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For Sale LOWE Custom USA 32" Scale Conversion Necks

Discussion in 'The TB Bazaar: Gear For Sale from our Sponsors' started by BeeTL, Feb 3, 2015.


  1. BeeTL

    BeeTL Commercial User

    Sep 26, 2006
    Oldsmar, FL
    Brad Lowe, Lowe Custom Guitars
    Price:
    $600
    Strings:
    4
    Convert your 34” long scale American Spec bass to 32” medium scale.

    Lowe Custom Guitars Reverb Store


    The concept is simple.

    This unique design moves the headstock and nut to the location of the first fret on a 34” long scale neck.

    We also added an overhang with an extra fret at the bridge end of the fretboard.

    The result is a 32" medium scale, 20-fret neck that will convert a long scale bass to medium scale.

    Imagine de-tuning a bass one-half step and putting a capo on the first fret and you've got the idea.

    These necks fit any American Spec P-type or J-type bass body from manufacturers like Allparts, Mighty Mite, USA Custom Guitars, Warmoth, WD Music, etc.

    Features:

    • CNC milled and finished in the US
    • Maple neck with rosewood fretboard
    • Mother of pearl dots
    • Tinted satin urethane
    • Lowe Custom Guitars logo and serial number
    • Bullet headstock truss rod adjustment
    • Carbon fiber reinforcement rods
    • Installed nut and string tree
    • Installed Hipshot Ultralite import machines

    Conversion neck with 1.625" nut:
    Collage-022-047.
    Conversion neck with 1.5" nut:
    Collage-023-048.
    The concept is illustrated here with one of my custom builds:
    Ridler-32-v-34-1024x576.
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019
  2. mormoyboy

    mormoyboy

    Oct 9, 2012
    NWOhio
    yeah!
     
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  3. Gully Foyle

    Gully Foyle Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2014
    Near Boston
    im in!

    but can we do a more exciting headstock shape?
     
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  4. Are these unfinished?
     
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  5. basspedaler

    basspedaler

    Feb 18, 2013
    RDU-NC
    very interesting!
     
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  6. bonz - darrell

    bonz - darrell Previously known as: darrellj

    Jun 5, 2012
    Sidney, BC, Canada
    I'm very interested. Let us know if this comes to pass -- I would certainly look hard at ordering one of these... Especially with the standard "f" headstock...

    Are we going to be able to specify nut width, neck shape, etc? Or is it going to be a 'one size fits most' sort of process?

    darrell
     
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  7. BeeTL

    BeeTL Commercial User

    Sep 26, 2006
    Oldsmar, FL
    Brad Lowe, Lowe Custom Guitars
    ;)
    Like what specifically?

    Lowe and Fender shapes are already programmed.
    Unfinished, yes.
    Yes.
    It's coming to pass.

    The deadline, details on specs that can/can't be changed, and minimum/maximum order is all that remains to be finalized.

    This is happening.
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2015
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  8. Gully Foyle

    Gully Foyle Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2014
    Near Boston
    Woohoo! I'd go with your 2+2 design Brad

    I hope neck profile and width will be options

    Keep us posted. Glad they will be unfinished, that way I can do the oil/wax I prefer....

    Great news
     
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  9. mormoyboy

    mormoyboy

    Oct 9, 2012
    NWOhio
    do you think headstock will be optional or a common denominator type decision?

    how about width at the nut?
     
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  10. Gully Foyle

    Gully Foyle Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2014
    Near Boston
    ah, had not thought of that on the widths...hope you will be able to get the actuals figured out

    very excited on this...
     
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  11. BeeTL

    BeeTL Commercial User

    Sep 26, 2006
    Oldsmar, FL
    Brad Lowe, Lowe Custom Guitars
    To clarify, these will fit standard Fender, Allparts, Mighty Mite, WD, GFS, etc. bodies.

    Warmoth 30" and 32" necks only fit Warmoth short scale bodies.

    No one else is making these, at least not yet.
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2015
  12. bonz - darrell

    bonz - darrell Previously known as: darrellj

    Jun 5, 2012
    Sidney, BC, Canada
    Woohoo! I'll take one of each! Just kidding. It's going to be a tough choice(s)!
     
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  13. Flooflox

    Flooflox

    Aug 25, 2014
    Would these fit a Squier Affinity Precision body? If so, I'm in.
     
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  14. BeeTL

    BeeTL Commercial User

    Sep 26, 2006
    Oldsmar, FL
    Brad Lowe, Lowe Custom Guitars
    I have no idea, there are so many variants out there.

    The easiest thing to do is measure the neck pocket yourself.

    Here's a graphic showing a standard pocket from Warmoth's site:

    neck_pocket_bneck.
     
  15. yodedude2

    yodedude2 Supporting Member

    I will buy one of these. Please let me know how to make this happen.
     
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  16. BeeTL

    BeeTL Commercial User

    Sep 26, 2006
    Oldsmar, FL
    Brad Lowe, Lowe Custom Guitars
    Watch this thread and all will be revealed...:thumbsup:
     
  17. hdracer

    hdracer

    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    Waiting on neck profile specs.
    A P profile and I'm in.
     
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  18. BeeTL

    BeeTL Commercial User

    Sep 26, 2006
    Oldsmar, FL
    Brad Lowe, Lowe Custom Guitars
    Check the .pdf in the first post...the P profile is in there!
     
  19. hdracer

    hdracer

    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    We can get anything on that sheet along with the headstocks you posted?
     
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  20. yodedude2

    yodedude2 Supporting Member

    would like to see an undrilled tiltback paddle headstock option...but would go with a 't'. maybe 2.
     
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