Jillard Armada 5 String Bass Run

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  1. Jay Jillard

    Jay Jillard I make things.

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    Havn't been working on these guys too much the past month or so, but got some stuff done on the necks, i'm waiting for a new jigs that I ordered to come in before I do the fretboards.

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    and here's one of the local clients.. umm..admiring? his bass.
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    as soon as that jig gets in, its time for fretboards, neck fitting, carving and LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS of sanding.
     
  2. Jay Jillard

    Jay Jillard I make things.

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    Okay!

    so, you may or may not be aware, but I spent a lot of time last month preparing for a documentary where I built a guitar within a SINGLE 24 hour period. and we succeeded!

    But now that that's over, it's back to finishing these basses. I have a guitar show this saturday, and really wanted to bring one of these along, so I decided to finish the only 4 string on the run and get it out of the way, and run the remaining 5's together.


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    the little divot on the mounting hold for the d string gets fully covered by the bridge unit.. template mishap. =/ could have been detrimental but got lucky.
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  3. Hollowway

    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    Dang, Jay, your guitars aren't my particular style, but your woodworking and these basses are amazing! I wouldn't mind seeing this bass shape show up as a guitar shape someday!!
     
  4. Jay Jillard

    Jay Jillard I make things.

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    Thanks =]

    you are probably the 6th person who has commented something similar... maybe it's something i need to do lol =P
     
  5. Jay Jillard

    Jay Jillard I make things.

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    well, he's happy =]

    it's back today for me to take pictures of, so those should be edited and up next week, alogn with the black empress, blue tyrant, and 24 hour tyrant.

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    he's going to take it back after and think about what/if he wants to do some custom pyrography on the back or not, at which point i'll sand off a little area, get it done, and refin that spot. One of the perks of being local i guess =P
     
  6. Jay Jillard

    Jay Jillard I make things.

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    Here's finished photos of the 4 string. time to get back to work on the 5's =P

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  7. A-Branger

    A-Branger SS.org Regular

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    wow such a beautiful basses!! Im droolng here.

    are you still gonna stain blue that spalted mapple one?? that would look sooo sweet. Nice build treat!
     
  8. Jay Jillard

    Jay Jillard I make things.

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    Yep! its going to be blue, with a blue wenge fretboard and turquoise offset dots. going to be sweeeet.

    one of the walnut ones is being purple-ized too
     
  9. Jay Jillard

    Jay Jillard I make things.

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    Headstocks all thicknessed:
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    Stuff being clamped on
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    working on some binding
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    and here's a bound board with my bass. very striking.
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    basically just gluing on fretboards and binding other fretboards all this week. making progress =] Wenge boards are being bound in wenge, to keep the edges all classy. Didn't plan on doing this originally.. but I also never planned on doing ball-end frets..and now i'm doing both.

    eh, lucky stuff for you guys i guess =P
     
  10. Jay Jillard

    Jay Jillard I make things.

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    fretboards are bound, glued on and radiused! (necks are also fitted to bodies.)

    Here's Matt's wenge board before and after being blued. next one is purple >=]

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    started doing other things like cut and ball frets, but that's not worth photos yet.


    oh yeah, did i mention these are all ball end frets now? yeah. so is everythings else I make from now on.
     
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    :wub: looks great Jay!!! Loving the fretboard!
     
  12. Jay Jillard

    Jay Jillard I make things.

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    photos are up on facebook, i`ll post the other two here over the next couple days

    Shipping out tomorrow!

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  13. Jay Jillard

    Jay Jillard I make things.

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    here's another:

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    Spicypickles 8 string Warrior

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    Jesus, those are hot.
     
  15. Jay Jillard

    Jay Jillard I make things.

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    Greeeeeeeen


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