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by drbass
27 May 2018, 20:33
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Compulsive timber acquisition syndrome
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Re: Compulsive timber acquisition syndrome

Is that bocote I see? Ivan, nothing to worry about. You ordered two tops, I've ordered 15 in the last year (with 5 currently on their long journey from Canada). And you are totally right: when you look and see something you HAVE to buy it straight away, otherwise someone else will. Welcome to the cl...
by drbass
27 May 2018, 08:38
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Build #12 - 6 string fretless (warning; crazy content)
Replies: 139
Views: 4551

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

Very cool, Pete, congrats!

Is that the pencil centre line on the back of the neck? :poke:

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
26 May 2018, 19:01
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random
Replies: 355
Views: 13860

Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

I can't believe how much I've missed sanding - said no-one ever. And yet, it has to be done. Special Q neck is almost done. 21 mm (1st) to 24 mm (12th), a little rounder but need to scrape a little more off to get rid of slight shoulders. https://www.flickr.com/photos/94660385@N02/42311789632/in/dat...
by drbass
25 May 2018, 19:13
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random
Replies: 355
Views: 13860

Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

Couple of hours in the workshop today half of which was talking to Blaine and Pete - time well spent!! Bandsaw and finisher had a good workout today but I did a fair bit of work once I got home - the weather was perfect and it's fun carving a neck in the sun. Special Q first. Made the pickups fit (t...
by drbass
25 May 2018, 18:59
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Latest Builds
Replies: 24
Views: 479

Re: Latest Builds

LOVE that walnut top, Blaine! And the jig looks pretty good too, might be very useful to "thickness" an agreed headstock as well. Yes, very busy today so talking wasn't easy. Thank you for your kind words - let me just say that yes, the two basses I had on me today sounded rather less zingy than wha...
by drbass
23 May 2018, 21:37
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Latest Builds
Replies: 24
Views: 479

Re: Latest Builds

basshack wrote:
23 May 2018, 20:15
yes but I have to go by 2pm.
See you Friday.

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
23 May 2018, 19:18
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Latest Builds
Replies: 24
Views: 479

Re: Latest Builds

Looking great, Blaine.

Are you in on Friday? If yes I’ll bring the YOLO bass and a couple of subdued top options (I “may” have a couple :) ).

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
22 May 2018, 21:21
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: NGD: That's NEW GEAR DAY!
Replies: 8
Views: 196

Re: NGD: That's NEW GEAR DAY!

:thumbup:
by drbass
21 May 2018, 08:19
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random
Replies: 355
Views: 13860

Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

Looks so good Michael. What's the thickness of the top wood on this one? Just curious for future potential purchases. Thank you, Ivan, As I said the light was dreadful, couldn't even get close to a proper white balance and colour reproduction in post-processing. It looks much (a lot) better in real...
by drbass
20 May 2018, 21:11
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random
Replies: 355
Views: 13860

Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

Some progress. Neck fitted and final width for the Special Q, and I started carving as well (can't see it in the pic). Colour is way off - sorry, looks much nicer in real life. https://www.flickr.com/photos/94660385@N02/41327931465/in/dateposted-public/ For the neck-through Kermit the board's on and...
by drbass
19 May 2018, 10:14
Forum: Basses
Topic: NBD: Ibanez BTB1606
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: NBD: Ibanez BTB1606

Congrats - I am always amazed how Ibanez can offer something like this for the price they do. Great timbers, great craftsmanship, good hardware and electronics.

Enjoy!

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
17 May 2018, 17:08
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random
Replies: 355
Views: 13860

Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

Had a little bit of time today. Routed the battery compartment for the Special Q" - no pic, sorry. Catch-up from the other day: the "top sandwich" for the neck-through Kermit being glued up: https://www.flickr.com/photos/94660385@N02/41264007955/in/dateposted-public/ Glued up real nice with the West...
by drbass
17 May 2018, 12:32
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Sneaky's random builds log
Replies: 165
Views: 10218

Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Hi Pete, You’re not getting away that easily. First of all sorry to hear that things got worse rather than improve. But that’s not enough reason to throw out the baby with the bath water. Rest up, get the surgery done, and then see where you’re at. The lutherie forum definitely needs you - the more ...
by drbass
17 May 2018, 12:26
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Custom Neck
Replies: 16
Views: 440

Re: Custom Neck

A lot to be said for giving a “from scratch” approach under MSGM guidance a serious go. Same ball park in terms of cost (ball park!), you end up with something you know will work and you get an understanding how it all works. Two left hands? Rubbish, even I can do it, and if you should run into trou...
by drbass
17 May 2018, 07:40
Forum: Basses
Topic: Record with flats, gig with rounds?
Replies: 28
Views: 587

Re: Record with flats, gig with rounds?

All rounds for me but I have to admit that I’ve mellowed from stainless to nickels.

Regards,
Michael