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  1. [quote name='EdwardHimself' post='28016' date='Jul 6 2007, 05:42 PM']it was nearly my first bass actually but i thought to myself "well do i really want to blow all my money on a short scale bass with 1 pickup?" I wasn't saying it's a bad bass it's just you hear people say "i've heard nothing but good things about this bass" well it's pretty much the opposite with the SG bass [/quote] An Epi EB-3 is 34" scale and has 2 pickups - 1 large humbucker (neck) and 1 mini humbucker (bridge). 3 way selector and vol/tone for each pup.
  2. [quote name='EdwardHimself' post='26908' date='Jul 4 2007, 11:58 AM']^ someone actually LIKES an epi EB0/3 bass!!!???[/quote] It was my first bass and I do indeed like my cherry red mud generator
  3. Sorry to pour the cold water on but I preferred it in its original trim (although the EMG will be a nice addition). Have a bump anyway
  4. This is looking the business. Love EB-0/3/4 style basses. You said somewhere else that you had perfect balance, could you put up a photo of where you placed the strap button, the neck dive is the only thing I'd change about my Epi EB-3.
  5. [url="http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=004&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=140134407429&rd=1&rd=1"]http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...p;rd=1&rd=1[/url] "This is a very rare semi acoustic/electric bass guitar". No it isn't. "I had this made in the usa custom (possible one of a kind in the UK) to [i]what I wanted[/i]" and yet "[i]Not to sure on the details as of what its made of and the pic up details[/i] I just know it set me back alot of money." "you dont usually get this bass in ebony you can only buy it in gold". O RLY? I could order an ebony one from several web vendors this minute if I wanted. They've already removed the porkie pie that it cost them £800 new. They're about £500-600 new, depending on who you ask. £750 and reserve higher than that? Don't make me laugh!
  6. neepheid

    Build 2.5 ;)

    Looking good there. Nothing worse than the feeling in your stomach when something goes wrong though - hope the glue + wood dust works out ok.
  7. [quote name='binky_bass' post='26301' date='Jul 2 2007, 11:52 PM']you ever thought about using nitromorse? its a paint stripper that 100% harmless to woods. i used it a couple of times to get thick layers of lacker and paint off bodies. makes sanding sooo much easier![/quote] Thought about it, but until recently I didn't have anywhere safe to use such foul chemicals. Besides, there are conflicting opinions about it's harmlessness to wood, and leathering the hell out of paint/lacquer is rather theraputic If I do another one then I might experiment with the stuff and see how it performs.
  8. Sounds like some crazy imperial size to me and you've got metric ones.
  9. Wee update here, only got an edge to take off then it's working the sandpaper grades.
  10. [quote name='stewblack' post='25162' date='Jun 29 2007, 10:30 PM']I didn't know about it either - thanks for the link, really fascinating. I'm just not sure I could 'distress' such a beautiful instrument - what a shame it looked great before![/quote] Fascinating, right up to the point where he bollixed it up. I can't stand this "relic-ed" look. Would one buy a "relic-ed" car? To me it's like joining the army as a private then sticking a colonel insignia on your uniform. You're jumping the gun. If you want your bass to look like that - go use it for 20 years. Maybe I just like shiny things better
  11. I've found a substance that makes sanding easier. It's called Glenmorangie Also, I can see why a solid finish was applied to this body. She may be solid, but she isn't exactly attractive.
  12. I have stand space for 3 currently, 1 hard case and some gig bags. I clutter up my bedroom and my living room. However, some domestic reorganisation will see me reclaim a spare room for musicy things.
