Little Guitar Works Torzal Bolt-on 5 Fan Fret -pre owned Second Hand Bass Guitar Stock :::: For sale, UK, On offer, Warwick, Birmingham. London, Manchester, RSI, Active bass, custom built,

 

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Little Guitar Works Torzal Bolt-on 5 Fan Fret (list £3350)

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  3. A stunning example of these revolutionary basses that use a twist from the bridge to the head which puts your fretting hand in a far more comfortable position and helps reduce RSI and other arm and wrist related problems. Hand built to the highest standards using only premium components and instrument grade lightweight/resonant woods. Please not there are no special techniques required to play this bass. The bass is in great condition with a couple of small marks in the finish on the lower back edge of the body.

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Specifications:

Nordstrand FatStacks pickups - coil tap switch - £50 option

Nordstrand 2B 4c -  2 band with Vol, Pan, Tone (p/p active/passive), bass, treble - 5 knobs - £125 option

Swamp ash body

Figured Walnut top, matching headstock

Satin natural

Flame Maple neck

Neck rotation - 24º

35" scale

Wenge f/b

White side dots

Abalone dot markers

Fan frets - £300 option

Bone nut

ABM Singles bridge - £100 option

Satin chrome Hipshot ultralight tuners

Chrome knobs

Weight 7lb 14oz, 3.7kg




























Frequently Asked Questions


Do you normally build these with a truss rod, and if so, which way does it move the neck?

Every bass is built with a truss rod; usually one in the centre is plenty. It actually works the same as a standard bass, pulling the neck back equally across all strings. It’s reacting to the pull of the strings, which of course are spread equally across the neck. Granted each string has a different tension, but in real life that force averages out pretty equally through the neck. I’ve been told that, due to the twist, even though the actual neck thickness is that of a standard neck, the effective thickness is actually much greater. In addition, the fingerboard is a two-piece laminate. The act of laminating that material under the tension of the twist works to produce a very stiff and stable neck.

What’s it like setting these up? Specifically, due to the effect that with an extreme twist, raising a bridge saddle moves the string sideways at the nut, and moving the string sideways at the bridge would raise of lower it at the nut.

Good question. It’s really not as bad as you might think. The sideways movement when raising or lowering the bridge is not enough to have any real impact, except that is takes a little more change at the bridge than normal to affect the same change at the 12th fret. In other words, on a normal bass to raise the string .020″ at the 12th, you have to raise the bridge .040″ at the bridge. With the twist and the sideways loss that you’ve pointed out, you might have to raise the bridge .045-.050″ instead.

Would you ever consider combining your neck shape with fanned frets?

Yes!  It’s been a long time coming, but finally in 2011 we made the first Torzal with fanned frets.  It works great, which is a good thing because we already had more on order before the first one was done.


How the heck does that thing stay it tune?

Same way your bass does, if it does. Don’t forget, the strings are still straight–that’s one thing I can’t change. They’re just not parallel with each other.

Is it slapable?

Of course it is. When I first started out, I told myself if it doesn’t do everything a regular good bass does, then forget it, it’s not worth it. I believe it does, and it is worth it.


































 

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