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Sub 300$ basses with thick/chunky neck

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BillyRay, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. BillyRay

    BillyRay Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2008
    I know there's a club for people with chunky neck basses and that some of the basses listed have chunky necks, but I'm looking for a backup to my japanese ATK for less than 300$. I could just buy another ATK, with its substantial and chunky neck, but I'd like something different, if possible.

    Nut width is not an issue, but I'd prefer 1.625" and +. I like a deep C or U shape: anything thinner/flatter nowadays gives me cramps. I sold my 50's precision because the neck was too thin near the nut. The Freeman precision on that list is just Fender's mordern C shape and is not thick at all.
  2. landau roof

    landau roof Reupholstered User

    Jul 29, 2010
    Downstate CA
    You might check out the Squier Mike Dirnt Sig. Personally, I've never handled one, but the Fender counterpart has a chunky neck.

    Not sure if they have the same profile, though.
  3. FretlessMainly


    Nov 17, 2010
    There ought to be a club for people who put the $ sign after the amount.
  4. purfektstranger


    Apr 10, 2003
    In French the dollar sign comes after the amount.
  5. BillyRay

    BillyRay Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2008
    I've never even noticed that the sign was before the amount in English before it was pointed out in this thread. Revelation !

    The vm precision has the modern C-shape, no ? I tried one out years ago, so I don't accurately remember.
  6. jlepre


    Nov 12, 2007
    Cedar Knolls, NJ
    Hmmmm not sure. I just thought since it was Vintage Modified that it would have the old style neck. Anyone else?
  7. BillyRay

    BillyRay Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2008
    Good idea ! Fender specs list it as thick C and satin. Not a big fan of the looks though.

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