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Bolt neck to set neck / throught neck

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by robert43, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. robert43


    Jun 5, 2007
    Hi I want to build a Rickenbacker 4000 bass for my self .
    As I cant make a neck for the life of me, but able to build body ok. I was wondering if I get a paddle type neck of Warmonth etc. You know the standard type neck but head stock not cut out.
    Is it possible to make this neck set or throught , type by A gluing the neck when set up right to the body with say epoxy with a good tight fit.
    Or B some how make the neck a through neck. If so how?
    Yes I know Ricks arnt 34" scale but its not far out & I can make the body a bit longer to equall this scale.
    Or does it really matter if its bolt on neck
    The pickup is a SD RB-1 bridge is a All Parts Rick type bridge.
  2. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    I am thinking of building my own 5 string Rickenbacker. I know a couple of guys who can make a Ric body that will accept a bolt on neck. And the paddle headstock is a good option. I will probably make the bass more like the 4004.
  3. choo5


    Apr 15, 2004
    sydney, australia
    more info please? any chance you can PM me some details? i'd like to build a frankenbacker...

    (hears sirens in the distance)

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