The feature bass this week as in “in work” project in an effort to build an ASAT-like bass that is perfectly balanced.
Builder Pete Ryan writes:
I’ve read and heard a lot of good thing about the G&L ASAT. A lot of the reviews I have read have been favorable with a notable exception. It neck dives.
I’ve designed the body so that it is actually an inch an a half longer than a ASAT. That will help a little. Using Ultralite tuners will help as well. If I were to keep the body at it’s current thickness, it will be a huge amount of mass to keep it from neck diving. Unfortunately, I’m projecting it to come in at @13lbs, which is way too heavy, so I’ll be making the body thinner to take off some of the weight.
Goal is to make a 5 string ASAT that doesn’t neck dive.
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