#1
I want to know how much more work goes into making a bass that has 5 or six strings. If I buy a five or six string neck what would I have to change on the body besides the neck socket and the scale?
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#3
Yea, the bridge and pups are a given, but does any of the body shape need to be changed. Basically what I have right now is a four string bass body template that I made from some really tough cardboard like material. If I could widen the neck pocket to match a six string neck, would that be all I have to do?
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#4
You might need to have to make it a set neck; there might not be enough room on the heel to a bolt on for a neck that wide.
That's about it really. The horns might get in the way of playing, so keep that in mind.
#5
Ok, thanks guys!
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#6
You could easily do a bolt on, just make sure you adjust the neck pocket and heel size accordingly. Other then that, you should probably adjust the scale length (a lot of 5 and 6 string necks are 35"), but yeah, those are the only conceivable things.

If you get this going, pics shall be required
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#8
^wet?

Yea, most def with the pics. Gotta get the money to get started, though, so Im selling my ATK on the Bay.
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#10
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Im selling my ATK on the Bay.

Tis a travesty!

This build will have to be epic. Any specs? Ideas so far?
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#11
Yup, I got a template. My friend helped me with a pretty cool, yet not too outrageous design. Woods gonna be either mahogany or african rosewood/ bubinga. pups are EMGs pj combo. I hear they are very transparent so they will show off the woods natural tone quite well. Ill probably get a neck from warmoth. It all really depends on the amount of money I have at the time.
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