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I have been reading on various online discussions that an electric guitar neck is not strong enough to run bass strings. Thot I'd ask the folks really in the know

I want to build a sub scale bass, I can get by using a 30" scale neck but the only lefty one I can find is a quite dear. Trying to find a 'blem' but no joy. Guitar necks seem quite affordable by comparison but are they strong enough?

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Assuming you're not looking at super-skinny Wizard necks, I don't see why a guitar neck wouldn't be strong enough. The'yre made using the same materials and techniques.

There will be other chalenges you'll need to deal with that will matter more - how to fit bass strings to a guitar bridge and tuners, re-cutting the nut slots to fit the thicker strings, dealing with the tone that may result from using bass strings over a very short scale length,

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Thanks mate, Just regular fender copy neck from ebay. 30" is the max length of an instrument that I can fit in the cockpit I spend hours of idle time and I want to spend it learning to play bass. This will be done headless and custom body and all new parts. Only the neck is giving me a headache (or should that be neck-ache :))

I intend to further convert the neck into FRP sandwich using unidirectional carbon and or glass under woven cloth and epoxy encapsulation

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