Dwayne Glanton of central Arkansas is the builder.
He is a musical instrument builder, but he was not
a bass guitar player. He decided to play bass and
built this, his first bass, three years ago. He played
it for three years and decided to switch to double
bass. So he built a double bass.
This bass has some issues because it was his first
bass and he was not a bass player at the time.
So, he sold me this bass and a like new $100 plus
TKL hard shell case for $90. Yes, I said $90.
The bass is solid curly maple with a 5 piece maple
and ? neck that is neck through. It has a red hart
24 fret fretboard. It has EMG Select pickups
The biggest issue that it has is a
woopdedoo at the end of the
You can see that the neck is strait
all the way to about the 12th fret,
But the end of the fretboard lifts up
and causes a woopdeedoo,
Woop-de-doo: An Arkie term for it's
I took it to Little Rock Frets and my
friend told me what he would do and
the cost would be $200.
His plan for repairs was the same as
I had already figured out. My plan is
to save me $200.
First, perform de-fret. I have already
accomplished this and here's my defret
and my defret tool. I have the frets
stuck in a box so I can keep track of
them and put them back in the slot
they were removed from,
If there is enough wood left on the
fretboard, I will create a radius for the
fretboard. It's flat. Then I will refret
using the same frets.
The next step was to sand the woopteedoo down
with 60 grit sand paper. I have it most of the way
sanded and will finish in the morning when I can
see better to do the fine adjustments on the neck,
These EMG Select SEHB pickups are for narrow string
widths of 2-1/4" or less. Unfortunately the spacing
on this bass is wider than that resulting in a weak G
I'm gonna have to find some soap bars for this thing.
This is where I stand with this bass this morning,