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Help, scale length question. (newbie content)

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by JeffLieby, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. JeffLieby


    Dec 25, 2007
    Orange, TX
    I am looking at buying a neck through unfinished project bass. It is routed for electronics, the neck is already fretted. He is unsure of the scale length. To check would I just have him measure from where the nut will go to the 12th fret and multiply by 2?

    By the way, it isn't the builder selling, I would hope the builder would know the scale length.

    This is just the body/fretted neck with tuners. Routed for electronics. If it turns out to be 34" scale and I buy it I will be sure to post pics of the completion process.
  2. Dave Higham

    Dave Higham

    Dec 19, 2005
    Yup. :)
  3. JeffLieby


    Dec 25, 2007
    Orange, TX
    Thanks! I thought that was right, but i'm about 3 hours from the bass, so I wanted him to check before I went any further...

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