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jazz bass reshape (photoshop request)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by gunlak, Dec 11, 2011.


  1. gunlak

    gunlak

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    can someone here make me a mock-up on photoshop of a Jazz Bass with the lower horn reshaped ala Jaguar bass?

    TIA
     
  2. ghostdog93

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    One issue you run into when doing something like this is that the bottom cutaway on a Jazz bass is deeper and much more pronounced than on a Jag. IMHO, when you start rounding off the lower horn on a Jazz without doing something to the upper horn, it unbalances the bass, and it starts to look awkward.

    In the photo below, the Jag body is in black, with the Jazz overlayed in green. You can see the differences in the lower horn/cutaway area. Even though the Jag horn is shorter, the cutaway is not as deep.

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    Anyway, I took off a little of the lower horn on a Jazz in MS Paint. I did this by eyeball and mouse, so the curve doesn't accurately match the Jag lower horn, but it gives you a general idea of what it might look like.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. gunlak

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    kinda looks something that a boutique fender copy company would do..

    yeah it looks quite off.. thanks for your time mate..

    :)
     
  4. drpepper

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    [​IMG]
     
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  6. FBS1996

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    Farida guitars makes a bass that looks pretty close to that photoshop. They're pretty cheap too.

    Bass | Farida Guitars
     
  7. gunlak

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    bumping this, can anyone make more mockups of a jazz bass reshape to a jaguar? (upper and lower horn)
     
  8. Leialoha

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    That was fun. I took two red ones and combined...
     

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  9. lowsideonacurve

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    I like it! :hyper:
     
  10. grisezd

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    I love the shape, the whole look of that Lakland. It does look a lot more like a cut down Fender now that I look at it, but the waist is more symmetrical like a P. The photoshop cut down J seems like it wants more lower horn cut off, but then it will look like it's falling forward!
     
  11. awilkie84

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    The cut-aways need to be deeper, unless you're going to put wood back into them on the Jazz re-cut.
     
  12. FrednBass

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    Damn, it looks great
     
  13. Stone Soup

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    Cool! A Jazguar!
    [​IMG]
    I think I like it.
     
  14. gunlak

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    yeah that looks cool and all but I need to see what awilkie84 said.

    a reshape of the jazz bass to a jaguar shape. I'd like to see the look of the upper and lower cutaway from a jazz to jag :)

    thanks for effort though! i'll post this on my FB. really cool concept.
     
  15. gunlak

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    dang, i'm really liking the jazguar thing.
    I think i'll have my custom bass like that!!
     
  16. gunlak

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    who here has a lot of time in their hands?

    can anyone do a mockup of these with the cool jagzuar concept leialoha did?

    jaguar control plate v/v config
    P/J config
    Maple neck w/ binding, black dot inlays
    White blonde finish, swamp ash body
    Tele headstock

    TIA!
     
  17. gunlak

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    i tried making a mockup of a jazz to jag reshape using paint

    [​IMG]

    anyone could do better?
     
  18. BassmanM

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    Definitely! Reminds me of Tino Tedesco basses.

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