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by drbass
25 Apr 2018, 16:19
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random
Replies: 308
Views: 11688

Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

That looks amazing Michael. Regarding the grain enhancing, have you thought about trying the Feast & Watson tint method and then applying the timbermate to level things off? Just a thought. I had entertained the thought, Ivan, but ultimately I get a very similar contrast just with the TimberMate wh...
by drbass
25 Apr 2018, 15:06
Forum: Basses
Topic: NBD - My first build - The Galleon
Replies: 18
Views: 332

Re: NBD - My first build - The Galleon

Hi Davin,

Interested to hear of any real-world experiences, i.e. gig with the bass. Comfy to play? Sound as it should be? Let us know.

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
25 Apr 2018, 14:45
Forum: Basses
Topic: Maton MGB4 rediscovery (Video Content)
Replies: 6
Views: 55

Re: Maton MGB4 rediscovery (Video Content)

Does sound great, Ivan, and you're playing so well.

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
25 Apr 2018, 14:35
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random
Replies: 308
Views: 11688

Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

More sanding, and a fair bit of wire brush action later. It doesn't look all that different to before but believe me, the grain grooves are pretty prominent. https://www.flickr.com/photos/94660385@N02/41685549251/in/dateposted-public/ And here with a little methylated spirits: https://www.flickr.com...
by drbass
23 Apr 2018, 09:54
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random
Replies: 308
Views: 11688

Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

No pics. Expert at using push-in threaded inserts now. Did some retro-fitting of those on the earlier builds that used wood screws for the electronics cover - required some creativity because the cavity routing didn't quite allow for that (not to worry - the latest iteration is completely compatible...
by drbass
22 Apr 2018, 12:31
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: A Big Favour In Melbourne
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: A Big Favour In Melbourne

basshack wrote:
22 Apr 2018, 12:14
I’ll help you out. But I’m going to have to look up Kingsville because it doesn’t ring a bell.
Just “next door” to Yarraville, Blaine.
by drbass
21 Apr 2018, 11:30
Forum: Amps, Preamps, Cabs - Classifieds
Topic: WTB 5 pot preamp for my bass
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: WTB 5 pot preamp for my bass

Funny Blaine should mention Noll. I just ordered a 4 band (bass, low mids, high mids, treble) Noll with a stacked vol (p/p active/passive) and pickup blend for $140 (US) for my first build which had a Glockenklang in it and is currently empty. Looks like good value to me (the Noll pres get very good...
by drbass
21 Apr 2018, 11:25
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tube Amps
Replies: 35
Views: 434

Re: Tube Amps

Hmmmm ... super-happy with my current setup but could be tempted so I voted yes.

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
20 Apr 2018, 17:33
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random
Replies: 308
Views: 11688

Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

packrat wrote:
20 Apr 2018, 17:31
But the spalted wood /looks/ lovely, doesn't it?

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I agree but definitely a PITA to work with.

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
20 Apr 2018, 17:25
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random
Replies: 308
Views: 11688

Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

narcdor wrote:
20 Apr 2018, 16:59
I had the same radius accident as you. Ruined a perfectly good ebony board doing it too... check that tape sticks people!
One of those things ... .

Started hand-sanding option 8 and while it won’t be a 5 minute job I might get it done in 30 😉. Definitely easier on the wood.

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
20 Apr 2018, 15:39
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random
Replies: 308
Views: 11688

Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

Good to see Blaine in the workshop today finished the super-secret project. Bad news first: the wenge board #7 is toast for two reasons: 1) The nut end of the board came unstuck while radiusing with the router, and I didn't notice it - the board is now significantly thinner at that end, plus there's...
by drbass
19 Apr 2018, 20:16
Forum: Bass Guitars - Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Warwick fives, Thumb, Streamer
Replies: 18
Views: 273

Re: WTB: Warwick fives, Thumb, Streamer

I just put the serial number in on the Warwick web site - checks out.

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
18 Apr 2018, 20:02
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random
Replies: 308
Views: 11688

Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

Slow slow slow - wrapping up my lecturing duties for the semester tomorrow and will then have more time available to progress the wood part of the build. Received these today (thank you, George, for organising them). Very useful 4-way rotary switches, as found in Dingwall basses: https://www.flickr....
by drbass
16 Apr 2018, 11:41
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Recommend a good multi-guitar stand
Replies: 17
Views: 209

Re: Recommend a good multi-guitar stand

$400? US? Hmmm, definitely project time.

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
15 Apr 2018, 13:09
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Recommend a good multi-guitar stand
Replies: 17
Views: 209

Re: Recommend a good multi-guitar stand

packrat wrote:
15 Apr 2018, 12:56
Is it made of nitro-safe rubber bits?
It gets a little “sticky” but I haven’t noticed any marks on any of the finishes.

Regards,
Michael