Scrap Wood 6 String

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Blue Blood, Dec 8, 2012.


  1. Blue Blood

    Blue Blood

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    This is a bass I built out of left over wood I used to make some furniture. The top is yellowheart with a center block of figured walnut with a couple of mahogany pin stripes. The body is walnut, fingerboard is morado, and the neck is a single piece of maple I had lying around. The pickups are single coils that I wound. I didn't take a pic of the back but the control cavity cover is tort pickguard material that I had left over from a previous build. The hardware and knobs were found in a junk drawer. I'd prefer black hardware but I wanted to build this as inexpensively as possible. I may add a preamp in the future so I made the control cavity plenty big enough.The bass plays and sounds great and balances very well.
  2. Means2nEnd

    Means2nEnd Supporting Member

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    I LOVE that body shape. Looks awesome!
  3. jsh008

    jsh008

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    Very nice! Have any sound clips? Would love to hear it
  4. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine

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    Looks great! That lower horn looks like it would be very comfortable for seated playing and looks like it should get the strings up into a great spot for seated playing as well. Great use of scrap wood!
  5. RedMoses

    RedMoses Supporting Member

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    I dig it, more pics!
  6. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

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    Tease! Just one pic?
  7. Blue Blood

    Blue Blood

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    Thanks guys. I took a couple more pics but they didn't come out right. I'll take a couple more tomorrow and post them. I'll try to make some sound clips in the next day or so, as well.

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