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    The Big Fat South-West Bass Bash 2019 - Sun 7 April

    Be nice to see you again Mike. cheers
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    Semi Hollow Bass (and another two...)

    Cheers for the comment. I hadn't thought to try that but I have a few offcuts so I'll explore that a bit and see what it does!
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    The Big Fat South-West Bass Bash 2019 - Sun 7 April

    One of the new 1x10 combos would be good 😉
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    Short Scale 'Thing' (23" scale Headless 4 string)

    Gutting. Did I mention how nice the food is?......
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    Short Scale 'Thing' (23" scale Headless 4 string)

    https://www.basschat.co.uk/topic/333486-the-big-fat-south-west-bass-bash-2019-sun-7-april/?page=1
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    Short Scale 'Thing' (23" scale Headless 4 string)

    Cheers! The full details for the SW Bass Bash are in the 'Events' section - well worth a visit just for the lovely food!! It's on Sunday 7th April at The Memorial Hall TA2 8JY just outside Cheddon Fitzpaine village (I would paste the link to the events page but I'm not sure how to do it!!) I've been for the past two years and have really enjoyed it. Lots of nice people and a variety of different gear. Cheers Jez
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    17/03/1964 a day of birth Precision bass build

    Very nice neck - that would definitely make a happy birthday!! All the best Jez
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    Short Scale 'Thing' (23" scale Headless 4 string)

    One more little job sorted - the positioning of the control knobs and jack socket. There will be just a volume and tone on this one, I'm not going to fit a preamp this time. The finish needs to be left a little longer before I can cut and polish it.
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    Semi Hollow Bass (and another two...)

    Had a busy weekend getting guitar and bass bits done. I finished putting a Telecaster together for a friend of mine that uses many really nice quality components including solid brass bridge, Sperzel tuners and Lollar pickups. Needs a little set-up and fettling but sounds lovely - those Lollars really are top quality pickups. I got some work done on the other shortie bass and got round to sanding back and spraying the final coat on the original neck on this project. I did take the bass to the SE Bass Bash last year but it wasn't finished - the neck still needed the finishing coat of nitro and the frets need levelling and polishing. I'll start on the levelling bit this week. The neck is birdseye maple which is lovely wood to work with and has a really interesting finish in my eyes, it's one of those woods that looks different from whichever angle you view it at. Fretboard masked for spraying: Birdseye maple - lovely stuff! Still loads to do on the rest of the bass...….
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    Help with electronics for 1989 Warwick thumb

    My pre-amp looks a little different to yours but here's the pictures anyway: Lett me know if you want any close-ups of any parts of this. Cheers Jez
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    The Big Fat South-West Bass Bash 2019 - Sun 7 April

    I'm going to bring along a Phil Jones Cub that I have for sale if anyone is interested. Looking forward to catching up with everyone. Cheers
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    Conway Instruments Taranis Fretless

    Look forward to that one!
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    Conway Instruments Taranis Fretless

    That is looking really good. I particularly like the body timbers. Looking forward to seeing this complete.
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    Short Scale 'Thing' (23" scale Headless 4 string)

    It was Bastav's (very nice) Wingnut bass. The plate was replaced by a wooden cover (not veneered - made from the same wood as the fretboard if I recall) but had to be screwed in place from the top as the original fixings are in the metal cover. For my basses, I don't want any screw heads showing on top and for a cover I would want to use the book matched wood from the top with the grain running the same direction as the body which would make it weak, hence looking at milling and inlaying in the future. Cheers
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    Short Scale 'Thing' (23" scale Headless 4 string)

    It isn't the best name anyone could have thought of but I think the bridge looks okay on these. I have dismantled, filed, tidied up and resprayed these bridges and they look and feel much better than standard. You could veneer the cover, though I'm not certain how good the bond would be between the wood and metal in the long term, or you could make an entirely new cover from wood but that would need to be a few mm thicker in my opinion to have reasonable strength. What I plan to do is to mill out the box with the logo in and replace it with an inlay with my logo as there is nowhere else on the bass for one. It won't be done before the upcoming bass bashes but I think that will be the most practical and classy.
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