Dean Reeves Posted April 30, 2009 Report Share Posted April 30, 2009 I hope this is the right place to pst this, don't want to step on any toes... I am planning my "dream bass" (mind you it's really the "budget version of my dream bass" lol) and I've been learning about truss rods. I know I don't know much, and this is probably a misconception, but shouldn't the truss rod run the entire length of the neck? My design has a 27 or so inch neck (36" scale) and the longest truss rod that I've seen is 24". Is that long enough? Also, while I know it's not a requirement would any of you suggest using carbon fiber neck rods? The neck will be laminated maple>walnut<maple (1 1/2" > 1/2" < 1 1/2"). Also a Cocobolo fingerboard. Do you all think that this setup would be strong enough to handle 5 strings without the carbon fiber supports? Thanks in advance for the input! -Dean Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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