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by drbass
28 Jun 2017, 17:05
Forum: Basses
Topic: >1K bass import via Thomann and Customs/GST??
Replies: 25
Views: 472

Re: >1K bass import via Thomann and Customs/GST??

aphekgreg wrote:Definitely no rhyme or reason to what customs do. When I bought my Steinberger, they sent it to quarantine!! The only organic matter, apart from the cardboard box, was the soft case and cotton strap.


"carbon fibre" - well, carbon is organic so we better quarantine that ;)
by drbass
28 Jun 2017, 06:30
Forum: Basses
Topic: >1K bass import via Thomann and Customs/GST??
Replies: 25
Views: 472

Re: >1K bass import via Thomann and Customs/GST??

I mentioned this before in another post about importation but I not only got hit with GST, I got hit with a fumigation AND quarantine charge as some of the bass wood (most likely the wenge fingerboard and the wooden battery compartment cover) freaked the quarantine staff out even though there was a...
by drbass
26 Jun 2017, 16:09
Forum: Bass Guitars - Classifieds
Topic: FS: Warwick Streamer LX Custom Shop 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: FS: Warwick Streamer LX Custom Shop 2012

narcdor wrote:Ooh nice, I suppose I could just take one of the strings off... no no must be good, best of luck selling this beautiful creation, I know I still miss my old warwicks


There might be room for one more, Nick ;) .

Beautiful bass, crazy money - GLWTS!!

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
25 Jun 2017, 21:31
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Maybe Random
Replies: 48
Views: 1056

Re: Future Builds - Maybe Random

cackland wrote:Looks impressive Michael - especially with that timber.

Great looking work and interesting designs you have going there. That top is going to look amazing when finished too!


Thank you, Chris,

Feels like I'm slowly finding my feet :) .

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
25 Jun 2017, 14:33
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Maybe Random
Replies: 48
Views: 1056

Re: Future Builds - Maybe Random

That looks pretty good. I'm going to try it on an offcut and see if I can get a similar result. Glad you like what I'm doing, Ivan ;) . It's an improvement on Kermit but mostly in the end parts (which get very clogged with sanding dust but the wire brush took care of that). Not a major improvement ...
by drbass
25 Jun 2017, 11:21
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Maybe Random
Replies: 48
Views: 1056

Re: Future Builds - Maybe Random

Very interested in seeing how that ebony filler turns out :yep Also....I saw the red bass body today. Looking really good :thumbup: Happy - much more uniform than previous attempts but might need a couple of re-applications in some spots, and a little more sanding in others. Always a fine balance b...
by drbass
24 Jun 2017, 16:16
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Maybe Random
Replies: 48
Views: 1056

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: 48
Views: 1056

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: 2849

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: 432

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: 2849

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: 2849

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: 2849

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: 214

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: 48
Views: 1056

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...

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