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Starting my 2nd bass soon, some neck advice?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by rorydude, Jan 25, 2012.


  1. rorydude

    rorydude

    Oct 5, 2007
    Redlands, CA
    So I'm going to start in on my 2nd bass, plans are in the works. The first was a passive, fretless 4, goncalo alves and ebony neck from Warmoth, with a hard maple body with some purpleheart. It looks alright, plays well and was a good learning experience, but man is that thing solid!

    Using the weight as my excuse, I'm going to build a fretted 5, with some lighter weight wood for the body (probably ash or alder with something over top) and I want to make the neck! I know this is going to be a bit more difficult then the last one, so I want my best chance at getting it right the first time.

    Now I implore those who have more experience than me, (tonal differences aside) for ease of building, which should I pick: bolt-on, set neck, or neck through? :help:
     

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