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Author:  ComputerPhantom [ Sun Dec 11, 2005 4:16 am ]
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Thanks. I have another question: the graphite bars adds sustain? And what about weather changes?

Author:  jasonbrown [ Sun Dec 11, 2005 7:58 am ]
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I have a Lakland 5-string with graphite bars, and oddly it was the only one of my three basses that needed a neck adjustment this winter.

Author:  Greg_Mitchell [ Sun Dec 11, 2005 8:10 am ]
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I have a Lakland 5-string with graphite bars, and oddly it was the only one of my three basses that needed a neck adjustment this winter.


Yeah, funny thing, that. My Fender basses need tr adjustments about every 6 months or so depending on how often I play them. So does my Carvin. I've had my Rick for a year and a half and outside of the initial set up when I got it (and not much then), Its never needed a set up....go figure.
I'm not brand bashing, just comparing requirements for the different guitars that I have. They're still good guitars.

Author:  JohnHall [ Sun Dec 11, 2005 8:41 am ]
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Why Rickenbacker don't use graphite in your necks?
It's someone else's patent and the first major maker to use it without a license will likely be sued. We have a better idea for the future anyway.

Author:  ComputerPhantom [ Sun Dec 11, 2005 5:51 pm ]
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Thanks.

Author:  Greg_Mitchell [ Sun Dec 11, 2005 6:23 pm ]
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Why Rickenbacker don't use graphite in your necks?
It's someone else's patent and the first major maker to use it without a license will likely be sued. We have a better idea for the future anyway.


Hmmm. Another potential hint at the 2006 surprises, perhaps? A change in neck construction?

Author:  lanztek [ Sun Dec 11, 2005 9:58 pm ]
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It's someone else's patent and the first major maker to use it without a license will likely be sued. We have a better idea for the future anyway.
I know... Polycarbonate.... Now bass players can protect themselves as well

Author:  sturmvogel [ Mon Dec 12, 2005 10:42 am ]
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I've seen the same things on the Fender forums.

............could the graphite be the culprit?
Fender necks are notorius for deadspots, especially the D note at the 7th fret of the first string. That deadspot is the reason why Fender changed the headstock in the late 50's (I think it was '57) from the tele shape to the shape most Fender bassists are now familiar with. The idea was that hopefully the extra mass on the head would help with the sustain of that D note. The dead D note on my '76 Fender Preciaion frustrated me to the point of selling it. I don't know if the graphite rods in the Fender MIA basses fixed the problem. The last time I tried a new Fender P bass in a music shop about a year ago, the deadspot D note was there.
None of the Rick basses I've ever owned had a deadspot.
About a year ago, I thought one of my Rick basses developed a deadspot, but it turned out to be just a bad string.
I have an American Deluxe Jazz, no dead spots. I prefer the rosewood fingerboard---most people seem to prefer the maple fingerboard. Could that be the problem?

Author:  lanztek [ Tue Dec 13, 2005 3:01 am ]
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I have an American Deluxe Jazz, no dead spots. I prefer the rosewood fingerboard---most people seem to prefer the maple fingerboard. Could that be the problem?
To quote the immortal, the great, all knowing master of "another" forum...

It's a crapshoot

Author:  JohnHall [ Tue Dec 13, 2005 3:30 am ]
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I know...Polycarbonate....Now bass players can protect themselves as well
Don't you mean latex?

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