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new to forum , first bass build

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by manupulated, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. HI guys ! been looking on the tb forum for a while and found great builds out here and info's , nice forum and people seems good , heres my first bass build , it got some mistakes i know but its the first and not the last

    neck : 5 strings neck modded to 4 strings ,22 frets ,32 inch scale from Carvin usa
    body: mahogany sides , maple center with red birch inserts
    pickups and electronics :emg active 18 volts mod
    strings: d'addario .50-.110
    bridges: from ebay ...
    finish : vinyl sealer and 90 degrees gloss lacquer , still unpolished

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    Ive always liked big string spacing ... its just for show but i do play every day and love it . this bass is going to be modded soon to 5 strings , passive pickups , maple neck with maple fingerboard and may be fretless ... not sure , im looking to build a walnut veneered bass (almost all the parts are in)
     
  2. the_diplomat

    the_diplomat

    Feb 5, 2014
    its quite a beaut, mate.
     
  3. thanks , too bad that this one will be a solid color soon because 5 strings wont match much with the 2 stripes
     
  4. Rowka

    Rowka

    Dec 9, 2002
    Jacksonville, FL
    Nonesense.
     
  5. Buchada Azeda

    Buchada Azeda

    Mar 25, 2009
    Brazil
    Think of it as having 5 stripes if that bothers you ;-)


    I think it looks perfect that way. Throw a clear pickguard and it'll be a beaut.
     
  6. frankenbass2014

    frankenbass2014

    Jan 26, 2014
    kentucky
    id five it and leave the finish alone. its beautiful
     
  7. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Non Serviam Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2012
    Scotia NY
    Please don't paint it. I know it's none of my business, but I'm begging you. Leave it natural. So purty. :)
     



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