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makin' a six string...

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by envika, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. envika


    Nov 27, 2007
    Bronx, NY
    I'm trying to make a six string bass (the bass VI/Longhorn EADGBE type), but have few resources to actually make it. I'm outsourcing the body-making to a woodworking shop, and buying most of the other parts and finishing it myself. A few questions:

    -What kind of tuners should I use? I figure regular guitar tuners with a slighly wider capstan on the E and A strings might work, but I'd like to be sure.
    -Should I use a pickup for a regular 6-string bass, or for a guitar? (humbucker preferred but not necessary)
    -Where can I get a neck with 6 tuning peg holes and a scale length from 27-30"?

    If I ever get up and actually start assembling it, then this thread will serve as the progress thread.

    Thanks for your help,

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