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billb
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First timer

Post by billb » 22 May 2017, 22:34

Well, 18 months ago I took up the bass again after 20 years (I was rubbish back then and I still am - but I really enjoy it :) ). So then I decided to build a bass.

I don;t have access to a full workshop, nor do I have the skill (yet) to build a neck from scratch or or shape a body completely so I bought a cheap kit from PitBull Guitars in WA and built it. It was just a basic J Shape so it got a fair bit of reshaping of the horns, headstock, body etc. Ash body, EMG passive pickups, Gotoh and other assorted hardware. Finished with Pitbull DIngotone stain and a custom pickguard.

I had a lot of fun & am really happy with the result! & it certainly won;t be the last one I'll build :)

Anyway, all suggestions and comments welcome.

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Re: First timer

Post by Petebass » 22 May 2017, 23:12

I like it. The pick guard has a Batman vibe.
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Re: First timer

Post by BazzBass » 23 May 2017, 01:31

Petebass wrote:I like it. The pick guard has a Batman vibe.
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it's a jazz but it's not a jazz.

nice work indeed :)
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Re: First timer

Post by Classic5 » 23 May 2017, 08:25

I think it looks great too.....well done. :thumbup:

Would be nice to hear it aswell :yep
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Re: First timer

Post by drbass » 23 May 2017, 09:10

Classic5 wrote:I think it looks great too.....well done. :thumbup:

Would be nice to hear it aswell :yep
Nice personalisation of what otherwise would have been "JAJB" (just another Jazz bass). Many more happy builds :)

And Ivan, there's a link to a Soundcloud recording ... .

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Re: First timer

Post by basshack » 23 May 2017, 10:12

I don't mind that at all it look quite nice and yes definitely a batman vibe happening but a white nut with black hardware! :eyebrow:
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Re: First timer

Post by Classic5 » 23 May 2017, 10:16

drbass wrote: And Ivan, there's a link to a Soundcloud recording ... .
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Ok....I missed that. Sounds good to me :thumbup:
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Re: First timer

Post by billb » 23 May 2017, 20:22

Thanks all, most appreciated :)

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Re: First timer

Post by SneakyJak » 23 May 2017, 23:07

Well done looks and sounds great

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Re: First timer

Post by slowlearner » 24 May 2017, 15:23

Welcome to bass building. Looks like a pretty good start. :)
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