what is the 'Chamfer' ?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Si-bob, Feb 22, 2002.

  1. could somebody explain to me what a 'chamfer' is on the bass, and the difference between a forced chamfer and a plained chamfer etc

  2. i dunno what it is on bass, but I would guess it's an angle that has been rounded off rather than sharp. In mechanical uses such as a crank shaft, it prevents it from cracking due to stress and/or vibration.
    My guess is that it's just a rounded angle.
  3. Steve


    Aug 10, 2001
    A champher (pronounced Kamfer.... in the US)
    Is a bevel edge corner as opposed to rounded.
    A "pressed" champher is exactly that. The bevel is pressed into the corner, no material is removed and it has the effect of strengthing the area.
    A planed champher has material cut or "planed" off the corner.

    What any of that has to do with bass? I have no idea.
  4. oddentity

    oddentity Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    The body of a bass usually has its edges chamfered, to make it more comfortable to play. Fender bodies have a 1/4" chamfer, IIRC.
  5. bikertrash82 is correct. The edges on bass bodies are filleted (rounded), rather than chamfered. A chamfer looks like this crappy mspaint drawing I have attached.
  6. bizzaro


    Aug 21, 2000
    Love the signature:cool:
  7. oddentity

    oddentity Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Ah, my mistake... thanks for the info...