MusicMan Self Build

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Angel LaHash, Nov 10, 2012.


  1. Angel LaHash

    Angel LaHash

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    Well just got Unemployed and was always looking in to building a guitar like a MusicMan StringRay Bass

    First thing the BODY and CIRCUIT
    all i got to go on is a load of Photos, so if any one knows of any plans about the place i would be very keen.

    I did buy a Wilkinson Pickup 13k abouts already.
    So figured make the body myself, holes inculed (StringRay and that should also if dont have the budget for dual humbuckles to do a Sterling)
    Ive got 5 way switches from my time with Strats, and could add a switch for splliting the coils like on 'The Game Changer'

    Then i guess it will be down to buying the Scratch Plate, Bridge, and the Cover for the Controls.
  2. Angel LaHash

    Angel LaHash

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    So far i got a,
    Loaded Controler On Order
    Scratch Plate H On Order
    Pick Up Got
    Jack Socket Built in to the guitar (tho the Controler has one too) On Order
    Bridge On Order

    NEED
    Make the Controling Circuit (have seen this on this site)
    Body (oh yes i need to make a body, so need if any one has them Measuments and suggestion of the wood to use)
    First time so might look a mess but can always re-do at a later date
  3. shrigg

    shrigg Supporting Member

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    Traverse City, MI
  4. jlepre

    jlepre

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  5. Angel LaHash

    Angel LaHash

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    yes.. im leaving the Neck to Last, Im more electronics side myself.
    I do have a French guy in town who builds guitars and has said he will teach me how to make the neck for £200. Figured might be able to do that and get a Neck for the base.
  6. Angel LaHash

    Angel LaHash

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    Thanks for the link i got a few Chips on order for this, as i think a few different ones were suggested. All the rest i should have in my kit and should have my own strip board. (my dream as a kid was to be a Silcoln Chip Designer, i did MicroElectronics what turned out to be computers!! oh well)


    PS what sort of sizes, been trying to look up ash and im findish it in 2" think and 4" wide by 4'

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f38/diy-stingray-3eq-preamp-883257/
    Just a note for myself
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    Any other woods i see ASH is becoming in short supplie in the UK as we got some thing Killing the trees from Sweden or Norway!!
  7. shrigg

    shrigg Supporting Member

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    You could use alder if you can't find ash. That would be my #2 choice.
  8. shrigg

    shrigg Supporting Member

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