Tyler question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MikeBass, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. MikeBass

    MikeBass Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    Ferndale MI.
    Artist: Xotic Basses/AccuGroove
    Here, I'll say it first and last:

    Actually, I like it. :D
    Now that we are past that nonsense, just curious about the Tyler 5 neck profile (front to back) comparred to say a Sadowsky 5 or Lakland 5? Also the string spacing??
    The 4 as well if ya please. Is it like a Jazz 4 neck blah blah blah......

    Anyone ever A/B the two and your thoughts..........
  2. I do too. I have nothing really useful to add to this. There's a 6 string at Bass Alone that I'd love to check out.
  3. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    There's a 4 at Basspalace.

    I'd love to own a Tyler. I think the headstock looks fine.
  4. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Mike, there is a guy selling a Tyler on bassgear.com. He called me a couple years back. Wants a Sadowsky on trade. Look for him there. Maybe he can help with the questions u have. Good luck

  5. B String

    B String Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I have the Abe Laboriel 5 model. It has a thinner neck than
    the standard Tyler 5. A bit tight for slapping, but not too
    bad. Very playable bass, that for some is the holy grail.
    Just for the record, I don't mind the headstock at all. My
    only complaint is that the Demeter preamp eats up a pair of
    9 volt batteries really fast. A great "does a little of everything"
  6. mcdonap


    Sep 25, 2001

    I've played and owned both. I currently own a Sadowsky 4, and a few Tylers - 4's and 5's. (I had a Sadowsky Modern 5 until about a month ago, so I have a recent point of comparison.) I think the general consensus would be that the Tyler neck is a little thicker in profile than the Sadowsky. That said, I don't think it's any less comfortable to play, or slower to get around on. I think the string spacing at the bridge is also the same or close - 3/4". Over the years, Tyler has used different bridges (e.g. Wilkinson),some of which allow spacing changes.

    I've never played a Lakland, so I can't compare them.

    The Tyler 4 necks do feel Jazz like. My older 4's feel very close to my Sadowsky. The ad at The Bass Palace is dead on - the width is 1.5", but not as cramped as a Jazz.

    I'm not sure how he does it, but I never have to adjust the truss rod in my Tylers. Once I've gotten the relief I've wanted, I've never had to make an adjustment. Pretty amazing to me because I live in an area where it gets very humid in the summer. I can't make that claim for any other wooden necked bass I've owned. Granted, I know a seasonal truss rod adjustment isn't a big deal, but I'm always impressed by the stability of these necks.
  7. MikeBass

    MikeBass Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    Ferndale MI.
    Artist: Xotic Basses/AccuGroove
    Thanks a bunch Mcdonap!!!
    Answered my question pretty clearly.