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"Gecko small 5 string neck"?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by tjclem, Apr 26, 2005.


  1. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    What makes it small? :eyebrow:
     
  2. Marcus Willett

    Marcus Willett Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2005
    Palm Bay, FL
    Endorsing Artist: Bag End - Dean Markley - Thunderfunk
    Usually with Warmoth, when they say "small" they are refering to the nut and heel widths. In the past, this meant a nut width (5 string) of 1.75"
     
  3. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
  4. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
  5. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    Excellent thanks well done!! :hyper:

    Amazing only 1/8" difference........t
     
  6. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
    You thinking of buying that neck? I almost bought it last week, but the project I want it for is too far off to be buying a neck right now. It's a nice price though.
     
  7. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    No somebody wants me to build them a fretted 5 string and I don't do frets and was checking out necks to point him to and I saw those and was wondering about them........T
     
  8. bwbass

    bwbass

    May 6, 2002
    WA
    The 1/8" difference in the heel width translates to a larger string spacing difference at the bridge. The Wide and Medium basses have a 19mm string spacing at the bridge, where the small has 17.5mm spacing. This smaller spacing is the same as that on a Stingray 5 or Fender J 5.