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Username: robochrist

Post Number: 8
Registered: 10-2009
Posted on Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 8:39 am:   Edit Post

Alembic uses a 12" radius for all it's fingerboards. If I wanted to order a bass with a custom neck radius, something radical like a 7 1/4" radius, and assuming the string height would be set up properly with this radius in mind, would there be a problem with string to string volumes (like the centre strings) using Alembic pickups?

(Message edited by RoboChrist on June 24, 2012)
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Username: byoung

Post Number: 1370
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 11:15 pm:   Edit Post

I don't think that volume would be an issue, but tone might.

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Username: 811952

Post Number: 2238
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 6:04 am:   Edit Post

The Classico has a tight radius, such that it can be bowed, and the pickup scheme has been designed to accommodate that. I'm confident that whatever radius you specify, the elves will make sure that the pickups will be happy.


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