me Hofner too! (1.65x? - somebody help me out with the radius, not sure, but feels great)
  10. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Mid 50's P bass deep V contour.
  11. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    90's Ric feels like coming home to me. SB-4000 neck is a very close second.
  12. Thrash3r


    Aug 5, 2013
    4 string I like 7.25" / 1.75" , with a 5 string I really like the LTD necks 15.74" / 1.85"
  13. Jay2U

    Jay2U Not as bad as he lóòks

    Dec 7, 2010
    22 ft below sea level
    I like chunky necks. I opted for the 1 3/4, 12" radius neck for my G&L.
  14. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    I can deals with almost any neck profile, but my current favorite is Fender's "modern C" with a 9.5" radius.
  15. pfox14


    Dec 22, 2013
    Fender "A" profile as found on Jazz basses - 1.5" nut
  16. Lo-E


    Dec 19, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    Wide & Flat.
  17. Lee Moses

    Lee Moses

    Apr 2, 2013
    I don't think about it. I just play.
  18. Stone Soup

    Stone Soup

    Dec 3, 2012
    Bassdude15, I'm not sure you understand what a neck profile is. Width and fretboard radius are only part of it. The shape of the back of the neck is also a part of the profile.
  19. el murdoque

    el murdoque

    Mar 10, 2013
    wide at the nut and a flat shape, like a concert guitar - or more like an Ibanez Metal Guitar.
  20. 1.6 and 12"