Left vrs Right handed neck

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by jvanliew, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. jvanliew


    Dec 5, 2012
    I am putting together a lefty 5 string p bass.
    Can't find neck I want,

    Question, will there be any issues with using a right handed neck, other than the head stock looking a little wierd, and changing the nut?

    String tension maybe?
  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    The side dots will be on the wrong side, but that is easily remedied with stick-ons. No other problems. I have several righty parts basses I've built with lefty necks (like the reverse headstock, makes tuning far easier on the left wrist). I also flipped a mim lefty J and restrung it righty, same deal.
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2016

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