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by drbass
24 Jun 2017, 16:16
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Maybe Random
Replies: 43
Views: 905

Re: Future Builds - Maybe Random

Final quick sanding session, then a moderate intensity treatment of the northern ash part with a wire brush. Applied the ebony filler initially with a little dilution to give it a chance to get into the grain, then added a second more paste-like layer, pushing down hard. http://i1330.photobucket.com...
by drbass
23 Jun 2017, 21:14
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Maybe Random
Replies: 43
Views: 905

Re: Future Builds - Maybe Random

Next one (#09): Kermit-type 5 string with a difference. Walnut body, maple contrast layer and indian rosewood top. Maple neck and board, and Seymour Duncan MM pickup and pre (just purchased from Chris - thank you). Should be an interesting and relaxed build after all this spalt, ash and wenge. http:...
by drbass
23 Jun 2017, 21:11
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Build 06
Replies: 86
Views: 2725

Re: Build 06

Wow, able to check it out in person today, and it's a stunner. Works beautifully with the maple neck and board (and it's not quite as curvy in real life - somewhat curvy, I admit - it's a perspective thing: http://i1330.photobucket.com/albums/w567/drbass/IMG_3615_zpsug5g1zpx.jpg http://i1330.photobu...
by drbass
20 Jun 2017, 21:34
Forum: Pedals and Accessories - Classifieds
Topic: Group buy of Phil Jones BigHead from EU
Replies: 10
Views: 379

Re: Group buy of Phil Jones BigHead from EU

narcdor wrote:Bombs away! Will report back when they arrive on the experience and the unit itself.


Thank you for organising this, Nick, looking forward to this.

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
20 Jun 2017, 18:30
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Build 06
Replies: 86
Views: 2725

Re: Build 06

maxgroover wrote:Far out that looks amazing!!

Really great to meet you in person too :)


Can't wait to actually see it. And the pleasure was all mine, Matt :)

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
20 Jun 2017, 16:45
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Build 06
Replies: 86
Views: 2725

Re: Build 06

SneakyJak wrote:Perfect colour choice


Perfect execution!!
by drbass
20 Jun 2017, 10:40
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Build 06
Replies: 86
Views: 2725

Re: Build 06

Time for an update. David just sent through some teaser pix and I thought I'd pass them on. http://i1330.photobucket.com/albums/w567/drbass/IMG_0075_zpsqq4ysw36.jpg http://i1330.photobucket.com/albums/w567/drbass/IMG_0077_zpsrp0xdq72.jpg http://i1330.photobucket.com/albums/w567/drbass/IMG_0080_zpso2...
by drbass
19 Jun 2017, 11:40
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Solid Wood Pickguard Sheets.. Where from ?
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: Solid Wood Pickguard Sheets.. Where from ?

I just made a 3 mm thick electronics cover from a left-over piece of my spalted maple top at the MSOGM using the thickness sander. Not sure if that helps but maybe contact David Searle directly and ask if that's something that could be done there. I mean, a pick guard is part of some guitars and bas...
by drbass
18 Jun 2017, 17:00
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Maybe Random
Replies: 43
Views: 905

Re: Future Builds - Maybe Random

Put in some elbow grease and things are getting there. Neck is almost done - the profile is close, and it's still a little "uneven". Fingerboard needs a little more attention at the body end, it's a little too high (probably 0.5 - 1 mm) so sanding sanding sanding. Here's the neck-body tran...
by drbass
17 Jun 2017, 21:22
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Classic Build #1 The whole bass and nothing but.....
Replies: 21
Views: 575

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

Looking good, Ivan. Like the veneer layer but personally prefer fries with mayo :) .
by drbass
17 Jun 2017, 21:21
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Sneaky's random builds log
Replies: 91
Views: 2310

Re: Sneaky's random builds log

All looking great, Pete. Almost came in today but decided to "suffer" at home with rasping, filing, sanding. Neck's almost done now, and body shaping is about half way. I kmow, still need to do a couple of routing sessions ... . The spalted timber is crazy to work with, some sections crumb...
by drbass
16 Jun 2017, 06:47
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Sneaky's random builds log
Replies: 91
Views: 2310

Re: Sneaky's random builds log

All looking great, Pete. What time are you starting today?
by drbass
15 Jun 2017, 16:13
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Maybe Random
Replies: 43
Views: 905

Re: Future Builds - Maybe Random

Those side markers are really excellent. A standard for your future builds? I love them but they only make sense for an unlined fretless. Maple necks would work with a dark veneer. Regards, Michael You know I meantioned doing an inlay on the side through to the back like you've done here and I got ...
by drbass
15 Jun 2017, 13:29
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Maybe Random
Replies: 43
Views: 905

Re: Future Builds - Maybe Random

RedVee wrote:Those side markers are really excellent. A standard for your future builds?


I love them but they only make sense for an unlined fretless. Maple necks would work with a dark veneer.

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
15 Jun 2017, 13:06
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Maybe Random
Replies: 43
Views: 905

Re: Future Builds - Maybe Random

Starting to look like a bass: http://i1330.photobucket.com/albums/w567/drbass/IMG_3600_zpsqc57ocqy.jpg Perfect fit, bolts connecting nicely and straight, very happy. And the Luminlay looks pretty nice: http://i1330.photobucket.com/albums/w567/drbass/IMG_3599_zpsvpmxbpnq.jpg Tomorrow a bit of band-sa...

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