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    Prison worthy "upgrades"

    Who does that? Why? Why? Why?
  2. I've still got some work to do to finish off a couple of build from last year but need to clear the garage of all the junk from having my kitchen done. In the meantime, I started mocking up a few bits for a new build. Got a few ideas but nothing concrete yet; 4 or 5 string, hollow or solid, 1 pickup or 2. Got some more wood on order but in the meantime... I also put a scratchplate on top of a body I'm currently building and quite liked the look of it. It obviously doesn't fit but I like the contrast between the white plate and the spalted beech. Anyone else got any thoughts to the look of this?
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    5 Minutes Spare so looking at a new build....

    Cheers for the comments - lots of ideas! I'm going to look at the scratchplate a bit further. I've got another couple of tops and some swamp ash due this week which I'm looking forward to receiving.
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    Another Swift Lite Bass

    Yep, same here. Even had them warp when I've been laminating thin pieces with a veneer. Trial and error I've found!! I think black plastic can look good but needs to be good quality plastic if that doesn't sound strange...
  5. For info, here's a picture of the smaller bridge with a normal tune-o-matic type bass bridge to give an idea of the size:
  6. As @Andyjr1515 said - do you have a photo you could share. You can get a tune-o-matic style 4 string bridge with a 15mm spacing - this is one I bought a while back (though I can't remember where from unfortunately): The saddle would need filing to suit the strings but the spacing should be near enough.
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    Gretsch Mod

    What is it you don't like about the bridge? What are you thinking of replacing it with?
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    5 Minutes Spare so looking at a new build....

    I know what you mean about the 'f' hole! I suppose part of my question was also around using something other that a plain wood/colour top with a scratch plate - it almost seems a shame to cover the wood but I quite liked the contrast. As you say, might try a mock up when this is progressed further!! Cheers
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    32" Medium Scale Bass Thread

    Cheers @sblueplanet. I did a build diary for that one that has a load of pictures in.
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    32" Medium Scale Bass Thread

    Here's a few of my basses - all 31.5" scale but near enough I think!!
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    WTF!!!

    Nice timbers and looks very well made but is bloody ugly to my eye!! Each to their own though.
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    The Big Fat South-West Bass Bash 2019 - Sun 7 April

    And best wishes to all the Scrumpies - looking forward to the food/bash!!!
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    Jazz/Stingray pickup

    Here's a bit of routing on one of my basses for a pair of jazz pickups and a Warwick 2 piece bridge done using an oversized template and a guide bush. And a piccie of a couple of my basses with MM pickups using the same method for routing.
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    Jazz/Stingray pickup

    Always different ways to do things - I always make templates for routing pickups. I'll either make the temp!ate the right size if using a template cutter type router bit or make it oversize if using a normal cutter with a guide bush. I usually cut the rectangular part first then the cut outs for the lugs. So, completely the opposite way to Marco!!
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    Geddy's Bass Book - Out In December

    Or you could get a used one for between £142 and £269......
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    Geddy's Bass Book - Out In December

    And it was waiting but Mrs_the_gut robbed it before I got chance to have a look claiming it is a Christmas present so I have to wait. Bah humbug.
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    Geddy's Bass Book - Out In December

    Mine should be waiting for me when I get home tonight!
  18. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acoustic-Control-Corporation-Model-118-Bass-Amplifier-Vintage-1970s/153263356251?hash=item23af35395b:g:AJsAAOSwuUlb7s8a
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    Jazz/Stingray pickup

    I built a bass using a Delano hybrid - it also did very well in a blind test at the last SE Bass (that was in the passive J mode). The Delano Hybrid is great but a few things need to be considered (assuming being used with another J pickup - though could be a P): 1. It should be used with a matched J pickup in the bridge pickup 2. The wiring is designed to work with a preamp with an active/passive switch. In passive mode the standard wiring is configured to use the J part of the hybrid giving a J-J with a passive tone control. In active mode the hybrid is configured as an MM with active treble and bass controls (this can also be blended with the J pickup for more variation) 3. A specific switch and pot (supplied with the pickup are required). The pot is a dual type but has two different track values which are used for the active treble or passive tone. The switch is a 4PDT type...the wiring is a little more complicated than a normal active bass! I really like the flexibility of the Hybrid pickup in my bass. The Delano pickups seem like nice quality units as you would expect for where they sit pricing wise. I've got another couple of pickups to use on another project next year. I have also seen that Wilkinson pickup @paul_5 - will be interested to know what you think of it as it is less than half the cost of the Hybrid. Cheers
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    Whats on your 'no limits' Christmas list?

    Someone to finish my bloody kitchen properly so I can get back to bass stuff.... Or more realistically, world peace.
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    Whats on your 'no limits' Christmas list?

    But have you been good this year? Ho, ho, ho!!
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    Reducing the neck pocket size.

    Whereabouts are you based? If you are anywhere near Gloucestershire, give me a shout and I'll sort the veneer for you.
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    Hercules stand gone sticky!

    I recently e-mailed them and got the reply that as the stands are over a year old they are outside of warranty but they would give me 50% off new ones as a gesture of goodwill. I did reply no thanks as they aren't cheap and I wouldn't want another one to go the same way. I'll look to see what other stands there are out there.
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    Hercules stand gone sticky!

    I contacted them also as I have two sticky stands. Will let you know...
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    The Big Fat South-West Bass Bash 2019 - Sun 7 April

    Go on then......can’t miss the food!
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