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Jimothey

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  1. Jimothey

    Stealth Telecaster bass project

    Yeah your probably right I still need to finalise the position of them it was really just to see how they will look
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    Stealth Telecaster bass project

    You know me too well mate I was thinking either yellow or white!! 😁
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    Stealth Telecaster bass project

    I saw a 'stealth' telecaster bass that I really like the look of and I haven't got a black bass so I think I might give it a go 🤔
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    Skip find guitar build

    I'm only doing it up to sell so I can get some funds for my scratch build, the price I'll be able to sell it for I won't be out of pocket so any profit is a bonus I'm keeping the pickguard that shape as I think it follows the shape of the body nicely 😀
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    Skip find guitar build

    Theres going to be a change of colour with this build as a fella I work with is going to buy it when it's finished for his nephew but he wants it the same yellow as my 5 string P But it's now undercoated so I've just got to flatten it a bit then I'll start spraying it 😀
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    Stealth Telecaster bass project

    The polished alu was all dented and knackered so I thought I'd just go normal poly pickguard Trying to incorporate both style pickguards here's what I came up with?? I cut some ply to the size of the pickups I'm probably going to use, I think the placement works OK?? It's a slab body so I've still got to do the arm and belly carves before I start painting it 😀
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    Stealth Telecaster bass project

    I've been thinking........... I've got a sheet of polished alu in the workshop so I could do a 1 piece pickguard but I really like the shape of a 72 telebass pickguard and the classic telecaster so I could try and incorporate the 2?? 🤔
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    Stealth Telecaster bass project

    Managed to get a little bit more done today neck pocket is now routed and I've been having a bit of a play with the pickguard shape I kinda like the classic tele shaped pickguard with the jazz control plate Just got to decide what pup config would look best I'm still thinking the double MM would look really good?
  9. Jimothey

    Birthday Bass - ACG Build

    That top is stunning saying that so is the back you are a very lucky man!! Can't wait to watch this progress!! I only wish that I could afford Mr ACG to build me a bass but alas that will never happen unless he would take my missus and kids in part exchange!?! 😁
  10. Jimothey

    Elwray Basses - Need people for passaround.

    Sorry I get the point your making but I completely disagree with your logic if you only make a template (computer or otherwise) if you are going to do the same shape repeatedly why do most people make a template to build a guitar body if they aren't going to use it again?? If it's for accuracy then surely isn't that what CNC machines were designed for?? Also sorry but if you watch any custom bike building programs they more often than not use a CNC to cut the 1 off pieces required for the build And finally sorry @Marcoelwray for the thread hijack I promise that was the last post I'll do about the off topic subject 😀
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    Elwray Basses - Need people for passaround.

    @Hellzero sorry but the point I was trying to make wasn't aimed at mass production guitars it was that a Luthier making a one off bass would make the same quality guitar by using a CNC machine or doing it by hand
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    Elwray Basses - Need people for passaround.

    I think it's a bit harsh to say there's no style and craftsmanship in CNC you still have to have style to create a design and you need to have craftsman skills to assemble and do a high end finish IMHO there's not much difference in using a CNC than say a bandsaw, pin router, thicknesser, tablesaw etc Ithey are all just tools to aid you with the building process
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    Skip find guitar build

    The pickguard is made I've just temporarily covered it in black vinyl to see how it looks
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    33" P/J Jazz bass, blocks & binding

    Option 2, I'm with Andy and your right it looks like a design statement if you have anymore that have the blue hue to it add something to your headstock proper style it out 😀
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    Skip find guitar build

    I like the fact its a bit strange looking but it's not so strange looking that it's really odd!! 😀
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