neck to body bolt on

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by x182, Jun 20, 2004.

  1. x182


    Mar 22, 2004
    ok i am working on a project.

    ill cut straight to the problem ive incountered.

    on most 4 string basses the tail where the neck bolts on is usually an inch thick.
    on my bass it is less than half that.
    will this be a problem?
    will i have to strength the tail?
  2. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    I don't think anyone can say with certainty whether it will fail or not, but it does sound like a liability. If it's finished, I would probably leave it and see what happens. If the project is still in progress, I'd be looking at ways to build up the pocket in a way that would give real support -- like adding a 1/4" back facing to the whole body.