Double bass build!

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by benbastin, Jan 19, 2014.


  1. benbastin

    benbastin

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    Hello Everyone.

    Thought some people might be interested in the double bass that i'm building.

    I've nearly finished building a violin and have started building a double bass. If any one is interested take a look here
    http://benbastin.co.uk/making

    There are photo's of both instruments through out their building process.
    If anyone has any questions please ask.

    And looking forward to using this site.

    Thanks

    Ben
     
  2. delta7fred

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    Thanks for sharing your violin build Ben, really enjoyed watching (and listening) to it.

    Looking forward to your DB build.
     
  3. benbastin

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    Sorry, if you look furthur down the page, you can see photos of the double bass build.
     
  4. delta7fred

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    Thanks, I am always missing the obvious.
     
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  6. james condino

    james condino Spruce dork Supporting Member

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    Lookin' great Ben!

    Don't be afraid to spice up the paint a little:

     
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  8. benbastin

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  9. MikeBNashville

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    very nice! cant wait to see the finished product....i am also building another bass right now, though much different than yours, and not nearly as professional looking. i posted some info on my first build here http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f164/3-string-coffin-bass-project-1053453/.

    what kind of wood are you using for the sides? im trying to get some tips and pointers on wood and bending techniques.
     
  10. Creba

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    Looks great. Can't wait to see more pics.
     
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  12. benbastin

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    HI Guys

    Thanks for the interest. The back and sides are maple. Bending was interesting! Tough bending things so thick. Best advice I can say its go dead slow, and make sure your iron is hot enough. It will get there.
     
  13. benbastin

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  14. Jack2907

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    Hello Ben, very nice job. I'm building a violin right now, at this moment i'm carving the scroll. When this violin is finished i'm going to build a db also.

    Kind regards from Holland
    Jack
     

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