Who makes your favorite flat neck

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Jul 23, 2003.


    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Being a Bassist with very large hands i tend to feel more comfortable with a wide width flat neck, i found my new Carvin LB75P fills these need very well, i did not even get the 5 W option and it still is big enogh to me. So those who like the flat necks who makes the ones you like. In all of the basses i have played i would say Sadowsky had the best necks for 5 string. They were flat and wide and fit like a glove and very easy to get around.
  2. neptoon


    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    GREG CURBOW...hands down
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Le Fay Pangton (yeah, I know... :D )

    Clover Basstard 5

    Human Base ClassX, Max and Jonas
  4. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    I was just going to say the same thing. My five string Petite with 20mm spacing constantly gets a lot of favorable comments from people who don't normally like 5 strings. The fretboard is almost flat, but it's soooo easy to play, it's not even funny.
  5. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    MTD. My 535 is the best player I've owned, but I also like the Kingston.
  6. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    Ditto on the MTD.
  7. Wide and flat is not my thing,
    but flat is....
    My Dingwall has a flat neck,
    I believe its like a 25 radius

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    can you guys post some sites to these basses
  9. superphat


    Sep 30, 2001
    yes, MTD. :cool:

  10. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Me three! If that's what you like, it doesn't get much wider (with standard 20mm spacing) and flatter.


    PS: http://www.curbow.com
  11. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Yeah, Carvins are pretty wide/flat. My 1991 LB75 was great for the price at the time. I'd buy it back if I run into it again.

    Chris Benavente's necks smoke it IMO!

    20" radius with 3/4" spacing @ bridge. Perfect fit to my hands.

    [oh yeah!] Benavente Guitars [/oh yeah!]
  12. definitely ken lawrence. i played the fretless brase up at club bass and thought that it was the most perfectestness neck ever. and then i played the red mtd sixer at bass central now it's just kind of a tie between the two.
  13. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Having played Carvin, Ken Smith, Modulus, Roscoe, Ken Lawrence, and many other higher end brands.. I can honestly say that Bill Conklin makes the best necks I've ever played. The Roscoes come close, but the custom shop Conks still have it for me!!
  14. quick question about neck radius: so the larger the number the flatter the neck right? as in a neck with 25mm would be flatter than one wiht 14?
  15. neptoon


    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc

    well, umm...yeah, but probably inches instead of millimeters. a neck with a 25mm radius would be like playing a bass that has a cross section of a 2 inch pipe as a fret board.
  16. Davo737


    Feb 29, 2000
    Syracuse, NY
    I've found the pre-truss rod Modulus necks to be very flat and comfy.
  17. Stingray4Christ


    Jan 28, 2003
    CURBOW all the way! My 5er practically plays itself its so flat and fast.
  18. ok thanks for clearing that up, i kinda got string spacing and neck radius mixed up :p
  19. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Beamsville, ON, Canada
    Yet another vote for Curbow... great necks.
  20. ...i forgot to add my vote. i havent had the opprotunities to play the high end basses like you guys, but of all the basses i've played i like yamaha's necks the best. flat and perfect string spacing (for my tastes)