Looking for Les Paul DC body style

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ender_rpm, Mar 21, 2014.


  1. Ender_rpm

    Ender_rpm

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    I think I want to build a bass around the LP Special DC body style, like this

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    The only thing I've seen that comes close is the epiphone Les Paul bass, but I'd like something nicer. Any ideas?

    Its probably gonna be neck heavy as sin, so maybe a short scale would be better?
  2. ejaggers

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    What do you mean nicer than an epi? Like what for instance?

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  3. Ender_rpm

    Ender_rpm

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    Not bolt on, for one. And they only offer the single cut away body style.

    What got me started is GFS has some DC style guitar bodies for sale:

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    but I'd be worried about getting the scale wrong with say a Warmoth SS neck.
  4. JimmyThunder

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    the first generation EB0s were that style

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  6. Ender_rpm

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    Yeah baby, thats what I'm talking about :)

    would probably want a neck/middle set up.
  7. SturmUndDrang

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  9. Sartori

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    That's also a pretty standard body shape for Electrical Guitar Company instruments.
  10. ShoeManiac

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    The Dan Armstrong lucite body basses have a body shape very similar to that of a double cutaway Les Paul Jr.
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  12. SturmUndDrang

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    If you can find a neck to give you a 30'1/2" scale to go with that bod from GFS, that'd be the way to go. You could probably pull of a complete 59' EB0 repro with that body if you wanted to go that direction. edit, Just noticed the knobs would be in the wrong position on the GFS bod.
  13. JimB52

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    A few years back Gibson made a double cut Les Paul named The $ Bass. Came in Natural, Midnight Blue and a dark Cherry finish. TB Plus pickups, which were VERY hot. 24 fret 34" scale. I sold mine a couple years ago. They are available for around 1K or less used.

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    oops sorry misread the OP. nevermind

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