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A great article on – Twist on Bass Design penned by Jerome Little. Jerome designs guitars at Little Guitar Works. He received a grant from the Lemelson Foundation for Invention, Innovation, and Creativity, which supported the research, design, and construction of the first Torzal ergonomic electric bass. And In November 1996, Jerome displayed the Torzal at the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum of American History.

If you haven’t heard of the Torzal twist before, it’s something I’ve been quietly working on for the last 15 years or so.

The idea came about as a way to address the potentially disastrous consequences of repetitive strain injuries, which typically manifest as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or Tendonitis.


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  1. Stefaun Crichton

    May 19, 2013 at 8:08 am

    I bought a new Gibson Recording Bass in 1973. It had a set neck, which over time, slowly became a version of the Torzal Bass design all by itself !!!! The twist it attained was not as twisted as the Torzal, but it still worked fine !!!!! Thought about sending it in for warranty, but just kept using it. The neck was straight , but just twisted the right direction to play well !!!!!!!

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