Warmoth Custom Guitar Parts - Bass Neck Back Shape

Bass Neck Back Contours

The Back Contour is the profile or grip shape of the neck, and is an important consideration for optimum playability and hand comfort. For reference, compare the dimensions below (measured from the face of the fingerboard to the back of the neck) to those of your favorite neck.

4-String Back Contours

Standard Contour

  • Similar to: Modern Fender® JBass® or PBass®
  • Thickness at 1st Fret: .872" (22mm)
  • Thickness at 12th Fret: .975" (25mm)

The Standard Contour is our most popular contour, with a medium thickness most players enjoy. It is built with our Super Bass Construction for strength and stability.

Slim Taper Contour

  • Similar to: Early JBass® necks
  • Thickness at 1st Fret: .790" (20mm)
  • Thickness at 12th Fret: .920" (23mm)
  • $35 extra

Slimmer than our Standard Contour, and built with the same Super Bass Construction for strength and stability. Available with 1-1/2" or 1-11/16" nut widths only.

5-String Back Contours

Deluxe 5 Contour

  • Thickness at 1st Fret: .865" (22mm)
  • Thickness at 12th Fret: .975" (25mm)

Our Deluxe 5 necks feature an asymmetric contour that is thicker on the bass side and thinner on the treble side, making them fast and easy to play. Like our 4-string necks they feature Super Bass Construction for strength and stability.

Standard MIM 5-String Contour

  • Similar to: Fender® MIM Standard 5 necks
  • Thickness at 1st Fret: .860" (22mm)
  • Thickness at 12th Fret: .990" (25mm)

The Standard 5 back contour is a comfortable C profile, built with our Super Bass Construction for strength and stability.

Short Scale Back Contour

SSB Contour

  • Thickness at 1st Fret: .820" (21mm)
  • Thickness at 12th Fret: .960" (24mm)

Our 30" and 32" bass necks feature a back contour in between our Standard contour and Slim Taper contour. They are built with our double expanding truss rod, and do not require stiffening rods due to their reduced length.

Gecko Back Contour

Gecko Contour

  • Thickness at 1st Fret: .875" (22mm)
  • Thickness at 12th Fret: .975" (25mm)

The Gecko series bass necks feature an asymmetric back contour that is thicker on the bass side and thinner on the treble, making them easy and quick to play.

8-String Back Contour

Fatback Contour

  • Thickness at 1st Fret: 1" (25mm)
  • Thickness at 12th Fret: 1" (25mm)

All Warmoth 8-string bass necks feature our Fatback Contour to keep them beefy enough for the tension of all those strings. Built with our Super Bass Construction for strength and stability.

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