#1
im thinking i want to get a baritone neck for my tele.

ive switched necks before (a 24 fret to a 21) and i had to do quite a bit of bridgework after

im wondering if i switched the neck from standard to baritone but kept the same number of frets, would that mean that i wouldnt have to move the bridge? thats what im thinking, please correct me if im wrong.
Last edited by avka0628 at Aug 15, 2009,
#2
I'm no expert but I'm pretty sure baritone means an extended scale length, and changing the scale length means moving the bridge.
#3
yes, you will have to change the bridge placement. The scale length, not the number of frets is the deciding factor. the bridge must be as far away from the 12th fret as the 12th fret is to the nut.
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#4
The warmoth baritone necks are supposed to be interchangeable w the regular scale necks. Might look into those.
#6
Well a normal neck will be 25.5 scale. A baritone is 27.5?
That means the 12 is now at 13.75" from the bridge instead of 12.75"

So thats 1" to move it. You can either move the bridge away, or move the fretboard 1" further up the neck - only if your building your own neck really :O
If the warmoth can be interchanged, then I assume this is what they have done, but you need to check.


edit: I pullyed 27.5 out of my head, but baritones are usually 27-30.5" scales.
#7
ok, thank you, thats the first logically explained answer ive gottn. i should have thought of that, speaking of.. i have some pics of my last project, im in need of help with the bridge and tailpiece.

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc314/avka0628/Picture0032.jpg
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc314/avka0628/Picture0031.jpg
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc314/avka0628/Picture0030.jpg

im wondering what i should do. i have two or 3 options i can think of. the action is perfect, but the bridge is filed down so the strings snap here and there.

heres what i was thinking

http://store.guitarfetish.com/blsttawimost.html
add this and "wax down" the bridge

or this and just re do everything
http://store.guitarfetish.com/blhabrfortea.html

either that or just wax down the bridge and hope for the best, the strings touch at such odd angles on the "string thru" side of the tune-o-matic as shown here.

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc314/avka0628/Picture0033.jpg

its odd because the stude for the tune-o-matic are directly into this cheap wood guitar, no metal casing between it and the body.
#9
Hmm pictures need a lot more light :p

You can try rounding the string grove on the saddles, I wouldn't know about replacing the bridge though...
#11
I assume its snapping at the bridge not the through body?

Fine sandpaper (600grit +) wrapped around something very thin or just folded in half or the edge of a needle file.
#12
ok, ill look for something like that in the hardware store, thanks.

it seems to wanna snap on the edge of the tune-o-matic between the saddles and the string thru too though
#13
Its the extreme angle of the strings over the bridge due to the bridge being so close the the string thrus. So further work on the saddles may not do anything but file em down more. There are TOM bridges where each saddle can be adjusted for height but really isnt gonna solve the problem. You need to change the angle where the strings come over the bridge. Change the neck angle,recess and lower the bridge. Move the string thrus back or put on a stop tail piece. Any of which is gonna involve more holes in the body.

A baritone neck wont help in any way as you probably would have to move the bridge a gain.
#14
where might an adjustable tune-o-matic be found? that seems to be what i need as well as a possible new stop tailpiece
#15
allparts.com, universaljems.com, your local music store, plenty of places
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#16
does the piece im looking for even exist? i need a tune-o-matic style brige where each individual saddle has an adjustable height, i cant find one anywhere
#18
its 82 bux, but yes, it does, thank you. i think i just found my new favorite parts shop
#19
I'm not sure how active LP Addict is these days, but he can get you a discount on allparts, and so can nuthinbuttrubl8

alternatively, universaljems has discounted parts if you can wait for their shipping.
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