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  1. Jabba_the_gut

    South East Bass Bash No.12, Saturday 29th September 2018!

    Trying to get these finished for the bash - it's going to be tight!!
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    Basschat Builders Gallery.

    A few of mine
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    Semi Hollow Bass (and another two...)

    Cheers @honza992 but it must be said that the pictures of the two builds you just put in the gallery are stunning. Even so much so, that I'll let you off for one of them being a Telecaster!!
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    Semi Hollow Bass (and another two...)

    I'm obviously quite lucky to have a wife that doesn't object (too much) to about a dozen basses and various planks of wood knocking around the house. Oh and the large tool chest (still) in the utility room. Or maybe I just haven't recognised the danger yet...…!!
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    Semi Hollow Bass (and another two...)

    Cheers @SpondonBassed. Just one of those things discovered by accident and before you know it turns into something a bit bigger. It's a pain the $$*& but not the end of the world!!
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    Short Scale 'Thing' (23" scale Headless 4 string)

    I'm in Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire
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    Short Scale 'Thing' (23" scale Headless 4 string)

    That's a shame - would have liked your feedback as you are used to these funny, small bass things!!
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    Short Scale 'Thing' (23" scale Headless 4 string)

    Thanks @ped. That's is interesting to know - I'll be interested myself to see how this turns out!! I should have this one finished for the SE Bass Bash so folk can have a play with it and see what they think. That's the trouble with bass bashes though - this project started after I had a quick go on your Wingbass last year!!!
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    Short Scale 'Thing' (23" scale Headless 4 string)

    It's a bit of an experiment but my plan is to use the lower four strings from a five string set which should (by my calculations so may well be wrong1) give me standard EADG tuning. I've also got some other strings I will try that are much lighter - might possibly get EADG from them but an octave up. Will also try standard strings which should give BEAD an octave up. Will be a bit if trial and error to see what works and sounds best. Cheers Jez
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    Semi Hollow Bass (and another two...)

    Been doing some sanding on the body - there's some really nice grain and flame appearing. Still hoping to get this in a playable state for the SE Bass Bash but it's going to be tight! Just need to sand the body, finish the body, shape the neck, do the inlay, fit the frets, fit the electronics etc etc...….!!! And I'm ignoring the kitchen that has been wrecked by a leak, has the flooring up, drier and dehumidifier installed, will need all the units to be removed, new floor fitted, kitchen re-installed, new flooring across the whole downstairs. That can wait - must get the build finished first for the bash!!!!
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    Short Scale 'Thing' (23" scale Headless 4 string)

    I've done plenty of sanding today and put the first coat of oil on. This first coat of oil is quite light and will show up any little flaws - there are a few that need sanding but generally I'm quite pleased so far. The top has got dome depth to in in quite a few places. I've assembled it again just to see how it looks together, took a few pictures and then dismantled it again to carry on working on the finish.
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    Why is there no Gallery for the "Build Diary" thread?

    I'd need to speak to @Andyjr1515 and find out how to take decent photos first! But I'd be quite happy to add any pictures of my builds if folk are interested. I know what you mean @TheGreek, it would almost like a coffee table book that you can you just scroll though and look at the pictures. Be nice for reference and inspiration. Cheers
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    Short Scale 'Thing' (23" scale Headless 4 string)

    Done a few more bits and pieces on this in the last couple of days. I've finally settled on a EMG35 sized pickup for this as it suits the design. I've got an EMG35DC from another bass I'm going to use for this. So first thing is to make a template for the pickup route. I used my standard approach of nailing little bits of wood to make the pickup outline then using a router template cutter to cut this neatly. It sounds a bit crude but it makes very neat templates and I've found these to be accurate to within about 0.2mm. This ends up with a template looking like this: And a pickup route like this: I also made a cover for the control cavity: Next task is a load of sanding......
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    33" P/J Jazz bass, blocks & binding

    In my opinion for a one-off, I don't know what you would gain by using machine tools. There is nothing to stop you making a template and filing the brass back to that to keep the accuracy or curved lines you are looking for. I found just using fine files and wet and paper you can get perfectly good, smooth and flowing edges. In some respects, filing the brass was easier than working with wood as the workpiece doesn't reduce in size quite so quickly...... Look forward to seeing what you do. Cheers
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    33" P/J Jazz bass, blocks & binding

    Hi Honza, Just found the receipt - I used a company called Doug Taylor Metal Finishing who did a nice job. The last plate I had done was £24 - which I think is fair enough for a one off small item. The plates I've made are brass 1.5mm thick. This is what I made - my reasons for making the plates was because I wanted something to follow the curve of the bass as it looks more pleasing, which sounds like where you might be going. I drilled and countersunk the holes in the plates before plating (one plate was made for a piezo only bass with no controls, just a jack socket) Cheers Jez
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