Bass VI build
Recently I started a new project building a Bass VI.
First a real size print of a picture from a bass VI from the Japanese website:
Next the template for the body:
Then with a jig saw and router, the body (alder):
The neck and fretboard (ebony):
Rounded edges on the body (router):
The control plate from a sheet of brass. I will be chromed.
:D what color you thinking? And going to use nitro on it?!?
I like sonic blue and fiesta red with tortoise shell. Those are great.
I was thinking about Candy Apple Red (nitro), matching headstock and a vintage white pickguard.
Good to see another Bass VI in the works. Keep up the nice work!
Sub'd, looks great so far!
- radius of the fretboard to 7.25.
- and the position markers
And the side dots:
Time for the frets and the slot for the nut.
Here you see the tool I used to press the frets in the fretboard. It is placed in a column drill and then you can just press the frets in.
You can see I made the slot for the nut. I also started on the curve from the fretboard to the headstock using a file and a rasp.
This afternoon I finished the transition from the freatboard/neck to the headstock (curve).
Let's continue with the profile of the neck using rasp, file and sanding blocks.
Meanwhile I can start with the pickguard (3-ply vintage white).
Wow, these seem to pop up every week now. :D Looks good so far.
This weekend I got some time to work on this project.
Let's continue with the neck and the pickguard.
As you can see, I am only going to use 3 switches.
I like your transition from back of the neck to the headstock, smooth and balanced.
+1. Some lovely detail there.
Time for the neck pocket.
I used this template which I taped to the body with double sided tape:
Time for the router.
The body and neck for the first time together:
It's been a while since I updated this thread.
Here's are some pictures of the work since then.
The cavaties for the electronics, pickup's, tremelo, bridge, etc.
And the neck with clear coat and decal.
Very cool! Subbed! Wish I could build that quick and smooth :bassist:
Love the detail!
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