just finished my first bass build
So a little background, when I was in high school for my Senior Project me and my dad decided to build a bass, but we just used a kit and it was pretty fun. Fast forward to last year(4 years after high school) and we decided "hey let's actually building a guitar" well after tons of research we successfully did it and it turned out awesome! Did the body ourselves and bought the neck, we've built a few hollowbodies and set necks since then and I finally convinced him for us to do a bass. I've always liked the look of the old Mosrite basses and used that as the base for our bass(pun intended).
Here are the specs:
Neck: Rosewood on Maple
Construction: Bolt On
Bridge: Schaller Roller
Pickups: Bartolini W4CBC
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone, Rothstein Passive Midrange Control(think Gibson Ripper bass), Pickup Selector, Coil Selector Outer/Dual/Inner.
This is by far the best sounding bass I've ever played, the back pickup gets a great Musicman tone, switch to the outer coil and it comes up with a GREAT Jaco tone(the back coil is located roughly where a Jazz pickup would be). The neck pickup is very pbass in it's tone, add the ability to boost and cut the mids and select coils and it literally is the ultimate passive bass in my opinion. The only other thing I've thought about doing is using a TBX instead of the regular tone to control the bass and treble and simulate an active bass. Now I know some of you are thinking "that thing has to have neck dive!" well it actually has VERY little! I'm thinking about buying some Ultra-Lite tuners in the future to help with this but it's no hassle as is! I'm also thinking about buying a fretless neck to make them interchangeable until we get around to building a second one!
It still needs a string retainer, to be setup and of course the paint! It's going to be surf green!
And now for pictures! I only know how to post 2 pics per post so please forgive me! Tell me what you think!
the pickup selector is on the horn, the coil selector is the other switch, from left to right it goes volume, tone, and then midrange
and the headstock! We're still working on a logo so of course I'll post final pics once it's painted and finished! and of course a YouTube video ;)
Unique, I like the shape of the bottom (behind the bridge)
Very nicely done. Congrats. :thumbup:
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