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Fretboard Radius ~ 100th POST

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by iriegnome, Jan 27, 2005.


  1. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    :hyper: Well for my 100th post, I am looking for neck radius information. What the hell does it mean EXACTLY? I know that my favorite bass has a 10" neck radius, but I want to know what that means. I am looking to have a new bass built for me, but when I tell the builder I want a 10" Fretboard radius, I want to know what that means. :help:
     
  2. ApeIsHigh81

    ApeIsHigh81

    Aug 24, 2004
    CA
    <img src="http://www.shubb.com/GIF/radii.gif">
     
  3. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Visual Aids rule the world. :bassist:
     
  4. Bardolph

    Bardolph

    Jul 28, 2002
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Just for kicks, you should demand a 2" radius. It'd be like playing a baseball bat.
     
  5. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    I was thinking about a 90" radius, just because :eyebrow:
     
  6. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Classical guitar player? ;)
     
  7. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Grateful Dead/Phish/Little Feat and the like.. CosmicRailroad
    I talked to a local builder yesterday. I think that I am going with an 11" radius. I really enjoyed the neck on my MM Sterling.