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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jazz Basses dwarf Jazzmasters as well, but I feel ya, I couldn't find a comparison pic of one with a P/J bass either. I don't get why you're figuring techs, books and everything else except you and some jpegs are full of shit while not receptive to the idea that what looks like one section of a Mustang bass split pickup, along with what is obviously an entirely new 3-string section made specifically for this guitar, absolutely has to be identical to all the other dimensions of a Mustang bass pickup. It could be wider in terms of nut-to-bridge distance: a fatter coil, which would figure for the error in your Photomath.

I'm not trying to be combative but it's all visual, man. The neck on Bass Vs is really short, you already said earlier the body must be huge because of something to do with the length of the neck. You've never seen a neck like this on a bass, and you've never seen a Fender bass hunch it's shoulders up to let that tiny neck perch there (though you have seen big looong cutaways to provide proper strap button balance while letting a 20 fret neck well into the body shape). The neck is also wide as fuck but the string spacing is narrower than almost any other Fender bass. There are a million optical illusion things going on with this guitar to someone who loves Stang basses and/or has never seen one IRL, it's way too hard to eyeball.

They appear similar length on the British JPJstick system of measurement

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I WAS OFF BY 4 INCHES! Shiiiiiiiit. Ok The neck is 20.5" from the nut to the bottom. The headstock is 10.5" from the nut to the top. Working on a template now. A cool guy on reverb measured his for me. (Mike Samos/Empire Guitars)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you looked at the Swinger template? That should show you the pickup rout size and where it's placed in relation to the neck pocket.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, the Swinger template doesn't have the Bass V pickup rout on it. I guess I could pop the lid and measure if you're interested.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got it. It definitely looks right now. Pics to come
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Punkacc9 wrote:
I WAS OFF BY 4 INCHES!


So you're saying Paul_ was right all along?

I've played one and there's no way it's anything like 38", I'm going from memory but 34" sounds about right.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a quick one. That green represents 20.5" If someone wants to make a proper template please do so. I need to get some poster board to finish it in person. BUT We have a bass v template guys! Yay finally lmao.




gsdgsdhsdh by punkacc9, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WHAT A DUMB LOOKING GUITAR THO
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Move the bridge way up and use a regular bass neck if you're not tuning with a high B, because you'd not be able to play Undress for Success which is the best bassline.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

theshadowofseattle wrote:
Move the bridge way up and use a regular bass neck if you're not tuning with a high B, because you'd not be able to play Undress for Success which is the best bassline.


If I built one it will look like this. Lol. I have someone who can build the neck. The hardest thing would be the pickups. They're smaller than mustang bass pickups.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just use a seven string guitar pickup, maybe?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinking maybe just a five string bass pup and cover it up. I don't know. I can get pickups made. It's just the covers that are the hard part.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ayy you could use the two p-bass pickups next to each other instead of overlapping and staggered.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I vote Jaguar Bass V Precision pickup under a big sexy chrome cover. It'll be your little secret, but deliver a more authentic Bass V sound than whatever shortbustang pickup you source from dubious or custom avenues.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another thing I can't really get is a bridge cover. They don't make any five string bass covers.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bummer that i never took measurements of mine... but i'm really no good at this stuff, sorry.



but i'll look what other pics i made...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's all good. Cooterfingers working on a solid template.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Punkacc9 wrote:
Another thing I can't really get is a bridge cover. They don't make any five string bass covers.


No "F" stamp but the last one on this page supposedly fits 5 string basses.

Might be worth asking over on TalkBass?
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I'm just going to smash it in with a hammer and hope it works. Tone is all in the fingers anyway.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BearBoy wrote:
Punkacc9 wrote:
Another thing I can't really get is a bridge cover. They don't make any five string bass covers.


No "F" stamp but the last one on this page supposedly fits 5 string basses.

Might be worth asking over on TalkBass?


I read about that. It's a bit long though. Would it be possible to cut it down?
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