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Classic5
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Re: Latest Builds

Post by Classic5 » 13 Jun 2018, 17:24

The twins are taking shape beautifully. :cool:

I love seeing a bass come together.
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Re: Latest Builds

Post by basshack » 14 Jun 2018, 22:52

So worked on the neck tonight and got it finished enough for painting.

So cut the wastage off with the band saw, and using the scraper took the excess down to the neck blank sides. Then with the razor files started the shaping process.

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Couple of hours later had the shape and size I was after. Sanded it down from 80 to 240 grit but I'll probably touch it again with some 400 or better before sealing.

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Then it was finish off the end so that it extends into a thumb rest, drill the holes and thin the headstock down to 15mm ready for the tuners. David did that on the big belt sander. Too easy to get it wrong and have to start again. I'm getting better with that machine but it doesn't take too much to take too much wood off.

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And all of a sudden it was 9pm. The time goes pretty fast some nights but I got a lot done tonight.
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Re: Latest Builds

Post by drbass » 15 Jun 2018, 06:36

I’ll have to outsource making necks to you, Blaine, you do it fast and make it look easy.

And it looks really good.

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Michael
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Re: Latest Builds

Post by Classic5 » 15 Jun 2018, 16:31

Nice. I like the extended fretboard doubling as a thumb rest. Very practical and looks great.
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Re: Latest Builds

Post by drbass » 15 Jun 2018, 17:35

Looks even better in real life but it really is a shorty, I’d say 30”?

Might use that neck extension for my next prototype, but centered :) .

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Michael
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Re: Latest Builds

Post by basshack » 15 Jun 2018, 22:26

When did you see it Michael? Were you in the shop earlier today? I didn't get there till after 2pm, when they said the power would be off I spent the day umpiring some primary school softball. It was wet but lots of fun. Oh and yes it's a 30" scale.

Thanks for the nice comments guys and no I won't be building your necks, but feel free to borrow the design for the extension because I did! I've seen it on a couple of basses now and besides the obvious thumb rest I like the aesthetic. The guitar I built for Pete had a wave on the bottom of the fret board so this is really an extension of that and being so short in scale I had lots of timber hanging over. I could almost use a guitar sized fretboard on one of these, almost.

So having a couple of hours this afternoon I routed the binding channel on the rear and made the control cavity rout. It was a quiet shop with only three of us in this afternoon, well it was quiet till I got there...

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Re: Latest Builds

Post by drbass » 16 Jun 2018, 07:46

Was in from 10 to 11:30 - you know me. And that included plenty of time chatting as well.

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Michael

P.S.: will be in longer next Friday - fretting to be done.
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- Genzler Magellan 800, 2 Genzler BA12-3
- EBS OctaBass, Boss MS-3, Line6 G50

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Re: Latest Builds

Post by basshack » 17 Jun 2018, 13:12

Ah yes fretting, I enjoy that almost as much as sanding...
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