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So you get a few nice basses, where do they live? On the wall? No, that's just asking for trouble. In a case? No, they need to be accessible and that would look awful. So what do you do, where do they go?

In the Bassdrobe™, that's where.

Not quite gear porn unless D.I.Y. gets you jolly, but there it is anyway :)

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[quote name='jonthebass' post='936511' date='Aug 25 2010, 10:13 PM']Lovin' that Doc J, Well done![/quote]

The J is for Jenius :)

Seriously though, good job, now I want one!

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Looks a neat idea but is that bare wood that the basses are being held by?
Don't mean to pee on your parade, Dr J, but might there be a slight risk of the odd ding or mark on the necks?
Perhaps some sort of protective cushioning (rubber strips, etc.?) glued to the edges of the wood?
If I'm on the wrong track here, please excuse me and I'll grab me coat... :rolleyes: :)

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That's pretty cool :)

EDIT: You are a jenius DR. J! I'm currently building my bedroom in the new house, a bassdrobe would be a great idea!

Edited by budget bassist

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[quote name='Stingray5' post='936621' date='Aug 26 2010, 12:00 AM']Looks a neat idea but is that bare wood that the basses are being held by?
Don't mean to pee on your parade, Dr J, but might there be a slight risk of the odd ding or mark on the necks?
Perhaps some sort of protective cushioning (rubber strips, etc.?) glued to the edges of the wood?
If I'm on the wrong track here, please excuse me and I'll grab me coat... :rolleyes: :)[/quote]
Start coat grabbing :lol:

Cheers lads, I'm quite pleased with it, even if I do say so myself. It's foam lined where it counts, there are two foam padded bars running along the bottom which support the weight of the basses and the mdf rack which keeps them upright. That's also foam lined (actually with that sticky backed draft excluding foam) where the necks rest in each slot. I plan on covering the whole thing with velour or something similar in the very near future.

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How about a walk-in Bassdrobe?

A bit like this one but for basses.....

[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9oy9Kl3ROw"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9oy9Kl3ROw[/url]

Edited by Fat Rich

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[quote name='Fat Rich' post='936803' date='Aug 26 2010, 09:41 AM']How about a walk-in Bassdrobe?

A bit like this one but for basses.....

[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9oy9Kl3ROw"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9oy9Kl3ROw[/url][/quote]
That'll always be the dream :)

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[quote name='Doctor J' post='936713' date='Aug 26 2010, 08:05 AM']Start coat grabbing :rolleyes:

Cheers lads, I'm quite pleased with it, even if I do say so myself. It's foam lined where it counts, there are two foam padded bars running along the bottom which support the weight of the basses and the mdf rack which keeps them upright. That's also foam lined (actually with that sticky backed draft excluding foam) where the necks rest in each slot. I plan on covering the whole thing with velour or something similar in the very near future.[/quote]
Haha - excellent!
And two thumbs up for your work! :)

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Thats flippin' ace. But can I ask why it might be a bad idea to hang them on your wall, I was thinking of doing that.

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The language pedant in me can't walk past without suggesting that the name should really be "Wardbass", seeing as a wardrobe is a ward for your robes - thus this is a ward for your basses, not a bass for your robes. I am very sorry, this is an affliction of mine and I can't help it :)

Excellent idea though. I only wish I had enough basses to justify the work.

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[quote name='Raggy' post='941869' date='Sep 1 2010, 11:39 AM']Thats flippin' ace. But can I ask why it might be a bad idea to hang them on your wall, I was thinking of doing that.[/quote]

depending on the construction of your house, it can be a bit of a hassle finding the right place to drill or sticking in those weird plastic things, making sure you've not gone through any damp proofing. That sort of thing. I just did a halfway between this and wall hanging on my basses:



:)

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[quote name='Tengu' post='942017' date='Sep 1 2010, 01:25 PM']The language pedant in me can't walk past without suggesting that the name should really be "Wardbass", seeing as a wardrobe is a ward for your robes - thus this is a ward for your basses, not a bass for your robes. I am very sorry, this is an affliction of mine and I can't help it :lol:

Excellent idea though. I only wish I had enough basses to justify the work.[/quote]
Hmmmm, I see where you went wrong there. Quell your inner language pendant for you'll see that is it is not a Bassrobe, no.

The extra d you've overlooked belongs to a word I made up during the construction process for a stylish container for fabulous basses, a drobe. Hence, Bassdrobe™. Were it erroneously derived from wardrobe it would then be Bassrobe, but that just would make as much sense as calling it a Guitarcape. Nor even Bassddrobe, I'm all for double d's but not in this context. Let it be written in the good book of bass! :)

Good effort though :rolleyes:

Edited by Doctor J

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[quote name='Raggy' post='941869' date='Sep 1 2010, 11:39 AM']Thats flippin' ace. But can I ask why it might be a bad idea to hang them on your wall, I was thinking of doing that.[/quote]
I just thought they'd take up too much space and be too exposed to potential damage from general gobsh*tery and clumsyness. This way, it's much less obvious to the missus when something new arrives discreetly :)

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[quote name='Born 2B Mild' post='942290' date='Sep 1 2010, 04:04 PM']From the land of large wardrobes comes...

[/quote]

This was clearly invented by a man without a girlfriend/wife.

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[quote name='Doctor J' post='936467' date='Aug 25 2010, 09:42 PM']So you get a few nice basses, where do they live? On the wall? No, that's just asking for trouble. In a case? No, they need to be accessible and that would look awful. So what do you do, where do they go?

In the Bassdrobe™, that's where.

Not quite gear porn unless D.I.Y. gets you jolly, but there it is anyway :)[/quote]

Nice job. You may wanna put a poster inside tho' as the finishing touch :rolleyes:

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