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Who makes 6'ers with Wider than Standard String Spacing?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mud Flaps, May 27, 2004.

  1. Mud Flaps

    Mud Flaps

    Feb 3, 2003
    Norton, MA
    Who makes 6 string basses with wider than standard string spacing (for a six string). I know Fodera and Yamaha do. Is there anyone else?
  2. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    By "wider than standard", I'm guessing you want 3/4" spacing or close to it? A few others come to mind right off the bat:

    --Ibanez BTB series
    --Curbow (American, not Cort)

    Since you mentioned Fodera, I'm guessing price isn't much of an issue, but the only one of these that will be relatively inexpensive is the Ibanez. Most of the smaller builders like Carey Nordstrand, Matt Pulcinella, etc. will gladly build 6's with wide spacing, too.

  3. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.
    If money is no problem I would go for a Nordstrand with all the options!
  4. hippiesandwich


    Aug 29, 2003
    San Jose
    Affiliated with Looperlative Audio Products
    My Benavente Vortex 6 (19mm spacing):
  5. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    some Warwicks (20mm)
    FBB (he can do anything!)
    Smith can make some wide spacing as well
  6. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Warwick Stage 1 6 and LX6 are pretty wide. Also, the Benaventes.
  7. Most custom builders could make any spacing you wanted.
  8. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Streamer LX could be ordered in broadneck version (20 mms) back in the days they were available
    Thumb BO can be ordered in broadneck
    Streamer St II comes in 20mms as sttandard, but it only is 5; as for the Stage I, I'm not sure, but I also have no experience with those;
    when you custom-order a Warwick, you have a lot more custom options, but for a lot more $$

    Many luthiers and hand-builders will do it for you, as well
  9. Yeah, I know that Hanewinckel Guitars ( http://www.hguitars.com/ ) will make it with whatever spacing you want.

    - Dave
  10. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    same as hippie's