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OW Neck width/depth/shape  

 
FMcGinn
(@fmcginn)
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Wondering about OW’s neck shape/width. Are they closer to a P-bass fat “C” shape or more like a J-bass narrow “D”?  Asymmetrical maybe?  Do different models have different shapes?  

I am in the beginning process of having a Progress IV built, and wondering what to expect (or maybe specify?) in terms of neck shape (and radius?)

Curious what other OW players have to say about the necks on their Basses. What do you love?  Is there anything you would recommend based on your experience?

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Posted : 28/07/2020 3:59 pm
hubrad
(@hubrad)
New Member

I'd say the best thing by far is to talk to Chris and/or Martin. They can make the neck pretty much any shape you need, within bounds of practicality.. Chris will happily tell you if something is unlikely to work.

If you already have a favoured shape/profile, then let them know. Overwater makes fine things from pieces of wood!

As regards existing shapes, I have different ones, including a J5 I bought second hand with 19mm spacing but then I changed the bridge to get 17mm. I suppose that one is wider than I need it to be, but the bass is a tone monster, so I love it anyway.

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Posted : 11/08/2020 11:56 am
FMcGinn
(@fmcginn)
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@hubrad

Thank you!  That was very helpful!

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Posted : 17/08/2020 1:52 pm
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