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thin, narrow neck with high fretboard radius

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by turkish, Jun 22, 2003.

  1. turkish

    turkish Guest

    Jul 14, 2002
    FCCAUSA, or here
    does any one know of a maker known for thin, narrow necks with high fretboard radius?
  2. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    The bass I know with the highest radius fretboard is Atlansia. It resembles an upright board to some degree. It's also variable radius (conical). Here's one that sold out of Bunnybass - so, of course there are some good pictures.

  3. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone. Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    Ken Smith basses seem to fit that description.

    A fretboard with a high radius will be more flat. A fretboard with a low radius will be more curved like a URB.
  4. I'll throw Sheldon Dingwall's basses in this as well. His bass have very thin compound radius necks, which max around 25. Pretty flat.

    as an FYI, there is another thread just today asking a very similar question, its got a bunch more responses
  5. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    There obviously seems to be some confusion about what you mean by "high radius". Many of us would take that to mean a rather flat neck, i.e. a fretboard with a radius that's a high number of inches. However, pilotjones has clearly interpreted it to mean that you want a fretboard with a lot of curve to it (a "high" curve?), something very upright-ish, and in conjuction with your request for a narrow board, that makes some sense.

    Which one are you really looking for?

  6. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    That's right. I figured turkish meant "arching up high," which results from a low-number radius dimension.