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Unread 04-23-2012, 03:26 PM   #1
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First build!

Greetings from Finland!

I've been making a bass for myself for a while, and here's the story so far:

Specs:
  • 35" scale
  • 2x EMG 40DC
  • 5 strings
  • Wenge/teak/maple/walnut
  • Rosewood fretboard

The first design, soon to be modified:


The bottom one is the final design:


The inlay:










Wenge/teak/maple/teak/wenge sandwiches:



The center block is walnut/maple/walnut/maple/walnut and dyed bird's eye maple in between each layer:




Cutting the headstock angle:



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Unread 04-23-2012, 03:27 PM   #2
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The monsters:


Truss rod channel routing jig:




Body routing template:



Hair (?) shot:

(Hangs 50cm behind my back)

Body routing:

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Unread 04-23-2012, 03:35 PM   #3
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Really really really nice for a first time builder! Keep it up !
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Unread 04-23-2012, 04:06 PM   #4
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DAT ROSEWOOD. Kinda looks too dark
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This is awesome. Loving the wood choices.
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.... now that is some insanely clean work man!
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Unread 04-23-2012, 06:28 PM   #7
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Great choices of wood and a cool looking inlay! Can't wait to see this finish up.

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Those red laminates are a beautiful touch!

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Guess who has a chance to play this beast when it's completed :3
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beautiful!
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This is looking beautiful! Hard to beleive it's a first build!

Is this... guitar?
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Unread 04-24-2012, 02:56 PM   #12
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This is looking beautiful! Hard to beleive it's a first build!
Agreed-
Can't wait to see it getting shaped so the sandwich layers will peek through and fulfill their destiny.
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Unread 04-26-2012, 07:11 AM   #13
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A BIG thank you for everyone (I'll promise to make a guitar next )
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very nice grain with the woods. Good luck!
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Nice!

Added the "member built" tag.

Don't for get to post here: Guitars built by members of SS.org [Pic-heavy] when she's done.

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Unread 04-27-2012, 12:27 AM   #16
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Agreed-
Can't wait to see it getting shaped so the sandwich layers will peek through and fulfill their destiny.
This x1000.

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Looks good dude.

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Agreed-
Can't wait to see it getting shaped so the sandwich layers will peek through and fulfill their destiny.
Me neither

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Unread 04-28-2012, 11:18 AM   #19
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this is excellent.

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Very nice work! And a cool way of routing the whole shebang using a one piece template.

I'm especially interested in how that low F# will work out on 35" scale.
I've been thinking of F# on my 7-stringer, but held back thinking 35" isn't enough.
Hopefully you'll make some sound clips

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Very nice work! And a cool way of routing the whole shebang using a one piece template.

I'm especially interested in how that low F# will work out on 35" scale.
I've been thinking of F# on my 7-stringer, but held back thinking 35" isn't enough.
Hopefully you'll make some sound clips
Thank you!
This bass has a 35" scale and is "especially built for F# tuning" so I think the scale lenght is enough.
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Unread 05-03-2012, 11:55 PM   #22
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Pointless update: Today I'll go get the EMG and the fifth string
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Unread 05-17-2012, 09:20 AM   #23
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I haven't been able to go to the workshop for a couple of weeks, so I've planned the next build a tiny bit. It's going to be a seven-string but almost everything about it is open. I'd like to hear some ideas
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Unread 05-27-2012, 03:54 PM   #24
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Finally some progress
Some rounding:



The final outline of the fretboard:


At this point the bass got to see her future home for the first time. I think she likes it in here

Excessive use of tape:




No shaping of the neck yet:


The scarf-jointed piece isn't perfectly aligned, but will be covered with a veneer of some sort.


Some holes drilled:



And that's it for today! Hoping to get into routing the cavities soon.
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Unread 05-27-2012, 04:48 PM   #25
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Cool progress!

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I haven't been able to go to the workshop for a couple of weeks, so I've planned the next build a tiny bit. It's going to be a seven-string but almost everything about it is open. I'd like to hear some ideas
Bass or guitar?
If it's a bass, I'd recommend you examine your playing style/habits to determine how wide a neck will be playable.
My 7-string bass is fine up until 6-7th fret; after this it feels too wide for my size hands.
A slimmer neck with les string spacing at the bridge would partly remedy this.

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