Hi fellow TB'ers!
After reading through all the awesome stuff on the forum for ages, I have gathered the courage to post stuff about one of my projects (third overall).
The bass is a tribute to the G&L ASAT mostly. It follows the classy Telecaster body shape with a telecaster style neck.
The woods used are: Body made of ash with a flamed ash top, thinline style due to the heavyness of the ash in question.
Neck made out of padouk/padauk with a (flamed) ebony fingerboard. (flamed in parenthesis as the flames are not visible after I treated the neck with tru-oil).
The top has three layers of binding: innermost there is a b/w/b, then an abalone pearloid layer in the middle and a black layer in the outside. The black outside list is the same height as the top. Both the body ash and the top ash are filled with a black filler. Body coated with PU lacquer, neck with tru-oil.
Ask whatever you can think of, I'll answer to my best. Let the pictures talk for themselves
OK, this AV '57 RI in Dakota Red is THE one...pretty sure..I think..
P&W #337 Gig Gear Fender P Parts Bass - '74 Walnut, '74 RW neck, '77 grey pups, Shuttlemax 9.2, UBER410 Work Release Band
Yes, there is a trussrod. I just didn't remember to take enough photos :P It's always the same for me: don't remember and then I'm bummed afterwards.
The finish goes something like this: 8 "layers" of PU lacquer in two sets, sanding after both. Third set: burst, stain and two more layers of clear PU. Scraping the burst off over the binding plus more sanding and six more layers of PU to level the scraped part. Polish sanding. I left it matte. I don't remember the brand for the stain, but both, the burst and the red stain are the same liquid stains which are mixed with PU lacquer.
I hope that helped...
P.S. Funny how all neck photos are taken from an angle that the truss rod nut isn't visible.
Last edited by joseplluissans : 06-26-2013 at 11:36 PM.
In this pic you can see the nice flamed ash in one piece :P
The top wasn't broad enough as the top for the bass, so I had to glue some cut out pieces on the sides. All that was, of course, left under the burst.
I really like the outcome, the colour was even better than I expected