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by drbass
26 Apr 2018, 17:20
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random
Replies: 317
Views: 11808

Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

OK, one more as a teaser. This is the amboyna burl with a little bit of methylated spirits to give an indication of what the final top would look like. Only the central area was wiped:



Amazing, really.

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
26 Apr 2018, 14:13
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random
Replies: 317
Views: 11808

Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

One more today. Works for me: natural grain: https://www.flickr.com/photos/94660385@N02/41685549251/in/dateposted-public/ this would be the grain if finished as is: https://www.flickr.com/photos/94660385@N02/41646006742/in/dateposted-public/ TimberMate applied: https://www.flickr.com/photos/94660385...
by drbass
26 Apr 2018, 11:58
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random
Replies: 317
Views: 11808

Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

They all look terrific :thumbup: I have some stuff on it's way from there aswell, not really sure why :shrug: The freight cost is a bit of a killer though. In my case it basically doubled the cost of the order. I know why, Ivan, because you're hooked ;) . I normally order 4-5 items and choose the s...
by drbass
26 Apr 2018, 10:24
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random
Replies: 317
Views: 11808

Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

Timber. Always nice when the package has this label on it: https://www.flickr.com/photos/94660385@N02/41665646852/in/dateposted-public/ Nicely wrapped stuff: https://www.flickr.com/photos/94660385@N02/40806701735/in/dateposted-public/ Quilted maple - this one is going on the first ever Kermit neck-t...
by drbass
25 Apr 2018, 16:19
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random
Replies: 317
Views: 11808

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: 340

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: 11
Views: 157

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: 317
Views: 11808

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: 317
Views: 11808

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: 120

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: 451

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: 317
Views: 11808

Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

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

B>
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: 317
Views: 11808

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: 317
Views: 11808

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...