P-Bass Headstock Template

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  1. guitarguytim

    guitarguytim Tele-Meister

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    Anyone have a scale headstock template? I think that pretty much sums it up.

    Thanks,

    -Tim
     
  2. 4string

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    Here ya go, plus a few more...;)
     

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    Awesome, thank you!
     
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    4string Friend of Leo's

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    I'm doing a Tele-shaped P-bass build. I asked for a Mike Dint headstock template, and someone was nice enough to give me all of those.


    Glad I could pass-on the favor!


    Marty...:D
     
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    Very cool! I'm debating whether I want to go with the Tele P-bass headstock of the standard P-bass headstock. I'm really not sure which one will look better.

    I'm going for a vintage white with a brown tortoise shell pickguard. I'm also adding a Jazz pickup at the bridge, so not really 50's style, more 70's style...
     
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    The tele style IMO is nicer. The standard P headstock looks out of place it always reminded me of the outline of a treble clef .

    It's one of the reasons I bought a Mike Dirnt !!
     
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    geoff_in_nc Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    This is probably a silly question, but in the PDF, each block in the grids looks to be 1"?
     
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    That is correct. The pdf's print to full scale, so they are ready to go.
     
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    I just want to get working on my bass, but I'm away at the in-laws for Christmas break... But that isn't all bad, my Mother-in-law did pick up a Dano Cool Cat Trem for me for Christmas, that was quite the surprise. My wife's little bro who is also a guitarist must have helped with that one.

    Back to the topic, Do you guys build a headstock template out of MFD? Or do you simply trace the design onto the headstock and cut it out with a jigsaw or bandsaw?
     
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    Thanks guys! Exactly what I needed! :D
     
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    Exactly what I needed as well, so a big thanks from me as well.
     
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    Perfect..thanks
     
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    Perfect!! This is exactly what I'm looking for. Thank you so much. Hope can help others too :)
     
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    As I consider a re-shaping exercise for the recent Starcaster-by-Fender (costco special)
    acquisition, courtesy of the List of Craig, I'll see whether there's room for a round tip - it's rather pointy.
    Big thanks for this guide.
    Peace - Deeve
     
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