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by drbass
23 Jan 2018, 12:05
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Maybe Random
Replies: 151
Views: 6216

Re: Future Builds - Maybe Random

RedVee wrote:
22 Jan 2018, 20:42

That’s a lovely top on that one Michael
Subdued elegance, this. It'll pop some with the finish applied but it's not as "over-the-top" as some of the spalted maple.

I have another set of padauk with a little less grain but with that same amazing colour.

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
22 Jan 2018, 20:08
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Maybe Random
Replies: 151
Views: 6216

Re: Future Builds - Maybe Random

Sorry, I meant which trim router did you end up buying? Sorry, Ivan, First day back at work today so the brain is still a little rusty. http://www.ryobi.com.au/products/details/400w-trim-router Very happy with it. Not quite as solid as some others but then it was only $95 instead of several 100 ......
by drbass
22 Jan 2018, 20:01
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Maybe Random
Replies: 151
Views: 6216

Re: Future Builds - Maybe Random

That ash does look terrific :cool: . And great job on the electronics compartment :thumbup: Which trimmer did you end up buying? This one to start things off (thank you to Pete a.k.a. sneakyjak): http://woodworksupplies.com.au/template-bit-1a4-1a2-bearing-1a8-cutting-length and these two for deeper...
by drbass
22 Jan 2018, 19:00
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Maybe Random
Replies: 151
Views: 6216

Re: Future Builds - Maybe Random

Did get a fair bit done over the weekend but only a couple of pics. Here's the electronics cover blank, rough shape, 3 mm thin. This was sitting on the shelf for a week or two, and when I picked it up it almost cracked all by itself. So I "doused" one side with superglue - you can see it penetrated ...
by drbass
22 Jan 2018, 18:30
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: slashin_velvet's 1st full build
Replies: 28
Views: 781

Re: slashin_velvet's 1st full build

That scarf joint looks great in real life, Davin! And I really like that body shape and shaping.

Looking forward to seeing this come along.

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
22 Jan 2018, 18:20
Forum: Commercial Users
Topic: Polaris Basses by Dr. Bass
Replies: 32
Views: 2128

Re: Polaris Basses by Dr. Bass

I caught up with Michael late last week as a sounding board for my own build and the basses he is building are just incredible. You can tell by the playability of his instruments that he has carefully considered each element that goes into the builds, and he leaves no stone unturned to deliver a hi...
by drbass
22 Jan 2018, 18:06
Forum: Commercial Users
Topic: Polaris Basses by Dr. Bass
Replies: 32
Views: 2128

Re: Polaris Basses by Dr. Bass

Updated pics! That grain is stunning. I like how you've book matched the top over that contrast veneer and likewise on the headstock. The body to neck transition on the back looks very comfortable... is the whole body relatively thin? Hi Paul, Saw this only just now, sorry. 38 mm is the answer so n...
by drbass
22 Jan 2018, 13:17
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Classic Build #1 The whole bass and nothing but.....
Replies: 113
Views: 4491

Re: Classic Build #1 The whole bass and nothing but.....

Thanks guys. And Michael......I'm liking the idea of your luminlay dot formation in place of a traditional headstock inlay more and more :yep Ha - I'm just doing that because I don't have the patience or skills for inlays. Mind you, it still takes about an hour to do it on the headstock, and longer...
by drbass
22 Jan 2018, 10:41
Forum: Bass Gear Direct
Topic: NAMM visit and Holiday Leave
Replies: 13
Views: 163

Re: NAMM visit and Holiday Leave

Have fun, George,

And say hi to Jeff and Sheldon :) .

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
22 Jan 2018, 08:38
Forum: Basses
Topic: Maton JB4 Lives Again! (The Proof Is Here)
Replies: 130
Views: 17855

Re: Maton JB4 Lives Again! (The Proof Is Here)

slowlearner wrote:
22 Jan 2018, 07:40
I think I remember that period as well. I think what happened was pointy headstocks and 5 strings.
Looks like you've summed up everything that's wrong with with current basses, Pete: pointy headstocks, and more than 4 strings ;) .

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
22 Jan 2018, 08:35
Forum: Basses
Topic: Blind test: MusicMan StingRay 2004 vs Cort GB75JH
Replies: 30
Views: 394

Re: Blind test: MusicMan StingRay 2004 vs Cort GB75JH

I own both (Cort GB5, which I believe is the previous version). Plus I have a J on my Stingray. They both sound good to me. The MM Pickups are the main difference from what I can tell. The SD pickup is brighter than the Musicman one. Are the MM pickups in the same position? It's hard to tell from t...
by drbass
22 Jan 2018, 07:37
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Classic Build #1 The whole bass and nothing but.....
Replies: 113
Views: 4491

Re: Classic Build #1 The whole bass and nothing but.....

Nicely done, Ivan,

And way above anything I'd ever attempt ... .

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
16 Jan 2018, 08:00
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: Rant Thread !
Replies: 2823
Views: 104879

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: 239

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: 239

Re: Backline win

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

Regards,
Michael