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by drbass
23 Sep 2018, 21:18
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Why not have a go? - Crazy cheap necks
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Why not have a go? - Crazy cheap necks

$35? What could possibly go wrong? Might have to get one and have a look where I can save money and time ;) . And someone is probably still making money of it. Anyway, I see where you're coming from, Pete (encourage some building experimentation), but I'm with Ivan - wouldn't be surprised if this be...
by drbass
23 Sep 2018, 16:51
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Build #020 - Polaris Manta "Double-BBM" MB Sig
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Build #020 - Polaris Manta "Double-BBM" MB Sig

Boring: northern ash glued up. Next stop thicknessing (that'll be in a couple of weeks' time) and rough body shape sawing. https://www.flickr.com/photos/94660385@N02/44856805771/in/dateposted-public/ This will have a very interesting grain pattern on the back since there's an irregularity (on the to...
by drbass
23 Sep 2018, 16:48
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Build #014 - Polaris Merlin NT5 MG Signature
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: Build #014 - Polaris Merlin NT5 MG Signature

And another glue-up. Not quite as involved as yesterday's 9-element session but 5 is still pretty nifty: https://www.flickr.com/photos/94660385@N02/29920711437/in/dateposted-public/ Getting into the swing of mixing up the epoxy, spreading it (with a personal touch: I'm using my business cards for th...
by drbass
23 Sep 2018, 12:19
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Show us your gigs.
Replies: 587
Views: 55820

Re: Show us your gigs.

maxgroover wrote:
23 Sep 2018, 12:04
Wow - you did one set left handed and the next right handed? :p
Owen’s talents have no bounds, Matt ;)

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
23 Sep 2018, 11:23
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Build #020 - Polaris Manta "Double-BBM" MB Sig
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Build #020 - Polaris Manta "Double-BBM" MB Sig

Yeah that's a beautiful top with a really nice pattern :thumbup: ...... Northern ash body and (it's my last piece, I won't order any more) spalted maple top............ Am I correct to assume that's because spalted maple is not the easiest wood to work with given the variation in hardness throughou...
by drbass
23 Sep 2018, 09:22
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Build #020 - Polaris Manta "Double-BBM" MB Sig
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Build #020 - Polaris Manta "Double-BBM" MB Sig

packrat wrote:
22 Sep 2018, 21:47
Great stuff Spalted maple.
And after having met you, Bruce, I can picture exactly how you would actually say that ;) :D .

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
22 Sep 2018, 20:59
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Build #020 - Polaris Manta "Double-BBM" MB Sig
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Build #020 - Polaris Manta "Double-BBM" MB Sig

OK, here's the last one for the moment, plenty of stuff on the go right now. This is going to be a little different. A commission for our very own kodou, it'll be a standard Manta shape, 35", 5 string. Difference will be the electronics: a double Nordstrand Big Blademan pickup configuration with the...
by drbass
22 Sep 2018, 12:10
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Build #016 - Polaris Merlin NT5 MG Signature Fretless
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Build #016 - Polaris Merlin NT5 MG Signature Fretless

Please note: this will now have the amboyna burl top, and the maple burl will go on #014, the fretted version. Biggest neck-glue-up for me yet: technically 9 pieces but that includes two black veneer layers between the maple strips. Kinda fun, had to make up more epoxy at the end (but no problem, us...
by drbass
21 Sep 2018, 19:45
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Build #019 - Polaris Special Q Shortscale TP Signature
Replies: 16
Views: 293

Re: Build #019 - Polaris Special Q Shortscale TP Signature

Nice.




Regards,
Michael

P.S.: Technically this is obviously not a short scale (but for me it is ...).
by drbass
19 Sep 2018, 11:45
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Who's got my bass?
Replies: 31
Views: 1639

Re: Who's got my bass?

And you can all stop looking, I've found it in the least expected place. I'm 100% sure I checked it more than once but this morning, looking out the U-Bass for Ben, there it was in it's case in the music room cupboard. Now maybe I am a man and need my mother to look for things but I'll swear it was...
by drbass
18 Sep 2018, 22:15
Forum: Pedals and Accessories - Classifieds
Topic: Delano 5 string MM pickups, Glockenlang preamp, Hipshot bridge, tuners, knobs from Sandberg 5 string Bass
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Delano 5 string MM pickups, Glockenlang preamp, Hipshot bridge, tuners, knobs from Sandberg 5 string Bass

laxmi wrote:
18 Sep 2018, 19:44
Hou sure that the bridge is not an ETS tuning fork? (It sure looks like it.)
Definitely ABM.

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
17 Sep 2018, 16:03
Forum: Bass Guitars - Classifieds
Topic: Warwick 2009 Special Edition Corvette Fretless
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: Warwick 2009 Special Edition Corvette Fretless

I have to say I really like that white, Blaine!!

Of course not in the market but GLWTS.

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
16 Sep 2018, 16:36
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Build #015 - Polaris Gumdrop 5 Fretless
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: Build #015 - Polaris Gumdrop 5 Fretless

Waiting for epoxy to cure I thought "let's have a little fun", got out the router, rasps and files and dug into this one. Simple round-over: https://www.flickr.com/photos/94660385@N02/30838366878/in/dateposted-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/94660385@N02/44708893291/in/dateposted-public/ Littl...
by drbass
16 Sep 2018, 09:18
Forum: Basses
Topic: NBD: My MTD Bass is complete!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 419

Re: NBD: My MTD Bass is complete!!!

Spectacular indeed - congrats!

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
15 Sep 2018, 08:27
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Build #019 - Polaris Special Q Shortscale TP Signature
Replies: 16
Views: 293

Re: Build #019 - Polaris Special Q Shortscale TP Signature

Here you can see what I mean with "penetrating and filling" wrt the low viscosity epoxy: the dark spots are where exactly that happened. https://www.flickr.com/photos/94660385@N02/29745883637/in/dateposted-public/ Everything looks good, have all the timber pieces in place (hence the weird-looking ac...