Narrow bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Worshiper, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. Worshiper


    Aug 13, 2004
    New York
    What's the narrowest bass availible on the market, excluding steinbergs?

    I managed to get a hand on some pre glued body woods and I'm planing to make basses out of them, but all of my older plans have body widths of about 15 inch. The blanks are about 13 inch.

    I'm just worried that 13 inch. will make the neck seem huge compared to the body.
  2. Cerb


    Sep 27, 2004
    I like basses that are around 12-13 at the widest spot. The one I'm building now is about 12 at the widest and no more than 7 at the most narrow section. It seems to sit well on the lap.
  3. to help make the body look bigger, you could sort of stagger the body shapes, kinda like the Fender Jazz bass is like a slanted P Bass body.

    As for bodies on the market with narrow "hips" well, I can't help you there, as the only thing that DOES come to mind are Steinbergers' and violin styled basses.

    Good luck and remember... Measure 1 billion times, cut once. :rolleyes:

  4. I don't know about the narrowest but I just measured a Roscoe LG-3005 and it's just a hair over 12" at the widest point.
  5. Spectors seem pretty narrow to me. However, not TOO narrow.

    I've played a couple sitting down in music shoppes and they feel pretty nice.
  6. Worshiper


    Aug 13, 2004
    New York
    spector is a very good guess I would say.