Dismiss Notice

Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

warmoth 24 fret overhang

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by infamousxtopher, Apr 20, 2005.


  1. does anyone have a warmoth neck with th 24 fret extension? it seems that it would infringe quite a bit onto the body...is it actually playable given the size of hte cutaways? i'm building a bass, but 24 frets is a must, so are there any other peopel out there who i could get a 24 fret neck from, i would rather jsut have a longer scale instrument than a huge overhang, but i don't know if tha'ts really possible. hmm. thanks guys.

    -topher
     
  2. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Why not get a body with a deeper cutout to compensate?
     
  3. i have my heart set on a dinky p unfortunatly, i guess icould take the cut away in a bit by myself. i'm wondering how close the fingerboard is going to end up to my pickup though
     
  4. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    On a 4 string body, I have a hard enough time reaching the 21st fret overhang. IMO a 24 fret extension on a 4 string would be a waste of $$$$.

    On a Dlx 5 string, the 24th fret is alot easier to reach.
     
  5. thanks guys. i do see it being a problem like that, but i really do that much range, i play a lot of cello pieces up an octave and its a nessecity, unfortunatly i'm not interested at all in a 5 string, i guess i'm jsut old fashioned. are there any other companies to look for that will make a 24 fret neck, possiblt a long scale one?
     
  6. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder: Wing Bass
    I've got the extension on a Deluxe 5... I have no issues reaching.

    [​IMG]