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Need some advice - Heel carving questions

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Dimension, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. I have reached the point where I want to build my own neck thru bass. Luckily, my favorite bass manufacturer is Kiesel/Carvin and they sell pre-made necks which I intend on using for a 5 string build.
    I would like to carve the neck heel so that I have full access the every fret and I would like to know if, you think personally or from experience, carving that much wood off of the neck would cause any problems. Think Skjold or Zon Hyper bass kind of cut.

    Last edited: Dec 17, 2018
  2. Slidlow

    Slidlow Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2009
    Oshawa, Canada
    I've been doing it for 40 years. The pictures show my personal bass completed in 1985 and its as stable now as it was when finished. IMG_4478.JPG IMG_4479.JPG
    ctmullins and Matt Liebenau like this.

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