Still unsure as to whether to shift this or not so putting the feelers out there to gauge interest...
First lockdown project/build with my limited skill set, pictures of build progress available on request
’51 Slab body precision bass
Body from guitarbuild.com
Neck from eBay (headstock reshaped by myself) 38mm nut
Unknown brand but solid machine heads
Seymour Duncan SCPB-3 pickup
Rosewood thumb rest
solid bass built up and painted (not a perfect finish, bit patchy on the back, but perfectly acceptable) by myself, couple of dings here and there but nothing you’d notice from more than 4 feet away
there are a couple of extra holes that happened when I was installing the thumb rest (experimenting with positioning) one that I had to fill with a dowel and some wood glue (snapped screw head and not the greatest execution of getting it out) the other is just where a screw has been in and out, both are covered by the pick guard,
pick guard isn’t perfect around the control plate but I have ordered some new material in the hope I’ll make a better job of it next time, not really noticeable unless your really looking
Will need ferrules if you want to string through body, I haven’t done this so didn’t get any at the time of the build
Had to make and install a shim for under the bridge in order to get it setup to a decent standard, have since installed brass saddles but happy to discuss putting the ones in the pictures back on with any potential buyers
there are a couple of dead spots (3 or 4 in fact) on the frets so a little bit of a level is required, I don’t have the skills to do it myself and haven’t gotten round to getting it done by someone else due to the situation
All sounds terrible doesn’t it?! Essentially all it really needs is a little fret level on a few spots and it’s good to go!
It is a solid bass that does sound just grand
not really sure what this is worth to be honest so willing to listen to offers if the interest is there, price listed is what it cost me to put together, nothing more...
happy to consider trades for something a bit Warwick-y, Spector-y, Ibanez-y or musicman-y with cash either way if it calls for it, may also consider CAR jazz neck profile precisions or something acoustic-y
MAY consider parting out if there’s enough interest in all the bits and bobs
any further pictures required, throw me a PM and I’ll get some sorted