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Re: Mudfuzz's meandering, ever changing project idea thread.

Postby dubkitty » Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:48 pm

Mudfuzz wrote:HEY I HAVE A IDEA!
I figured out that a SS bass neck will just about work on a LP body is you move the bridge to where the tailpiece is... Now here is the thing... the neck on my electra lp broke off a while back.. and... I have thins univox beatlebass neck that has the string spacing of a guitar [WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS] so I'm thinking on putting that neck on the lp and like using a guitar bridge and pickup and tuning it like a tenor bass... thoughts anyone?


you could just use the LP tailpiece as a bar bridge a la the bridges on Gretsch guitars or Les Paul Juniors... you'd have to drill it for four strings or use a short trapeze tailpiece like a Hofner and groove the top of the stoptail. the latter would probably be more practical. if you got the string spacing JUST RIGHT using a guitar pickup could work really well with the strings balanced between two polepieces, or if you use something like a Hot Rails or a SuperTron spacing is irrelevant.
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Re: Mudfuzz's meandering, ever changing project idea thread.

Postby Mudfuzz » Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:03 pm

dubkitty wrote:
Mudfuzz wrote:HEY I HAVE A IDEA!
I figured out that a SS bass neck will just about work on a LP body is you move the bridge to where the tailpiece is... Now here is the thing... the neck on my electra lp broke off a while back.. and... I have thins univox beatlebass neck that has the string spacing of a guitar [WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS] so I'm thinking on putting that neck on the lp and like using a guitar bridge and pickup and tuning it like a tenor bass... thoughts anyone?


you could just use the LP tailpiece as a bar bridge a la the bridges on Gretsch guitars or Les Paul Juniors... you'd have to drill it for four strings or use a short trapeze tailpiece like a Hofner and groove the top of the stoptail. the latter would probably be more practical. if you got the string spacing JUST RIGHT using a guitar pickup could work really well with the strings balanced between two polepieces, or if you use something like a Hot Rails or a SuperTron spacing is irrelevant.

That is a good idea. But. No I mean this neck has guitar string spacing.. There is no taper from the nut to the heel :lol: [like a 30" scale tenor guitar neck...] It will line up with guitar pickups... When I bought it this was not known :picard: Or I would have passed.. I am thinking about using my LP because well I sort'a sawed it's neck off one day..
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Re: Mudfuzz's meandering, ever changing project idea thread.

Postby dubkitty » Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:01 pm

sounds like it's got tenor bass written all over it, then :)
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Re: Mudfuzz's meandering, ever changing project idea thread.

Postby Mudfuzz » Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:59 pm

dubkitty wrote:sounds like it's got tenor bass written all over it, then :)

You know it!

Ok.

Hi-flyer pickups is here. Just need to find a bridge... thinking old badass 1

The dano neck will not go on the mock... so I have no idea what I'm going to do to my green V :picard: maybe put the original tele neck I had on it... :idk:

The dano neck is... :idk: going to stay a 4 string and go on the jazz master body @ the start of the thread :p with a Tesco pickup.. I am still thinking on a bridge...
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Re: Mudfuzz's meandering, ever changing project idea thread.

Postby masked elwood » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:13 am

damn!
just......
damn!
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Re: Mudfuzz's meandering, ever changing project idea thread.

Postby Mudfuzz » Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:17 pm

OH GOD I HAZ SUCH A IDEA! AND IT IS ALL YOUR FAULT ELWOOD! ALL YOUR FAULT! STAY TUNED...
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Re: Mudfuzz's meandering, ever changing project idea thread.

Postby Mudfuzz » Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:09 pm

Thang is about to get turned back into a g-tar...
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Re: Mudfuzz's meandering, ever changing project idea thread.

Postby Mudfuzz » Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:16 pm

I'm done for this weekend... [need to buy tuners...]
but here is the mockup
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Re: Mudfuzz's meandering, ever changing project idea thread.

Postby masked elwood » Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:51 pm

horrificly beautiful!
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Re: Mudfuzz's meandering, ever changing project idea thread.

Postby dubkitty » Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:46 am

BEST PICKGUARD IDEA EVAR
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Re: Mudfuzz's meandering, ever changing project idea thread.

Postby Mudfuzz » Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:12 pm

dubkitty wrote:BEST PICKGUARD IDEA EVAR

:hug:
I was going through old records the other day and found this [snow white] and a few other children's records... And Elwood had given me this pickup and I had bought that neck to go with the pickup but was un happy with all my options because I wanted it to be cool and a little crazy. Then when I got up yesterday I thought of those records and of something I read about Pat Smear having this Ric in the early Germs days that he used a record as a pick guard and it all feel into place :thumb:
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Re: Mudfuzz's meandering, ever changing project idea thread.

Postby Mudfuzz » Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:00 pm

So um.. that never worked out... sorry.. the neck went into a mothers day project... and the pickup went into my lap steel...

so yes I actually made this for my Mum..

And she loves it!
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Re: Mudfuzz's meandering, ever changing project idea thread.

Postby Mudfuzz » Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:01 pm

Ok so back to bidness...
thoughts on a jazz master with mustang pickups?
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Re: Mudfuzz's meandering, ever changing project idea thread.

Postby bob the r0bot » Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:16 pm

Be sure to give it jag plates, otherwise the pickguard (assuming your scrapping the rhythm circuit) just looks awkwardly empty.
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