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HELP GECKO BASS

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Sep 30, 2002.


  1. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    I have been playing 4 string a long time now and i think i want a few moore strings. Can any one tell me about WARMOTH GECKO BASS. the other thing is i dont know if i ever want to start with 6 string or start out on 5. in the long run if i get a 6 sting now i can save some $. The Gecko is a 24 fret neck can you hit and get a good sound out of the really high notes. is this 24 fret neck diffrent then the SADOWSKY 24 fret neck. Thanks The Gecko looks really cool.:)
     
  2. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Do a search. Geckos are a fairly popular subject, and you'll find a lot of material. Search on the word "gecko". You will find quite a bit, without people having to repeat themselves here. After you do the search and do your reading, this would be the place to ask further questions, and people will be very glad to answer you - but it's common courtesy for you to do a search first, before asking common questions all over again. Enjoy!
     
  3. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    If you think you might eventually might want to get a 6, I'd get the 6. The Gecko is, like any other Warmoth, a great bass if done correctly. I currently have 2 5 string Gecko's (the blue one on my Gear Page & PacMan's LaceWood one. I think they're GREAT basses. I can't compare them to my Sadowsky 24 fret 5 because the Sadowsky is the King in my bass kingdom. :)

    The difference between the Sadowsky neck & Gecko are hugh!!!! The Sadowsky 5 string neck is flat & wide. For me, it's SUPER comfortable to play. The Gecko on the other hand is asymmetric. It's fatter on the bass side & it gets thinner on the trebble side.
    <img src="http://warmoth.com/Bass/necks/images/GeckoProfile.jpg">
    From the Warmoth site:
    The Gecko series bass necks feature an asymmetric back shape for a more comfortable, fast feeling. These necks "feel" thin, but retain sufficient bulk for strength and tone. The asymmetric back shape keeps perceived neck bulk down for maximum hand comfort and to create a thinner, fast feeling neck. The bass side of the neck is thicker, with the treble side being thinner. Your thumb will find easy reference as your hand glides up and down the neck. This is a very comfortable neck to play.
    Personally I think the neck feels fatter then thinner but it all depends on yout thumb placement while you play.