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Phutubass - lets start with spec

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by freatles, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. freatles

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    *obsolete* :bassist:
  2. tungx

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    Is the length really 43"? That's 11" longer than the scale.
  3. freatles

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    Yes, a good 6-8" due to the "table stand" design - you can set it on a table or floor or against a wall. Thats my idea, anyway.
  4. Deep Cat

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    That sounds crazy, but the world can use a little more crazy in it. Good luck and good building.
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    Are you going to laminate the carbon fiber body and neck in a mold or how are you planning to make it?
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    Interesting.

    You've got a very aggressive weight goal. Do you know the weight on the bridges and tuners, pickups, electronics, and a set of strings?

    It sounds like it would require plastic or wooden knobs. Metal would be too heavy.

    What do you mean by friction fasteners?
  7. M0ses

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    There is a computer onboard.

    What.

    You


    are my hero.
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    Deep Cat - Oh yes we need more of the good kind of crazy!

    Well actually I will model it and order the parts from a shop.

    pilotjones - 2014, baby! I guess we're not in "Kansas" anymore!

    I don't know the total weight of the HW & tronics, atm. Gonna have some hard time with the target, thats for sure! A "friction fastener" is a threaded ring + an insert that has lips that tightens around the rod as you rotate the ring (afaik). Whachumacallit.

    M0ses - thank you! :cool: Gonna be a long journey...
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    Aww, just finished up drawing of a final draft in inkscape, took a nap. Came back to post the draft, clicked to activate inkscape window, which caused inkscape to crash instantly - after which I realized I hadn't saved any of the final draft :meh: *goes to find another program*
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    *removed old draft*
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    *removed old draft*
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    Snuck in a little sunday morning quality time with the draft! :cool: Updated
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    You should check our Rick Toone, Strandberg and Klein for some inspiration for ergonomic designs.
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    Do you have a shop in mind? How much is estimated costs?
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    Give me a P-bass please!
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    *removed final draft, ridiculous*
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    My inspirations are Pagelli and Minarik! They have unsurpassed class and beauty :smug: (yes I know this may not show in this draft at all)

    I have seen many (photos) of Strandbergs and Kleins and the Toone websites. Despite their pathblazing work, the bass culture seems to be stuck in the 50's model very much - for the good or bad.

    Yes, I have an estimate from a friend-of-a-shop-owner and its "coupla-hundred" euros ('parisataa'). :p


    Will you build it, then? With a P-bass a pickup rail may be unnecessary. :cool:

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