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by Curto
17 Dec 2017, 11:04
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: 10 albums you've listened to the most...
Replies: 42
Views: 2227

Re: 10 albums you've listened to the most...

Abraham Laboriel was my number one influence in learning the bass. He exhibits so much passion and joy in his playing.

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by Curto
17 Dec 2017, 08:33
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: 10 albums you've listened to the most...
Replies: 42
Views: 2227

Re: 10 albums you've listened to the most...

Apart from the many mix tapes I used to listen to... Spin Doctors – pocket full of kryptonite Queen – live at Wembley Stadium Yanni – live at the Acropolis Ron Kenoly – God is able Tommy Emmanuel – up from down under Yellow Jackets – like a river Pat Metheny Group – first circle Elevation worship – ...
by Curto
15 Dec 2017, 06:54
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Build #3, 4, 5 ...
Replies: 17
Views: 227

Re: Build #3, 4, 5 ...

I purchased the low profile truss rods from Stewmac along with the router bit and pilot & reamer. The Low-profile Truss Rod fits a routed channel 1/4" wide x 3/8" deep. The Router Bit is designed to rout this channel. After the channel is routed, it needs to be modified to accommodate the metal hous...
by Curto
15 Dec 2017, 06:30
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Build #3, 4, 5 ...
Replies: 17
Views: 227

Re: RE: Re: Build #3, 4, 5 ...

RedVee wrote:Good work Paul. Looking forward to see these progress.
Thanks Geoff. You're welcome to come aboard at anytime to work on your own build. I'm no expert but you're free to learn alongside me and use the tools.

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by Curto
14 Dec 2017, 20:17
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Build #3, 4, 5 ...
Replies: 17
Views: 227

Re: RE: Re: Build #3, 4, 5 ...

Would the subject line indicate this is not your first rodeo? I assumed it did. My first build was back in '96. That one was everything done by hand from scratch. Just recently I took it apart and reshaped the neck and body and installed a neck pickup. It got me thinking about doing another build. ...
by Curto
14 Dec 2017, 19:54
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Build #3, 4, 5 ...
Replies: 17
Views: 227

Re: RE: Re: Build #3, 4, 5 ...

My recommendation - please feel free to totally ignore it: Make one first and learn from your mistakes before you head into the next one ... That's good advice. I've done the prep work together. Once I purchase a new router bit and install the rods I'll be working on one neck at a time, then one bo...
by Curto
14 Dec 2017, 17:07
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Build #3, 4, 5 ...
Replies: 17
Views: 227

Re: RE: Re: Build #3, 4, 5 ...

At this stage I've just started on three. I'm still waiting for a wood order from Canada, who might have the world's slowest mail service? I thought it worthwhile to do them at once. All the thicknessing at once, all the routing at once... etc. And hopefully, in the end I'll have at least one good o...
by Curto
14 Dec 2017, 15:01
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Build #3, 4, 5 ...
Replies: 17
Views: 227

Build #3, 4, 5 ...

Well I don't think I'll ever see my BMT custom build. Dissapointed - yes, but not bitter. Gotta forgive and move on. Who knows, maybe he will send it one day? In the meantime I've finally started on my own builds, after being inspired by the last GTG. I've glued up the pieces and put them through th...
by Curto
12 Dec 2017, 07:00
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Build #12 - 6 string fretless (warning; crazy content)
Replies: 25
Views: 575

Re: Build #12 - 6 string fretless (warning; crazy content)

My preference would be to work with epoxy for everything but it's obviously much more expensive. Warwick use Collano Semparoc 12 NV (a polyurethane glue) for EVERYTHING - might be worth looking into that. It's a single tube proposition, can fill gaps and is even used in boating. Regards, Michael In...
by Curto
10 Dec 2017, 18:45
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: the MOVIE REVIEW thread
Replies: 300
Views: 15483

Re: the MOVIE REVIEW thread

+1 on "Wonder". I saw it with the kids after reading the book together. #choosekind
by Curto
10 Dec 2017, 16:20
Forum: Commercial Users
Topic: Polaris Basses by Dr. Bass
Replies: 29
Views: 1723

Re: Polaris Basses by Dr. Bass

Updated pics! That grain is stunning. I like how you've book matched the top over that contrast veneer and likewise on the headstock. The body to neck transition on the back looks very comfortable... is the whole body relatively thin?
by Curto
10 Dec 2017, 15:51
Forum: Commercial Users
Topic: Polaris Basses by Dr. Bass
Replies: 29
Views: 1723

Re: Polaris Basses by Dr. Bass

Are the threaded inserts you mention from Bunnings or from a specialised store?
by Curto
10 Dec 2017, 15:34
Forum: Basses
Topic: First Commission - A Slightly Different Blonde
Replies: 14
Views: 224

Re: First Commission - A Slightly Different Blonde

Just found it and reading now ...
by Curto
10 Dec 2017, 15:31
Forum: Basses
Topic: First Commission - A Slightly Different Blonde
Replies: 14
Views: 224

Re: First Commission - A Slightly Different Blonde

NIIIICE!!! Love it! :clap: :clap: :clap:
The black ring around the luminlay dots really suits the accentuated black grain.
What are the specs on this one? 34" or 35"? Looks like a narrower string spacing too?