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Narrow Spacing 6 string

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by NioeZero, Oct 23, 2002.

  1. NioeZero


    Sep 2, 2001
    I'm curious as to the (general) average spacing of most 6 string necks.

    I'm looking for the narrowest possible spacing.

    Pics, if possible.
  2. Joelc73

    Joelc73 Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2000
    New York
    If you're looking for narrow, 5/8ths works pretty well.
  3. Bigwan


    Feb 22, 2002
    Ballymena (hey)
    I think alot of people will tell you that the Yamaha John Myung signature bass has very narrow spacing for a 6 string - so much so that it has put alot of people off!
  4. Yup, the Yamaha John Myung sig 6er has very tight string spacing. I had trouble playing it it was so tight. You may find you love it, but it wasn't for me. If you get a chance try one out. Other than the spacing and the inlay, it was a pretty darn good bass.
  5. BlacksHole


    Mar 22, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    I played a couple of 6 strings yesterday. A gibson era Tobias, a Yamaha (forget the model), a Spector (bolt-on), and a Peavey Cirrus. I also own a Carvin 6 string. The Yamaha was the widest and the Spector was the second widest. The Tobias, Cirrus, and my Carvin are all pretty close and definitely tighter spaced than the other two. I played an Alembic 6 many years ago that was also quite wide, but I believe they make some fairly narrow ones now. There is some cheap brand that you see for sale on Ebay that appears to be very tight - I believe the name is Brice, but I'm not positive.
  6. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia In Memoriam

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    didnt measure, but i remember a Modulus Q6 i had being spaced ridiculously tight- i had a hard time with it- thats the tighest 6 ive ever held- except maybe for a Start- but yuckk!! i dont touch those nasty , cootie ridden guitars!!:eek:
  7. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    I am curious why you want such narrow spacing; do you play with a pick ?
  8. Limo


    Sep 22, 2002
    Reykjavik Iceland
    Well, I have one Yamaha John Myung for sale for around $550
  9. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    My Warwick is 16.5 mm. Or just a hair more than 5/8". Most that I have played are in that range.
  10. amac


    Oct 9, 2002
    Commerce, Georgia
    to comment on the Modulus Q6 spacing...I bought one 2 weeks ago and the spacing is no different than my old Ibanez 405 ~ 17 mm on center. That's pretty normal for 5's and 6's. I have no problems pulling off slapping and open hammer plucks. But I guess it's whatever you're used to.
  11. Chuck M

    Chuck M Supporting Member

    May 2, 2000
    San Antonio, Texas
    I recently traded my Smith 6 for a Roscoe 6. I sold the Roscoe to a friend and bought a Q6. The Modulus does have a more narrow neck than some other 6's and that, and the tone, is why I wanted it. My bass works just fine for all styles but I do have to pay attention when I slap on it.

  12. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    I'm thinking of trading my smith myself ; for s smith fretless 6 if anyone is listening !

    when i switched from 4 to 6 i had a hell of a time popping and slapping. of course i had been popping and slapping on the same p bass for 17 years so i was a litle behind the learnng curve, nonetheless i to must still pay close attention when i slap on my smith 6 - tho i do not do that much slapping anymore.:D

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