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by drbass
16 Jan 2018, 08:00
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: Rant Thread !
Replies: 2823
Views: 104469

Re: Rant Thread !

So much serious ranting going on, here's a little "lite entertainment". I really have come to appreciate use g my phone instead of my card to "wave pay" - only I can use it (finger print authentication - credit card can be waved by anyone up to $100), and I don't need my wallet. After sanding a fair...
by drbass
14 Jan 2018, 10:44
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Backline win
Replies: 11
Views: 233

Re: Backline win

Aussie Mark wrote:
14 Jan 2018, 09:15
Supplied by the venue, or by another band playing on the bill?
Another band, Mark,

I’ve played there before (hence my first comment).

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
13 Jan 2018, 16:43
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Backline win
Replies: 11
Views: 233

Re: Backline win

That’s not the house rig I remember at Mr. Boogieman Bar. But it looks very nice.

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
12 Jan 2018, 13:42
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: cool finishing technique
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: cool finishing technique

I’m a pretty conservative and traditional builder so totally too out there for me, George.

Ot the best of my knowledge this has not been tried at the MSGM.

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
12 Jan 2018, 13:31
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Maybe Random
Replies: 143
Views: 6083

Re: Future Builds - Maybe Random

Couple of hours in the workshop this morning means I now have 1) a headstock in shape and final thickness; 2) a neck with the correct central thickness from fret 1 to fret 12; 3) a fretboard radiused to 20" (yes, I know, I said I was going to do it manually); still needs to be made flush with the ed...
by drbass
12 Jan 2018, 07:01
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Build #12 - 6 string fretless (warning; crazy content)
Replies: 61
Views: 1324

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

slowlearner wrote:
11 Jan 2018, 22:28


Image

THAT looks so very familiar ... .

And thank you for reminding me to start thinking about sanding. And strings.

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
11 Jan 2018, 16:04
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Maybe Random
Replies: 143
Views: 6083

Re: Future Builds - Maybe Random

The ash and padauk contrast brilliantly. Have you noticed the tinkle sound a piece of padauk makes when you drop it? I believe they make nice marimba keys. Random, but I like the bench top wood! Thanks, Paul, It's a crappy old dining table that's starting to feel the effects of heat, cold, wet and ...
by drbass
11 Jan 2018, 09:08
Forum: Basses
Topic: NBD: Gotta love a bargain!
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: NBD: Gotta love a bargain!

Nice one, Chris. The board has a ziricote vibe to it, love it. It's not really headless, is it? I just doesn't have tuners on the small headstock ;) . Not surprised that none of the seemingly identical instruments sounded the same. When I bought my Sandberg (some time last century) they had 4 there,...
by drbass
10 Jan 2018, 10:38
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Maybe Random
Replies: 143
Views: 6083

Re: Future Builds - Maybe Random

Quick bandsawing session last night, and today I used the template router bits to finish off the body shape, and did a mild round-over just to get me started - it'll be much more aggressively shaped so you'll see the ash all the way round. Here it is: https://www.flickr.com/photos/94660385@N02/24736...
by drbass
10 Jan 2018, 06:13
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Build #3, 4, 5 ...
Replies: 24
Views: 501

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

Hi Paul, Looking good. Interesting to see your "sub-size" approach to the carbon rod routs. I'd be a little concerned putting stress on the timber - I would never dare to do that for example with a wenge neck which is super stable in one direction but very "brittle" along the grain and could easily ...
by drbass
09 Jan 2018, 12:43
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Small Rig
Replies: 18
Views: 378

Re: Small Rig

While we’re at i some Genzler love from me. Magellan 800 and 2 BA12-3 is easily the best rig I’ve ever heard. Full bottom end and a supersmooth top end, plus the most amazing lateral dispersion - grat sound anywhere on stage, and the DI has had nothing but positive comments. There. I suppose we all ...
by drbass
08 Jan 2018, 06:49
Forum: Basses
Topic: NBD: Kermit 5
Replies: 15
Views: 561

Re: NBD: Kermit 5

Is the Red Baron a demo bass? Maybe a 2 band glock pre as a point of reference? Hi Nick, No, the Red Baron is not a demo - but every other bass most definitely is. If you're in Melbourne (I know you are, Nick, it's a "plural" you) you're more than welcome to pick one of the prototypes and play it f...
by drbass
07 Jan 2018, 19:20
Forum: Basses
Topic: NBD: Kermit 5
Replies: 15
Views: 561

Re: NBD: Kermit 5

After all this I still wasn't quite happy. Closer listening clearly showed that the SD pre had a fair bit of noise and still didn't quite provide the balance (both tonal and in terms of volume) from string to string, and up and down the fretboard. So I decided to gut the Red Baron - I know, a bit sa...
by drbass
07 Jan 2018, 18:38
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Maybe Random
Replies: 143
Views: 6083

Re: Future Builds - Maybe Random

Elvis, man, Elvis!!!

I thought what I did is pretty neat ...
by drbass
07 Jan 2018, 16:06
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Maybe Random
Replies: 143
Views: 6083

Re: Future Builds - Maybe Random

You'll like this: http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/3769460-3x2-940x627.jpg No, I mix it with a broad-bladed butter knife, let it sit for about 5 mins, mix again, then use the blade to scoop some up and "drizzle" it in. Since I have masking tape there's no issue with losing too much, I can just scrap...