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Set Neck, Ric Bridge on a P-Bass?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Hella_Groovy, Mar 25, 2005.


  1. Hella_Groovy

    Hella_Groovy

    Aug 31, 2004
    Richmond Va
    Hey guys, I want to build a set neck P-Bass, would this be possible using a body and neck made to be bolt-on but not drilled for screws? Also, I'd like to use a Ric Bridge on it, but they look awfully long. Would I be able to get it far enough back on a P-Bass body to have the correct scale length?
     
  2. teej

    teej Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2004
    Sheffield, AL 35660
    I don't see why it wouldn't work. Instead of bolting, just glue it in, I guess. As for the bridge, I really couldn't say. You MIGHT be able to pull it off. If it's too long, you could always just shorten the scale -- 30" perhaps. I believe the Fender Mustang is 30".
     
  3. lowendblues

    lowendblues Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    Ohio
    I'd rethink the RIC bridge. They are a real pain in the a** to intonate.
     
  4. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
    Hmm...all the neck joints on my bolt ons seem to "loose" to make into a set-in. I always thought of set-in necks having fairly tight joints. but maybe I'm way off base, since I have never actually owned or tryed to build a set-in.
     
  5. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Amen.