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How much would this cost?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by 11Bravo, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. 11Bravo

    11Bravo In That Pocket

    Feb 4, 2005
    I have a old p bass body my dad gave me.Its a 4 string though.I was wondering about how much it would cost to route the neck pocket to fit a 5 string neck and a single or double bartolini P45CBC pickup slot on the bridge and maybe the neck of the bass?Can you guys help me out?
  2. g00eY


    Sep 17, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    the cost of buying a router and some bits.
  3. 11Bravo

    11Bravo In That Pocket

    Feb 4, 2005
    Well my dad has a router and I just dont want to mess things us.you know?
  4. g00eY


    Sep 17, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    research? i myself have started like 50 threads about routers (ok... slightly exagerated) that you should look through. get some mdf for a template. cut out your template. make the template as perfect as possible so it will make less work on the actual body. you'll want to use some flush trim bits to cut out the actual body. and it needs to be a plunge router too.

    like i said... do more research. projectguitar.com has a lot of stuff, and look through build sites that you find.
  5. a narrow 5-string might fit in without routing...
  6. petie-b


    Aug 24, 2005
    orlando, florida
    you can buy necks that have a 5 string fretboard with a 4 string heel to bolt directly on to a 4 string body.


    If you already have a 5 string neck you could use a router and get the same results, without cutting the body up.
  7. Nomad98


    Dec 13, 2005
    Hello!!!!... the real reply should be, "is it a real Fender body?" If so don't ruin it with some crazy mods that someday you will regret!

    If it's not a Fender body... hack it to pieces!

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