New Member- Dano question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Hellbottom, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Hellbottom

    Hellbottom Guest

    Apr 17, 2012
    Hey, I'm James Britt from Atlanta. I would like to load up a Danelectro with heavy flats (105-e). Will that little neck take the tension?
  2. jumbodbassman


    Dec 28, 2009
    Stuck in traffic -NY & CT
    Born Again Tubey
    maybe. what model?? what strings as tension is differnet between brands
  3. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    I strung a dano BEAD. Had to fiddle with the truss rod a few days as the neck took some time to adjust. You should be fine, just gonna have take the neck on and off a couple of times. :) One of the few things I hate about danelectros.
  4. Hellbottom

    Hellbottom Guest

    Apr 17, 2012
    Thanks Joe. If you've done BEAD successfully then I should have no problem with chromes in standard. Know what ya mean about the p.i.t.a. neck removal dance! It's the TONE baby! It's worth it!
  5. CORBS


    Dec 28, 2010
    Same problem on my Dano 63 guitar. Tone for days and days, plays so well with distortion, but every time the weather changes ( I live in Ohio and that's every 4 minutes ) you have to take the whole thing apart to adjust it.

    I played a Dano longhorn bass at GC years ago that was strung BEAD, sounded awesome, and the action was ok.
  6. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    The issue can be getting the string ends of a heavy flat thru the tiny peghead holes...good luck there.
  7. msb


    Jul 3, 2002
    Halifax,N,S. Canada
    You will probably have to file the nut too .
  8. jumbodbassman


    Dec 28, 2009
    Stuck in traffic -NY & CT
    Born Again Tubey
    labella makes special order flats for dano guitar size tuners.... took a bout 4 weeks to get them from imperial guitars.