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Please comment on this USA Custom I'm planning.

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by tonrutoo, Mar 13, 2004.

  1. tonrutoo


    Apr 18, 2003
    I just wanted a luthiers take on this 4 string project:
    1-maple body,jazzmaster(basically,i'm asking for a J-bass with wings removed)
    2-short scale flat sawn maple neck (30")
    3-USB 2 headstock(just a large Fender type)
    4-J-bass nut width,and .900" C shape contour
    5-maple7 1/4 to 9 1/2"compound radius fretboard
    6-19 jumbo(dunlop 6000)frets plus a zero fret
    7-Sadowsky p/j pickups,passive(cream covers if removable)
    8-two volume knobs with 250K pots(no tone knobs)
    9-Slip-Stone nut
    10-Sperzel locking tuners
    11-Hipshot Bass Tremolo bridge
    -though i have stubby hands i went with a deeper neck contour because i have an arthritic thumb that locks up when i use it for support on the thinner Ric neck I'm accustomed.i'm figuring the tremolo bridge won't cause as much havoc on a shortscale.anyone know how tremolo effects flatwounds?
    Thanks for any comments.