Re: Neck through vs. Bolt on

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Posted by Rob Perl on March 02, 2000 at 19:57:20:

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


It seems to be a matter of opinion. I have a $4000 boutique bass with a bolt on neck. The Luthier who was very famous
for his neck - through bodies now insists that he gets a better tone and attack with a bolt on neck. If you check around,
you can find a few more famous bass luthiers who only make bolt ons.

I used to have a Pedulla neck through, and I can tell you that my MTD basses with bolt on necks sound alot

Ultimately, it's what sounds better to you that counts. Some people find that they gert a better sound with bolt ons; some don't.
I'd suggest that you get the bass which sounds better to you.

Good Luck

Rob Perl

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