Jump to content

27" Short Scale 5 String


Jabba_the_gut

Recommended Posts

On 06/09/2021 at 02:03, The Crusher said:

Hi Jabba,

A friend asked me today if I could make him a 5 string short scale bass. I've successfully made a

few 6 string custom bodies but no bass' yet. 

 

I've got everthing I need to build 6 string fret boards, including a nifty heavy steel slotting template

from Stew Mac for 25 inch and 25.5 inch scale. I use this with a crosscut sled on my table saw.

 

Please help if you can. How are you cutting your 27 inch scale fret board?

Thank you in advance, Matt

@The CrusherHi Matt - apologies - I completely missed this reply. I got a 27"/29" slotting template from G&W (I think - I'll check and repost if it anything different). These slotting templates work with my Stew Mac slotting jig just fine. You might even get close using a standard bass template and skipping the first 7" worth of frets if that makes sense.

Cheers

Jez

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 8 months later...

Blows the dust off this post......

 

Various things have caused me to have paused building for a bit but hopefully I can continue and finish a few builds I started last year.

 

It looks like I've rounded the body since I rounded the body edges since my last post. I also got round to installing some LEDS in the fretboard - I've taken the feedback from previous builds and made them not so blinding!!

Pv94Sqf.jpg

AmuZjbT.jpg

 

 

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Jabba_the_gut said:

Blows the dust off this post......

 

Various things have caused me to have paused building for a bit but hopefully I can continue and finish a few builds I started last year.

 

It looks like I've rounded the body since I rounded the body edges since my last post. I also got round to installing some LEDS in the fretboard - I've taken the feedback from previous builds and made them not so blinding!!

Pv94Sqf.jpg

AmuZjbT.jpg

 

 

That is a very yes indeed.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...
2 hours ago, Jabba_the_gut said:

Measure twice, measure twice again then cut. Then kick yourself……

 

 

Then spend some time removing LEDs and fit correctly!!!

Oh yeah, just spotted it. I feel your pain, man!

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

7 minutes ago, Owen said:

Sorry, I have to ask what the issue was. I have looked but cannot see. My wife has suggested this is a problem in general for me. 

The double dots are on the fifteenth fret instead of the 12th 

 

image.jpeg.6f76b44044e7e99af5f542ec8e52ff00.jpeg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

24 minutes ago, Bunion said:

The double dots are on the fifteenth fret instead of the 12th 

 

image.jpeg.6f76b44044e7e99af5f542ec8e52ff00.jpeg

Ah. Yep. Awkward.

 

I bought a 2nds LH Harley Benton Tele for £13 once because the double dots are on the 13th. 

  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, Jabba_the_gut said:

The only good thing was I spotted it before I glued the fretboard in which would have made it far worse!!

 

Its amazing really that that photo had been there for a few weeks and noone noticed until you said. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...