Thin Neck Acoustic Bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by peabody, Nov 24, 2005.

  1. peabody

    peabody Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2002
    La Crosse, WI
    I'm pondering purchasing an acoustic bass (I'm not sure why, but when has that ever stopped me from buying something before). All my basses have thinner necks (1.5" nut measurement)...MM Sterling, Lakland Skyline JO, Lakland Skyline Glaub (with a JO neck), so keeping with that theme, I'd like to find something with a thinner neck. Is anyone aware of any decent acoustic basses that have a 1.5" nut? Any input would be appreciated.....
  2. Evil Undead

    Evil Undead

    Oct 31, 2009
    Massive 8 year old zombie thread - I have the same question, but thought it better to bump an old thread than start a new one.
  3. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    The fender kingman has a jazz neck.
  4. I've got an Ibanez EWB30 which as a pretty thin neck, warm full sound, decent projection (for an ABG), good preamp (with a built-in chorus), and great look (for my taste). Mine as a finish that's described by Ibanez as "high resonance" one... other basses of that series (Exotic wood series) have a thicker, glossier finish that sounded less open to my ears.

    The EWB series doesn't seem to be distributed everywhere currently so they might be hard to find, new, depending where you live. For example, they aren't listed on the USA Ibanez website, but they is the EWB20 model on the canadian, european and australian websites...
  5. peabody

    peabody Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2002
    La Crosse, WI
    Wow, I started this thread 8 years ago. As Bob Dylan said, "Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now...."

    Since my original posting, I have tried (and owned) a lot of acoustic basses and I think my favorites with the "thinner" neck would be the Godin A4, the Carvin AC40 and the Fender Victor Bailey. I never tried a Fender Kingman. While I'm a Fender guy, I still think the headstock looks weird on an acoustic.
  6. Evil Undead

    Evil Undead

    Oct 31, 2009
    I did wonder if you would still be subscribed! Thanks for your input :)
  7. Ukiah Bass

    Ukiah Bass Supporting Member

    May 10, 2006
    Check out the Tacoma Thunderchief ABG in fretless or fretted formats. I had a fretless 'Chief and the neck was very thin, at least as thin as 1.5"/nut if not a bit skinner.
  8. svlilioukalani

    svlilioukalani Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2012
    Seattle, Wa
    Try a Fender Kingsman. A Geddy Lee Neck on a ABG. Won't sound like the Thunderchief unplugged. But cheep.