I’ve always loved the feel of the slimline neck of my Ibanez and now Ray4 in my hands but I reckon this Rickenbacker takes the top prize!
It’s like a Rick Banjo
it’s more a tendency than a rule : my Ibanez Jet King has a bigger neck than my Fender Precision.
Is that because it’s a tribute to the 60s style basses do you think @terb ?
This is what happens when you don’t feed your bass.
this guy also beat up thor and stole all his clothes
That’s Joey DeMaio of Manowar. He plays heavily modified Rickenbacker basses. Note the number of pickups, the thin strings, the string spacing and the dual (stereo) instrument cables.
♪♫ “By moonlight, we ride! Mini-basses by our sides! With strings drawn, tuned tight! Our notes and bass-lines shine!” ♫♪
Great link @Leo . Never knew about that site.
I did know who it was @Mike_NL . Manowar have knocked out a few decent tunes in their time and are quite underrated IMO.
The spacing on the Rick looks very much like guitar spacing. I wonder what gauge strings he used on them?
Yeap, he used guitar spacing, lighter gauge, some sick pickups and stereo output.
To be honest that seems really uncomfortable to play and just looking at it gives me hand cramps but, hey, he’s Joey DeMaio and I’m a random bass player! lol
Slapping would be a nightmare. But I bet chords are a dream…!
Reported for visual abuse
The Vox Sidewinder bass has the thinnest neck I have seen in person.
I love this bass, and would love to have a mint one someday, they play great and sound great.
That headstock is hideous
Yeah - that burst and that headstock makes that thing a big no for me. However I have heard they are amazing to play and sound fantastic.
I like it. I want the cherry variant though.
Btw, this guy played one for a while…