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Mar 25, 2019 - 10:56:36 AM
249 posts since 2/22/2015

I have a 11 13/16 tubaphone pot. I have an Eastman neck, I think it is about 26" scale. Will that work or will the bridge be too close to the center of the pot? I have another cheaper replica neck that is about .5" longer, but not as fancy. Would the extra .5 make much difference?

Mar 25, 2019 - 11:09:27 AM

csacwp

USA

2150 posts since 1/15/2014

quote:
Originally posted by AlanCook

I have a 11 13/16 tubaphone pot. I have an Eastman neck, I think it is about 26" scale. Will that work or will the bridge be too close to the center of the pot? I have another cheaper replica neck that is about .5" longer, but not as fancy. Would the extra .5 make much difference?


The optimal scale length would be 28" with 20 frets... At least that's what Vega and professional players at the time concluded.

Mar 25, 2019 - 1:11:50 PM

1404 posts since 6/2/2010

You should have no problem using either neck. For the 26 inch scale Eastman the bridge will be about 7 inches away from the end of the neck/pot joint assuming 1/4 inch of wood beyond the 22nd fret.

Mar 25, 2019 - 3:00:26 PM

Bill H

USA

1211 posts since 11/7/2010

I have an 11 1/2" Tubaphone set up with a 26 1/4 neck. It sounds fine, with plenty of volume and a nice tone. I used a neck I made for another banjo--if I were building one just for that banjo, I would go with the longer scale,

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