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Who makes doubleneck bass bodies?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pklima, Apr 16, 2005.


  1. pklima

    pklima

    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    I mostly play DB but I find myself wanting a doubleneck BG with two fretted four-string necks. That might seem redundant but I want to have one in standard tuning and tune the other in fifths (CGDA).

    But where could I get a 4/4 doubleneck body for a reasonable price? I don't want fancy woods or really anything fancy at all. I'm thinking big fat necks, one pickup per neck, just a volume control and a switch... about as simple as it gets. Too bad I won't be able to make my own body anytime soon...

    I have one of those Galveston doubleneck basses set up with the fretless neck tuned in fifths but it's not quite what I'm looking for... mainly the necks are too small. But it's enough to convince me that having a neck tuned in fourths and one tuned in fifths is a great idea.
     
  2. pklima

    pklima

    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    Neither Warmoth nor USACG can make such a body for me... any other ideas?
     
  3. Cool, though. Have you tried Stew-Mac? I know I've seen doubleneck bodies for sale somewhere, but it could've been years ago & no longer done.
     
  4. bill coklin makes double necks, might want to check them out
     
  5. pklima

    pklima

    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    No luck at Stewmac either. I know there's a guy from Utah who sells bodies on Ebay and has made the occasional doubleneck guitar body but I can't find how to contact him right now. I guess I'll try randomly contacting anyone else who sells guitar bodies...
     
  6. pklima

    pklima

    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    I'm WAY too cheap for Bill Conklin's wares.
     
  7. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I think you're going to have to contact a luthier. A doubleneck bass is a rare beast, and with all the options out there, there is no standard to produce by.
     
  8. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

  9. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Drop Hambone a line - he makes his own bodies!