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Custom neck maker recommendations?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by PraiseBassing, Mar 15, 2018.


  1. PraiseBassing

    PraiseBassing Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2017
    California
    I have a Carvin BK50 that I bought preassembled years ago. It was my second bass, after an ESP B-50. It’s loaded with two of their HB-5 pickups and 3 band active/passive electronics. Honestly, it’s a killer bass. I much prefer it over a friends Stingray 5. Even though I am moving to all 35” scale basses, I don’t think this is going anywhere, sentimental value on top of how good it sounds and plays. However, I prefer the feel of 35” scale and I think it’ll just sit in the case with it’s current 34” scale.

    Does anyone have recommendations for a neck maker who will make a neck to bring it to 35” scale with the existing body and bridge location?
     
  2. PraiseBassing

    PraiseBassing Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2017
    California
    Any recommendations at all for a custom neck maker who can do this for me?
     
  3. hypercarrots

    hypercarrots

    Jan 28, 2009
    california
    try the luthiers section. look for threads like this or start a new thread with your specific request
    Do any of you build conversion necks?
     
  4. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Contact Michael Dolan.
     
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  5. PraiseBassing

    PraiseBassing Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2017
    California
    Any recommendation on how to contact him? Quick google search didn’t turn up an obvious result. Thank you!
     
  6. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    ^^^This. Michael Dolan was one of the few luthiers who responded positively to my request a number of years back to build a new neck for an existing bass...and the neck he built was fabulous.
     
  7. PraiseBassing

    PraiseBassing Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2017
    California
    Does he have a website or something?
     
  8. PraiseBassing

    PraiseBassing Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2017
    California
  9. BruceWane

    BruceWane

    Oct 31, 2002
    Houston, TX
    Actually, I was wrong. That is a different Dolan, they're in the UK.

    Just saw some comments here that indicated Michael Dolan was semi-retired as of 2014. He was in in the San Francisco area, definitely not the UK.
     
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  10. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    He used to have a website but I see it's gone now, so perhaps the "semi-retired" reports are accurate. I think he built my neck around 2010? [edit: wrong, it was 2008]
     
  11. PraiseBassing

    PraiseBassing Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2017
    California
    Ok, well if anyone figures out or knows how to get a hold of him, let me know please!
     
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