Precision Bass Guitar Routing Templates
The original electric bass, it was arguably Leo Fender's greatest accomplishment into the world of music.
This template set includes a main body template, neck pocket template, and pickguard template. The body template has an additional rout for a J-Bass pickup between the bridge and regular P-Bass pickup. If making a PJ-Bass, I would put the output jack on the side of the body and set up the wiring like a regular J-Bass, with independent volume knobs and a shared tone knob to replace the pickguard mounted output jack.
The body and neck pocket templates include registration holes along the center line. If you use screws to hold the master templates to the wood you’re routing, the holes will help keep everything lined up between templates. They are located so that the holes will be hidden under the pickguard.
Recommended dimensions and routing depths are:
Body Thickness: 1 3/4"
- Neck Pocket Depth: 5/8"
- Pickup Cavity Depths: 3/4" (1" for some aftermarket pickups)
- Volume/Tone/Output Cavity Depth: 1 1/2"
- Roundover Radius: 7/16"
•Note: The template has holes located for a standard Fender bridge, or one from Gotoh.
You can obviously use any bridge you'd like, but the mounting holes might not line up with what is on the template.
I also carry the matching neck template as part of a set, for those wanting to build their own neck.