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Chopps
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11 months ago
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I own 5 basses. A Duff J/P, Sting Ray. Aerodyne J. Epi T-bird and a Fender Std J.

Is it me or is the T-Bird the fastest neck out here ? its neck seems thinner faster and easier to play than all my other basses combined. Anyone else feel this way ? I have played a Gibson T-Bird on many occasions and its neck is identical . My Aerodyne would be the net quickest. I have a feeling I have a lot of $ sitting here that would be better spent on two more T -Birds

On another note. Anyone ever up grade the p/u on an Epi T-bird ?
For me it's the other way round. Necks often are too thin. So a baseball bat sized P-Bass neck with a satin or oil finish is the fastest for me. Glossy finishes slow me down, so I sand those down.
Chopps
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@Thunderbass I know a guy like that slapper plucker. Loves P basses But when he does hard rock or punk sets he uses one of those Simon Gallup basses which has a very similar neck Sub Bass or something like that . I guess its individual preference I just noticed I reach for that T bird because I can shred on it better than my other basses and even if I was to pick up a Gibson T bird same results .
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@Thunderbass I know a guy like that slapper plucker. Loves P basses But when he does hard rock or punk sets he uses one of those Simon Gallup basses which has a very similar neck Sub Bass or something like that . I guess its individual preference I just noticed I reach for that T bird because I can shred on it better than my other basses and even if I was to pick up a Gibson T bird same results .
Oops, I mainly play Punk Rock and Metal. Just watch the “Show your videos on YouTube” thread.
Chopps
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Like I said I guess it personal preference . P bass is heavy and slows me down
Marko1960
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I'd say the Stingray has the chunkiest neck out of the whole bunch, I have one, it's an unwieldy animal but well worth the effort, it's also the best for slapping, just ask Flea, Bernard Edwards and Louis Johnson. I've never been a fan of Gibson basses (Epiphone make cheap Gibsons), but the general consensus on this website has the Epi Thunderbird out in front in popularity but I don't play them for the same reason I don't drive a 57 Chevvy Bel Air…the hideous looks. By the way Chopps, have you tried a Jazz bass, the neck tapers heavily towards the nut.
Marko1960
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…..oh, I see you have
Chopps
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@Marko 1960 My Aerodyne is a J and its my 2 nd favoite . I went to GC here in Manhattan today and played an ES-335 and a 71 American J. The 335 fit like a glove very nice neck fast and unique tones. The 71 J felt exactly like my 2014 Areodyne with one exception. The 71 J bass was magical so I bought it. Sunburst the p/u cover and ash trey are new not original. I guess I dont have to tell you about the tone. Your hair stands straight up
Marko1960
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Nice one Chopps, I'm jealous lol, you'll take the covers off after about ten minutes and put them in the bin!
Chopps
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@Marko1960 10 minutes ? How about 10 seconds. Talk about being in the way.. This thing sounds awesome. My first ‘vintage’ bass and now I see what guys are talking about when they talk about vintage Fender J's. This is like a whole new world of tones..
Marko1960
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I'm all about vintage, my dream bass is a 76-77 MusicMan Stingray. You should try it through a vintage valve amp, a 60s Fender Bassman for instance

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