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)
    7.6%
  2. Bolt-on sounds better, even though they are screws..

    99 vote(s)
    46.9%
  3. What's the difference again between a screw and a bolt?

    12 vote(s)
    5.7%
  4. Less "talk bass" more "play bass".

    84 vote(s)
    39.8%
  1. rocu

    rocu

    Jan 28, 2015
    Missoula, MT
    The controversy of bolt vs. screw is nothing compared to the 50+ different terms used to categorize gender identification.
     
  2. Bassmann79

    Bassmann79

    Mar 7, 2015
    lol...because they are bolted onto the neck! I chose what is the difference between a screw and a bolt?

    Take a bolt out of your bass if you have a bolt-on neck, does it look like a screw? lol
     
  3. One of my first jobs forty some years ago was working in a cabinet making shop. We used a type of threaded fastener that the label on the box from the manufacturer said "sex bolt".

    I just looked it up, and here is a Wikipedia page describing sex bolts.

    Sex bolt - Wikipedia
     
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  4. They do it as an initiation into the wonderful world of bassdom. Other topics covered include the merits of tort, the best ______ for metal, why Rics are worthy of fanatical devotion or utter hatred, and why the Pythagorean Theorem is the essential key to deciding whether or not to mix cabs. But wait, there's more! Before you are worthy to learn the secret handshake, you must defend either view that: a J is better than a P, or a P is better than a J (J/P's are a bastard child and should be flogged and forgotten), why G+L and MM are Leo's crowning achievements, why Carvins are cheaper than firewood even though their quality is through the roof, and why Gibsons get no respect. For extra credit you can try to explain why the "tug bar" or "finger rest" on Fender basses was invented in the first place. It is mounted to the pickguard, which is there to protect the body from harm. How much damage can digits at rest cause, anyway?
     
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  5. Tug bar. Finger rest. One thing, that is called by two different names depending on the application.

    Proves my position on screw/bolt terminology.

    Amiright?:D
     
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  6. rmayer

    rmayer Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2008
    Boynton Beach, FL
    I think the bigger question is: Why isn't' it called a Bolt in Neck? It isn't bolted (or screwed) right to the body. It's bolted "in" to a neck pocket. Think about that one for a while. As for myself, I'm going to go play some of my bolt-in and neck-thru basses.
     
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  7. It's not really a pocket. It's a recess!:roflmao:

    Edit: I just googled recess, and an engineering definition came up as "internal groove".

    I like it.
     
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  8. rmayer

    rmayer Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2008
    Boynton Beach, FL
    I liked recess. I hear You can't hold no groove if you ain't got no recess...
     
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  9. Frank Tuesday

    Frank Tuesday

    Jul 11, 2008
    Austin, TX
    The same reason people call conjectures theories.
    Or the same reason people call hypotheses theories.
    Or the same reason people call random thoughts theories.
     
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  10. packrat

    packrat Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2017
    Sydney, Australia
    You forgot "B string" :)

    B>
     
  11. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Springtown, Texas
    That would depend on which side has the female fitting.
     
  12. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Springtown, Texas
    Regardless of the years of tradition, call them whatever pleases you. So when you say "Screw On Neck", people can go like
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  13. Zant

    Zant

    Jan 1, 2017
    Internal groove,bass and drums clicking
     
  14. Drgonzonm

    Drgonzonm

    Sep 4, 2017
    American SW
    Its a F=ma type of thing, and I don't like the SI.
     
  15. Drgonzonm

    Drgonzonm

    Sep 4, 2017
    American SW
    Finally, we have a semi-expert.
    Are registered (only 15% of all graduating engineers achieve this status). or did you pass the EIT or FE? (Many schools require that the test is taken, but not passed). If not IMO your not being civil (pun intended).
     
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  16. Drgonzonm

    Drgonzonm

    Sep 4, 2017
    American SW
    hcm said: One of my first jobs forty some years ago was working in a cabinet making shop. We used a type of threaded fastener that the label on the box from the manufacturer said

    Accountants used to use something similar to assemble their ledgers. Now in 4/4 time one two three ...
     
  17. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    Technically speaking, nobody was resting their thumb on it until the 70's...unless their thumb was where their pinky should have been ;)
     
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  18. gebass6

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

    One piece bass?
     
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  19. Oops. I typed finger rest. I meant thumb rest.
     
  20. packrat

    packrat Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2017
    Sydney, Australia
    You might be surprised to know that different countries have different arrangements.

    B>
     
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