Originally Posted by Rip Topaz
That's a very cool take on a P-bass!!
Originally Posted by smogg
Absolutely beautiful. How does she sound for such a big girl?
I'm enjoying it immensely. The weight, of course - is a big factor in appreciating it, but overlooking the heaviness: it's got a great voice.
As I don't believe much in body wood making any tonal difference - at least not to my ears - this will be an interesting test bed for me to make one of my scrap wood bodies to see where it changes --- if it really does.
The neck is solid, steady and it actually feels no different from any real Precision - it might even have pretty much the same profile - but fretless it just has a twang to it that is unmistakably 'different'.
This is also my first set of GHS Boomers - the coated ones - and I'm decently impressed.
I know that round-wounds on a fretless is supposed to be death to the fingerboard, but that's no biggie if I get some damage since I can just put more surface right back again anyway.
I've got twin .047uF caps on the tone circuit - with the second one being called in with a toggle switch --- which was OE, but prolly not wired the way I've done it here. The electrical stuff was just that: stuffed, since this bass had lain in water for a few months in a canoe in a leaky garage.
This body must have 30 layers of plywood - I swear! So this I know: Ovation wasn't making a premium bass here.
My next project is already on the bench, being built, so the Ovation's new body will have to wait a few weeks I guess. I took a tracing of it for the shape, and I won't be using plywood, of that one can be sure!