Hey all, If there's anything that's come up recently that you feel should be included in this section, let me know. Some How-To’s
(in no particular order...sorry):
“Top Carving with your old friend Scott French” Top carving with your old friend Scott French
Here's one a TBer put on here a while back about defretting: http://www.geocities.com/charlesarms/
Nateo's defret tutorial A Hack Defret Tutorial
Wilser's scarf joint This is how I cut a scarf jointed neck
Fat Karl's thread on finishes Show and tell: finishes
Josh Curry: wooden knobs Making wooden knobs
Cerb's process and blog link on making a bass My First Attempt at Constructing a Bass... (With Bass Porn)
Hambone's photo tip A Photo Tip
Calculates fret placements http://www.stewmac.com/FretCalculator
As far as fretting goes, here's a link to "wfret," which is a fret distance calculator...Windows only, sorry!: ftp://mimf.com/pub/wfret.zip
Thanks for the reminder Wilser!
Another fret placement program/site: http://www.ekips.org/tools/guitar/fretfind2d/
spreadsheet: string spacing layout: equal centers vs. equal gaps spreadsheet: string spacing layout: equal centers vs. equal gaps
spreadsheet: effect of headstock/nut break angle on string downforce and friction at nut: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f8/pics-more-than-usually-angled-headstocks-145896-post1683337/
Truss rod gluing glueing in a truss rod.....
"Long Awaited Epoxy Photo Tutorial" Long Awaited Epoxy Photo Tutorial
"Spud's Easy to Follow Nut Replacement Thread," with pics! Spud's easy to follow nut replacement thread
"Building a Body Blank from Scratch," with pics, from Scott in Dallas. Building a body blank from scratch
"Building a bass from parts: customizing a pre-finished body/neck," with pics, from Rodent. Building a bass from parts - customizing a pre-finished body/neck
"HOW TO DO A RELIC: NOW IN A 70 Page pdf" from ibanezcollector. HOW TO DO A RELIC: NOW IN A 70 Page PDF :)
"Don't Make the Mistakes I Made!" by digthemlows...perhaps this shoulc be in the how not to section Don't Make the Mistakes I made!
"Sanding help please!" (getting that gloss finish on an epoxied fretless FB) asked by engedi1. Sanding help please!!!
"Pickup Making Tutorial" Pickup making tutorial Here's the direct link to Wilser's website
"Decal Application Tutorial" http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showth...86#post9519986
"pickup mounting - threaded inserts " http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showth...98#post8825798
"Wood Bridge Tutorial" Wood Bridge Tutorial.
by Mario, with pics...would that make it a pictutorial?
"How To: Lined Fretless Fingerboard" HOW TO: Lined Fretless Fingerboard
Phil's fret slot cutting using a square and fret saw help i still dont know how to cut straight frets
Kencasino submitted this alternative approach to pickup covers http://www.gminet.com/bassmod/
NickInMesa asked about how people were fixing their name/brand to their necks: How do you write your brand on the neck?
Eleonn came up with this thread a few years ago..."Jigs & stuff" Jigs & stuff...
LedBelli Bass created this thread on finishing with Nitro: Nitro-Cell Lacquer Finish Schedule/Tutorial
Mikeyswood's "How to: Fingerboards" http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showth...32#post8591732
Basschair's "Inlaying Crushed Turquoise" tutorial: Inlaying crushed turquoise tutorial
Making Inlay Tutorial: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showth...39#post8654739
Mikeywood's "How To: Necks" http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showth...35#post8595835
Ledbelli's "Fingerboard Radius Jig for Router" http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showth...30#post9095930
Mikeywood's "How To: Undo Yellow Glue" How To: Undo Yellow Glue
Mikeywood's "How To: Design a Bass" How To: Design A Bass
Engine207's "Epoxy on a fretless Warmoth neck by Lewis Bass and Guitar" Epoxy on a fretless Warmoth neck by Lewis Bass and Guitar Pictorials
A word of warning: pictures and attachments can disappear over time to make room in alotted storage space for other pics. Discriptions will remain...hopefully these can be helpful.
Budman Pics by request
Scott French New bass in the works, shop pics, new press & more!
Mcdade RIM Custom Singlecut 4 for Craig
JSPguitars' "Where's the BEEF???" Where's the BEEF??
Toonman my carl thompson
Gard Progress Pics Of My Baby
In this one, you'll have to scan through a lot of commentary to get to the bulk of the pics, but it's a beautiful bass!
bill h A project bass
Wilser's "The Steve Swallow Parker Fly knock-off," and "Two more basses in progress" The Steve Swallow Parker fly knock off two more basses in progress
Budman's pics http://www.lowtones.com/LeCompteJSSM/ http://animegrafx.com/gallery/F-bird?page=1
DirkDiggler's "6 string headless multiscale build" link 6 string headless multi-scale build
GMC Basses http://www.gmcbasses.co.uk/GMCBasses/BassPlace.htm
Cliff Bordwell's site: click the link and then click on "The News" button on the left to see his current projects. Amazing basses! http://www.cbbasses.com/
"Build a set neck joint and carve a neck" this is how I build a set neck joint and carve a neck
NEW!!! Tutorial/pictorials on Pickup cover-making:
Wilser's Wooden pickup cover tutorial (and plans for plastic cast covers)
and Musiclogic's How I build Wood P/U Covers - Pictorial
Shawn's (SDB Guitars) How to make a single-acting truss rod
Don't forget Spudman's nut replacement pictorial/tutorial listed above in "tutorials," as well as Scott in Dallas' "Building a Body Blank from Scratch," and Rodent's "Building a bass from parts."
T2W's "Step by step LED installation" Step by step LED installation.
scottyd's "How To: Fiber Optic Side Markers Part 1" How To: Fiber Optic Side Markers Part 1!
Musiclogic's "Decal Application Pic/Tutorial" Decal Application Pic/Tutorial Finishing
"Getting my oil finish to look glossy" getting my oil finish to look glossy?
"Show and Tell: Finishes" Show and tell: finishes
"Polishing with a brown paper bag" Polishing with a brown paper bag. . .
"Oil finishing easier than painting?" Oil finishing easier than painting?
"Glues, finishes, and general advice" Glues, Finishes and General advice
"DIY Natural Wood Refinish" DIY Natural Wood Refinish
"Sanded-in Oil Finish" Sanded-in Oil Finish
"Dyeing Quilted Maple" Dyeing Quilted Maple How-To