|EXILE03 ||08-18-2013 11:56 PM |
Bolt-on neck on a Rickenbacker-styled body
I'm planning on building a new body for my Kramer P Bass copy neck, shaped like a Rickenbacker 4001/4003. Does the standard body shape have enough wood near the heel area to accommodate a bolt-on neck, while keeping a 34" scale length for the neck to be of any use? Keep in mind this bass will not have a neck pickup, but just a P pickup in mid position and possibly another one in the bridge. Also, any tips on bridge placement, scale length, or where to get a proportional "stencil" for the body outline?
|EXILE03 ||08-20-2013 07:17 PM |
|Andii Syckz ||08-20-2013 07:48 PM |
My suggestion: you should draw a body template of the rickenbacker shape. Place the neck on top of the template. Draw pickup placement and controls. Measure out 34" scale from the nut to the body of the bass and mark it on the body template. Then you'll be able to draw the bridge and locate it perfectly for your build. Also, mark out where the neck bolts would be roughly on the paper and draw the body shape around it. A rickenbacker should be fairly easy to draw. Just take it step by step.
You will have to design an extended neck pickup like the T-bird basses.
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