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by David Searle Guitars
22 May 2017, 11:43
Forum: Basses
Topic: NBD relic 55 P bass David Searle DJS Guitars
Replies: 35
Views: 1984

Re: NBD relic 55 P bass David Searle DJS Guitars

Hi All, Time for me to jump in! Well.... I built this one as a demo model for the workshop (and myself) about 6 months ago. I've always wanted a '55 'Sting' type bass but could never go for the Fender version with the insignia at the twelfth fret. Just horrible. So this one was devised when Drew Bas...
by David Searle Guitars
20 Mar 2017, 19:22
Forum: David Searle Guitars
Topic: 6 String P bass build
Replies: 21
Views: 2340

Re: 6 String P bass build

jamiesdad wrote:Classy ... nice work David
Thanks mate :thumbup:
by David Searle Guitars
20 Mar 2017, 19:20
Forum: David Searle Guitars
Topic: 6 String P bass build
Replies: 21
Views: 2340

Re: 6 String P bass build

http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af135/davidsearle2/IMG_0337_zpsvldhhjw2.jpg http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af135/davidsearle2/IMG_0336_zpsul1p6mbb.jpg Not for the faint hearted, but light and very east to play! The body is very light Alder. The neck is made up of three pieces of figured re...
by David Searle Guitars
20 Mar 2017, 19:09
Forum: David Searle Guitars
Topic: 6 String P bass build
Replies: 21
Views: 2340

Re: 6 String P bass build

Well it is finished! And it's done it's first gig! :thumbup:

Here it is in all of it's lightly reliced finish!
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by David Searle Guitars
20 Mar 2017, 16:01
Forum: David Searle Guitars
Topic: Mahogany Double-cut (PLB5-DC) $3400
Replies: 15
Views: 1968

Re: Mahogany Double-cut (PLB5-DC) $3400

matteojpedro wrote:Hi David, would you be able to say what the weight is for this bass?
Thanks Matteo
This one weighs in at 4.25 kg or 9lb 6 oz

cheers, David.
by David Searle Guitars
13 Feb 2017, 19:45
Forum: David Searle Guitars
Topic: 6 String P bass build
Replies: 21
Views: 2340

Re: 6 String P bass build

Frets in, neck mostly carved, pickup route done...coming along nicely :thumbup: http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af135/davidsearle2/IMG_0287_zpsehs6k8it.jpg http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af135/davidsearle2/IMG_0288_zpswo11wpai.jpg Headstock veneered with maple.... http://i1001.photobucket.c...
by David Searle Guitars
03 Feb 2017, 18:41
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: New David Searle basses on the Sponsored Forums
Replies: 59
Views: 5811

Re: New David Searle basses on the Sponsored Forums

oh no...here comes another bloody great big bass...

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Drop on by my 'Sponsors" page and check out this little ripper!

Cheers, David
by David Searle Guitars
03 Feb 2017, 18:38
Forum: David Searle Guitars
Topic: 6 String P bass build
Replies: 21
Views: 2340

Re: 6 String P bass build

......and yet more... http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af135/davidsearle2/IMG_0283_zpsr8zf6hte.jpg http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af135/davidsearle2/IMG_0284_zpslbmmxxrx.jpg http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af135/davidsearle2/IMG_0285_zpsxtdggtcz.jpg Ok...enough already......
by David Searle Guitars
03 Feb 2017, 18:37
Forum: David Searle Guitars
Topic: 6 String P bass build
Replies: 21
Views: 2340

Re: 6 String P bass build

...more.... http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af135/davidsearle2/IMG_0280_zps6dbgbgqz.jpg http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af135/davidsearle2/IMG_0281_zpsccmpf28e.jpg http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af135/davidsearle2/IMG_0282_zpscnfspu7z.jpg Fret dots in and the end of the fretboad trimmed...
by David Searle Guitars
03 Feb 2017, 18:35
Forum: David Searle Guitars
Topic: 6 String P bass build
Replies: 21
Views: 2340

Re: 6 String P bass build

...and then.... http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af135/davidsearle2/IMG_0274_zpskuofhzqn.jpg Fretboard glued down http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af135/davidsearle2/IMG_0278_zpsrbghid01.jpg Fretboard trimmed to size and fret slots being cut in. I've placed a strat marking out template next to...
by David Searle Guitars
03 Feb 2017, 18:32
Forum: David Searle Guitars
Topic: 6 String P bass build
Replies: 21
Views: 2340

Re: 6 String P bass build

and then this... http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af135/davidsearle2/IMG_0269_zps2wagvvju.jpg Red Oak with just a bit of internal engineering. This neck blank is made of three pieces of American red Oak that was also used in 'Big Burd'. As this will be a 36" scale neck with a fairly slender back ...
by David Searle Guitars
03 Feb 2017, 18:24
Forum: David Searle Guitars
Topic: 6 String P bass build
Replies: 21
Views: 2340

Re: 6 String P bass build

well it all starts about here... http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af135/davidsearle2/IMG_0262_zpstnflfqnh.jpg http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af135/davidsearle2/IMG_0264_zpsa9ukccgh.jpg Check out the size of the neck pocket. I've lived in smaller appartments in my younger years! http://i1001....
by David Searle Guitars
03 Feb 2017, 17:18
Forum: David Searle Guitars
Topic: 6 String P bass build
Replies: 21
Views: 2340

6 String P bass build

Hi all, Q: What do you do when you want that P bass vibe but there's just not enough strings??? A: Build a whopping great 6 string 36" scale P bass of course! http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af135/davidsearle2/IMG_0281_zpsccmpf28e.jpg Super light weight Alder, Neck made of figured red American O...
by David Searle Guitars
05 Dec 2016, 20:58
Forum: David Searle Guitars
Topic: Melbourne School of Guitar Making Christmas get together
Replies: 3
Views: 1203

Melbourne School of Guitar Making Christmas get together

Hi All, Rob and I would like to invite you all along to our Christmas get together at our workshop on the Saturday 17th of Dec. 2016. This is our first Christmas in our workshop so we thought that it would be a great opportunity to ask all of our current and past students to come in and enjoy a litt...
by David Searle Guitars
05 Dec 2016, 20:39
Forum: David Searle Guitars
Topic: PLB-6H 6 String Hybrid build (hollow contruction)
Replies: 36
Views: 5458

Re: PLB-6H 6 String Hybrid build (hollow contruction)

Some update shots of the finished bass! http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af135/davidsearle2/IMG_0245_zpsevqqo91s.jpg Peter Lamburd in deep concentration http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af135/davidsearle2/IMG_0243_zpskuizgacf.jpg It turned out really nicely with a sound as big as it looks! In ...