Bass Build Progress (updates page 2)

Discussion in 'Picture Gallery' started by backsidetailsli, Dec 1, 2006.

  1. backsidetailsli macrumors 65816

    backsidetailsli

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    alright, you probably dont know this but i build guitars and basses as a hobby.
    heres my first build's end result..
    anyone heard of the Misfits
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    yeah thats right, the knobs are on the back and light up when patch cable is in. anways heres some progress pics of my current build. its simpler.
    sorry for the cameraphone pics

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    heres the body cut out with pickguard

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    the neck, i love it, gold frets and nitro finish.
    i did not make this, i dont have the tools yet. one day, one day!

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    here are the contours i carved out, took a while

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    full shot so far

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    the hardware, its gonna be allllll gold. gold screws and all.

    its gonna be all black with gold hardware when completed.
    ill definetly update when i get more done.

    oh yeah and im 17
     
  2. minty-freshness macrumors member

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    I love your first one. i think it's quite sexy.:-D Ever think about making it in a left handed version?:-D If not, would you ever make a lefthanded bass? I'd love to have a second bass.
     
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  4. backsidetailsli thread starter macrumors 65816

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    left handed would be no problem
     
  5. CHMC macrumors newbie

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    Looks awesome...How does your first selfmade bass play?
     
  6. zane macrumors 6502

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    me and my dad made a bass and guitar a couple years ago
     
  7. backsidetailsli thread starter macrumors 65816

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    betttttter by a 100 comparred to my bought fender.
    im serious, its got better tone.
     
  8. Spankenrear macrumors newbie

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    Those are pretty sweet, I'm in the process of finishing a 6 string bass my buddy built for me, 9 ply neck-through-body. Gonna cost a small fortune for the 2 EMG humbuckers and the bridge/tuners.
     
  9. backsidetailsli thread starter macrumors 65816

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    oh i know what you mean buddy. im going emg myself
     
  10. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    Rout out a J-pickup cavity in that Precision and we'll talk. ;)

    Looks like good work. I'd like to see you carve out a bolt-on neck too. Have you considered making a career out of this?
     
  11. backsidetailsli thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ill definetly do it on the side.
    funny you should mention the jazz pickup idea, i was thinking about that today..
    i dont know if i should do it..
     
  12. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    I started building a bass a year or so ago, but due to other jobs I had to stop. One day I'll get round to finishing it...
     
  13. backsidetailsli thread starter macrumors 65816

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    aquajet
    i think you just changed my mind. i may be going p-j now.
    i opened the box to my precision pickups though, if the store will switch them up ill definetly go p-j. the extra money will be worth it.
     
  14. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    Unless you're after a strict traditional Precision, it's better to have both IMO. Much more versatile with a whole new tonal world.

    What type of pickups are you using?

    Also, a strings-through-body bridge would be cool.

    Wish I could try it out. :)
     
  15. clasicks macrumors member

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    how many peices, and what type of would is the j bass?
     
  16. backsidetailsli thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thier active emgs. i actually had the ps but im taking them back and taking the p-j set. its going to be an difference 150canadian dollars. so thier gonna be like 300 in total. damn.
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    Have you ever heard of a hipshot bridge? thats what i have ; its both string through and bridge strung so you can choose. this is a very versitile bass.
     
  17. backsidetailsli thread starter macrumors 65816

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    wood? im using alder.
    and its now a p-j bass.
    thier are loooots of peices to this
     
  18. backsidetailsli thread starter macrumors 65816

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    update time!!!
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    body

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    full

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    headstock, with tuning knobs and nut installed

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    back of tuning knobs

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    1/4" locking jack all the way from germany, this piece is top quality

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    my fav part. the bridge, its like a brick of gold!

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    back of bass, 9volt battery compartment and neck joint

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    9volt battery compartment when its opened, how cool is that!

    so im almost ready to prime this beast. just waiting for the string through body ferrules and the new p-j pickups
    edit: i have the pickups now, ill get pics soon
    all i need are the ferrules!! and its off to paintage!
     
  19. backsidetailsli thread starter macrumors 65816

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    another update
    i have the pickups now
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    EMG Active P-J Pickups. youll see them when their installed

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    heres the body with the new cavity done to fit the new pickup.

    i orded the string ferrules. i called the store and he said only 1 of the 4 came in. arg so now he has to order another 3. once i get them itll be the last thing i have to do before primer and paint!
     
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    God, that's sweet. I'd guard the gates of hell one more time with that, anytime. :)
     
  22. minty-freshness macrumors member

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    what color(s) will you plan on coloring this beast? :D my current one is black with silver flakes. i quite like it. so far, i like it.:) great job!:D ~stephen
     
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    I was thinking natural would look look really nice with the black pickguard. I've been playing a Candy Apple Red Lakland DJ-4, which has been my all-time favorite bass. Still, I look longingly at the Fender Marcus Miller, Geddy Lee, and Victor Bailey signature basses.
     
  25. Sammis89 macrumors regular

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    I think that natural would look awesome. I love the way Fender glosses the naturals, not too heavy but not too light, so it doesnt glare but it doesnt look too dull.
     

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