I doubt this exists but...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by psi, May 11, 2005.


  1. psi

    psi

    Mar 11, 2005
    New Jersey
    Does anyone know of a 5-string bass that has an aluminum neck? (And is preferably headless and 32" scale?) lol.
     
  2. EricTheEZ1

    EricTheEZ1

    Nov 23, 2004
    Clawson, MI
    Aluminum? Not that I know of. The only synthetic material used (widely) for bass necks is Graphite. Status Graphite makes basses like that. 5 strings with no headstock, but not sure about 32" scale.

    Why so specific?

    -Eric.
     
  3. Travis Bean made aluminium necked basses but none were 5 stringers or 32" scale as far as I can remember. Never played one but heard one used live and it sounded amazing. Apparently very heavy though.
     
  4. Rodent

    Rodent A Killer Pickup Line™ Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Honey Badger Pickups & Regenerate Guitar Works
    Any particular reason you're looking for an alum neck when so many great graphite neck basses exist? I have an alum Kramer 8-string, and let me tell you how much of a pain it is to keep it in tune - even if only strung with the four bass strings! Seems like every little change in room temp (or even setting it down for a tune and then picking it up again) will cause it to go sharp/flat depending on whether it got warmer/cooler. I have totally written it off for any kind of studio work, which is too bad as it has a rather unique tone to it.

    R
     
  5. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska