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custom jag bass

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by jetjon, Dec 27, 2012.


  1. jetjon

    jetjon

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    I started this project w/ a friend who builds guitars. He had never tried a bass and I needed a new go-to bass for work. My '74 jazz bass is just too rare to use on regular gigs. We bought a piece of Alder and cut it up and glued it together. He drew it up and CNC'd it to shape. Here's what we have so far-Warmouth neck and EMG JAX pick-ups!

    http://projectguitar.ibforums.com/index.php?showtopic=47042
     
  2. Stealth

    Stealth Supporting Member

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    Very interesting build, especially the twin neck Jazzes.
     
  3. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member

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  4. jetjon

    jetjon

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    The bass will be painted Prince purple w/ matching headstock! I use EMG X pick-ups now in my jazz bass and LOVE them to death! I wanted a little warmer tone (w/the JAX) and have always wanted a 2nd pick-up closer to the neck w/ it's own volume control.Hope to post more as I have more time to build. Thanks for the comments! This will be a WORKING bass in stead of a pretty type!
     
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  6. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member

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    Great to hear the JAX's are the bomb! Are you stringing flats?
     
  7. jetjon

    jetjon

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    No, I use DR Marcus Miller Fat Beams only! My Precision uses the flats!
     
  8. jetjon

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    I FINALLY finished it! The color is Tamiya plastic model paint w/an automotive clear-coat. The base was Rustoleum primer. It took a lot of attempts to get this done,but it was a very good learning experience! The bass plays and sounds very much like a boutique bass and is what I needed for gigs! It is the easiest to play bass I've ever owned! It has Hipshot tuners and a D tuner, w/ a Badass bridge. On to the next one!
     
  9. jetjon

    jetjon

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    Go to the projectguitar link on the first post to see finished instrument!
     
  10. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member

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    Nice job! Would love to hear that pu arrangement - I went w/the JAX's on my Supersonic and really like them - enjoy!
     
  11. kris pung

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    That came out amazing also how different does the middle and neck pickup sound solo'ed?
     
  12. jetjon

    jetjon

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    There is a subtle difference between the two--I like the front PU better, it's more like a P-bass sound. I'm am gonna keep the body style and put different PU's in it and do a neck-thru on the next one!
     

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