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Poicolo bass?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by BassMan257, Mar 15, 2006.


  1. would it be possible to build a bass in which the neck only went out to the point at wich the 12th fret is on a 34" scale bass?

    i mean, the body could be considerably smaller... but...

    do you think it be cool?stupid? outrageous?

    just want to know... its an idea thats been in my head for a while...

    I want a fretless one... lol
     
  2. Bassic83

    Bassic83

    Jul 26, 2004
    Texas, USSA
    Don't use poi to build your bass. It's too soft. Ask any Hawaiian. :eek: ;) :D
     
  3. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Maryland
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    The scale would be 17" if you left the bridge in the sam place with respect to the 34" nut... Anything is possible, whether or not it would be usable will depend on what you expect out of it.
     
  4. Suburban

    Suburban

    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    17" scale is less than the 18" of the Ashbury. You know, the one with the rubber strings?

    Steel strings on 17", that is more a violin-ish thingy...
     
  5. Bassic83

    Bassic83

    Jul 26, 2004
    Texas, USSA
    Someone here on the boards built a 22"scale Ashbory. I think it was Diggler. Might want to ask him.
     
  6. you could use tapewounds... nylon that is

    I really don't see why it wouldnt work...

    just like as single jazz pup or something on it...

    and ive got a leftover top...

    hmmm....
     
  7. Suburban

    Suburban

    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    Well, then! Prove us reactionaries wrong!:p ;)
     
  8. lol... um... so your anti violin? lol

    actually, the group im playing in now, the guitarist plays with a bow... its quite nice actually...

    well anyways... i havent gotten verry far with this yet sorry... ill be back to it in a while...

    btw, i know i spelled it wrong in the title... its just bugging me now