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  1. Andyjr1515

    Andyjr1515 meets his Nemesis?

    That will be the same wood I use for the control panel and the pickup cover
  2. Andyjr1515

    Andyjr1515 meets his Nemesis?

    For tweaking the body shape, I find Inkscape a decent poor man's CAD package, but I do find it easier to start with pencil, set square and paper. Main reason is that the fundamental limits are very easy to get down - the design envelope, the neck dimensions, etc.. For the envelope, I traced round a P bass body I have hanging around (as you do), then marked against that the fretboard dimensions (including 12th fret relative position) using a Squier hanging on the wall and then overlaying the maximum dimensions of the walnut - which, at 320mm max is a touch narrower than a P. Using @fleabag 's photo as a guide, I drew a general outline that I will then transfer into Inkscape to do the aesthetic tweaking. But here's the rough pencil-drawn outline: Initial thoughts are that the leading edge of the top horn needs to be a touch steeper and the top waist maybe a tweaked a bit to match the offset of the tail. But I can tweak that to my and @fleabag 's hearts content on Inkscape. The other part at this stage is to look at the thicknesses of the various components at the neck joint: This is full scale, again using a Squier neck for dimensions - although when @fleabag 's arrives I'll double check it - and here we're in a bit of good luck. Because the walnut is relatively thin (we'll be using basically two tops rather than a top and thicker back) the plan is to have a central splice. And in a flash of inspiration I think I know what that should be! @fleabag wants a purpleheart pickup cover and the neck to be stained to match. So why not use the purpleheart neck splices that David Dyke sells as the body splice. These are the splices in my Swift Lite neck: And they are 6mm thick. And 6mm in between top and back walnut of 13mm each is 32mm - perfect! But there's another bit of good luck. Have another look at that drawing: See the (to scale) back wood. And the 6mm central layer (ie purpleheart) and look where the bottom of the neck heel sits! On top of the back assembly. Then add the depth of the neck - and the fretboard is EXACTLY where my Squier neck fits in relation to the top of the top. And the bridge that @fleabag is sending me is the Schaller low height roller unit - which is the within the adjustment range of a standard Fender P or J bridge I'm chuffed at that Next jobs are to draw the back and then load the drawings into Inkscape - and that's tomorrow's job.
  3. Andyjr1515

    Andyjr1515 meets his Nemesis?

    Genius!
  4. Andyjr1515

    Andyjr1515 meets his Nemesis?

    Haven't got my finger out.... ...but I HAVE got the drawing board out
  5. Andyjr1515

    Elwray Basses - Amani 5 on the way

    I like that type of figuring. I've always preferred that type on Gibson Les Paul tops against the more frequently seen flame tops.
  6. Andyjr1515

    Andyjr1515 meets his Nemesis?

    Actually, a useful distraction based on the fact that I haven't got any further with @fleabag 's.
  7. Andyjr1515

    Elwray Basses - Amani 5 on the way

    Looks good
  8. Andyjr1515

    Andyjr1515 meets his Nemesis?

    No Next!
  9. Andyjr1515

    Andyjr1515 meets his Nemesis?

    Actually, just put the final touches on the Swift Lite 2 a moment ago so close but no cigar cup of tea!
  10. I'm never shocked at how much I mess up. Disappointed, yes, but never surprised What's wrong with the headstock size? Have you checked the tuner positions and string runs? On the face of it it looks like you could get good straight runs. Have you ever seen an Ibanez SR without the tuners fitted...the headstocks look positively weird. But once the tuners are on it looks fine. If it is big enough for functional reasons, it looks fine to me personally on visuals...
  11. Andyjr1515

    Andyjr1515 meets his Nemesis?

    Probably a bit of both I'm going to draw it full size over the next couple of days but I'm pretty sure the bottom of the neck pocket will end up at the level of the back wood. If so, the only thing I have to fillet is the top wood, starting from a rectangular 'neck pocket' shaped hole. If so, a bullnose router bit or similar isn't a bad idea to rough it out @Si600 , and remembering the apprentice school engineer blue fitting techniques- but using blackboard chalk instesd of blue and scrapers to fine finish it all off, @SpondonBassed .... So I might have to retitle to: "Andyjr1515, Si600 & Spondonbassed meet their Nemesis?"
  12. Andyjr1515

    Andyjr1515 meets his Nemesis?

    Ah...but if it all fails, I have to buy @fleabag a new neck....
  13. Andyjr1515

    Andyjr1515 meets his Nemesis?

    At the moment I'm not planning modding the neck. If I was, then yes, I think something on those lines My thought at the moment is to shape the body a little bit like @eude 's erstwhile Shuker and carve a cradle for the neck to slot into. Do I have proven skills to be able to do that? No - not yet Could this end badly? Please refer to the title
  14. Andyjr1515

    Andyjr1515 meets his Nemesis?

    Well that's crazy! I literally bing'd 'single cut bass rear view' to find a picture to show people what I was talking about! The really wierd thing was that three of the other photos were of Kert's camphor single cut - one of my own builds
  15. Andyjr1515

    Andyjr1515 meets his Nemesis?

    I'm sure I won't.....
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