Re: Neck through vs. Bolt on


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Posted by Pat Harrington on February 29, 2000 at 16:34:05:

In Reply to: Neck through vs. Bolt on posted by Brock on February 29, 2000 at 09:31:31:


: When it comes down to the nitty gritty, Do you lose something when you have a bass w/ bolt on neck as opposed to a bass w/ neck through body???
: I need to know cause i'm lookin at buying a warwick Bolt on or warwick neck-through Thumb bass...
: hmmm
: THanks

: Brock

>Hi Brock...Both Steve and Karel are correct...I've found that on
passive instruments, a neck thru design gives you more bottom and
sustain. My Rickenbacker 4001 has a lot more bottom than my Jazz
bass, you can actually feel it when the bass isn't plugged in thru an
amp, the body really resonates. The type of wood plays a big part
in that as well, though.. (Maple on the Rick vs. Alder on the Fender)
My Stingray which is active, has all the lows and highs you could ever
want and it's a bolt on, the electronics play a big part in that..
Bottom line is whatever sounds best to *you*...Try as many basses
as you can before you lay down your hard earned bread.....

Cheers,
Pat H





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