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MENC Measurements

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by tommy154578, Jul 19, 2003.


  1. tommy154578

    tommy154578

    Jul 14, 2003
    I've seen several URB (like Engelhards) which are said to meet the MENC specifications. Does anyone know what these specifications are? I found a couple of pages with some measurements (body lenght, etc) but I don't know if there's any site where I can find full measurements for DB and if those specifications mean sth else apart from measurements. And, the obvious question, is it sth to care about, if an instrument does or does not meet these specifications?
    Thank you all.

    TR
     
  2. This will give you the basics.

    http://www.musiccenters.com/dem.html

    The instrument will always need to be set up for your playing style, string type, etc. However it is a common place to start. If you are going to play before buying and have some good advice being given to you, it may not make a difference.

    Keith
     
  3. nicklloyd

    nicklloyd Supporting Member/Luthier

    Jan 27, 2002
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    I remember going over some MENC specs for basses a few years ago. There were some good numbers, but it's not something that is posted above my bench. Maybe it matters on brass instruments or kazoos or something else. But, it's not a big deal if it isn't mentioned in the sale of a URB.
     
  4. Jeff Bollbach

    Jeff Bollbach Jeff Bollbach Luthier, Inc.

    Dec 12, 2001
    freeport, ny
    I agree with Nick, however the specs are posted on my shop wall. Proper setup of a kazoo is most exacting.