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Show me yer Elricks!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by nad, Feb 22, 2006.


  1. nad

    nad 60 Cycle Humdinger Commercial User

    Sep 22, 2005
    Redlands, CA
    The Overlord of Nordstrand Pickups
    Do all the 5+ stringers have an asymmetrical neck? That is what is really selling me so far. Well, the looks too. So if anyone can tell me where to play one in Southern California I'd much appreciate it. :hyper:

    Oh and I searched, but the old "show yer Elricks" threads don't have many pictures left.

    Cheers,
    Adrian
     
  2. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Maybe something's changed in the last few years, but neither the Elrick 5 nor 6 (both Deluxe bolt-ons, equivalent to the Gold series) I used to own had assymmetrical necks.

    Mike
     
  3. nad

    nad 60 Cycle Humdinger Commercial User

    Sep 22, 2005
    Redlands, CA
    The Overlord of Nordstrand Pickups
    Huh, I guess that cures my GAS then. I was told they do have asymmetrical necks, but I've never played one.
     
  4. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Though other builders do use them, Michael Tobias' instruments are really the ones that are known for assymmetric necks. You should definately check out MTD (which is in your GAS list, I see...).

    Mike
     
  5. nad

    nad 60 Cycle Humdinger Commercial User

    Sep 22, 2005
    Redlands, CA
    The Overlord of Nordstrand Pickups
    Yep, MTD is definitely on my list. I love my Gibson Tobias, so would imagine MTD would be even better.
     
  6. C-5KO

    C-5KO

    Mar 9, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
    I used to own a Tobias. A great bass, but the bridge string spacing was a bit too tight for me. Elrick necks feel great to me. Maybe even more comfortable than a Tobias, but that could be from the spacing.

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  7. MODNY

    MODNY Guest

    Nov 9, 2004
    yowza!!!!!
     
  8. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    The four-strings have asymmetrical necks as well.

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    And here are the two Elricks that I've owned and since sold. Both were great basses, but I sold them to get other Elricks more to my liking (sold the six-string to pay for the four-string singlecut pictured above, and I sold the five-string fretless to pay for a four-string e-volution singlecut fretless with a 33" scale and four Hipshot Xtenders that's currently being built).

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