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Sourcing 5 String Bass Neck

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by BassAndReeds, Nov 21, 2018.


  1. BassAndReeds

    BassAndReeds SUSPENDED

    Oct 7, 2016
    Short story: Where’s the best place to find a 5 string bass neck? Must be able to accommodate 18-19mm spacing, preferably 19mm.


    Long Story: I’m not finding a bass I like in my price range, and I like creating things, so I’m thinking of building a bass. The plan is to find a decent aftermarket bass neck, used hardware & pickup, and rout the body myself from whatever wood I find. I feel confident in doing most of the project, except I can’t find a good source for the neck. Anyone have any success in purchasing an aftermarket 5 string bass neck that can accommodate 18-19mm string spacing?

    (If this is the wrong forum location, sorry)
     
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  3. BassAndReeds

    BassAndReeds SUSPENDED

    Oct 7, 2016
    Thanks. $300 is completely fine. I figure $300-$350 is my budget max. But don’t really know my options or what’s available.

    Would prefer a better neck than a cheaper neck.
     
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  4. Go to their neck builder on the page I linked. It's over to the side on the right. You can pick some different things there fir it.

    BnB
     
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  5. BassAndReeds

    BassAndReeds SUSPENDED

    Oct 7, 2016
    Great help. Thanks.

    I’m building this bass to backup my PB5 (P/J), which I think is a fantastic bass. So this is a great answer.
     
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  6. Well, there you go then! When Kiesel went to the wide neck as standard on most all if their five string basses, the pretty much stopped being an option for me. I really like their stuff, except for that feature. I have .B50 kit I built years ago that I've barely played due to the wide neck. Sounds great, neck's too wide. I'd love to move it for something I'd play.

    BnB
     

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