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What has been your favorite feeling neck on a bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FiveStringsNme, Aug 27, 2003.

  1. What has been your favorite feeling neck on a bass?.....so far my favorite has been the neck on my teacher's Warrior 5 string..my wrists aren't in the best of condition and when I played on it, there were no pains or anything...I don't frequently get pains(it's not RSI or those stuff....ex-rays say the finishing of my growing pains) and I felt faster on it...which was awesome.....here's the best pic I could find of the bass....I love it..it's so purdy..btw that's my teacher holding it, not me
    [​IMG] :D

    so what about you guys...what's been your favorite feeling neck, too?
  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Probably a Steinberger XL-2 that i played or a Zon that i played, dont remmber the model.
  3. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Flat necks are fun to play but seem to fatigue me quicker than a rounder neck. My fav's have been a couple Fodera Emperors I've owned and my Sadowsky's. I also had a Lakland 4 and a Pensa 4 that felt fast as heck!!

  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    It's a pretty close race between a Peavey Cirrus and a Zon Sonus.
  5. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Gibson Ripper
  6. Robert B

    Robert B Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Hampton, Va USA
    My MM Sabre, but probably only because I've played it so many years. My left hand just seems to know right where all the notes are with perfect comfort and no effort.
  7. My faviroute neck is on my Warwick Dolphin SN, I love then feel of the warwick necks.
  8. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    I'm not overly sensitive about the neck, but I prefer a slightly thinner Jazz-type neck. That works better with a wider 5-string bass IMHO. My Modulus is a bit too thin (get's a bit tiring after a long gig), the Overwaters are quite nice. I don't really enjoy thicker (read: Warwick) necks though.
  9. My friend's original 1981 G&L L-1000 fretless....most beautiful neck ever, just molds to your hand almost, not too thin and not too fat either.
  10. bassotus


    Nov 24, 2002
    ..the well-worn wenge neck of my ´94 Warwick Fortress Masterman4. I've never played another Warwick that would come even close, although I like most Warwick necks..
  11. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    For 4-string, I love my Gibson Thunderbird neck. It is quite thin, and even though I have big hands, I find it more comfortable to grapple all night than thicker necks.

    For 5-string, I played a bunch and ended up digging the DeArmond Pilot 5 Deluxe the most. The cool part was that it was also one of the cheapest basses I looked at. However, two Barts and an OBP-1 later, and that puppy sounds as good as it plays!

    Later, Tom.
  12. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Yes! My favorite four stringer was (is) my EB MM Sabre. I think the pre-EB Sabres were a little chunkier? Still very nice though.
  13. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    My overall favorite? That's easy: MTD 535. Best I've ever played, bar none.
  14. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    4 string. my 1990 4003 ric.
    5 string my mtd 535
    6 string cirrus...(but the only 6 ive played but really close to my mtd)

  15. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    I've never played a neck as sweet as the ones on my two custom shop Conklins!!!

    Like buttah!!!
  16. My Iba SR1000.
    It's a 5-pc. wenge/bubinga neck, with no finish.
    It's thin and fast, and because it's not laquered it's silky smooth to the touch.
    I prefer it even over a Fender Jazz, which used to be my benchmark, until this one came along.

  17. Old Rickenbacker 4001's (I haven't tried recent models, but the old ones rule!). The neck is amazingly smooth and fast. I have to say that I like Warwick's Wenge neck too.
  18. vanselus

    vanselus Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2000
    Boulder, CO
    I can't decide between my MTD 535 (very thin, very sculpted) or the Elrick (thicker, but OH SO NICE). The Elrick has a absolutely sweet upper register cutout on the heel though... LOVE IT
  19. Atshen


    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec

    4-string dept.: The Fender Jazz Bass is hard to beat.

    5-string dept.: My Godin has a comfortable flat/wide neck.
  20. My RIC 4003JG.

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