Jump to content
Left leaderboard
Cuzzie

51 P bass (sort of)

Recommended Posts

So........Started with a slab of ash

019B4F00-A79F-4E5F-9FDC-62D70F3A0FAF.thumb.jpeg.21138c4c1621fcf62038f726e5709872.jpeg

Did some shaping by hand with a spoke shave, Shinto saw and finished off with a router and orbital sander To 3000 grit (not even though) - belly cut and forearm contour to my spec for where I rest my hands - thanks to @Jabba_the_gut for telling me how to do a neck pocket.

675C8002-B664-4045-9393-1863565895E0.thumb.jpeg.c32281635b8bc6b758e6061b747b9fe8.jpeg5B88BDF8-EA63-427D-BFB3-92130F5F7336.thumb.jpeg.302bd88399634a221626a7a1bf8da219.jpeg

Dartfords black grain fill and sealed so when it naturally relics older looking wood will come through.

D5C0AAEA-C371-4F21-B631-096F66DB3636.thumb.jpeg.397bd539985763d63b7e27d08ac61d1b.jpegE4F70381-3DF6-485B-B3F8-0A0813C9841D.thumb.jpeg.ca49dbae90429bddba89586551dc49ad.jpeg
 

Decided on doing a blood orange colour - again Dartfords have awesome nitro spray cans, I deliberately wanted some grain to show.

13C7CA3C-2F1A-44B9-BD2D-007222FD3368.thumb.jpeg.92ddedae1a0d55bfdaa1fb753d0d7f13.jpegED2600C2-757B-45D2-A384-203545D510BB.thumb.jpeg.2ec64401e8f084879d81ea658977c6cf.jpeg

Hipshot B style bridge, Seymour Duncan 51 P stack pick up (same as in fender dusty hill bass and their 51 P reissue Custom shop), tonestyler bass ten to be fitted. Pickguard is a normal white P one shaped to what I fancy, @Deedee kindly sent a black 51 pickguard which I may also use but I will have to shave back the neck pocket part (no hassle), or bare, I can choose depending on my outifit.

Maple neck from same factory as Allparts get theirs, but cheaper and will be Hipshot ultralites (again thanks Deedee for the trade)

CF411C24-4537-40A1-86BF-C50A3AE2A552.thumb.jpeg.173e4281e69e1af88e852fb64877ce67.jpeg730A73FF-9ABE-4034-9461-2865E363F031.thumb.jpeg.7a09c9039eae64936bd976b51901f443.jpegC1A03939-C1F9-47CF-AF18-ADA183A9CF7A.thumb.jpeg.215b884bed36a26b85e938b6e33aa949.jpeg

Thats the latest parts bass - should pop it together this weekend hopefully!

  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That looks handsome, I love the grain bleeding through the nitro, looks & feels organic. Personalised  belly & forearm  body contour is just such a great job. I do think white pickguard has the most dramatic appearance. Please share some sound clips when you have a chance as I'm really interested to hear the SD 51'P stack Pup. As you know I've used the Lindy Fralin split 51 & Jess Loureiro split 51 so I'm eager to learn more about the SD stacked '51P. 

Great work, good job, well done!

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, JohnDaBass said:

That looks handsome, I love the grain bleeding through the nitro, looks & feels organic. Personalised  belly & forearm  body contour is just such a great job. I do think white pickguard has the most dramatic appearance. Please share some sound clips when you have a chance as I'm really interested to hear the SD 51'P stack Pup. As you know I've used the Lindy Fralin split 51 & Jess Loureiro split 51 so I'm eager to learn more about the SD stacked '51P. 

Great work, good job, well done!

I certainly will do, thanks for your kind words - happy to admit that some contours were a happy accident - if you see the one on the top horn on the Painted rear shot, that was slightly over zealous chiselling!

When I get her/him up and running, I’ll try to compare with my ‘58 P (sort of). That one is a mighty mite body (alder instead of Ash), all parts neck (so should be similar), 4 bolt play instead of 6 bolt ferrules, Hipshot A instead of B bridge and it’s a Creamery 58 - I know a lot of variables, but it’s a sound I love.

Will try to get done ASAP - the terror of homeschooling aside

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

May I ask where the neck was from? I have been pondering a tele bass "barncaster" style build, and have been looking at those TL necks on eBay for £70 odd, but no idea how good they are...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah of course, it’s a guy on eBay blackstar-guitars

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303518152681

on message comms with him he says they are made in the same Japan factory as Allparts necks.

