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by Curto
05 May 2018, 10:58
Forum: Basses
Topic: Japan Visit
Replies: 24
Views: 441

Re: Japan Visit

Just got back today. I'm not sure what the store was called. It was in Shinjuku. I saw a big PRS and Korg banner on the outside of the building and crossed the road to check it out. All electric guitars downstairs. I was a bit disappointed. Asked if they had any basses. Yes, Level 4. And wow! I only...
by Curto
03 May 2018, 15:52
Forum: Basses
Topic: Japan Visit
Replies: 24
Views: 441

Japan Visit

Currently in Japan and came across a music store. Basses on Level 4: https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180503/002a18784e345bfbb64c8ecf1e5d4ff2.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180503/d73e933d544c0e349a7ac16f880885f1.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180503/04b7254b14e1161da92f0ded8b31770...
by Curto
01 Apr 2018, 15:34
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random
Replies: 351
Views: 13591

Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

Happy Easter!
The matching headstock is a nice touch.
Is that walnut veneer in the body?

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by Curto
01 Apr 2018, 14:14
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Build #3, 4, 5 ...
Replies: 29
Views: 1229

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

Yep. There's some salted maple in that 5 piece laminate neck. I know I've got to take it easy as there are some parts softer than others. I've left 2mm excess to account for the rounding and shaping. Hope that's enough margin. I'm using the MDF as my "full scale plans" along with lots of numbers on ...
by Curto
01 Apr 2018, 06:58
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Build #3, 4, 5 ...
Replies: 29
Views: 1229

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

It's been a long time. Nothing like a four day Easter holiday - I'm very grateful! Not much done in the way of building but a few hours spent today installing the carbon fibre rods into the 5 string neck and shaping/sanding/levelling the sides and headstock of two necks. The spindle sander was fanta...
by Curto
28 Mar 2018, 14:41
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Post your rigs - PART TWO
Replies: 255
Views: 20869

Re: Post your rigs - PART TWO

I've heard good things about the barefaced One 10 - that they push more air than standard 10” speakers. Never seen one in the flesh though.
by Curto
20 Mar 2018, 12:26
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Thicknesses?
Replies: 14
Views: 507

Re: Thicknesses?

It looked a real mess before planning it down! Not 100% happy with it yet. It was uneven going into the thicknesser and still a little off and just 2mm left to take off. 5 strips of padauk and 2 strips of maple here. I've noticed this padauk is more prone to splinters and spilts than my last piece. ...
by Curto
19 Mar 2018, 09:37
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Thicknesses?
Replies: 14
Views: 507

Re: Thicknesses?

Just finished gluing and thicknessing this laminated neck blank. Image

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by Curto
19 Mar 2018, 08:00
Forum: Basses
Topic: NBD: Classic Build #001
Replies: 24
Views: 913

Re: NBD: Classic Build #001

A first build! Looks like a high end boutique instrument! :thumbup:
by Curto
16 Mar 2018, 06:48
Forum: Basses
Topic: NBD: Manta YOLO
Replies: 29
Views: 886

Re: NBD: Manta YOLO

8| 8| 8|
Just when you think they can't get any better ...
:clap: :clap: :clap:
Now that is possibly the coolest bass I've ever seen! You've smashed it out of the park with that colour combination.
:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

BTW Is there a story behind the Polaris name?
by Curto
11 Mar 2018, 17:41
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Thicknesses?
Replies: 14
Views: 507

Re: Thicknesses?

Thanks guys. Most helpful information.
I'm up to the fretboard in my build stage. Currently at around 8mm. Thinking of a flat radius.
Fret slots cut and frets installed before or after gluing to the neck?
by Curto
10 Mar 2018, 16:23
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Thicknesses?
Replies: 14
Views: 507

Thicknesses?

A question for the builders:
What final thickness do you take your:
Fingerboards down to before you cut the fret slots?
Neck blanks?
Body blanks?