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Posted by BassLand on October 05, 2001 at 10:23:56:

In Reply to: Neck-thru posted by ducatidan on October 04, 2001 at 15:26:59:

: I just purchased a DeArmond Pilot Deluxe 5 string (my first base).
: What are the advantages of the neck-thru design (and disadvantages).\
: And does anybody have any remarks about the DeArmond.
: I know that they are owned by Fender and Fender is closing that business down
: So I got the bass for 300 when it retails for 11.

: Thanx guys

Hi Ducatidan,

Neck thru advantages for Bass: the neck is longer thereby giving more resonance and sustain to the instrument.

Neck Thru's basically have a different sound in the way the low frequencies are handled than the same design with a bolt on neck. (Not good or bad, just different)...

I personally do not view this as a advantage or a disadvantage as long as the bass gets the sound you desire.

Disadvantages are: If the neck goes bad (ie: twist or warp) you are looking at a dead instument or a much more expensive repair. This can be said only of infact your neck goes bad.

Fret jobs and fingerboard repair is generally more complicated on a neck thru.

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