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by FunkyJase
18 Jul 2018, 20:56
Forum: Bass Guitars - Classifieds
Topic: FS/FT 2011 Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: FS/FT 2011 Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass

Back for sale but now with a full neck job by David Searle Guitars (pictures taken BEFORE neck job) - It plays like a beast! Neck adjusted, Frets leveled and a thin shim added... I fell back in love with it for a while there but it's just cos it plays so bloody well. It still doesn't match my P bass...
by FunkyJase
18 Jul 2018, 17:54
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Band PA?
Replies: 30
Views: 1249

Re: Band PA?

Ive kind of collected bits and pieces over the years to have a PA that would work. Sometimes borrowing what I need but these days we have a fairly decent and compact system - 3 x RCF 15s and an Allen & Heath Mixer. I also have a little Mackie Mix 8 desk for cafes etc. The sort of stuff we do sounds...
by FunkyJase
18 Jul 2018, 13:01
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Fancy Neck Woods?
Replies: 22
Views: 126

Re: Fancy Neck Woods?

Building your own isn't going to be cheaper but it's one sure way you'll get what you want and it's not all that hard. I'm liking working with Gidgee, an aussie hardwood from up north, as finger boards. That on a QLD maple neck is making for an attractive look. I'm obviously a fan of the latter com...
by FunkyJase
18 Jul 2018, 12:41
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Band PA?
Replies: 30
Views: 1249

Re: Band PA?

Ive kind of collected bits and pieces over the years to have a PA that would work. Sometimes borrowing what I need but these days we have a fairly decent and compact system - 3 x RCF 15s and an Allen & Heath Mixer. I also have a little Mackie Mix 8 desk for cafes etc. The sort of stuff we do sounds ...
by FunkyJase
18 Jul 2018, 10:50
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Fancy Neck Woods?
Replies: 22
Views: 126

Re: Fancy Neck Woods?

Everyone says that but it doesn't happen. Ivan "Classic5" thought the same and built a fantastic neck. David and Rob are top notch teachers, there are always other people around you who will be helpful with tips from their experience. Power tools required? Band saw (cut close to the lines you've dr...
by FunkyJase
18 Jul 2018, 10:31
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Fancy Neck Woods?
Replies: 22
Views: 126

Re: Fancy Neck Woods?

Building your own isn't going to be cheaper but it's one sure way you'll get what you want and it's not all that hard. I'm liking working with Gidgee, an aussie hardwood from up north, as finger boards. That on a QLD maple neck is making for an attractive look. I fk up Ikea furniture man... Me + Po...
by FunkyJase
18 Jul 2018, 10:08
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Fancy Neck Woods?
Replies: 22
Views: 126

Re: Fancy Neck Woods?

I also noticed that a wenge neck with ebony finger board is a little bit cheaper! he he
by FunkyJase
18 Jul 2018, 09:52
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Fancy Neck Woods?
Replies: 22
Views: 126

Re: Fancy Neck Woods?

If I was buying for myself the three necks I would be looking at are: 1) Roasted Maple 2) Wenge 3) Status Graphite Based on what you said I think roasted Maple would be the closest to what you want. I hadnt even looked at Roasted Maple to be honest! I assumed it was just a "Make it pretty" gimmick ...
by FunkyJase
18 Jul 2018, 09:51
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Fancy Neck Woods?
Replies: 22
Views: 126

Re: Fancy Neck Woods?

Three options: - graphite - wenge - multi-laminate (5) of maple and wenge. For the last two graphite rods in addition to the truss rod. There, simples. Regards, Michael I like the idea of graphite ie Status or Moses but I dont want to get it and then find that I just hate the tone of it. If the mat...
by FunkyJase
18 Jul 2018, 09:48
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Fancy Neck Woods?
Replies: 22
Views: 126

Re: Fancy Neck Woods?

I'd be interested in what sort of truss-rod arrangement you opt for. I have this theory that the damping of the truss-rod is critical - it reduces dead spots, ie dull notes. If a truss-rod is undamped, it will resonate at one or more certain notes - this resonance subtracts from the energy of the p...
by FunkyJase
17 Jul 2018, 19:48
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Fancy Neck Woods?
Replies: 22
Views: 126

Re: Fancy Neck Woods?

bigswifty wrote:
17 Jul 2018, 18:20
I guess this doesn't count since it's not actually wood, but I've always wanted to try a Status Graphite neck.
Mike
I've thought about that actually but Im scared that I'll not like the tone. I hear it alters it quite significantly
by FunkyJase
17 Jul 2018, 17:43
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Fancy Neck Woods?
Replies: 22
Views: 126

Fancy Neck Woods?

Im playing around with the idea of upgrading the neck on my P bass - I've always thought I could benefit from the thinner, faster jazz neck shape but get something that would be super straight - The OCD in me wants the perfect neck. Stupidly low action and none of the usual Fender neck buzz. If I wa...
by FunkyJase
17 Jul 2018, 17:42
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Buzzing beyond the 12th fret...
Replies: 16
Views: 241

Re: Buzzing beyond the 12th fret...

There's no money above the 12th fret haha I tend to disagree, some of the sweetest bass notes are between the 10th and 17th frets IMHO JPJ for one and the guy from Jethro Tull, QOTSA, even Bill W does, though did he play on Miss You? who knows? I even play a song with no note lower than the 10th fr...
by FunkyJase
16 Jul 2018, 16:31
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: Rant Thread !
Replies: 2910
Views: 129889

Re: Rant Thread !

Parking fines and venues that reside in heavy traffic areas policed by sneaky, vulturistic, shit-gibbons who don't even need to get out of their car to book you for parking in front of a venue long enough to get your gear out. May their colourful, sugar-glazed donuts increase their girth making the...
by FunkyJase
16 Jul 2018, 13:14
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: Rant Thread !
Replies: 2910
Views: 129889

Re: Rant Thread !

Parking fines and venues that reside in heavy traffic areas policed by sneaky, vulturistic, shit-gibbons who don't even need to get out of their car to book you for parking in front of a venue long enough to get your gear out. May their colourful, sugar-glazed donuts increase their girth making them...