warmoth bass extra long scale bass neck

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  1. [CRTL+ALT+DEL]

    [CRTL+ALT+DEL] mad scientist Supporting Member

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    hey guys. is there a company that you can get parts and build your own custom bass like warmoth that has longer scales? maybe a 40" or something in that area?
     
  2. M0ses

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    The longest scale electric I've ever heard of is the Knuckle Quake.

    The longest scale parts bass I've ever heard of is 34". So no, you are certainly not going to find anything close to that long.
     
  3. Maxwell Badger

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    You might be able to go with an unlined fretless and a long body. Calculating fret placement is easy enough. You could get someone to fret it for you or for that matter have someone build you a custom neck. I've been thinking of building a 36" scale. I'm curious now as to how many fret positions would be lost.... do you need 20 & 21? Looks like i'll be surfing the warmouth site to see what there longest body is. It would be a cool project.
     
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    [CRTL+ALT+DEL] mad scientist Supporting Member

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    there are longer but theyre customs. the bass player i used to have in my band had a 42" if i remember correctly.
     
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    i like your thinking maxwell
     
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    Why on earth would you want a 40" scale length?
     
  8. [CRTL+ALT+DEL]

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    sub contra
     
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    They are kind of handy if you what to go with a waayyyyy lowwwww tuning
     
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    Moses might make you an extra long neck.
     
  11. Maxwell Badger

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    I did some calculations based on warmoth parts and I don't think your gonna get out to 40"'s. .....

    Now you got me thinking about my next build..... I have a neck blank and a long piece of mahogany. I measured up last night and I think I could pull off a 40" scale bass. It would double as an electric upright. I just need to look at available truss rods or make my own.
     
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    Where you gonna get strings?
     
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    Circle k or octave4plus
     
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    Go to the hardware store, get some lumber, make a narrow table as long as you wish (6'?). Buy some length of thick metal cable, like they suspend bridges with. Use some imagination after that and you'll have a fine low-frequency generator.
     
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    Look up sleepy time gorilla museum
     

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