Bass using parts

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by angst178, Jul 27, 2013.


  1. angst178

    angst178

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    I have everything I need except a body to build another bass. I love V's but there is only one body style unless you spend 5k through a custom shop.

    So I am going to make my own.

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    The neck and bridge are from my SX project from earlier this year and the pickups are from a couple of different Dean Metalman basses I've had.

    Thinking about making the body from maple.
  2. GKon

    GKon Supporting Member, Boom-Chicka-Boom Supporting Member

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    From the pic, I'd say the body needs to be a bit wider. It looks tiny next to the neck.

    Best of luck with the build! Keep us posted.
  3. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative Supporting Member

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    Looks good, but I bet the tip of that upper bout breaks off the first time you hit something with it
  4. angst178

    angst178

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    Here is a pic of the mockup next to a Dean V to compare the size.

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    You might be right about that. Might refine the design when I actually begin shaping the wood. A Jackson Rhoads V isn't completely pointy at the end, it seems to be slightly rounded.
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