thin fretboard bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DBeall, May 10, 2002.

  1. DBeall


    May 10, 2002
    Vancouver, Wa
    I'm a beginning bassist with short fingers, but large ass palms. My problem is getting around the fretboard up to the top string. ANyone know of any ideas or a certain bass with a skinny neck?
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Place your thumb on the back of the neck, not on top of it.

    My hands looks like that but I can reach anywhere on my bass.
  3. gweimer


    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    Hamer Cruise 2-Tek
    Fender Performer
    Curbow basses - very thin

    These are a few thin-profile necks you can find. I'd also suggest working on your technique. I pretty much have stumps, and I don't have a problem with most necks. Even Jack Bruce has short fingers, and it doesn't seem to have affected his playing! :D
  4. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    Yep. I would encourage you to work on your technique. It will only help you down the road.

    Most all jazz style basses have pretty thin necks.

    A Fender jazz being the standard with others following.