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Converted my Turner Renaissance Fretless 35" scale basses to 34"

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jibreel, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. jibreel


    Apr 12, 2005
    Semi-hollow / fretless / piezo / EADGC is what I am all about.

    Tried a ton of basses. Started with and ended with Turner Ren basses. I have three: 2 fretless/1 fretted.

    The five string Turner basses come 35" scale stock with a low B. I have always prefered 34" so it was time to mod. Rick wouldn't sell me new necks so I had to get out the saw.

    Cut one inch off the bottom of each neck. Removed the lined fingerboard. Glued new unlined fingerboards on and re-installed the neck to the body. Heaven :D

    I have TI acousticores on one of the basses for the round wound sound and LaBella black nylon flat wounds on the other. Two very different fretless sounds give me all I need.

    My fretted five string remains 35" for obvious reasons.

    Here they are:


    Work pic:

  2. kcolyar


    Feb 28, 2007
    Moab, Ut 84532
    WOW, nice job. Very brave work with that saw.
  3. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    OMG....that's terrifying and exciting all at the same time. I always loved these basses but couldn't get on with the 35" scale. Good idea?! I couldn't do it myself but I admire your efforts.

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