6 String P bass build

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jamiesdad
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Re: 6 String P bass build

Post by jamiesdad » 20 Mar 2017, 19:15

Classy ... nice work David
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Re: 6 String P bass build

Post by David Searle Guitars » 20 Mar 2017, 19:20

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Not for the faint hearted, but light and very east to play! The body is very light Alder. The neck is made up of three pieces of figured red American Oak with a flame maple fretboard. Hipshot tuners and string retainer. Hand made replica bridge. Aguilar P6 pickup that is a monster! All passive, using CTS pots.

And of course it's 36" in scale.

It made the roof of the workshop buzz and vibrate.

It is the 'Beast"

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Re: 6 String P bass build

Post by David Searle Guitars » 20 Mar 2017, 19:22

jamiesdad wrote:Classy ... nice work David
Thanks mate :thumbup:

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Re: 6 String P bass build

Post by narcdor » 20 Mar 2017, 19:56

That is a completely obscene P bass, but somehow it really works. I want to play it! And that's saying something for a 6 string. Maybe it's the colour scheme.
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Re: 6 String P bass build

Post by cleary » 21 Mar 2017, 10:27

There's a real clash with the simplicity of the P electronics, and the extravagance of the extra two strings -

I too, want to play it :p
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Re: 6 String P bass build

Post by Classic5 » 21 Mar 2017, 16:08

Love it.....what a beauty :cool:
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Re: 6 String P bass build

Post by sic608 » 21 Mar 2017, 18:24

Is a BEAST! Should of had a deco somewhere on it "BEAST"
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