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Jimothey

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Jimothey last won the day on June 24

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  1. Jimothey

    Short Scale 'Thing' (23" scale Headless 4 string)

    Totally agree!! I love the figuring on the laminated Wenge one 😀
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    first build

    Looking really good! what finish you doing on the body? Scrap that I should have read better 🙄 That should look good trans white!
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    4 to 5 string conversion Precision Bass

    I didn't take any pics today as there wasn't really much to see, the back and sides of the body have had 2 coats of undercoat and flattened so I'm going to do the first top coat (Black Gloss) tomorrow morning then let that dry till the next morning then do a second coat flatten then final top coat on friday! Then I will be able to start on the top which was inspired by @kodiakblair's paisley topped one but as previously stated I've always wanted a Steve Harris style p bass so the top is going to be treated to chequered vinyl top but I'm still keeping the Orange pickguard on it but I'm not sure whether the bridge cover will go with it 😀
  4. Jimothey

    New Tangocaster bass project

    Very nice I'm starting to have a real thing for orange Basses!! 😁
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    4 to 5 string conversion Precision Bass

    Ebay its really cheap, I didn't want to get an expensive one incase it didn't work here's the link: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F362150047845
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    4 to 5 string conversion Precision Bass

    I've got a 16mm spaced bridge coming when it turns up I'll let you know how it works out mate Also I've got a bridge cover coming but I'm not sure if I'm going to use it as it might not go with the new finish but I'll make the decision when it's here
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    4 to 5 string conversion Precision Bass

    This is a subtle relic job isnt it?? 😋
  8. Jimothey

    4 to 5 string conversion Precision Bass

    "Perfectly acceptable" Now that's a glowing review if ever I've heard one 😁
  9. Jimothey

    4 to 5 string conversion Precision Bass

    Yeah I love it!! 😁 Honestly it's the part I least enjoy but if it isn't right it will bug me so I might aswell do it again and take a bit more time over it whilst I'm waiting for the bridge and other stuff to turn up..........
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    4 to 5 string conversion Precision Bass

    I've decided to go down a different route regarding the finish as the white and orange was a bit bland for my liking and I wasn't happy with the finish! I've always wanted a Steve Harris style p bass (but not the West Ham one!?) I'm going to strip it right back to bare wood and start again from scratch so I'll update once I've got it going 😀
  11. Thanks mate I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I don't balls it up!! Thankfully it is starting to look how I had envisaged it! 😀
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    4 to 5 string conversion Precision Bass

    I mean tarnish the chrome a smidge, dull a few areas maybe a bit of paint off on the arm rest just try and make it a bit used Using your example maybe a supermarket door ding would be the level I'm hoping for?? 😁
  13. Started veneering the top today using @Andyjr1515 very helpful instructions, the headstock is done and the body is drying But now for the last big decision Maple or Ebony fretboard Looking at it I'm thinking everyone is right definitely Ebony! Also I've been trying a gloss poly finish on a offcut of the veneer here's a comparison of gloss and raw I think that when is done it will look nice and lustrous 😀
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    4 to 5 string conversion Precision Bass

    Yeah that is a pic of the actual nut, It's just a shame that it was going to sit too high, in hindsight I probably should have pared a bit more out of the fretboard so it could be fitted with bottom plate Here's the updated pic after the paint debacle!! Its now a bit more conservative than the blue but this was my original plan of how this project will look, I'm still going to use the bridge cover to add a bit of a retro/vintage vibe I'm thinking to maybe to try and relicing it a little bit nothing heavy just nice a subtle?? 😀
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    4 to 5 string conversion Precision Bass

    No its Just-a-copy £3.50 off ebay I only got this one because it was the smallest (width) pre-slotted 5 string nut I could find 😀
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