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Most Comfortable Body shape

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Marcury, Feb 24, 2008.


  1. Marcury

    Marcury High and Low

    Aug 19, 2007
    Mid Hudson Valley, NY
    A friend of mine has offered to build me a six string fretless and I need to come up with the body design. What are folks opinions here about what body shapes and styles are most comfortable to play?
     
  2. bassaficionado6

    bassaficionado6 Something about gumption

    Jan 7, 2008
    Napa, CA
    I like the NS body on my Spector, and the Fender jazz body shape is pretty popular. It might be to do something radical if you're doing a custom build though.
     
  3. Marcury

    Marcury High and Low

    Aug 19, 2007
    Mid Hudson Valley, NY
    Definitely playing with the radical idea, but I want to make sure that form doesn't overtake functional comfort.
     
  4. monoBEAR

    monoBEAR

    Feb 23, 2008
    Indiana 812
    fender p-bass or gibson sg are the most comfortable to me. i'm not a fan of 6 string basses. my hands are far too small.
     
  5. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    The Bongo is amazingly comfy to play. The entire thing is contoured.
     
  6. Marcury

    Marcury High and Low

    Aug 19, 2007
    Mid Hudson Valley, NY
    How does it play sitting? Rest well on the leg? Neck dive?
     
  7. vcs700s

    vcs700s

    Nov 17, 2006
    Stephenson, VA
    MM Sterling or Bongo.
     
  8. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire

    It rests well on the leg and there's no neck dive. The arm also rests very comfortably on the top.
     
  9. Turock

    Turock

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    Female.
     
  10. WarMan

    WarMan

    Feb 18, 2008
    Plano, Texas
    I think my Thumb BO is the most comfortable bass that I have played.
     
  11. Great post...+1
     
  12. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    +1

    I had never had a "bowled back" bass before I got my Spector. It's ridiculously comfortable, and the body shape itself is exquisite.
     
  13. Marcury

    Marcury High and Low

    Aug 19, 2007
    Mid Hudson Valley, NY
    Hmmm! Two votes for the Spector, hadn't even considered the "bowled back". Interesting.

    Bongo is an interesting choice too maybe I can combine the two.
     
  14. lpdeluxe

    lpdeluxe Still rockin'

    Nov 22, 2004
    Deep E Texas
    Precision. Nobody's really improved on it since Leo started contouring it.
     
  15. Nick Kay

    Nick Kay

    Jul 26, 2007
    Toronto, Ontario
    For me, it's a toss-up between the Bongo and the Jazz. Both sit and stand really well, IMO.
     
  16. MyUsernameHere

    MyUsernameHere ?????????????

    Nov 3, 2007
    Lexington KY
    I wouldn't necessarily advise buying one or their imports (although their custom shop guitars are top notch), but another bass you might want to check out with a "bowled" back is a Brian Moore. More traditional fenderish shape than a Specter and very comfortable.
     
  17. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

    This is the most comfortable bass I've ever played:

    2007Bongo4HSDD-02.
     
  18. Marcury

    Marcury High and Low

    Aug 19, 2007
    Mid Hudson Valley, NY
    Wow, quite a bit of Bongo Love. Any more input out there?
     
  19. Green Mind

    Green Mind

    Aug 28, 2007
    BC/AB, Canada
    I just imagined a six string sg bass and it shattered my entire universe.
     
  20. DanielleMuscato

    DanielleMuscato

    Jun 19, 2004
    Columbia, Missouri, USA
    Endorsing Artist, Schroeder Cabinets
    I love my MTD Artist 5 body shape, but I do with the upper strap horn was a little longer (~12th fret would be perfect instead of around 14).
     

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