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Building a modern 5 - COMPLETED

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8 hours ago, HazBeen said:

Doing 6 coats for this one, 4 on the neck.

Coat 2 went on this am, am doing 3 tonight. Then 4 and 5 Thursday and 6 Friday am.

Then will leave to cure, with a final coat of lemon oil going on Sunday. Will then wax, assemble and do the pre-requisite tinkering next weekend.

No further pics until then :)
 

Looking forward to the end result mate! 

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Send it back ! What clown has been botching that up .... ?

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4 minutes ago, Geek99 said:

Send it back ! What clown has been botching that up .... ?

I know, what a horrible example of inept home building. It should be forbidden.

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Still all the tweaking to do, but it is a bass....

 

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Looks great. A really nice job, solid building skills and a classy refined look to the finished bass. You should be proud. 

Does it sound as good as it looks?😉

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16 hours ago, durhamboy said:

Looks great. A really nice job, solid building skills and a classy refined look to the finished bass. You should be proud. 

Does it sound as good as it looks?😉

Thanks, much appreciated. I still need to finetune before I can fully answer that question. But first impressions are very positive.

Today I worked on the nut (needed to sit a little deeper) and sorted the string height out. After everything has settled (give it a week or two) I will tweak again and record something.

Thus far I am very happy, the wenge fretboard gives it a warmer rounder sound than my Status necked fretless. Acoustically it resonates well and there is ample “mwaah”.

More pics and sound bites will come :)

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Yep sounds fat indeed and nice too with the right amount of harmonics. Well done Harry.

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2 hours ago, Hellzero said:

Yep sounds fat indeed and nice too with the right amount of harmonics. Well done Harry.

Thank you Tony, appreciate the comment especially since you know a th8ng or 2 about fretless basses.

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First rehearsal..... wow, this thing really sings!

 

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8 hours ago, HazBeen said:

First rehearsal..... wow, this thing really sings!

 

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But it all breaks down at the first rehearsal...

 

Looks a spiffing piece of work. 

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