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Lowest Action, Thinnest Neck?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Fatdog, Feb 25, 2005.


  1. Fatdog

    Fatdog

    Nov 18, 2004
    Naples, Florida
    What bass has the lowest action and/or thinnest neck? :confused:
     
  2. tomd03

    tomd03

    Oct 8, 2004
    Alberta Canada
    Well action can be adjusted, so any bass...

    but thinnest neck, the Geddy

    Hands down, amazing bass
     
  3. matrok

    matrok

    Jan 10, 2005
    Ferndale, Michigan
    I had a Vox Phantom IV that had a ridiculously skinny neck. It was my second bass, and after I moved to a Rick 4001, I could never play it again. My Ibanez SR 800 has a very slim neck as well.
     
  4. You mean thin and not narrow, right??
     
  5. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Pedulla and Lakland.
     
  6. Funky Doctor

    Funky Doctor

    Aug 28, 2003
    Australia
    Yamaha.
     
  7. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    The Geddy Lee Jazz neck is not nearly as thin as a lot of other basses. Some Ibanez' are paper thin, I've played some Yamahas that were very thin, although they were pretty wide. The Conklin GT-BD7 has an incredibly thin neck. Mike Adler has made some with super-thin necks.
     
  8. Not warwick
     
  9. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    If you mean front to back thin, then it has to be Benavente.
     
  10. The Lakland necks are super thin and melts in your hand.
    :bassist:
     
  11. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.
    Lakland

    Cirrus
     
  12. Offbase

    Offbase

    Mar 9, 2000
    Soundgear necks are about the narrowest, AND thinnest. The Geddy is the thinnest, narrowest Fender neck. Starfire necks are silly narrow all the way up the board.
     
  13. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
    Most peavey's have very skinny necks. Thinner than the geddy, at least the ones I have played
     
  14. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    I've got a Series 1, that that's ridiculous even by my standards.
     
  15. JonTheBassGuy

    JonTheBassGuy

    Dec 12, 2004
    If set up right, most Ibanez basses.
     
  16. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    My warwick has the lowest action of any bass I've ever owned, without a single buzz. It's the most narrow neck I've ever played also. 97 corvette - wenge neck.
     
  17. Mosrites have very thin necks (and very flat, nearly non-existant frets).

    The Peavey Foundation ("the poor man's Jazz Bass") is 1.489" at the nut -- just a little narrower than a regular Jazz.
     
  18. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    The consistently lowest action I've ever seen was on Status graphite basses. However, after Lakland performed their magic on my Spector, it gets amazingly low!:D
     
  19. There is this one alembic, I can't recall what model, at a local store that I picked up and had to put it right back because the neck was sooo thin. Geddy lee's are also pretty thin
     
  20. Aren't Zon necks really thin?

    For me, my TBC 4banger has the best feeling neck in the world.