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Posted by Bob Gollihur (126.96.36.199) on May 16, 2002 at 19:37:22:
In Reply to: Re: Wanted: bob and eminence, opinions please! posted by mike on May 15, 2002 at 20:01:41:
: say bob......i am a bit frightened by removable necks, it seems to me that the neck should be glued on to the bass!...since the eminence is so slim and fits into a flight case it occurs to me that the removable neck model does not offer significant benefits in terms of transport and could possibly not sound as good as the fixed neck model. since you have played both i would very much like to hear your comments.
The removable neck model (the one I have here to play myself as well as demo for customers) is very secure- essentially it has the same sort of joint that a fixed neck would have, but this one slides in and has a fastening bolt to keep it in place. I doubt you could find any audible difference between the two.
I personally would select the fixed neck model because of the lower price, and because I don't expect to need to knock it down for travel. But I wouldn't hesitate to purchase the removable neck model if I had the need. It feels great, there is no evidence of a removable neck other than the small nut at the top of the back - it sustains and growls for days, no prob. There is a video on the Eminence site, which you can access through my page:
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