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Old 03-06-2009, 06:25 PM   #1
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Okay, Ive decided I want to have a bass to play all those songs with great bass lines, to many to write now.

Basically I bought a cheap neck since I dont have any bass templates at all. Tomorrow ill be getting wood, im certanly using a national wood, viraro or pine, maybe guatambu.

So what scale length do P-Basses have?

I will try to achieve this:


I already did a neck pocket template with an old template of a telecaster guitar I never used, so I enlarged the neck pocket.

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Neck is guatambu with Guayabira fretboard, both Argentine woods




And anyone has a P Bass template? or Plans?

Thanks a lot

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Old 03-06-2009, 09:49 PM   #2
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I don't have any plans, but a P-Bass would be 34' scale
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Old 03-06-2009, 10:08 PM   #3
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I don't have any plans, but a P-Bass would be 34' scale



thanks for that!
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:49 PM   #4
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:59 PM   #5
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Thanks! Already did. Really thanks a lot, I really need one so I can cut my wood with a proper shape
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:25 AM   #6
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btw make sure you measure the scale length of the neck you have

nut to 12th fret and double it
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Old 03-10-2009, 05:44 PM   #7
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btw make sure you measure the scale length of the neck you have

nut to 12th fret and double it


Yeah I will. Today I printed the sort of plans, that 420Freak gave me, Thanks A lot I owe you one. It was a CAD drawing with full neck, but I managed to print only the body out, and I got the size a litlle bit bigger but anyways, it does serve me for illustrative purposes.

I just measured the neck, and to the 12 fret its 17 inches. Fender Scale confirmed
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Old 03-10-2009, 06:52 PM   #8
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I gotta say: that neck really confuses me... it's got 2 extra frets and the truss rod... I don't know what to call it... nut at the base of the neck... you're going to have to cut your neck pocket further down the body to accommodate that.
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I gotta say: that neck really confuses me... it's got 2 extra frets and the truss rod... I don't know what to call it... nut at the base of the neck... you're going to have to cut your neck pocket further down the body to accommodate that.


I know I have to make space for the truss rod. How many frets do P-Bases normally have? And remember im not following any plans so of course, before routing im going to measure 100 times the bridge position, we wouldn wanna end with a bridge outside the body right? But in the worst case senario, I would route the pocket a little smaller thus giving me space to access 21 frets, I would have to move bridge forward, but In a normal P-Bass I do have space. Thanks for your remark, I hadnt really thought about it yet.
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Old 03-10-2009, 07:10 PM   #10
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well the bridge of a P-bass is almost flush to the bottom of the bass, if you mount this neck as you would a normal P-bass, the neck'll probably be about 1-1 1/2" longer than a normal P-bass, and you'll have to mount the bridge accordingly. I would suggest sinking the neck further down the body, but, then you'd have to route the lower cutaway deeper to accommodate it like an AM deluxe p-bass. Normal p-basses only have 19 frets.


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well the bridge of a P-bass is almost flush to the bottom of the bass, if you mount this neck as you would a normal P-bass, the neck'll probably be about 1-1 1/2" longer than a normal P-bass, and you'll have to mount the bridge accordingly. I would suggest sinking the neck further down the body, but, then you'd have to route the lower cutaway deeper to accommodate it like an AM deluxe p-bass. Normal p-basses only have 19 frets.


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I Understand what you mean, It will be no problem for me to put the bridge a little closer to the neck pocket, there for I will avoid shaping the lower horn to have access to frets 21, and 22. I Like better the look of the normal P-Bass, without the 5th string and the bridg pup
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Old 03-11-2009, 04:49 PM   #12
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Ordered the pine, should be planed and ready to be shapened into a P-Bass on Friday. I bought two 60cmX20cm blanks of pine, so Ill have to paste them ending up with a 60cmX40cm. I already got tite bond, but how should I go for sticking two 2" pieces of pine?
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Old 03-18-2009, 07:52 PM   #13
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I got the pine

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Old 03-18-2009, 07:55 PM   #14
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lookin pretty good! pine can be awesome looking!
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looking good! I like the look of pine, but i hate how it warps so easy
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:20 PM   #16
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Yeah, but being 2'32 inches I think it wont warp, well I hope so. I love the brown redishh line. I wish that those knots were not so deep. If not I would use them.

Im thinking Im going natural with black pickguard
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Old 03-18-2009, 09:12 PM   #17
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wish my pine was good enough looking to finish it natural.=/

Good luck, man. Looks promising.=]
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:38 PM   #18
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Rough Cut Out, I went to buy hardware today, but they didnt have any bass bridges. I have to wait 15 days.... Well, doesnt matter



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Old 03-25-2009, 08:42 PM   #19
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What bridge are you going for? I always say "Go for the Gotoh 201", I find it the best bridge out there for the price.

Hmm I could also imagine a gold pickguard on nature wood.

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Old 03-25-2009, 08:49 PM   #20
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also you could get a bridge cover, which allways look nice, thought about a single jazz pickup at the bridge to give you tonal variation
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