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Bass Neck

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by SnakeAnthony, Nov 3, 2005.

  1. Hey. I was wondering, when building a bass Thru-body neck, could you still use a carbon fiber "spine", like a Modulus Genisis? I also wanted to know if you could still use wood laminate like ebony when using the same type of spine/
  2. mahrous


    Aug 13, 2005
    you can drill tunnels in the neck and drop your carbon fiber rods and truss rods in there. cover them with the fretboard later on.

    this way, it doesnt matter which woods or laminates ur using.
    i am not aware of the Modulus method, but this is what i do
  3. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    Take a look at Matt Pulcinella's mpguitars.com. Go to the Level basses, and look at the carbon fiber hybrid neck option. This is probably close to what you are suggesting.

    When he first came out with this option, Matt said that the reason it's a $300 upcharge is not just the cost of the material, but also because shaping the neck with this design is a lot more work, and also is very hard on tooling.