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by Phil
30 Nov 2017, 12:24
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Behaviour on this forum.
Replies: 16
Views: 673

Re: Behaviour on this forum.

Yes that member lasted all of two whole days :lol:
by Phil
30 Nov 2017, 10:29
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Behaviour on this forum.
Replies: 16
Views: 673

Behaviour on this forum.

Some of you may have seen the comments on a particular sales thread yesterday. I had to warn a user about the forum rules as he was breaching them, this user decided to keep piling it on and after some thread cleaning from me, decided to start a thread about how the mod team "badly mistreated him". ...
by Phil
29 Nov 2017, 18:07
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: slashin_velvet's 1st full build
Replies: 11
Views: 331

Re: slashin_velvet's 1st full build

Its definitely easier to cut the laminates *close* to size with a template before gluing them together. Bear in mind that the wood will move during the clamping process so you have to make it slightly bigger than the final size. you might also have to joint the fretboard face again after gluing if t...
by Phil
14 Nov 2017, 10:56
Forum: Mailloux Basses
Topic: 5-string set neck - Mailloux #003
Replies: 17
Views: 1734

Re: 5-string set neck - Mailloux #003

Definitely a major pain in the ass. I'll eventually move the photos to a different server and update all my build threads but don't hold your breath, its probably going to take a while :/
by Phil
03 Nov 2017, 11:43
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Is this repairable?
Replies: 15
Views: 437

Re: Is this repairable?

Thanks for your reply's guys I sent Mike @ MTD an email and they replied super quick. They charge $500USD for refinish. I'll probably return it to seller. Got your email, I don't personally do refinishes but some of the local guys that do it typically charge around $600 so its definitely a big expe...
by Phil
30 Oct 2017, 12:07
Forum: Mailloux Basses
Topic: Tom's Headless 5 String Bass - #033
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: Tom's Headless 5 String Bass - #033

Thanks Kerry yes it is Walnut I finally had a look at my paperwork :lol: Its actually not a single cut though, zoom up on the glued top photo with the pencil lines, you'll see its shape.
by Phil
30 Oct 2017, 08:11
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Classic Build #1 The whole bass and nothing but.....
Replies: 82
Views: 3373

Re: Classic Build #1 The whole bass and nothing but.....

There's a saying that goes......Imitate then innovate. I'm only at the first stage of that right now.....just a beginner, learning the basics and enjoying the journey. Fair enough, I started the same way my first build was a copy of a Warrior bass. The work looks really nice so far Ivan, you're doi...
by Phil
29 Oct 2017, 10:07
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Classic Build #1 The whole bass and nothing but.....
Replies: 82
Views: 3373

Re: Classic Build #1 The whole bass and nothing but.....

Beautiful body did you design it or copied from a boutique builder? Seems reminiscent of F basses.
by Phil
28 Oct 2017, 12:18
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: slashin_velvet's 1st full build
Replies: 11
Views: 331

Re: slashin_velvet's 1st full build

QLD Maple is fairly soft for a hardwood. I don't think you'd want to do a one piece neck out of that for a 5 string. I'd suggest resawing and making a multi-laminated neck with the boards glued on the quarter side. Depending on how long your blank is you might be able to get 2 pieces with an angled ...
by Phil
26 Oct 2017, 19:19
Forum: Mailloux Basses
Topic: Tom's Headless 5 String Bass - #033
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Tom's Headless 5 String Bass - #033

This design was worked up from scratch with Tom based on his ideas of what it should look like. The body is Bubinga with a Burl top (was is Walnut?? :hmm :shifty: ), Wenge neck and Birdseye Maple fretboard. The headless hardware are Hipshot's.The pickups are Nordstrand/Dingwall FD3's with a Darkglas...
by Phil
13 Sep 2017, 18:15
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Can't see photobucket links - Here's the fix from Mozilla
Replies: 14
Views: 624

Re: Can't see photobucket links - Here's the fix from Mozilla

... A proper 'fix', at least for this forum, would be to programmatically interrogate all photobucket links in all past posts, re-host the linked images somewhere, and update the posts with the new links. Any volunteers? :) I'm already stressing out at the prospect of having to fix 30+ threads of b...
by Phil
07 Sep 2017, 08:43
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: Hello!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 633

Re: Hello!!!

Well looking at this dude's signature and his three random posts I'd say we're looking at a spammer here :rolleyes I don't know why he'd want to spam about Indian universities in this Australian forum though 8/
by Phil
02 Sep 2017, 18:29
Forum: Mailloux Basses
Topic: Is Philippe still making bass?
Replies: 3
Views: 632

Re: Is Philippe still making bass?

Yep I still am, at the very quick rate of 1 or 2 per year :D
by Phil
18 Aug 2017, 16:51
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Sydney GTG this year?
Replies: 19
Views: 739

Re: Sydney GTG this year?

I've haven't been to a GTG in an eternity, I might make it down to the Sydney one, at this point both the 28th and 4th work with my work schedule.