#1
I am maybe going to build my own neck... but i love like solid piece necks... and i have some bass wood that i was thinking about using.... but if i have one full solid neck then how am i going to get the truss rod in? and how would bass wood be for a neck and the fretboard?
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#2
basswood wouldn't be any good for necks, its to soft and would bend easily....it has been used in rare cases but is reinforced with carbonfibre strips to stiffen it........as for a one piece neck to install the truss rod you rout out the back of the neck and install it that way, then you clue in a strip of wood where you routed
#3
oh ok... well thanks for the help... i'll try and find some better wood than...
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#4
Do you mean a 1 peice neck with a finger board glue on top, or a 1 peice neck including the fingerboard?

If you are going to glue a fretboard ontop then you can route the truss rod from above.

quarter sawn maple is a good bet for a first try building a 1 peice neck.




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#5
one full piece... including the fretboard...
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#6
Then yeah you will have to do it fender style... from behind




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#7
WOW... thanks for that lol...
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#8
Basswood has been used before?

I wouldn't think it would work at all, its so soft..
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