Re: Neck through vs. Bolt on

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Posted by NivRaC on March 09, 2000 at 01:16:09:

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

My '99 Fender Mexi-Jazz has infinately more low-end than my '88 Carvin
LB70 with EMGs had . . . the upper register is much thicker as well.
I would disagree with the other responses to this question and
say that a bolt-on bass is going a better "slap" tone than a neck-thru,
- the joint seems to create a better sound for Marcus Miller type stuff.
The neck-through Carvin was infinitely more playable than the Fender is
due to its deep cutaway and smooth heel. If tone is your priority,
I would suggest a bolt on, if ease of playability is your priority, then
a neck-thru can't be beat. Don't get me wrong, the Carvin sounded
great, but I always had to struggle to get some bottom end out of it, whereas
with the Jazz, it is no problem. Both were poplar body/maple neck. The
Carvin had an ebony fretboard while the Jazz has a Rosewood, so go
figure. The Jazz is passive and the Carvin was active EMGs that I
had installed . . . HTH.

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