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how do i mesure a body for 34" scale

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Loel, Dec 19, 2004.

  1. Loel

    Loel Blazin' Acadian

    Oct 31, 2004
    i'm planing a project for 34" scale; the body i have is routed for j-pups and neck pocket, but not drilled for the bridge yet, so how would i mesure for scale;set the neck in and mesure from the nut to where the bridge holes will be?any tips on this thks.
  2. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
    Find the travel the bridge has for intonation.
    Then set the G-string saddle for about 2/3 of it's reach(towards the nut).
    Set the neck in place and place the bridge 34" from the nut(0 fret?) to
    the G-string saddle.