Pietro's 5 string Jazz - #020

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Re: Pietro's 5 string Jazz - #020

Post by Kevin » 25 Dec 2011, 03:06

Come on Phil, stick a few more posts up, you're leaving us all hanging here :popcorn:

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Re: Pietro's 5 string Jazz - #020

Post by Phil » 25 Dec 2011, 06:07

Sorry guys it's still not done :) maybe another 3-4 weeks

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Re: Pietro's 5 string Jazz - #020

Post by SpankyAndy » 25 Dec 2011, 09:11

Fantastic work here Phil - you really are an artisan!

Merry Christmas

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Re: Pietro's 5 string Jazz - #020

Post by Kevin » 15 Jan 2012, 06:43

Do the route outs have an effect on the bass when its played acoustically? other than making it lighter...

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Pietro's 5 string Jazz - #020

Post by PilbaraBass » 15 Jan 2012, 07:17

Phil, you must be super busy with work. Haven't seen much in the progress pics department on this thread
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Re: Pietro's 5 string Jazz - #020

Post by Phil » 15 Jan 2012, 17:58

Its been a pretty busy year at work for sure, the vacation to Canada at Christmas time didn't help the build either. Should be done soon now.
Do the route outs have an effect on the bass when its played acoustically? other than making it lighter...
The jury's still out on that one, some people hear a difference, others don't. On this build its there to make it lighter.

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Pietro's 5 string Jazz - #020

Post by PilbaraBass » 17 Jan 2012, 02:17

On the topic of chambered bodies. I was just checking out the Carvin site via proxy (so I could see the US prices and not the overpriced Aus prices :( ). And they offer a chambered body now for their Sekou Bunch models. For the SB5001 (chambered body version of the 5-string SB5000), they want $300 more. But I am seeing that a chambered body is significantly more work, even for Carvin which is heavy into CNC in their production.

In terms of sound, I think chambering could bring a nice sweetness and warmth to a bass (even if it's only minimal). I know Roger Sadowsky digs what chambering does to a bass, even though he originally chambered to get better consistency in the weights of his bodies (less material = more consistency)
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Re: Pietro's 5 string Jazz - #020

Post by Phil » 11 Feb 2012, 13:12

Ok, finally done with this one, a couple of stupid mistakes on my part made this one drag for quite a bit longer than it should, here we are now, this one is heading to Cairns Monday morning.

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It would have looked quite nice with no pickguard and back routed :)

After machining the pickguard, before finishing to drill the screws holes

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and some finished pics

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Pietro's 5 string Jazz - #020

Post by PilbaraBass » 11 Feb 2012, 13:47

Well done, Phil. I can't wait for a review... How 'bout shipping it to Cairns via Gladstone? :)
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Re: Pietro's 5 string Jazz - #020

Post by CrayZee_Bass » 11 Feb 2012, 15:47

Looks neat-o Phil!

Would love to hear some clips of it too :)
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Re: Pietro's 5 string Jazz - #020

Post by SpankyAndy » 11 Feb 2012, 16:44

Stunning!!! I love it! Congratulations o the new owner :-)

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Re: Pietro's 5 string Jazz - #020

Post by bassmaniac69 » 11 Feb 2012, 20:33

I was supposed to go and try this beast before if flew out to its new owner on Mnday, however life has gotten in the way and i can't make it down to Phil's in time unfortunately :(

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Re: Pietro's 5 string Jazz - #020

Post by basshack » 11 Feb 2012, 20:37

Some things just aren't meant to be...

Nice job Phil, I think I prefer it without the pick guard but it is purty.
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Re: Pietro's 5 string Jazz - #020

Post by Petebass » 12 Feb 2012, 01:09

Wow, nice bass. But I wasn't expecting the humbucker to be so close to the bridge. That's gonna be nice and burpy, which I guess was the point of positioning it there?
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Re: Pietro's 5 string Jazz - #020

Post by Phil » 12 Feb 2012, 06:40

Thanks guys! I put the bucker there for the neck side bobbin to be in the same position as a jazz bridge pickup

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