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Most comfortable neck EVER?...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Claymore, Mar 12, 2020.


  1. Claymore

    Claymore

    Nov 10, 2019
    Rhode Island
    C6747B3B-932C-43EC-8BA1-BAAD3A94FDE1.jpeg If you took all the factors into consideration... profile, finish, nut width, fretboard edge, etc, which one hits a home run for you? I thought about this and I nominate my American Performer Jazz. The neck is as close to perfect (for MY hands) as I've ever played but I know everyone has different fingers and preferences. What bass neck does it for YOU?
     
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  2. Leonid Nidis

    Leonid Nidis

    Jan 1, 2018
    American elite P bass.Not crazy about the sound(that is great but not my thing exactlly) but the neck is a dream.
     
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  3. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Kentucky
    The original baseball bat.
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  4. spufman

    spufman

    Feb 7, 2005
    Central CT
    I like a little variety to switch it up for my old hands, but to pick a single favorite would be my Lakland 4-94.
     
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  5. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    D. Lakin Bob Glaub prototype, purchased from a fellow TBer a little less than two years ago:

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  6. TexasThunder

    TexasThunder

    Mar 4, 2018
    Texas
    My ‘94 USA Peavey Fury.
     
  7. Jazz width nut, medium frets and a satin ( non-gloss ) finish to the back.
     
  8. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    My Lull P4. 1 3/4" but, but fairly thin front to back.
     
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  9. For a 4-string, the necks on the Reverend Rumblefish basses were the best I ever played.
    On a 5, my Roscoe fretless can't be beat.
     
  10. chris_b

    chris_b

    Jun 2, 2007
    In the last 20 years I've owned 5 string Lakland, Wal, Lull, Fender and Sadowsky and a 4 string Rob Allen. They have all had faultless necks.
     
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  11. five7

    five7 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2009
    Denver
    ernie ball sterling 5
     
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  12. grillman

    grillman

    Dec 15, 2014
    Mine is on a cheapo bass.
    Aria Pro II igb-std

    Not my favorite neck but the most comfortable for sure. Definitely the bass that allows me to play the fastest.

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    But it is not my favorite because sometimes it almost feels like a guitar neck. And I like when a neck offers a little resistance and keeps me in check about my technique, if that makes any sense.
     
  13. BBQV

    BBQV

    Feb 13, 2010
    Uppsala, Sweden
    I had a '68 Telecaster Bass once. That neck was fantastic! A full 1 3/4" wide at the nut and almost an inch thick at the 1:st fret.
    Loved it!
     
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  14. Skillet

    Skillet Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2011
    Louisiana
    I bought a parts bass with a Sire V7 first gen neck on a Warmoth dinky jazz body. I guess I like the 7.5" radius. It is just stellar.
     
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  15. My 2 Wilkins PJ5s are it for me. They felt like home the first time I picked them up.No point in even looking at other basses now as there is just no need. No clue what the specs are and don't care.
     
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  16. strappa

    strappa Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2009
    Philadelphia, PA
    A jazz neck is best for me
    Some of the best jazz necks are
    Lakland
    Mike Lull
    Fender Victor Bailey
     
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  17. chuck65

    chuck65 Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2010
    Orange Park FL.
    G&L 1 1/2 medium C Satin
    I have the same neck on two JB4’s and an SB2T .
    Works for me :)
     
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  18. 9Thumbs

    9Thumbs

    Jul 3, 2013
    Near Boston
    I've never played a Fender that I didn't like. I tried a Rick around 1980, it was okay too.
     
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  19. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    For me it's three necks. I love the soft/rounded V-esque neck profile of my Squier Jaguar SS and I also love the narrow width of my Hofner Ignition Club Bass and Hofner Galaxie HCT higher up the neck. One day I just may have to recarve the neck profile of my Hofners to be similar to the Squier.
     
  20. I played a dot and bound 66 jazz once, was perfect. The vintera jazz basses are also perfect.
     

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