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neck-thru basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rashbeep, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. rashbeep


    Jul 15, 2005
    Toronto, ON
    hi im getting a neckthru bass soon and im wondering if its possible to do the lil neck bend thingy that billy sheehan uses.
  2. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY


  3. Aj*


    Jun 14, 2005
    West Yorkshire, UK
    Are you refering to scalloped frets or something else? If you mean scalloped frets, you can do that on any bass. Better to get a pro to do it though, a bad scallop can be a very costly repair.
  4. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Yeah it is. It's just easier on a bolt on bass.
  5. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Simple, and to the point.

  6. rashbeep


    Jul 15, 2005
    Toronto, ON
    oh sorry you guys, thats not what im talking about. when billy plays he usually does a neck bending thing to give it the same effect as if someone were using a whammy bar. im wondering if that is possible to do a neckthru bass.
  7. Prague77


    Aug 20, 2001
    Waco, TX
    probably, but i wouldnt recommend it.....
    a warped neck on a bolt on is easier to fix than on a neck thru : P
  8. One of the benefits of a neck-thru for me is that it doesn't do this as easily

    ...I have an Aria Pro that you can literally stop the notes on by bending the neck, or more accurately, the neck joint where it bolts on... ugly.
  9. SGT. Pepper

    SGT. Pepper Banned

    Nov 20, 2005
    Please don't do that?