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glue presses and clamps?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by sethdavidson, Jul 12, 2002.

  1. sethdavidson


    Mar 11, 2002
    I've been considering making a neck-through bass for some time now, from scratch. I was wondering how to go about applying the pressure while laminating the neck.

    I was looking at some "watch us as we build a bass" tours from various sources and I noticed most people have a press of some kind for laminating the neck. Would a whole bunch of cam clamps do as a alternative?

    Same question basically for the body laminations as well. cam clamps, or some other fastening method?

    I'd really appreciate any input on this. thanks,

  2. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    I've made a number of necks using 'C' clamps, so I would imagine that cam clamps would be adequate.

  3. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    C clamps, bar clamps, or the equivalent, will do nicely.
  4. sethdavidson


    Mar 11, 2002
    Thanks a ton for your help, guys. with any luck I'll be able to build this bass without messing up too badly :).