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Thinnest Bodied Bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DWBass, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Just curious who makes the thinnest bodied, front to back, bass?
  2. AnchorHoy


    Dec 29, 2008
    New Jersey

    They always felt like it to me.......
  3. scottbass

    scottbass Bass lines like a big, funky giant

    Jul 13, 2004
    Southern MN
  4. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.

    Ricks are thinner than Fenders ... but Parker Fly basses may be the thinnest.
  5. Going to say in my finding the Gibson Ripper/ Grabbers are.
  6. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    I've seen a few Ibanez basses that are crazy thin.
  7. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
  8. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    My thinnest bass is my Hofner 185 CT
  9. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    My Gibson SG bass is the thinnest body I have seen.
  10. The Luna Andromeda is pretty thin, and very light. Ibby SR (the newer ones) have a asymmetrical airfoil shape/contour.
  11. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast

    Jul 16, 2005
    Belfast, UK
    Ibanez "Saber" are ridiculously thin on the forearm/belly region and only get thicker going towards the controls.

    I'm fascinated with the idea of a neck through bass that remains only as thick as the neck, but that would require custom pickups and electronics. But it would be so sexy...
  12. icecycle66


    Feb 4, 2009
    Fender's Aerodyne looks pretty thin.
  13. Teacher


    May 3, 2012
    Thinnest I've ever played was an SG bass. I've never played a Ric or Parker fly, though.
  14. 4Banger4


    Mar 21, 2011
    Indianapolis IN
    My Aerodyne definitely feels lighter and thinner than my Geddy or my Jazz basses but could just be the cut.
  15. Carl Thompson Basses are UNBELIEVABLY thin. I'll try to post some pics in a sec.
  16. cavscout19d


    Mar 17, 2010
    My Gibson G3 is 1-1/4" thin.
  17. nendo


    Apr 27, 2007
    Only around the edges. The centre of the body is abit thicker
  18. f64


    Oct 31, 2009
    For a slab body I think the Ric 4004 Laredo might be the thinnest. This isn't mine - I grabbed the pic off eBay. I've owned a 4004 but got rid of it years ago. This one is really nice but at over 2K it's staying where it is.

  19. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005

    This, and an Ibanez sr600 had the thinnest bodies I've played...

    - georgestrings