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Explorer bass question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Corwin81, Dec 19, 2003.


  1. Corwin81

    Corwin81

    Mar 18, 2003
    Ames, IA
    Anyone know if a 14" X 21" piece of wood is big enough for an Explorer bass body? Can someone with one measure their bass and tell me the biggest dimensions?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Corwin81

    Corwin81

    Mar 18, 2003
    Ames, IA
    bump
    anyone?
     
  3. That sounds kind of small, especially for a bass.
     
  4. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    thats to small.....it has to be longer...and a bit wider

    steve
     
  5. Corwin81

    Corwin81

    Mar 18, 2003
    Ames, IA
    thanks.

    I guess I'll just do a Jazz or Ric style body.
     
  6. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    hmmm...i think maybe should draw it out and see how it looks you never know

    steve
     
  7. av_rockstar

    av_rockstar

    Oct 4, 2003
    So. Cali.
    Yo, my explorer measures 16"x23" tip to tip.
    Hope this helps......[​IMG]

    Jeff
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  8. Corwin81

    Corwin81

    Mar 18, 2003
    Ames, IA
    Thanks!
    Actually, if I do a neck through Explorer, my blank might work if I shift the two pieces a little, or did some clever cut and paste on the tips.

    My goal:
    rear routed Explorer bass(if I decide to go with it, or SG body)
    Steinberger-esque electronics(I love Ross Vallory's tone, but not the look. Hell, it'll be a headed Steinberger with Explorer body wings, lol)
    might use graphite reinforcement in the neck to push the stiffness into Steinberger territory.

    If I go with an Explorer, it'll have a headstock based on the modified Ken Lawrence headstock on James Hetfield's Explorer. The body is alder, but not sure if I'll add a laminate top on it(might chamber out the wings if I do).