Sneaky's random builds log

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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by drbass » 13 Feb 2018, 20:17

Man, that was quick! Looking good, and love your shoes, too ;) .

"Conventions" are for conventional people ... .

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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by SneakyJak » 18 Feb 2018, 12:38

Ok I’ve got a decision point. This body was going to be version 2 of my headless multiscale 7 string guitar but I have a spare Delano Xtender and Gotoh 4 string bridge. So the question is short scale bass or stick with the original plan....

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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by Classic5 » 18 Feb 2018, 13:57

I can't even make my own decisions.....not to speak of making someone elses :lol:

BUT.....I am one for sticking to the original plan wherever possible. Even if it's not a bass....did I just say that 8/
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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by SneakyJak » 18 Feb 2018, 14:28

Classic5 wrote:
18 Feb 2018, 13:57
I can't even make my own decisions.....not to speak of making someone elses :lol:

BUT.....I am one for sticking to the original plan wherever possible. Even if it's not a bass....did I just say that 8/
I’m the same that’s why I asked :)

It’s over thick at the moment so before I thin it to size I thought I’d ask. I’m going to try and find a more efficient way to radius the body. I really like how that came out with the fretless it was just a monumental amount of work

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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by drbass » 18 Feb 2018, 14:59

Same - right now I'm not the best when it comes to making decisions.

Alternative suggestion: how about a 4 string "shorter scale" multi scale bass, say 33-30" (or shorter, e.g. 30-27)? I think that would work aesthetically ... .

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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by SneakyJak » 18 Feb 2018, 15:33

drbass wrote:
18 Feb 2018, 14:59
Same - right now I'm not the best when it comes to making decisions.

Alternative suggestion: how about a 4 string "shorter scale" multi scale bass, say 33-30" (or shorter, e.g. 30-27)? I think that would work aesthetically ... .

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It was put together as a multiscale so that would work .... 30-27 bass VI ... I’ve been talking about doing a bass six for ages

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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by narcdor » 18 Feb 2018, 15:33

I was going to say with the body shape like that multi scale would look great, and I’ve never seen a multi scale shorty bass so there’s your unconventional quota for the build too.
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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by SneakyJak » 18 Feb 2018, 15:58

narcdor wrote:
18 Feb 2018, 15:33
I was going to say with the body shape like that multi scale would look great, and I’ve never seen a multi scale shorty bass so there’s your unconventional quota for the build too.
Question is would you do a e-g or a-c if you were doing a 4 string

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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by narcdor » 18 Feb 2018, 17:56

27-30” scale could be either I guess. Baritone to bass vi is just a string and nut change away.
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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by slowlearner » 19 Feb 2018, 07:15

narcdor wrote:
18 Feb 2018, 15:33
I was going to say with the body shape like that multi scale would look great, and I’ve never seen a multi scale shorty bass so there’s your unconventional quota for the build too.
My 6 string is 31-33". That short enough for you? :)

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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by slashin_velvet » 19 Feb 2018, 08:17

Look up the Ibanez src6. It's like a bass vi but leans more towards a bass with both body shape and electronics

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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by narcdor » 19 Feb 2018, 08:37

slowlearner wrote:
19 Feb 2018, 07:15
narcdor wrote:
18 Feb 2018, 15:33
I was going to say with the body shape like that multi scale would look great, and I’ve never seen a multi scale shorty bass so there’s your unconventional quota for the build too.
My 6 string is 31-33". That short enough for you? :)

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Nah that’s definitely medium scale :thumbup:
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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by slowlearner » 19 Feb 2018, 10:47

LOL, I have to say, I think for B strings, you loose all the advantages of multiscale one you go under about 32-33" on the lowest string. If you're suggesting a 5 string with a high C, then I could see a 31-29" would work well. You are almost in bassVI territory then though.
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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by SneakyJak » 19 Feb 2018, 15:12

slowlearner wrote:
19 Feb 2018, 10:47
LOL, I have to say, I think for B strings, you loose all the advantages of multiscale one you go under about 32-33" on the lowest string. If you're suggesting a 5 string with a high C, then I could see a 31-29" would work well. You are almost in bassVI territory then though.
Looking at the stewmac fret jigs they have a 30”-28.5” which I thought I might buy as a gauge so I don’t have to measure. I’ll still manually cut it

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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by narcdor » 19 Feb 2018, 15:31

You'd still need a new bridge to go multi scale, but the Delano 4 (I assume) should work still. I'd be very interested to see a four string A-C at that scale, I also think an E-G would kick certain kinds of butt too.
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