Wondering if you can put a standard 25.5" scale neck on a Squier CV baritone without messing up the intonation. In another thread someone mentioned this could be done, but wouldn't the saddles have to be moved forward by a pretty drastic amount?
I know it sounds like a ridiculous thing to do, but here's the logic:Why would you want to do this?
If there is a difference, keep in mind it’s not just the saddles. If the bridge is in a different spot, the pickup will be in a different spot, and that affects everything sonically.So I checked out a CV Custom baritone at a shop and compared it to a standard CV Tele. Setting them side by side on a table, facing each other, and looking at them from the side it actually looked as though the baritone's bridge was just slightly more forward (i.e. positioned slightly more towards the neck) than the standard CV. The difference looked to be about 1/4".
This was entirely unscientific, just eyeballing the two guitars, but it confirmed for me that even if the bridge is not situated in exactly the same spot the saddles had plenty of room to make up for the difference.
OK, I gave heel of pocket (another way to say butt of neck) to top of saddle. What is a bridge insert in this case?The dimension you need is the heel of the pocket to the bridge inserts. Compare that on the guitar the normal neck comes off of with the Bari body.
just an average location where the string bends over the bridge. Where it actually intonates. It will vary from high E to Low E maybe 1/8" to 3/16" or so.OK, I gave heel of pocket (another way to say butt of neck) top of saddle. What is a bridge insert in this case?
That's the measurement I provided, see above. I chose the 3rd string on each because they are more 'centered' in intonation sweep.just an average location where the string bends over the bridge. Where it actually intonates. It will vary from high E to Low E maybe 1/8" to 3/16" or so.
Looks to be about 7.5" on a Strat or Tele. If you can adjust the Bari bridge insert to about 7.5" it ought to work.