It feels and looks very similar to an Allparts neck I have so I can only take him on face value and he was quick and efficient with comms and delivery.

Its not the fattest P neck you will see, it’s defo a P and fatter than a jazz and seems to hit the right spots, but will let you know when it’s hooked up

I have done some rear relic, which I know is not everyone’s taste, but I will leave the finger board alone despite wanting to get the acetone out and see! I like a more bare wood feel anyway.
Fret work is good, you’ll see in the pics the nut I fitted is slightly too small, but I only had a jazz nut sitting around, and couldn’t be bothered to order another - heel access truss rod.67B246B8-E0E0-4BB9-BCED-26863AC97761.thumb.jpeg.36954bee2b3a75b6d157d519cd02c4f4.jpeg6E5D6B35-CFE2-4BE2-8A46-692CE1DFD0F2.thumb.jpeg.326f3e17dd78f49bbd8935f9952db967.jpeg

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cheers! Must admit I was hoping to use a jazz width neck, though I guess there's nothing to stop me doing what you've done and set the string spacing at the nut to be more jazzy...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep - It’s a Tusq XL nut at 39mm, that neck is 42mm

so far in my hands not attached - very playable

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very light sanding to the side of The nut and it slipped in and held tight - no need for glue

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Far from perfect but it sounds and feels good - a few quirks for the OCD lot out there, but we’ll let them past between friends 

7FC172CD-5DB5-4A44-952E-67C0AED514E5.thumb.jpeg.7fc0095ae42e4d3e7c8e2ab0de7a0d06.jpeg

  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What's that mahoosive dent in the arm contour? A trick of the light?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Si600 said:

What's that mahoosive dent in the arm contour? A trick of the light?

Nope - an intentional palm placement dent for where I like to play from time to time - it’s fully quirky!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are a fair few imperfections on this thing, and I have already provided relic features by wafting a soldering Iron too freely and burning some finish, couple of chips already, intentional not smooth sand finish - it’s a living piece set out to get a few scars

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Cuzzie said:

There are a fair few imperfections on this thing, and I have already provided relic features by wafting a soldering Iron too freely and burning some finish, couple of chips already, intentional not smooth sand finish - it’s a living piece set out to get a few scars

Looks wonderful. Been eyeing up a red old style p with white plate. This has done nothing to put me off the idea. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
8 hours ago, stewblack said:

Looks wonderful. Been eyeing up a red old style p with white plate. This has done nothing to put me off the idea. 

 Cheers
Can’t say I am a pro by any means, but you are not too far down the road and if you want to do a refin on what you have, happy to pass on anything I have learnt.

I will say so far as paints, grain fillers, sealers etc spray cans go - Dartfords from the Rothko and Frost website are very good, better than the northwest guitars ones I used previously 

Edited by Cuzzie
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Okee dokee for @JohnDaBass I have recorded the bass for people, it’s 9 mins worth so be prepared to use it for sleep purposes.

Its a really versatile warm sounding pick which chugs nicely I believe, and is quiet as a church mouse.

The pick up recorded

The order Is always finger then pick
Stellartone Bass ten Tonestyler always 4 clicks From wide open, which will give a flavour of a decent tone roll off.

Straight into Logic Pro X via a focusrite 


Flat
Flat and Tonestyler 

SVT setting on Tech21 PSA 2.0
SVT and Tonestyler 

DP3X 
DP3X and Tonestyler 

If that makes sense

Same REM song 
 

REM Telebass.m4a

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Where did the very nice Ash body (blank?) come from?  It is quite a thing :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lucky score on ebay

1 minute ago, 3below said:

Where did the very nice Ash body (blank?) come from?  It is quite a thing :)

 

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

If @Jabba_the_gut doesn’t mind, DM me your email and I will forward what he wrote for me.

Not being deliberately coy, it’s just got pictures and stuff so not as easy to copy paste 

Edited by Cuzzie

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Some even of the neck pocket .... :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Geek99 said:

Some even of the neck pocket .... :P

Haha, yeah yeah, and bits and tools etc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice one!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
8 hours ago, Cuzzie said:

If @Jabba_the_gut doesn’t mind, DM me your email and I will forward what he wrote for me.

Not being deliberately coy, it’s just got pictures and stuff so not as easy to copy paste 

No worries. Hope it makes sense!!

Edited by Jabba_the_gut
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
32 minutes ago, Jabba_the_gut said:

No worries. Hope it makes sense!!

You have seen the fruits - it made perfect sense

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.



×
×
  • Create New...