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Jimothey last won the day on June 24 2018

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  1. What are you going on about? Your completely missing the point or are you just trying to be argumentative? Read the OP then comment on what I have written ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
  2. What that I'm talking out of my derriรจre? It was more of a hypothetical idea But if you don't like a asymmetrical neck and you like the neck profile on a squier then is the more expensive bass better quailty no not to that person a custom made guitar is only worth the money for the person who commissioned it quailty and the value of something are two completely different things, everything is only worth what people are willing to pay for it! Would Wal's and Fodera's cost so much if people stopped buying them?
  3. The most expensive bass I've played was a US standard P bass and the cheapest is a ยฃ25 no brand p bass (both in my hands still sounded S**t tho!) but I prefered playing the ยฃ25 one as it felt better to play but I know that some people wouldn't even accommodate the idea of playing of a no brand bass which does seem like snobbery to me My main question is if the attention to detail and finish is one of the reasons you can charge ยฃ3k+ why with a bit of time and effort can't you set your bass up and sort out a few of the issues cheap basses may have and get it playing exactly how you like it and like a bass 10 times its value at nowhere near the the outlay? Then would that bass be of any less quality to you than a more expensive one so I think it can be subjective? But as I've never played anything high end I could just be talking out of my derriรจre? ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
  4. I got the body all cut out and routed today Then I thought I'd give Shou Sugi Ban a go!?! I'm not a 100% happy with it but I think it looks ok for a first attempt? But heres a quick mockup....... ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
  5. Finally the workshop is up and running so I can resume building this is the first of 4 basses that is in the pipeline (the others are the P-Rick, 5 string fenderbird and I'm remaking the body on my jaguar bass also I'm doing 2 guitars a Jagcaster and a firecaster! I'm making up for lost time!! ) The body blank is gluing up at the mo so not much to report as yet but its going to be in the style of a '51 p bass but very rustic looking The body is going to be made out if an old floor joist that has just been ripped out of a local church hall thats being renovated The neck is an old black neck I had kicking about from another build the headstock is going to be reshaped into a tele bass style........ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
  6. Thanks @Woodinblackfor it to work as a "proper" humbucker would the pickups need to be wound opposite to each other? Which hopefully won't be a problem as I'm going to try and wind my own pickups........ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
  7. I'm thinking of trying a new pickup wiring that I've seen I know you can coil split humbucker pickups but if its possible how would you wire 2 single coil pickup on a on-on-on switch so they can be series-parallel-humbucker They would be configured like this Any advice inc diagrams would be gratefully received
  8. Theres lots of acoustic guitars made out of oak so I can't see it being a problem and my next few builds are going to have Oak fretboards (and possibly Oak necks) so I'm watching this with interest...... ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
  9. Unfortunately we live in a world of "free speech" so everyone will get offended by something be it whichever side of the fence you are and unfortunately you can't say X's opinion is wrong just because it differs to your ideals or beliefs? Because in their mind they are correct and their reasons for their opinions are no less valid than yours! TBH I couldn't give a flying F**k if your black, white, gay, straight or every other flavour in between if your a decent person then that's the most important thing to me! I try to keep my opinions to myself then I can't offend anyone but in this current climate it happens far to easily as this thread has proved
  10. I think them fret markers will look really different! I've only ever seen the stickers? Are they going to be metal or you going to resin them or something? ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
  11. Im leaning more towards with the pickguard? I think it needs a bit of a tweak tho? Im thinking single coil pickup with the pickguard or split coil without? The pickguard will probably be made out of wood and stained black or maybe kept natural I'll decide nearer the time?...... ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
  12. The pedal was well packaged and posted really quickly! Great comms kept me updated! Would definitely buy from Paul again!...... ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
  13. Surprise surprise this build is changing! I ended up selling the body as I wasn't happy with it! This is now going to be another hybrid a mix of a Rick and '51 P bass (I think I might call it the P-Rick) Its going to be made out of reclaimed materials again possibly oak or mahogany topped or I might try a bit of shou sugi ban finish on some Pine? I can't decide whether to have a pickguard or not here's roughly how it might look? With a pickguard Or without The headstock shape is probably going to change to a more plain shape but I haven't decided yet?........... ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
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