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After several CBG's, a CB Ukulele, a couple CB amps, and a Lap Steel I,m thinking it's time to attempt a Bass CBG. Any tips? Doing a 30" scale two string. Neck will be Maple with a oak fret board. Do I need to worry about the neck bowing? Should I somehow reinforce the neck to prevent bowing? Recommended pickup? Appreciate any help offered.

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With a two string and a maple & oak neck you should be good.  You could use a traditional truss rod but it might not be necessary with 2 strings.  One thing I've done is slice the neck in half and put a 3rd strip of wood down the middle, kinda like a poor man's truss rod.

Good luck!!!

Thanks Ted



Ted Crocker said:

With a two string and a maple & oak neck you should be good.  You could use a traditional truss rod but it might not be necessary with 2 strings.  One thing I've done is slice the neck in half and put a 3rd strip of wood down the middle, kinda like a poor man's truss rod.

Good luck!!!

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