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  1. Playing around with the laser yesterday… 1 pass gives you about .5mm dept. Also (because I could) tried cutting out an inlay in maple ….this was just for fun. I will either leave au naturel OR fill with epoxy/ebony dust. Also did a little print on back of neck.
  2. Building myself a 4 string headless PJ. 34” scale Nova headless hardware (black) Quartersawn Bubinga neck with graphite rods Kaya Mahogany body EMG Geezer pups Passive Wenge fretboard Stainless Steel frets Pics to follow.
  3. I bought a laser engraver, goal is to laser engrave the headstock…. Why not
  4. Building a Baritone, commissioned by a friend. Brief: 28” scale, but keep overall length same as a normal scale guitar, inspired by the Jazzmaster design. Just dropping some pics, as I haven’t been on the forum much. Alder Body 28” Maple neck Wenge fretboard Decent but budget black hardware Double humbuckers
  5. So this build does not appear to be happening …… I found a hairline fracture running from around the 12th fret to the nut. Increasingly likely this is going to end up being recycled. Shame….. On the upside I am building a Baritone guitar, PJ and have bought a laser engraver.
  6. Hi, I have to admit I have hardly been on BC for ages. It doesn’t give me the joy it once did. But importantly Iam still building,… Move to new workshop complete, the bass, well that is still as it was …. am doing a fretless 5 currently, after that is done I will revisit the Streamer.
  7. Shipping would be 15 quid, just dm me if you want to proceed. Am not often on BC nowadays.
  8. Most excellent passive pickups, buy them now if you are looking ….
  9. https://www.kvk.nl/english/brexit/vat-on-goods-after-brexit/
  10. Cross Border tax legislation would beg to differ…. But regardless, I have seldom bought from a more disorganised, impersonal shop ever. They rarely get any of my money.
  11. They will not charge NL VAT, you will however receive a customs charge of UK VAT, PLUS HANDLING. I’d recommend going Thomann (and I live in NL).
  12. I am currently in process of moving to a new workshop, looking forward to when I can get back to the Streamer. Patience is a virtue right?
  13. My first bass was an 85 Squier Katana in white. The only bass I could afford in the shop …….. I think it is clear why it was cheap.
  14. Afraid this is a slow burner, but progress will be posted
  15. Have been working on the Streamer, unfortunately it looks as if the broken off headstock will not work as a basis for the new headless. I will most likely build up from Wenge “left overs” I have. I have plenty to make a stable “graft”
  16. This one is now 100% complete and working well. So full attention to the Streamer. The key challenge will be routing the bridge and tuner knob recesses as the body is curved. But I have already sussed out how to do that without issues.
  17. Look what just arrived from the wonderful @Andre_Passini Soon I will have 2 basses sporting Nova hardware
  18. Just parking this one here…… if you followed my tandem build thread you will remember I took the Thunderbird pickups out of my Bogart. Tonight I routed the Bogart body to fit a PJ config and made a new pickguard. Just waiting on a new battery box to be delivered and will then add a Noll TCM4XM pre to the Geezer setup. I need this done so I can focus on the Streamer.
  19. Get it. I would very much have preferred it to not be the case, but the brake was pretty bad to start with so reglueing would have been far from ideal. This way I can keep the soul of the original, but fix it so that it is actually ready for the next 37 years…
  20. BTW, it was 3.7kg to start. I imagine we can knock it down to 3.6kg.
  21. Appreciate the suggestion. The old Streamer body is too slim to chamber anything realistically, but I do not think it will be any issue. The Nova bridge is very light, lighter than the Schaller roller bridge it originally had. Add to the the recess I will need to make (probably) in the body to create proper access to the tuning knobs and I am 99% sure balance will not be an issue.
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