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by slashin_velvet
13 Dec 2017, 08:39
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: slashin_velvet's 1st full build
Replies: 16
Views: 443

Re: slashin_velvet's 1st full build

Love the camphor laurel top :cool: Thanks. The stuff is a dream to work with from a scent perspective, and actually carves out really well. I've ditched the idea of a veneer top because I like it how it is at the moment. Thanks for the offer acebass. If I get really sick of working by hand, I'll ge...
by slashin_velvet
12 Dec 2017, 09:37
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: slashin_velvet's 1st full build
Replies: 16
Views: 443

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 ...
by slashin_velvet
29 Nov 2017, 14:46
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: slashin_velvet's 1st full build
Replies: 16
Views: 443

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 slashin_velvet
03 Nov 2017, 16:20
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Is this repairable?
Replies: 15
Views: 472

Re: Is this repairable?

Can I ask: what is it, how much was it, which state is it located. I might be interested in refinishing it myself if the deal is suitable enough - been looking at getting an MTD for a while.
by slashin_velvet
02 Nov 2017, 12:01
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Is this repairable?
Replies: 15
Views: 472

Re: Is this repairable?

Take all the electronics and hardware off. Completely sand back and refinish with an oil or lacquer.
by slashin_velvet
30 Oct 2017, 16:09
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: slashin_velvet's 1st full build
Replies: 16
Views: 443

Re: slashin_velvet's 1st full build

drbass wrote:
28 Oct 2017, 08:33
PM sent.

Regards,
Michael
Just letting you know, I didnt get the PM?
by slashin_velvet
28 Oct 2017, 16:43
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: slashin_velvet's 1st full build
Replies: 16
Views: 443

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 slashin_velvet
28 Oct 2017, 07:49
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: slashin_velvet's 1st full build
Replies: 16
Views: 443

Re: slashin_velvet's 1st full build

Thanks guys.

Do you know if theres still a 40 hour minimum at the school?
by slashin_velvet
27 Oct 2017, 15:31
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: slashin_velvet's 1st full build
Replies: 16
Views: 443

slashin_velvet's 1st full build

Shaking my head in disbelief that I'm even trying to give this a go. Much like many people buy a gym membership to force them to get fit, I've sunk enough money into building a bass guitar that I have to see it through. I don't have any excuses so here goes. What I'm planning: Type: - 5 string - Sca...
by slashin_velvet
10 Jul 2017, 09:26
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Adding strap button to a guitar
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: Adding strap button to a guitar

Whilst it doesnt make a massive difference, is it a cutaway?
by slashin_velvet
09 Jun 2017, 15:09
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Neck profiles...
Replies: 4
Views: 471

Re: Neck profiles...

Ibanez are really good at providing measurements in my experience.
by slashin_velvet
09 Jun 2017, 09:24
Forum: Bass Player Resources
Topic: I desperately need help with technique and don't know where to begin
Replies: 28
Views: 2383

Re: I desperately need help with technique and don't know where to begin

I need practical exercises that I can do to help improve my technique. I have limited time available to me, amongst band commitments, family commitments, and work commitments, so I can't just sit down and practice for 4 hours a day or anything. Therefore, I want to focus on improving my technique f...
by slashin_velvet
10 May 2017, 14:12
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Let's hear your band.
Replies: 817
Views: 56617

Re: Let's hear your band.

Here's my bands debut EP - hope you like it!

https://lastlivingthingband.bandcamp.co ... what-i-saw
by slashin_velvet
24 Apr 2017, 10:36
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Labysystems VP600 amp making noise
Replies: 8
Views: 652

Re: Labysystems VP600 amp making noise

I used to just turn the volume to zero while i switched it off and on.