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Bass picture idea for my bass.

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Permaspooked, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Permaspooked

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    Hope this goes here. So i decided to buy a saga jb 12 fretless kit. My spear has to be fixed the screws for the plate on the truss rod on stripped and the truss rod has to be adjusted. I got 2 of the three out screws out.

    Anyways i wanted something to build so i chose a bass. now I wanted to do something cool on it. I learned that there is stuff called transfer medium that will take the ink off of a laserprinted piece of paper.

    So i spent hours in photoshop getting an image i liked to propper size now all i have to do is get it printed at staples. What do you guys think?

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  2. Scott in Dallas

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    That should be interesting. Can't wait to see how it turns out.
  3. chris1125

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    +1, that's really cool
  4. Essen

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    Have you drawn the holes for the pickups and the neck pocket to be a perfect match? I would rather print it without the black areas just to make sure;)
  5. HaMMerHeD

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    ^^ And I would also print matching transfers for the pickup covers.

    Also...love it.
  6. bassteban

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    Spear=spare... gotcha. :)
    Artwork on bass: LOVE it. Post progress or at least the end product. :cool:
  7. ChessTiger

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    :hyper:Looks like a winner to me!!!
  8. Permaspooked

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    Thanks guys!!! I will have progress updates for you. The kit should come by Thursday. I picked up the transfer gel today. The original pic I used off of a template.. I'm gonna print 3 copys s one original one plus 5% and one -5%.
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    Deathly Hallows, right? Pretty cool design, but it's a shame it'll be on a top rout bass, the J control plate will take up a fair amount of space.
  10. Permaspooked

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    I plan on bying clear pickguard and plate. To keep as much of the picture as possible.
  11. Spatial

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    Looks pretty cool, can't wait to see how it turns out.
  12. ACNick

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    Very neat idea, I like it. On a side note, how cool was that scene in the film? when it ended I wished it had been it's own full length film. Very cool art style.
  13. Scott in Dallas

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    I may try that for a headstock logo. Would be a neat way to install a logo that looks kind of woody.
  14. Permaspooked

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    thanks again guys for the support. @acnick yeah i loved the art sdtyle they used for the story. would def be a coll full length movie. @scott in dallas go for it!!!

    i read that the saga kits come pre sealed. does this mean i cant stain it?
  15. Permaspooked

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    Look what came in!!!

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  16. Permaspooked

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    I ordered these as well tought it would be a good addition.

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  17. Permaspooked

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    Time to get down to business. Im gonna document as much of the progress I can and modify it into a tutorial at the end.

    I had to gut out the headstock how I wanted. So here are my steps for that.

    I started making templates to see what I liked best.

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    After deciding what I wanted. I penciled it on my headstock.

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    Then cut it out.

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    Thats it for now. Will have more soon. Next step is sanding the wood down to remove the sealer for stain.
  18. HaMMerHeD

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    Hm...Rosewood is cool, but I think it needs Elder wood knobs.
  19. Permaspooked

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    Do those exist!?!
  20. klejst

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    Indeed, that is really cool.

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