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Infinite Bass 1.5FL - COMPLETED (again)

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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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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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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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An update needed on this one. It has been a joy to play over the last month or two, but I have come to a few realisations and decisions.

1. Untreated Wenge as a fretless board is not something I would consider doing again. It is too soft given the marks even my Cobalt Flats have left.

2. The neck is almost perfect, but I’d like it to be a little slimmer

3. I am very used to lined fretless, to a point that I wish I had stuck with my original plan and had gone for a lined neck

So what to do? Well.... next week I am going to redo/mod my neck and end up with a lined fretless, Gabon ebony fretboard, slightly slimmer neck.

Shouldn’t take me too long, so watch this space...

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We have a slotted fretboard...... now to get the wenge one off, and make 21 (or maybe 22) maple fretlines...... going to take me ages, but worth the effort I think.CF4EEDF1-39DE-4579-8013-9A1A74CD2866.thumb.jpeg.e6be0591f862ef9b178e116c8f414d63.jpeg

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I don’t think the wenge fretboard will survive :)

Bending like Beckham 

 

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