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7 String bass 2.0

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by rick0link, Nov 5, 2012.


  1. i am taking my 7 string design and going for round 2. this one will be "rainbow" style. the body woods will be cherry/curly maple/cherry/red oak/maple/walnut. the headstock will be curly maple/cherry/curly maple. the neck will be a 5 piece laminate of red oak and maple. the scale length will be 37" across all 7 strings.

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  3. Splods

    Splods

    Oct 7, 2012
    Adelaide, SA
    That intriguing. Subscribed.
     
  4. Also interested to see how this goes.
     
  5. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Thou shall not F*** up the groove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2012
    Wow, 37 inch is a big scale! :eek: I hope you can get some good strings fot it.

    Can't wait to see the end result on this 7 stringer :) Cheers
     
  6. My last one was a fanned fret 7 with the low F at 37". It works great. It sounds tight as hell!

    As far as strings go, i am endorsed by Darkhorse Strings out of Pennsylvania, custom set are no issue. :)
     
  7. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Thou shall not F*** up the groove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2012
    Great!! :)
     
  8. making some progress

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    here is a mock up of what the whole thing will look like.
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    the fingerboard is going to be cocobola and the neck is 1 piece curly maple.
     
  9. side lines and dots
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    headstock sketched out
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    headstock cut out
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  10. Splods

    Splods

    Oct 7, 2012
    Adelaide, SA
    Please tell me you measured for there to be room for the Machine heads.
     
  11. There is plenty of room. This headstock is huge.
     
  12. my hands hurt........

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  13. check out the headstock/neck transition

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    lookin' good!
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  14. sanding is done, thank god........

    the first coat of oil was applied today. the figure of the curly maple just pops!

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    my tuners have not arrived yet, so the headstock remains unfinished for now.
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    Cocobola nut
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    the ultimate truss rod cover
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  16. HaMMerHeD

    HaMMerHeD

    May 20, 2005
    Norman, OK
    Man, you really don't mess around when you're building. Looks really nice.
     
  17. Thanks dude!!
     
  18. RedMoses

    RedMoses Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2012
    NYC
    Nice Build, Sub'd
     
  19. DonaldR

    DonaldR

    Mar 26, 2012
    It looks so easy to build such a nice instrument...
    Wow, so different from what you can get in a guitar store!!! This bass seems to have a life LOL!!!
     
  20. HaMMerHeD

    HaMMerHeD

    May 20, 2005
    Norman, OK
    I commend you for working with red oak. It's not a very common lutherie wood, and I personally find it obstinate to work with. You seem to be able to deal with it pretty well.
     



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