Bass Neck Back Contour

Back contour is the profile or grip shape of the neck. A necks thickness and back shape plays a big role in a players overall comfort. Check out your favorite basses. Measure them and base your choice accordingly.

4 - String

Standard Contour

The Standard 4 string contour is our time tested back contour and represents a middle of the road thickness. Not too thick and not too thin for most players. Built with our Super Bass Construction for strength and stability.

Average Thickness:

  • Thickness at 1st fret = .872" (22mm)
  • Thickness at 12th fret = .975" (25mm)

Slim Taper Contour

The slim taper profile is slimmer than our standard contour and is more in line with early J Bass necks. Built with our Super Bass Construction for strength and stability. Slim taper contour available on bass necks with 1-1/2" or 1-11/16" nut widths only.

Average Thickness:

  • Thickness at 1st fret = .790" (20mm)
  • Thickness at 12th fret = .920" (23mm)
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Short Scale Bass Necks

The 30" and 32" bass necks feature a back contour in between our Standard contour and Slim Taper contour. Built with our double expanding truss rod and no stiffening rods.

Average Thickness:

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

Deluxe 5 - String Series

The Deluxe 5 Series bass necks feature an asymmetric contour where the bass side is thicker and the treble side is thinner. The end result is a strong, stable neck that is also fast and easy to play. Built with our Super Bass Construction for strength and stability.

Average Thickness:

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

Standard 5 String

The Standard 5 Series bass necks are patterned after Fender® MIM Standard 5 necks. The back contour is comfortable C profile. Built with our Super Bass Construction for strength and stability.

Average Thickness:

  • Thickness at 1st fret = .860" (22mm)
  • Thickness at 12th fret = .990" (25mm)

8 - String

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.

Average Thickness:

  • Thickness at 1st fret = 1" (25mm)
  • Thickness at 12th fret = 1" (25mm)

Gecko 5 & 6 String Series

The Gecko series bass necks feature an asymmetric back contour where the bass side is thicker and the treble side is thinner. The end result is a strong, stable neck that is also fast and easy to play. Asymetric profile necks are becoming a common feature among boutique bass builders.

Average Thickness:

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

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