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Narrow neck basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by larrytron, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. Hi fellows,
    Do you knowsome 4 strings basses with a narrow neck.
    Really narrow with something like 16mm string spacing.
    I used the "search" but haven't found anything.
    Custom job???
    Thanks for reply.
  2. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY

    Old Vox basses.

    So narrow as to be uncomfortable.
  3. Vigier's Passions and Arpèges

    not far away for you :smug:
  4. he he! I haven't thought about Vigier!!!

    He makes awesome basses...
  5. Th9nker


    Mar 18, 2002
    I play a Gibson Thunderbird and Fender Jazz....

    They both have really thin "C" shaped necks... That's why I like them, they feel more like an upright, and therefore more natural to me...
  6. EricTheEZ1


    Nov 23, 2004
    Clawson, MI
    Since when do URB's have thin necks? URBs have massive necks!

  7. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    I used to own a steingberger that I sold because I couldn't get used to the string spacing. Really tight.
  8. Washburn...inexpensive...decent quality...and narrow string spacing....
  9. Rapscallion2112


    Apr 21, 2004

    yes....and its narrow enough...but not too narrow to be uncomfortable
  10. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Check out the Carvin Timothy B. Schmidt signature. Its neck is skinnier than a regulation jazz.
  11. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
  12. rusty


    Mar 29, 2004
    Ibanez SR
  13. I love the necks on both of my Warwick Rockbasses - a Streamer and Corvette, both 4's.

    The string spacing is 19mm, width at nut, 38mm...not 16mm I know, but I like the nice slim profile of the neck - makes these two my favourite basses.


  14. rockdoc11


    Sep 2, 2000
    I had an Ibanez SR 1000 (or something like that) that had the second narrowest neck I'd ever played. The narrowest was a Vox Bill Wyman teardrop model.

    Fender Performer basses also have very small necks, and have unique looks to boot!
  15. Winemule

    Winemule Guest

    Feb 27, 2005
    Find an old Hagstrom. They had way skinny necks. Just remember to string them with lightweights, otherwise they bow right up.
  16. thanks for the replies.
    In fact I think a 32" scale or even 30" should be more what Im looking for.
    but a bass with a modern sound, I've seen many basses with narrow neck or short scale, but they usually are very old, from a time I weren't even a idea:D (I'm 29!).
    The thing is I have a project in which I play a lot of slapped chords and it would be easier for my left hand to have a bass with a small tiny neck. I have a geddy lee which I love the string spacing at the nut but at the 12th fret it is another buisness. I think I'd feel more comfy with a narrower neck/shorter scale.
  17. Salut Larry,

    I know what you mean, you should have the last Alembic offered to Stanley Clarke, if you are kind enough he'll give it to you :cool:


    For usual Alembic's neck dimension is not enough narrow for short scales.
  18. Oh OUi!!!
    That's what I want/need!!!
    Please everybody send me one dollar, I tell you how to become a rich man.:D