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Inherent differences for lefty?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Peter Squire, Jul 2, 2005.

  1. Hi

    Did a search, but no result here. I was just wondering whether there are any inherent differences in building a lefty bass?

    Do you just mirror image the template or are there any other things that building a lefty entails?

    I notice that on my MIJ Jazz, the pots rotate clockwise while on my SR5 they rotate counter-clockwise. Anything else?
  2. ArtisFallen


    Jul 21, 2004
    baisically, it's just opposite of righty. the headstock is fliped, the nut, the tuners, strings, body, pickup angles if aplicable, on a guitar, the tremelo is different, and yes, the pots have to be wired in the opposite direction so that a left handed player still rolls the knob forward to turn up the volume or tone.

    If you're a righty, imagaine you're playing in front of a mirror. (and vica versa if you're a lefty) the bass you're reflected image plays is identical to yours in all ways, but everything is flipped

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