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Another 5 string SG bass build

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ric5, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

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    I am building a third 5 string Frankensteined SG bass. I have built 2 of these already.

    http://www.3dentourage.com/425/5string-sg-bass.htm

    http://www.3dentourage.com/425/5string-sg-bass2.htm

    Here are some pics of my newest project.

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    The body is an Epiphone EB0 body. I slightly reliced the body to have a road worn look. I am using a 34" scale neck with 21 frets. I have to route out the neck pocket for the new neck and the additional pickup. I will use a 5 string OLP MM style bridge. I will be using 2 EB0 style pickups. I am thinking I will put a Rickenbacker .0047 capacitor with a toggle on/off for the bridge pickup. Also I will have to modify the pickups to properly cover 5 strings.
  2. Bobster

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    Hi Ric5

    Best of luck with the build (not that you need it).

    Seeing the paddle headstock, I had to make a suggestion....

    What about going with a 3x2 headstock design, similiar to the stock design?

    Bob
  3. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

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    I will go with the pointy headstock that I like.

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    The pointy shape is also used in some Gibson guitars and basses.
  4. Bobster

    Bobster

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    No arguing there.... ;-)

    It's your bass. Best of luck with the build!

    Bob
  5. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

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    I also will do a 4th one of these. It will have 2 t-bird pickups.
  6. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

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    I am going for a bass something like this when finished.

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    Although mine unlike the Warwick Jack Bruce Survivor bass will have 5 strings and it will be 34" in scale and it will cost a lot less.
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    I remember you posting a pic of the black one on a thread a while back...I'll post basically the same thing I did on that thread...it looks freaking sweet, if you ever want to sell it, hit me up.
  8. Ric5

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    This is turning out to be a slow build ... but I am still making progress ...

    I routed out the neck pocket and made a route for the bridge pickup and enlarged the control cavity.

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  9. Ubersheist

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    DON'T LET THE COLLECTIF DOWN. THIS MUST BE BUILT.
  10. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

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    Thanks for your confidence ...

    The pickups are in the Rickenbacker positions and the wiring will be following the Rickenbacker schematic except I will use all 500k ohm pots due to the humbuckers.

    The pickups will have a 1/8" by 1/8" by 3" steel bar to pickup up all 5 strings. I will leave the 4 holes in the cover and the bar will be under the cover.
  11. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

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    I modified 3 EB0 pickups. Those pickups are a designed for 4 strings and they don't make a 5 string version. So I modifed the pickups to cover 5 strings. 2 of them I installed a steel rod and one a bar magnet. One pickup is an Epiphone pickup, one is an Artec, and one a generic clone. I have since lost track of which one is which.

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  12. Ubersheist

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    And? What's the progress?

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