Why is it called "bolt on neck" when they all use...

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by longfinger, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. Screw-on neck, yes, sign me up.

    16 vote(s)
  2. Bolt-on sounds better, even though they are screws..

    99 vote(s)
  3. What's the difference again between a screw and a bolt?

    12 vote(s)
  4. Less "talk bass" more "play bass".

    84 vote(s)
  1. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    Because the neck extends uninterrupted through to the end of the bass.
  2. ThePresident777


    Oct 6, 2013
    Because best bass for metal has bolts.
    Hoochie Coochie Man likes this.
  3. hermetic


    May 10, 2016
    I use actual bolts. bolt.jpg
  4. DubHunter


    Feb 15, 2008
    Columbia Gorge
  5. MVE


    Aug 8, 2010
    "Screw off neck" sounds even worse.
  6. Stop giving her so many choices. :banghead:
    Wisebass and two fingers like this.
  7. Because you're not screwing the neck into the body , you're using screws or bolts to attach it. There's no screwing action of the neck itself.
  8. The fact that you tighten, and loosen those fasteners into a fixed female thread by turning the head makes them screws.
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2017
  9. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
  10. It's all a disinformation campaign started by Gibson to get OCD people to prefer set necked basses.
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  11. Picton


    Aug 16, 2017
    Reading, MA
    I think it comes from Leo, who also thought vibrato was the same thing as tremolo. Yet it remains pedantic to point that out to people who are, somehow, able to get their point across calling it "trem."

    Not worth worrying about. You can insist on using the term "screw-on," but 90% of the rest of the music world will conclude you're a tool if you do.
  12. packrat

    packrat Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2017
    Sydney, Australia
    It seems by this definition that I can magically turn a bolt into a screw simply by changing which end of the two pieces I'm holding fixed. I'm sure someone meant well, but this smells of a convenience definition which people are taking a little too seriously.
  13. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Innocent as the day is long Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    South Bend, Indiana
    Is this what they mean by "First World Problems"? And anyway, you know that any phrase with "Screw" in it, is gonna enrage the "Everything you say is offensive to me" crowd that seems to run the world these days....:whistle:
  14. MJ_Sotti

    MJ_Sotti formerly "Mike in Chicago"

    Apr 3, 2011
    why do they call it "jumbo" when it's a shrimp?
    Nev375, FingerDub and jwilson67 like this.
  15. jwilson67


    Jun 2, 2015
    San Dimas, CA
    Humans are basically neck-thru body design. Would we be punchier if we had bolt-on necks?
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  16. 2tonic


    Dec 22, 2015
    We don't use the term "screw on" because.............

    There's enough sex and drugs in rock 'n' roll, and Leo was HAVING NONE OF IT!!!!!!!!
  17. 2tonic


    Dec 22, 2015
    Ask her to pick yours. :meh:
    two fingers likes this.
  18. And we should always use the right tool for the job. :p
  19. DavC


    May 17, 2005
    Tallmadge , Ohio
    i'm screwless ...

    have those reverse thread count sunk nut things , ... then it does Bolt on ...

    but i'm from Tampa , so go Bolts ... !! ( really , i don't care or watch ... ha )

    i do like nuts
  20. None taken. :woot:
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