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by drbass
23 Apr 2018, 09:54
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random
Replies: 305
Views: 11634

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: 107

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: 94

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: 31
Views: 374

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: 305
Views: 11634

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: 305
Views: 11634

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: 305
Views: 11634

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: 262

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: 305
Views: 11634

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: 206

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: 206

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
by drbass
15 Apr 2018, 12:16
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Recommend a good multi-guitar stand
Replies: 17
Views: 206

Re: Recommend a good multi-guitar stand



I think it's a Warwick (but could be wrong) - designed for 5 but easily holds 9 if you're careful.

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
14 Apr 2018, 12:30
Forum: Amps, Preamps, Cabs - Classifieds
Topic: WTB - Bass Cab 410 or similar
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: WTB - Bass Cab 410 or similar



8 ohms, 600W (Eminence Deltalite speakers), horn (but no attenuation), approx. 35 kgs. There's an old "for sale" thread with more details.

$450.

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
12 Apr 2018, 21:54
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random
Replies: 305
Views: 11634

Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

Would have made a nice top in itself (glued together the other way, of course): the wenge contrast layer for the neckthrough Kermit:



Regards,
Michael
by drbass
12 Apr 2018, 11:34
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random
Replies: 305
Views: 11634

Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

How did you know, Bruce?



Same delivery but for a fellow OBFer ... of course, you'll never see or hear me with flats of any kind.

Regards,
Michael