My 'new' bass
Posted 28 March 2010 - 03:34 AM
nothing fit right, so i had to do a lot of by hand trimming and cutting. it took several hours alone to get the pickguard to fit nice, let alone having to shave off a part of a pickup to fit in a route, but heck, it's pretty pretty, and fun to play, too
Posted 28 March 2010 - 07:06 AM
How's the action? Good job on getting that neck and that body intonated brother!!
Posted 28 March 2010 - 03:17 PM
Posted 28 March 2010 - 04:48 PM
Posted 28 March 2010 - 04:59 PM
Posted 28 March 2010 - 05:19 PM
Posted 29 March 2010 - 02:48 AM
I'm no bass expert (there's a joke there but I'm gonna lay off) but I've heard they're hard to keep intonated, let alone what you did on that project. Many props my man, looks great and I'll bet it sounds even better. That's awesome that there was no neck twist after that much time in storage. Must've been nice and dry in there. I have an old tele neck (hard to pin down but maybe '77 or so?) that I always wanted to build around, like a Warmouth body or something. But I waited too long and didn't store it properly 'cause now it's as twisted as a Pittsburgh Penguin fan. I keep it near my back door now and break icicles down with it and whatnot.
Posted 29 March 2010 - 05:52 AM
(lol, see what I did there? Sometimes I crack myself up.)
Sucks I couldn't build a tele with it but it's serving double duty as icicle breaker and self-defense weapon. It's one thing for a burglar to get clocked in the head with a baseball bat but to get owned by a Tele neck---well, crap, that burglar might as well kill himself from the shame. It'd be like Tom Petty serving as bodyguard. Embarrassing is what that is.
Posted 29 March 2010 - 01:55 PM
On a side note, look at THAT:
The guy is awesome. The 9 strings are probably more for show than anything, but he does manage to get some pretty unique sounds out of that monster. He's part of the band Unexpect, from Montreal. Some weird prog-black-death metal that most of you probably couldn't stand hearing for more than a minute, but really good nonetheless, hehe.
Posted 29 March 2010 - 06:26 PM
Posted 30 March 2010 - 03:05 PM
Oh and I don't even want to know how much a thing like that costs...
Now that I think of it, would you make me one like yours? If I asked nicely?
Ah well, someday when I get good and I play enough so it's worth it, I'll get myself a new one, maybe a 5-string. Could play Dream Theater, Megadeth and more...
Edited by hog, 30 March 2010 - 03:09 PM.
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