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square or rounded?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ThingsAbove, Mar 9, 2019.


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  1. ThingsAbove

    ThingsAbove

    Jul 11, 2011
    For some reason I'm hung up on the shape of the end a fingerboard at the heel.

    There are a lot of great basses out there with a square heel but I want to see that good 'ole Fender style rounded heel on a bass. How can I overcome my loathing of square heels?
     
  2. lug

    lug

    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
    Buy a G&L.....feel the cure.
     
  3. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Is not like square heels negatively effecting your life?
     
  4. Bikeguy57

    Bikeguy57 Supporting Member

    Warmoth
     
  5. garp

    garp

    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    Try a Sadowsky. Then you'll feel like a real heel for not falling head over heels for square heels.
     
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  6. ThingsAbove

    ThingsAbove

    Jul 11, 2011
    I believe it is... I can't seem to bring myself to purchase a bass with a square heel... I just stare and stare at those sharp corners and wonder why it wasn't finished... yet I want to play it, but I can't... the pain, the pain
     
  7. craigie

    craigie

    Nov 11, 2015
    calgary
    Reminds me of the old joke:
    Area of a circle, Pi R squared? Everybody knows pie are round, cake are squared!
     
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  8. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Hope this helps...The first Fender bass had a square heel so the "good 'ole Fender style" heel was actually square.
     
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  9. UNICORN BASS

    UNICORN BASS

    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    Er, what, err...what, i just don't know. Normal service will now resume, thank you.
     
  10. ThingsAbove

    ThingsAbove

    Jul 11, 2011
    Well at least they corrected their error.
     
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  11. craigie

    craigie

    Nov 11, 2015
    calgary
    Not really. They decided telecaster: square, Strat: round. Makes perfect sense right?
     
  12. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    The fact remains, the "good ole Fender" style neck heel was square. Several other similar Fender bass models, some still being made today, have had a square heel.

    Not to mention the Telecaster guitar has had a square heel since it's inception.
     
  13. ThingsAbove

    ThingsAbove

    Jul 11, 2011
    I'd prefer facts not enter the discussion... I'm obviously dealing with some deep mental trauma which has produced an unnatural fear of sharp corners...

    Are there any bass design features that make you avert your gaze?
     
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  14. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Sorry, facts are facts. But those facts should make it easier to come to grips with the issue.

    Nope. They're all just basses.
     
  15. kentiki

    kentiki

    May 14, 2008
    Aren't the majority of bolt on necks rounded?
     
  16. Axstar

    Axstar

    Jul 8, 2016
    Scotland.
    Right!

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  17. No contest, rounded sounds sooo much sweeter. The square ones are really harsh although you can mellow the harsh a bit if you have a tort pick guard.
     
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  18. JoeWPgh

    JoeWPgh

    Dec 21, 2012
    Sadowskys have a round heel. Only the fingerboard is square. So that's a compromise :)
     
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  19. This is quite possibly the one thing I've never thought about before buying a bass....
     
  20. Bodeanly

    Bodeanly

    Mar 20, 2015
    Chicago
    I do not like square heels, but it doesn’t matter what I like.
     

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