First build!

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  1. Sirppi

    Sirppi SS.org Regular

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    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:
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    The bottom one is the final design:
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    The inlay:
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    Wenge/teak/maple/teak/wenge sandwiches:
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    The center block is walnut/maple/walnut/maple/walnut and dyed bird's eye maple in between each layer:
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    Cutting the headstock angle:
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    Sirppi SS.org Regular

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    The monsters:
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    Truss rod channel routing jig:
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    Body routing template:
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    Hair (?) shot: :D
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    (Hangs 50cm behind my back)

    Body routing:
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    supercolio Super-spy

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    Really really really nice for a first time builder! Keep it up ;)!
     
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    DAT ROSEWOOD. Kinda looks too dark :D
     
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    sytraxiplague SS.org Regular

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    This is awesome. Loving the wood choices.
     
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    fuck now that is some insanely clean work man!
     
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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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    Empryrean Undecided forever

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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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    scherzo1928 has wood for you

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    This is looking beautiful! Hard to beleive it's a first build!
     
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    Pikka Bird Vaya Con Cornholio

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    Agreed- :bowdown:
    Can't wait to see it getting shaped so the sandwich layers will peek through and fulfill their destiny.
     
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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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    asher So Did We

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    This x1000.
     
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    Looks good dude.
     
  18. Sirppi

    Sirppi SS.org Regular

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    Me neither :D

    Next friday I'll go get the other pup, no money for both at the moment :( Also, the Dimarzios for my Agile are on their way! :hbang:
     
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    aaron_rose more bigger

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    this is excellent.
     
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    vansinn ShredNeck into Beck

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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 ;) :agreed:
     

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