Posted by Rich Laird on October 19, 2000 at 12:37:46:
In Reply to: neck size posted by Al on October 19, 2000 at 12:08:55:
: I've not been able to view many Basses in showrooms or stores, however
: one store did have a Cermona bass, and upon close viewing I found that the neck
: looked as round as the striking end of a Louisville slugger baseball bat.
: The neck on my old Kay is oval shaped and very comfortable.
: My question is: Are most necks on various basses round or oval?
: I would appreciate an answer from Bassists who have seen a lot of Basses.
: Thank You.
To answer your question: "Are most necks on various basses round or oval?" ...the answer is all of the above and everything else!
It's just one of the many things that varies a lot from instrument to instrument. The key is to try different instruments and see what you like and what works for you.
Maybe it's cause I have a fairly large hand, but adjusting to different shaped necks has never been a problem for me. And God knows I've had plenty of problems adjusting to all kinds of other things! So, if I were shopping for a bass, that's one thing I would not be especially focused on.
Maybe other people have another opinion?
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