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  1. Bastav

    5 string headless

    Maybe buy two of the four string versions and make use of the tuners and saddles? Making the rest out of wood might add a touch of class
  2. Bastav

    Building a bass for my...

    ... father in law. He mostly plays guitar but he wanted me to build him one anyway. And I'll take any excuse to start a new project So I started this a while back and here's what I've got so far. It'll be a four string, fretted long scale affair. I sent him two sketches, one of them played it pretty safe while the other was slightly more adventureus. He went for the latter. Here's the sketch (held down by various objects to keep it from rolling up). And here's the wings today The neck is three pieces of maple with mahogany veneers in between. Here I was working on a scarf joint
  3. Looks great! Love the curved back!
  4. Bastav

    Wingnut

    Thanks! Just regular long scale strings. Ball end goes in the tuner, pull the other end through the headpiece/drill stop, tighten screw and cut the string
  5. Bastav

    Wingnut

    Thanks everyone! Yes, I'm well pleased, a very decent sofa-noodler indeed
  6. Bastav

    Wingnut

    And I recorded a track with it this morning. Just a bit of a jam with myself. Main bass line is recorded via an octave pedal and my roland microcube (mic'd) to give an idea of the sound this travel-sized rig makes. Then I lined the bass au naturel for the solo.
  7. Bastav

    Wingnut

    And as promised, some fancy pics
  8. Bastav

    Wingnut

    Hehe, thanks!
  9. Bastav

    Wingnut

    Thanks all! Yes 17 inch scale with 12 frets. Half of a true bass
  10. Bastav

    Wingnut

    Will post some fancier pics later but here´s proof it´s now actually strung up!
  11. Bastav

    Wingnut

    Thanks I really appreciate it very true what you said about other builders in the forum, yourself for one, being an inspiration. I love the carving part of building, working with a shinto and a random orbital sander to bring the shape to life.
  12. Bastav

    Wingnut

    3 to 5 coats in and things are looking satiny
  13. Bastav

    Wingnut

    Nice, I'm really starting to look forward to playing this thing!
  14. Bastav

    Wingnut

    I've got a bartolini jazz bridge pickup and it will be passive. I've got an octave pedal (ehx multiplexer) that I'm hoping will pair up nicely, hopfully making it sound kind of synth-bassy
  15. Bastav

    Wingnut

    Yeah, I used the same drill stops in my last build and they are working fine. I'll look for some torx key replacements, thanks for the tip!
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