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Re: For Sale: 5st Jazz Modern, 24 frets #028

Posted: 24 Nov 2013, 17:36
by Phil
Template for the neck rout on the body core

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Fitting the neck to the neck rout

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Finding the centre line on the body to be able to line up the book matched top later on

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Measuring the arm rest and shaping it before gluing the top on

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looks like I forgot to take a pic of the top gluing part

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Its superglue time

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All done, stay tuned for more progress in a week or two

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Seeing as this is going pretty fast I'm going to order chrome C style ultralites from Hipshot and A style bridge along with Nordstrand Fat Stacks (I know you'll hate me Kerry :D) I'm also thinking of sunbursting this baby

Re: For Sale: 5st Jazz Modern, 24 frets #028

Posted: 24 Nov 2013, 19:49
by PilbaraBass
Fat stacks...

GAS is gone. :shrug:




Yeah, right...


This bass is going to be AWESOME!!!


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Re: For Sale: 5st Jazz Modern, 24 frets #028

Posted: 24 Nov 2013, 20:40
by maxgroover
I'm reliving the excitement of watching my bass get built!!

Love your work Phil :)

Re: For Sale: 5st Jazz Modern, 24 frets #028

Posted: 25 Nov 2013, 01:57
by LimeB
When you route out a cavity with a template, are the corners always slightly rounded?

Re: For Sale: 5st Jazz Modern, 24 frets #028

Posted: 25 Nov 2013, 06:36
by Phil
Thanks Matt :)

Yeah the corners are rounded, you can buy smaller diameter bearing bits but you do have to sharper some corners once in a while, the corners of P and J pickup routs for example needs to be sharpened to fit the pickups in correctly, I just go over it with a smaller diameter bit after marking out the lines so I don't cut too much and make an ugly corner. On some other occasions like on block inlay routs you need a sharp corner, for that I cut it with a chisel, I've got a small 90 degree/corner chisel that's perfect for the job, makes perfect corners

Re: For Sale: 5st Jazz Modern, 24 frets #028

Posted: 25 Nov 2013, 10:40
by PilbaraBass
You're considering a burst top... are you considering a tri-burst, a '59 style burst (2-tone), or something a bit more "out there"?

Re: For Sale: 5st Jazz Modern, 24 frets #028

Posted: 25 Nov 2013, 12:01
by Phil
Probably a standard three tone burst but with a thinner dark edge to obscure the spalt a little bit less

Re: For Sale: 5st Jazz Modern, 24 frets #028

Posted: 02 Jan 2014, 18:00
by Phil
A few more pictures of the progress
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Re: For Sale: 5st Jazz Modern, 24 frets #028

Posted: 04 Jan 2014, 16:52
by Phil
First few coats of lacquer, forgot to mention on yesterday's post that this bass is still available for sale. Current specs include a sunburst finish, OBP-1 preamp, Fat Stack pickups and lightweight foam hard case, cost is $2675 + shipping, pm for more details.

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Re: For Sale: 5st Jazz Modern, 24 frets #028

Posted: 05 Jan 2014, 10:26
by Macbass
*Macbass puts on best Jedi face*
Macbass: You don't need to to see my bass credentials.

Phil: I don't need to see your bass credentials.

Macbass: This IS the bass I've been looking for.

Phil: This is the bass you've been looking for.

Macbass: You can go about making it.

Phil: I can go about making it.

Macbass: Then give it to Michael.

Phil: Give it to Michael. Give it to Michael.


*Macbass pulls cowl over head and shuffles off to find buyer for non-existent $2700 landspeeder. Just in case*

Re: For Sale: 5st Jazz Modern, 24 frets #028

Posted: 05 Jan 2014, 11:01
by PilbaraBass
I tried the Jedi mind control with Maxgroover's 6-string... It didn't work...

Yet...


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Re: For Sale: 5st Jazz Modern, 24 frets #028

Posted: 05 Jan 2014, 11:26
by basshack
Macbass wrote:*Macbass puts on best Jedi face*
Macbass: You don't need to to see my bass credentials.

Phil: I don't need to see your bass credentials.

Macbass: This IS the bass I've been looking for.

Phil: This is the bass you've been looking for.

Macbass: You can go about making it.

Phil: I can go about making it.

Macbass: Then give it to Michael.

Phil: Give it to Michael. Give it to Michael.


*Macbass pulls cowl over head and shuffles off to find buyer for non-existent $2700 landspeeder. Just in case*
Basshack putting on his best Yoda: Bass this is for you yes, wrong you can't go with bass from Phil, master of his craft he is. Young Michael must buy this bass ummm.. spend less time in contemplation you must.

Re: For Sale: 5st Jazz Modern, 24 frets #028

Posted: 05 Jan 2014, 12:25
by Classic5
:lol: .....Blaine,.that's an excellent Yoda.

The bass looking great Phil. :cool:

Re: For Sale: 5st Jazz Modern, 24 frets #028

Posted: 07 Jan 2014, 10:35
by Macbass
PilbaraBass wrote:I tried the Jedi mind control with Maxgroover's 6-string... It didn't work...

Yet...


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Damn.

Maybe a huge bet on the Seahawks to win the Superbowl, Kerry? :D


I'd love to buy this bass, Blaine & Phil, but alas, I cannot. I can't help following this thread, through, so you'll have to wipe my drool of the bass every so often. Sorry!
Michael.
PS: referring to me as young went down a treat at our place.

Re: For Sale: 5st Jazz Modern, 24 frets #028

Posted: 20 Jan 2014, 18:59
by PilbaraBass
Any updates on this, oh Jedi master, Phil Kenobi