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Two Tone Bass Advice Needed


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this is my plan for a bass.

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i was wondering, which out of two options makes more sense, if either are possible, bearing in mind my low level of expertise.

option 1) do a "neck through guitar like this...

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only problem is that the fretboard actually need to be raised from the body doesnt it?

option 2) build a body with the other coloured strip of wood through it and then worry about a neck later. (presuming that i can use the actual brown wood as a fretboard, bearing in mind that its fretless.

either way, how do i atach the central bit of wood so that it sticks really firm?

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Why is radiusing the fretboard a problem if it's going to be on the body? You radius is before it's glued to the neck. You could do a bolt on that kind of looks like a neck thru. That would be fine; just use the same piece of wood with the same grain orientation for the neck and your central laminate making sure the width is the same. And as far as getting that nice joint goes, use the pieces you cut off the sides of the body as cauls and hold the sides of the body to the middle laminate with good ol' pipe clamps.

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Why is radiusing the fretboard a problem if it's going to be on the body? You radius is before it's glued to the neck.

He said "raised" not "radiused".

Bascially, you will just have to cut out a "ledge" so that the fretboard is higher than the face of the body. It does sound like you are very inexperienced, so I would suggest searching the forum for neckthrough contruction threads and read EVERYTHING you can on the subject.

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