In the time I've been here I've learned that not all BCers are able to tweek their basses or do soldering jobs.
So, this list is for those who could do with a hand to do those small jobs.
Some folk listed here may do the job for free, others may make a small charge, or charge for parts. The cost is down to you to negotiate with the other member.
If you'd like to be added to the list, simply post in this thread.
The list is vaguely North -> South.
Fionn Highlands of Scotland - the top bit
acebassmusic 7 miles south of Aberdeen
Meddle - Edinburgh
Geoffbyrne - Glasgow - (set-ups and tweaks)
TwinCam County Durham
Steve-Soar Wirral - Also teaches bass
AndyTravis Manchester (Swinton/Worsley)
chazzjeuk Ashbourne, Derbyshire
jebroad Stoke / Derby
bassulike66 Rugeley, just north of B'rum
T-Bay Tamworth, just north of B'rum
Manton Customs Shropshire/Staffs
Jimothey Denbigh North Wales
Gelfin Cardiff, S. Wales
lownote12 Diss, Norfolk/Suffolk - (Setups and tweaks)
Lonestar North Essex/Cambridge
Central & Southern Inc London
Twigman Dunstable, Beds
Grangur Herts/Essex - think Stansted Airport, but I travel about a fair bit
Gary-mac - Herts / North London
Number6 East London
dudewheresmybass North Kent, Near Dartford(ish)
Obbm Farnham, Surrey
Neilp - Crawley (also does DB!)
KioGon "Sunshine Coast" (Hastings, Sussex; not Queensland, Australia)
Mykesbass Sussex, Crawley/Brighton
Chienmortbb Poole, Dorset. May be able to go to Southampton too
Telebass Dartmoor/SW Devon/SE Cornwall
I’ve recently started the build of a ridiculous idea. A 20” scale bass.
The body and neck are from an old mahog bookshelf I’ve already got 3 bodies from.
The idea is to use the low 4 string of a 5 string and tune them up to whatever the correct tension is. It will be, at most, a step up from standard.
It won’t have a truss rod, just a graphite rod. The neck is tiny and half of it is in a neck pocket anyway.
Ive just planed down the neck and shaped the body. The neck looks very thick in the photos but that was not it’s proper thickness.
I’m using a piezo bridge only.
So wasn't sure where to put this, I want a bass 6 with a 52mm nut width to match the feel of a classical gitaur. The only thing that comes close is the music man silhouette bass, I've not played one yet but it's at about 47mm so not "perfect"
ive never thought about getting a custom instrument. Does it cost too much to be practical? And lastly is there an easier solution?
I have a revelation bass vi but the string spacing is very small.
I've got some ideas for an led fret board. Treble offset translucent dot markers with a channel routed in the neck for the LEDs.
Just wondering if anyone has any experience in this. I have some experience in electronics i effects pedals and such and this looks quite simple.