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Re: BMT Build

Post by SneakyJak » 30 Oct 2015, 18:47

I'm really impressed with how nice that piece of ash is.

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Re: BMT Build

Post by RedVee » 30 Oct 2015, 18:55

Wow. That looks great so far.
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Re: BMT Build

Post by Curto » 15 Dec 2015, 18:26

Some more update pics ...
This Camphor top is looking good - the gloss finish really brought out the flames in the grain.
The neck is now radiused and ready for the shaping and some frets and offset block inlays.
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Re: BMT Build

Post by Curto » 15 Dec 2015, 20:05

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Re: BMT Build

Post by Curto » 23 Dec 2015, 10:57

Inlays laid ...
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Re: BMT Build

Post by basshack » 23 Dec 2015, 14:47

^that's different.
... dial in some "J" to angry it up!

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Re: BMT Build

Post by Classic5 » 23 Dec 2015, 15:24

What a fantastic job you've done so far :cool:
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Re: BMT Build

Post by SneakyJak » 24 Dec 2015, 16:42

I like the inlays they are definitely different which is good

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Re: BMT Build

Post by RedVee » 24 Dec 2015, 17:17

This will really be something when you are done.
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Re: BMT Build

Post by Curto » 10 Jun 2016, 09:33

It's almost done. Just waiting on the EMG pickups and the Hipshot Solo bridges to arrive. Getting excited to finally getting this finished.
Brad's had a few guys in the workshop checking things out over the last couple months - and in every case they're immediately drawn to this bass, both neck and body individually. The Camphor top is beyond unbelievable in real life, and even the headstock cap is so incredibly unique in its grain. It's jaw dropping.
The neck build is featured in Brad's promo vid:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... AfYdOPcAyw
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Re: BMT Build

Post by drbass » 10 Jun 2016, 16:16

Looks great!

I did a little more work on mine, focussing on the necks - routs for truss rod and carbon rods. Got all the hard ware for mine but a fair way to go. Can't wait to see pics of your finished product!!

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Re: BMT Build

Post by Curto » 10 Jun 2016, 18:02

Hey Michael, just saw your updates in your build thread. It's looking fantastic! That spalted maple top with the ziricote layer looks :drool:
How will you measure and cut for your fan frets?
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Re: BMT Build

Post by drbass » 10 Jun 2016, 19:32

Curto wrote:Hey Michael, just saw your updates in your build thread. It's looking fantastic! That spalted maple top with the ziricote layer looks :drool:
How will you measure and cut for your fan frets?
Thank you ;)

It will be a "measure five times, mark off carefully and cut even more carefully" type of day when that's going to happen.
Good thing is that a straight line (i.e fret) is defined by two points so I measure and mark (very carefully) the distances for the lowest and th highest string, everything else will be correct.
Bad thing is I only have to make one mistake and I can chuck the whole thing out. That's why I'll be measuring five times :D .

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Re: BMT Build

Post by Petebass » 11 Jun 2016, 10:08

Curto wrote:Some more update pics ...
This Camphor top is looking good - the gloss finish really brought out the flames in the grain.
The neck is now radiused and ready for the shaping and some frets and offset block inlays.
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Re: BMT Build

Post by sic608 » 19 Jun 2016, 19:46

Love seeing these progess threads. This one got me researching bmt. Love to see more boutique luthiers (not that i actually attached much before :( ) in Australia.
I hope to join the list of getting a full complete design of my own creation one day.

Keep the pics coming :drinkingbuddies:
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