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Bridge Neck relation

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Goretopsy, Jul 24, 2002.


  1. Goretopsy

    Goretopsy

    Feb 19, 2002
    il
    The neck I am using to make my bass has a 2.75" length at the 24th fret and the bridge I am looking to use has a 3" spacing. I was wondering if this is ok that the bridge is sligtly wider than the neck or will I need to get a smaller spaced bridge. I dont know if this would make it so the strings do not sit properly on the fretboard or not. (I am using a Carvin neck-tru 5 string neck, and was planing on a Leo Quan Badass Bass V bridge)
    Anyone who can help me out it will be greatly appreciated, Thanks for your time
     
  2. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    You will need to use a bridge with narrower spacing.

    Mike
     
  3. DP Custom

    DP Custom DP Custom Basses

    Feb 7, 2001
    NC, USA
    yep, narrower spacing needed..
    by the time the strings get to the fretboard end, they are a little less spaced than at the bridge ..but not enough to make up that much plus leave a little fretboard room at the edge.

    Dave P.
     
  4. Goretopsy

    Goretopsy

    Feb 19, 2002
    il
    What if I used a 2.5" bridge with the 2.75" neck would this be better?
     
  5. DP Custom

    DP Custom DP Custom Basses

    Feb 7, 2001
    NC, USA
    yep..you could maybe go up to 2.75, but that one would leave you with maybe 1/16" or so on each side of the fretboard...

    DP