Anyone ever build a neck thru using a Carvin neck thru bass neck?

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  1. rocmonster

    rocmonster

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    I'm looking at this:
    http://www.carvinguitars.com/products/NT4

    I have dreams of building my own 4001 copy (or at least my take on one).

    I was curious if anyone has tried and if they can post pics of their efforts.

    Thanks in advance.
    :bassist:
  2. rocmonster

    rocmonster

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    Anyone? Bueller?
  3. Jensby design

    Jensby design

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  4. stuntbass77

    stuntbass77

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    I plan on using one of these for my first neck thru build.
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    mapleglo Supporting Member

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  7. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

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    1958Bassman

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    Is that Sycamore crotch?
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  10. Jensby design

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    Oh yeah pics :rolleyes:

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  11. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member

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    Yes. This one.

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    I custom-ordered the bass neck-thru blank through the Carvin Santa Ana store. Added the body "wings" and a headstock scroll from an old cello. G&L MFD pickup from Buffalo Bros.
  12. rocmonster

    rocmonster

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    Wow, thanks to everyone who posted their inspiring results. I also want to thank the community for providing help when a builder runs into a problem. What a great place it is here!
  13. I-Am-The-Slime

    I-Am-The-Slime

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    I'm also gearing up for my first build from scratch and have thought about getting a premade neck. However, those necks can be pretty pricey...

    Ultimately, I think I'll just jump in the deep end and build my own neck, but this shortcut still lurks in the back of my mind:

    Has anyone here considered buying a cheap (perhaps even second-hand) neckthrough and ripping out the neck? Maybe get some usable parts, too.

    You might have some holes and routes to fill. I think it might be worth it. Thoughts? :rolleyes:
  14. KramerDon

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    I'm in the process of building a 5 string around a Carvin neckthru and have a thread here -1st time build/assembly-advice welcome,let me know what you think!

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