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by bassbass
16 Sep 2018, 19:16
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Advice on Jazz bass series/parallel assembly
Replies: 8
Views: 143

Re: Advice on Jazz bass series/parallel assembly

Ha. Musta been typing at the same time... Yeah 500k pots will give you just a hair more brightness. If you use them I'd definitely use linear (B) tapers for vol. (use audio taper for tone though. The difference is pretty subtle. If you use flat wounds or don't have a tweeter in your cab you won't he...
by bassbass
16 Sep 2018, 16:46
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Advice on Jazz bass series/parallel assembly
Replies: 8
Views: 143

Re: Advice on Jazz bass series/parallel assembly

Any reputable tech can do this. Bread and butter work... Even if you buy a replacement to install yourself, you'll still have to solder the pickup leads. FWIW with a jazz, I'd recommend linear pots for the two volumes because they are easier to tweak for pickup blend. And also, if you do buy a prewi...
by bassbass
12 Sep 2018, 01:05
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Video Drop; Make your own screw extractors...
Replies: 15
Views: 209

Re: Video Drop; Make your own screw extractors...

Thanks a lot, guys...
by bassbass
05 Sep 2018, 18:55
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Stripped nut on truss rod
Replies: 11
Views: 252

Re: Stripped nut on truss rod

ok, now I'm confused. It's a one-way rod, with separate nut, that tightens anticlockwise, is maxed out, but still pushing up on the 'board??? Weird. Anyway, to turn it clockwise, yeah, I'd try and thread it. Best of luck mate!
by bassbass
05 Sep 2018, 11:32
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Stripped nut on truss rod
Replies: 11
Views: 252

Re: Stripped nut on truss rod

Ahhh.. so it's a 2-way rod that's maxed out in the anticlockwise direction, right? So it's pushing up on the fretboard instead of down on the neck. So you need to turn it clockwise just a half turn or thereabouts do you? In that case, I get it now. Apologies, because screw extractors won't work. The...
by bassbass
04 Sep 2018, 21:38
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Video Drop; Make your own screw extractors...
Replies: 15
Views: 209

Re: Video Drop; Make your own screw extractors...

Oh and awesome video Rob, inspired me to take another shot at this rod. I tried WD 40 wouldn’t budge. It’s also stripped so there’s that too. Im thinking just drill the nut off at this point, it’s reverse thread so may even grab. It’s iron and seems to be falling apart from a screwdriver. In theory...
by bassbass
04 Sep 2018, 15:48
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Video Drop; Make your own screw extractors...
Replies: 15
Views: 209

Video Drop; Make your own screw extractors...

Hi everyone. Here's the new vid for my little YT channel. Hope you guys dig it. :thumbup:

Cheers!

by bassbass
30 Aug 2018, 08:47
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Probably too fussy?
Replies: 14
Views: 214

Re: Probably too fussy?

These frets have been installed straight from the coil, then nipped off in situ. A quick method of fretting that is actually used I believe, in some factories. But that of course, is prior to final sand and spray finishing. (It's very common to find vintage guitars, especially with rosewood boards, ...
by bassbass
29 Aug 2018, 17:46
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Testing an electrical circuit pointers
Replies: 9
Views: 121

Re: Testing an electrical circuit pointers

Maybe tell us more about how this preamp and tuner work. Does the preamp need to be plugged in for the tuner to work? Or is there a separate switch that turns on the tuner even with the guitar unplugged?
by bassbass
22 Aug 2018, 08:34
Forum: Basses
Topic: Big Stingray changes by Ernie Ball
Replies: 32
Views: 921

Re: Big Stingray changes by Ernie Ball

a bland tone. Yeah, I'm not really a passive bass kinda guy, but I don't mind it. The passive switch just offers another option I guess. I've recorded with a passive stingray pickup a few times, but ended up boosting the upper mids/low treble in the mix to get it a bit more growly. Those pickups re...
by bassbass
22 Aug 2018, 08:22
Forum: Basses
Topic: NBD 89' Warwick Thumb 6 string neck thru
Replies: 16
Views: 245

Re: NBD 89' Warwick Thumb 6 string neck thru

Congratulations on a super super instrument! I have an old friend with one of these basses. And every so often I get the great pleasure of doing some set up/maintenance on it. He has had it since new in around 90 or 91 I guess. Amazing tone and response. I love to polish the fretwire with my dremel ...
by bassbass
18 Aug 2018, 22:25
Forum: Basses
Topic: Blue Bass Owners Show Your Bass(es)!
Replies: 38
Views: 1002

Re: Blue Bass Owners Show Your Bass(es)!

I made this about 12 years ago. The last bass I've made from scratch. I'd packed up my workshop by then, and made this under my mate's place. Sprayed with rattle cans (an old Ford Escort colour IIRC). It has a Hipshot tremolo bridge that Mike Tobias gave to me. I tried to sell it a few years ago bec...
by bassbass
18 Aug 2018, 22:05
Forum: Basses
Topic: Big Stingray changes by Ernie Ball
Replies: 32
Views: 921

Re: Big Stingray changes by Ernie Ball

the parallel wired pickups don't have enough output to be useful without the preamp? I've read that many times on various forums over the years. But it's not true. With the controls at centre, both the 2-band and the three band have no extra gain. Even though the the coils are in parallel, the volt...
by bassbass
29 Jul 2018, 10:07
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Stripped nut on truss rod
Replies: 11
Views: 252

Re: Stripped nut on truss rod

Tricky one. Perhaps you can get a screw extractor in there. https://www.bunnings.com.au/search/products?q=screw%20extractor&redirectFrom=Any Or if you try to glue a rod in there, I'd use a length of threaded rod, but file lengthwise grooves in the end (or it will just unscrew), or use one that is sl...
by bassbass
27 Jul 2018, 14:42
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: bone blank to replace an old one
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: bone blank to replace an old one

I think you'll have to search around a bit to find a blank that is that fat and that long.

I'd either glue two nut blanks end to end, or two saddle blanks side by side. If done well, the glue seam won't be visible. You could even use epoxy and mix a bit of white pigment in...