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Beardly Customs FIRST commissioned build!!!

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by rick0link, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. rick0link

    rick0link Supporting Member

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    This is my FIRST commissioned build.The bass will be a 5 string with a bubinga body, 5 piece neck thru wenge/bubinga neck, 24 frets, 37" scale length, Pau Ferro fretboard, Bartolini pickups and preamp, and Hipshot tuners.

    big slab o' bubinga
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    the belt sander does wonders
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    Barts!
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    Wenge for the neck laminates and Pau Ferro for the fretboard
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    rick0link Supporting Member

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    some progress pics

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    until the bubinga for the neck arrives...
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    Can you give us some details about how you set up to slot your frets and also, what miter box is that? Thanks - subbed ...
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    rick0link Supporting Member

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    I use this website, http://www.ekips.org/tools/guitar/fretfind2d/, and print out multi-page PDFs and put that on my fretboard. That miter box, its a nothing special box i got at Home Depot.
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    Thanks! I'll give it a visit. I thought I saw your layout sheet taped to the board itself - neet. I'm curious though, what are you using to insure consistent depth of each fret slot?
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    rick0link Supporting Member

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    For depth, i marked the saw so when the line gets to the top of the miter box, i stop.
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    rick0link Supporting Member

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    For depth, i marked the saw so when the line gets to the top of the miter box, i stop.
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    For depth, i marked the saw so when the line gets to the top of the miter box, i stop.
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    got the headstock glued on today
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    rick0link Supporting Member

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    got the fretboard glued on today
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    Holy Weight Watchers, Batman!........With Bubinga and Wenge, that "bad boy" is definately going to be a heavy weight contender.
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    Oh my god yes! This thing as is weighs a ton! It's future owner said weight is not a factor. His back is stronger than mine!!
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    progress pics
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  15. ffutterman

    ffutterman Talentless Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

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    Man this thing looks sweet!
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    rick0link Supporting Member

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    Thanks!!
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    This is looking fantastic..!! that's gonna be one lucky first customer. And congratulations on your first commission :)
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    rick0link Supporting Member

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    Thank you!! :)
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    subscribing! looking nice!
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    rick0link Supporting Member

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    got the neck and fret work done today
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