Headless tuner question

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by ronin614, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. ronin614

    ronin614 Supporting Member

    May 15, 2008
    New York
    Sorry if this is a lame question.
    I'm considering buying a headless bass and putting the parts (neck, pickups and bridge/tuners) on a lefty body.
    How do I know how deep to route the bridge/tuner assembly?
    Sorry if this seems dumb but I have no clue.
  2. MPU


    Sep 21, 2004
    Valkeala Finland
    Route the cavity for the bridge/tuner so that when you have a long ruler on top of the frets you have the ruler touching bridge saddle pieces. This way you have all the string height adjustment usable.
  3. Gilmourisgod


    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    MpU is right, but I would add that the bridge saddles should be bottomed out so you can raise the strings up from top of fret height.