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

Posted: 29 Oct 2017, 13:13
by drbass
SneakyJak wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 12:41
Classic5 wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 11:47
Imitate then inovate.
I must have missed that memo ... 8|

My philosophy is more along the lines of making it as hard as humanly possible
No kidding. Same boat, only I screw up all the time ;) .

Looking forward to catching up Friday, Pete (provided that’s still on).

Regards,
Michael

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

Posted: 29 Oct 2017, 13:15
by Classic5
SneakyJak wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 12:41
Classic5 wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 11:47
Imitate then inovate.
I must have missed that memo ... 8|

My philosophy is more along the lines of making it as hard as humanly possible
Yes Pete......I totally agree :lol:

Both you and Michael are definitely innovators.......no doubt about it :notworthy:

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

Posted: 29 Oct 2017, 16:42
by SneakyJak
drbass wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 13:13
SneakyJak wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 12:41
Classic5 wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 11:47
Imitate then inovate.
I must have missed that memo ... 8|

My philosophy is more along the lines of making it as hard as humanly possible
No kidding. Same boat, only I screw up all the time ;) .

Looking forward to catching up Friday, Pete (provided that’s still on).

Regards,
Michael
No problem look forward to catching up

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

Posted: 30 Oct 2017, 08:11
by Phil
Classic5 wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 11:47
There's a saying that goes......Imitate then innovate. I'm only at the first stage of that right now.....just a beginner, learning the basics and enjoying the journey.
Fair enough, I started the same way my first build was a copy of a Warrior bass. The work looks really nice so far Ivan, you're doing really well.

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

Posted: 30 Oct 2017, 12:08
by Classic5
Phil wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 08:11
Classic5 wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 11:47
There's a saying that goes......Imitate then innovate. I'm only at the first stage of that right now.....just a beginner, learning the basics and enjoying the journey.
Fair enough, I started the same way my first build was a copy of a Warrior bass. The work looks really nice so far Ivan, you're doing really well.
Thanks Phil, there's so much more to building a bass guitar than I ever imagined. Definitely gives me a greater appreciation for the work of experienced luthiers.

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

Posted: 30 Oct 2017, 19:02
by basshack
Nothing wrong with looking at other peoples designs and adding your own interpretation. Got to start somewhere to get to somewhere else. As long as you don't say it's all yours and deny the inspiration of where it came from. In my latest build I am taking up some LeFay and Sneaky inspiration.

Pete: You down on Friday? I'll have to find a reason to go to Lilydale Shopping Centre...

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

Posted: 30 Oct 2017, 19:24
by Classic5
basshack wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 19:02

Pete: You down on Friday? I'll have to find a reason to go to Lilydale Shopping Centre...
Hey Blaine, I think Michael is actually visiting Pete in Canberra on his way to the Sydney GTG.

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

Posted: 30 Oct 2017, 21:52
by basshack
Oh, yes that makes sense. Pity I'd like to have caught up and can't make Sydney either, readdressing a whole buildings IP network on Saturday. 279 fixed device IP's that all have to know each others IP address. It's a hell of a table to get right.

I'll be at MSGM on Thursday night to finish off the shorty and work on the violin if you're going to be around.

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

Posted: 30 Oct 2017, 22:37
by SneakyJak
basshack wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 21:52
Oh, yes that makes sense. Pity I'd like to have caught up and can't make Sydney either, readdressing a whole buildings IP network on Saturday. 279 fixed device IP's that all have to know each others IP address. It's a hell of a table to get right.

I'll be at MSGM on Thursday night to finish off the shorty and work on the violin if you're going to be around.
Think Ivan will have his finished by the time my pickups turn up but I’ll find an excuse to come down when my 36” is close to completion. Probably should learn how to spray at some point

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

Posted: 11 Nov 2017, 20:28
by Classic5
Saturday.......workshop day :D

Beautiful drive past the Dandenongs to MSGM workshop today:

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

Posted: 11 Nov 2017, 20:33
by Classic5
Time for a quick photo update.

HHmmm :hmm Does this look familiar. Trying for a magnetic battery cover similar to the Dingwall design except we only need one battery here so it will sit flat to minimize the depth of the route.

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Some edge rounding with the router:

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More edge rounding with the file:

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I'm starting to think that I should leave this natural with only some grain enhancer :hmm

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All with lots of great advise from David and Rob....thanks again guys.

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

Posted: 12 Nov 2017, 08:23
by drbass
Looks great, Ivan.

Magnetic battery cover is next on my list of trying to make my builds as easy and fun to use and play as possible. Which magnets do you use?
BTW, I would have gone deep with the rout (plenty of thickness in that body) and double size "just in case" - the void can always be filled with (lighter) foam :) .

Regards,
Michael

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

Posted: 12 Nov 2017, 10:19
by Classic5
drbass wrote:
12 Nov 2017, 08:23
Looks great, Ivan.
Magnetic battery cover is next on my list of trying to make my builds as easy and fun to use and play as possible. Which magnets do you use?
BTW, I would have gone deep with the rout (plenty of thickness in that body) and double size "just in case" - the void can always be filled with (lighter) foam :)......
Thanks Michael. Yes, I tend to agree with you re the battery compartment depth. It's on the side of the body that has the forearm rollover on the other side so we kept the cavity quite shalow. But in hindsight a deeper cavity would be ok.....just in case.

Not totally sure about the magnets. I have a few different types I purchased from Officeworks but a couple of the guys at the workshop have suggested some rare earth magnet suppliers. So it's yet to be determined as to what will work best,

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

Posted: 15 Nov 2017, 07:14
by BOSS302BASS
Classic5 wrote:
11 Nov 2017, 20:28
Saturday.......workshop day :D

Beautiful drive past the Dandenongs to MSGM workshop today:

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The entrance to the rabbithole... 8/

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

Posted: 15 Nov 2017, 10:58
by Classic5
BOSS302BASS wrote:
15 Nov 2017, 07:14
Classic5 wrote:
11 Nov 2017, 20:28
Saturday.......workshop day :D

Beautiful drive past the Dandenongs to MSGM workshop today:

Image
The entrance to the rabbithole... 8/
Come inside if you dare :twisted: :lol:

I just happened to be sitting outside in the carpark having a snack .......looked like the perfect photo opportunity :D