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by drbass
18 Jul 2018, 10:18
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Latest Builds
Replies: 56
Views: 1490

Re: Latest Builds

Busy boy! The roll-over looks really nice (although I find it way too restrained).

And what about that violin? Amazing!

Catch up Friday? Kermit "Sauron" is ready for a fret job ... .

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
17 Jul 2018, 21:32
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Fancy Neck Woods?
Replies: 18
Views: 81

Re: Fancy Neck Woods?

Three options:
- graphite
- wenge
- multi-laminate (5) of maple and wenge.

For the last two graphite rods in addition to the truss rod.

There, simples.

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
16 Jul 2018, 09:24
Forum: Pedals and Accessories - Classifieds
Topic: FS: Hipshot Tuners
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Re: FS: Hipshot Tuners

Still available:

Set of Hipshot Ultralite tuners: 3/8" post, Y, satin, no screws. Some marks, $60 (plus postage) for the set of 3 bass, 3 treble:


Regards,
Michael
by drbass
16 Jul 2018, 09:20
Forum: Bass Guitars - Classifieds
Topic: FS: 1990 Warwick Thumb NT 4 String
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: FS: 1990 Warwick Thumb NT 4 String

Nice Bass! :thumbup: And it does absolutely nothing. Baseball bat neck, 4 strings only, heavy, despite 34" scale quite hard to play in the money region. It's funny; I've gone the other way. :hmm I've got a Corvette $$ Fretless here that I really wasn't 100% sure about when I first got it (for very ...
by drbass
15 Jul 2018, 16:50
Forum: Bass Guitars - Classifieds
Topic: FS: 1990 Warwick Thumb NT 4 String
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: FS: 1990 Warwick Thumb NT 4 String

You crack me up, guys. Sorry to hear about your back issues, Ivan. Probably playing basses that are too heavy ;) . No, totally serious about this one this time. I meant what I wrote so definitely on the market. And Blaine, I appreciate your offer but can’t accept it. I’ll do it myself (nothing I enj...
by drbass
15 Jul 2018, 16:08
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Informal Sydney Mini-GTG
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Informal Sydney Mini-GTG

Hi all, I’ve nearly finished a commission build that is going to Sydney (the other one, well, search for Kermit Reject ;) ) and instead of boxing it up and shipping it at great cost I thought I’d take the opportunity to do a personal delivery. That would also give me an opportunity to bring my other...
by drbass
15 Jul 2018, 13:14
Forum: Bass Guitars - Classifieds
Topic: FS: 1990 Warwick Thumb NT 4 String
Replies: 10
Views: 239

FS: 1990 Warwick Thumb NT 4 String

So it is with a heavy heart ... . Actually, no - not at all. Every day when I come home I see this on the wall of my study: https://www.flickr.com/photos/94660385@N02/41606458950/in/dateposted-public/ And it does absolutely nothing. Baseball bat neck, 4 strings only, heavy, despite 34" scale quite h...
by drbass
15 Jul 2018, 12:38
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Gave the guys at Church a little something different today!
Replies: 17
Views: 212

Re: Gave the guys at Church a little something different today!

Good to see you pulled out the Dingwall, Blaine!

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
13 Jul 2018, 15:15
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random
Replies: 433
Views: 17337

Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

Actuation? No, Blaine, no. OK, a little workshop time today. Good to catch up with Blaine and get things done quickly since the workshop filled up very quickly. And hey, Drew is back for a quick build :D . Unfortunately no progress on the Special Q - David's been too busy with preparations for the S...
by drbass
13 Jul 2018, 14:58
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Latest Builds
Replies: 56
Views: 1490

Re: Latest Builds

Good stuff, Blaine,

And as usual everything looks better in real life.

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
11 Jul 2018, 14:25
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: TO ALL WORKING BASSISTS
Replies: 18
Views: 360

Re: TO ALL WORKING BASSISTS

Thats EXACTLY why I haven't been a "working" bassist for many years now Daniel. In 1984 I had a residency with a band and was paid $60 per night plus full on 3 course meal. The median house price in Melbourne was $65,000. In 2018, the median house price in Melbourne is over $900,000. So doing the m...
by drbass
11 Jul 2018, 06:22
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Build #3, 4, 5 ...
Replies: 39
Views: 1543

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

I am generally happy with a surface straight out of the drum sander, maybe a couple of strokes with 120 grit. As Blaine said if it’s too smooth the glue doesn’t have anywhere to “bite”, in fact too smooth a surface can mean that you squeeze out most of the glue when clamping (glue-deprived joint). R...
by drbass
09 Jul 2018, 13:52
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: are nut slot hieights misunderstood?
Replies: 16
Views: 263

Re: are nut slot hieights misunderstood?

Big fan of zero frets although there are different schools here as well: some say the zero fret should be the same height as all the others (which makes perfect sense to me), others prefer to have the zero fret a little meatier and higher. I just set up my fretless as well, and the ebony nut on that...
by drbass
09 Jul 2018, 08:55
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Warwick Corvette Ramp
Replies: 30
Views: 503

Re: Warwick Corvette Ramp

Nice!

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
08 Jul 2018, 17:53
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random
Replies: 433
Views: 17337

Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

Prefer the normal flat space between the pickups? Or are you more the ramp type? Well, now you can have both: https://www.flickr.com/photos/94660385@N02/42552822104/in/dateposted-public/ or https://www.flickr.com/photos/94660385@N02/29401515618/in/dateposted-public/ OK, it sort of works. Not exactly...