  13. Brazen! Unfortunately, we've seen it all before.
  14. It's all in the sig, but here's some back story: Epiphone EB-3: Mahogany, cherry red, I still find it breathtakingly beautiful to this day. It's not the easiest of basses to play, being a little neck heavy but it was my first bass and as such I am unlikely to ever get rid of it. Was noodling about on it last night, come to think of it. My mud generator. Not much tonal variety. Thick mud, slightly thinner mud or a glorious gooey mix of the two Squier Jazz: Blue, shiny. I won't claim that it's Lake Placid Blue, but it does seem to change shade in different lights. I bought this fully with the intention of butchering it for parts for a project, but I couldn't bring myself to do it. It's got Bartolini pups and a preamp. The perfect antidote when you've had too much mud AXL Player Deluxe: Perspex, transparent. Bought on a whim more for comedy value than anything else. Heavy. Sustain? Oh yes. You can pluck a note, go make a cup of tea and it's probably still audible. Ok, I exaggerate, but it does have a hell of a ring to it. Currently out of commission as I had to steal the pickup mounting screws for my first project build. Got screws/springs now, will get it back on its feet soon. Project 1: French polished, natural. "I need a new hobby", I thought. So I snagged a neck and body from eBay and took it from there. The body is P-like, but the top horn is extended a couple of frets and the bottom horn curves away from the neck. Mighty Mite Precision neck. Neck pup is a Seymour Duncan SMB-4a (Stingray style) and the bridge is a Seymour Duncan SJB-3b Quarter-pound. Artec SE-2 2EQ active circuit. Hipshot bridge. Through body stringing or top load. Schaller BMFL machine heads. Lovely range of sounds. I decided that I hate French polishing. Project 2: Alder, (eventually will be) custom painted and lacquered. A Squier Bullet body, mated to a Mighty Mite ebonal fretless Precision neck. EMG-P active pup. Currently at the removing old finish stage. Will likely stick a Badass II on it and probably Schallers again. My sister will be decorating the bass. The design will be reprised on the headstock.
  15. Well what a difference half a day makes! The neck arrived from the USA and after sanding a little bit of the old finish that had crept into the neck pocket it fits snugly. A quick dose of paranoia with the tape measure to confirm 34" scale I've also managed to secure the use of a work area - a small workshop at work with a bench, a vice and power. It's all I need at this stage, and it means I can grab a few hours whenever I like out of hours as long as I "don't have an accident"
  16. Didn't get as much done as I'd like over the weekend, but here's the state of play: Also picked up an EMG-P pup and associated pots etc.
  17. [quote name='BOD2' post='22477' date='Jun 23 2007, 09:11 PM']the more modern polyester finish is definitely harder wearing.[/quote] Tell me about it *goes back to sanding*
  18. Yup, I have one. I have the red "Medium" (ha ha) tension one - no problem for the first two fingers, third at a push, but the pinkie protests somewhat at it.
  19. No chance for me. I talk better than I play. I sand better than I play. I french polish better than I play, and that's saying something
  20. Warmoth have a good page describing different woods: [url="http://www.warmoth.com/bass/options/options_bodywoods.cfm"]http://www.warmoth.com/bass/options/options_bodywoods.cfm[/url]
  21. [quote name='slaphappygarry' post='20118' date='Jun 19 2007, 12:31 PM']Nice one man, removing the finnish is a bitch. You have not got to the horns so you dont know the half of it yet. It is rewarding so keep at it. One word of warning, if you are tired give up for the day. You will do more damage than good. My GF is at grays look like the finnish is gonna awesome G[/quote] It's efficiency, not laziness that makes me think "isn't there an easier way of doing this?" That little bit was using 80 grit paper! I wonder if you get courser stuff for the Mouse. Nitromors? Hot air gun? Anyone got any other suggestions? I'm going to meet with my sister soon to discuss ideas. What year is your gf in?
  22. Some of you may recall me putting the feelers out for a beat up old bass body, and I managed to get my hands on one. It's not quite a P-bass, I was told it was a Squier Bullet bass (thankfully not the short scale version), but in any case it'll do the job. I'm going to pair it with a Mighty Mite ebonal fretless Precision neck, probably stick a Badass II on it and use Schaller BMFLs again. Dunno about pups yet. So, to sanding! That's 1 hour's work. This is going to take a while. Anyway, the whole point of this otherwise completely unremarkable and somewhat straightforward project is that my sister is going to decorate the bass. A graduate of Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen, she jumped at the chance to collaborate on this project. Some examples of her work: I wonder what she'll come up with. Whatever it is, I fancy a repeat of the design on the headstock as well for good measure As ever, will keep you up to date on developments.
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