So I've been using a Metro R5-24 as my main axe over the past year - a fine, fine instrument! But I also sometimes crave more of an old-school sound, and have been looking into vintage-series 5-stringers. In playing a few of these, the neck seems nowhere near as comfortable for me as on the R5-24. Are those modern-series 5-string necks flatter, and/or smaller in some dimension? Other than the narrower nut, how does the neck on a 5-string Will Lee compare?
On the Metro Line, we only offer a 1-7/8" nut width. On our NYC basses we offer 1-7/8" and 1-3/4". The Will Lee model is 1-3/4".
I am waiting for Yoshi to send me the actual neck thickness specs of all the Metro models so I can compare to my NYC necks. I'll post the results when I get them.