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  1. smart51 liked JParsons's post in the thread SBO 22 - Solomon's new groove - Scratch Build.

    Sanding day today! After sanding through the grits I gave the neck a seal coat of blonde Shellac. I like the subtle shimmer this piece...

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  2. smart51 liked Crawforde's post in the thread SBO22 - Sceptre II.

    Good start. Enjoy the hand work! I always find hand work satisfying, and the mistakes tend to be smaller and easier to fix.

    Aug 12, 2022 at 9:22 AM
  3. smart51 attached a file to the thread SBO22 - Sceptre II.

    We now have a body / neck blank and a fretboard blank. I cut the body at a slight angle to the board so that the grain was parallel to...

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  4. smart51 liked Gary_M's post in the thread SBO 2022 - Cheaper by the Dozen - 12 String Bass.

    I spent some time cleaning up the garage today. Things were getting a little messy out there, and someone noted that I may or may not...

    Aug 11, 2022 at 3:17 PM
  5. smart51 liked Gary_M's post in the thread SBO 2022 - Cheaper by the Dozen - 12 String Bass.

    I made a little bit of progress this weekend. A lot of it is unseen, decisions about truss rod placement, drop top step cut depth, etc....

    Aug 11, 2022 at 2:54 PM
  6. smart51 liked JParsons's post in the thread SBO 22 - Solomon's new groove - Scratch Build.

    Today, a tale of joy and woe... I took a minute to make a proper routing template for the control cavity - I normally get lazy and...

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  7. smart51 replied to the thread SBO22 - Sceptre II.

    I've gone for 30.5". I don't know if it was the short scale, the thick strings, the soft spalted body or what caused the inharmonicity....

    Aug 11, 2022 at 8:10 AM
  8. smart51 liked Reedt2000's post in the thread SBO22 - Sceptre II.

    Cool :thumbsup: More builds = more good :D

    Aug 11, 2022 at 8:09 AM
  9. smart51 replied to the thread Summer Build Off 2022 - Fun Time Free For All.

    I'm doubling up on entries to the scratch build competition. Here is Sceptre II. SBO22 - Sceptre II

    Aug 11, 2022 at 7:37 AM
  10. smart51 posted a new thread.

    SBO22 - Sceptre II

    I couldn't resist a new entry to the summer build off. I was disappointed with the inharmonicity of the 25.5" scale Screptre, so I'm...

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    Forum: Luthier's Corner

    Aug 11, 2022 at 7:35 AM
  11. smart51 liked matante's post in the thread EMG at 9V good enough?.

    9v vs 18v has nothing to do with output. Your bass doesn't get louder by switching to 18v.

    Aug 9, 2022 at 2:05 PM
  12. smart51 liked byacey's post in the thread EMG at 9V good enough?.

    The only time elevated supply voltage would be advantageous is when the instrument is played hard enough to drive the output buffer into...

    Aug 9, 2022 at 2:05 PM
  13. smart51 replied to the thread EMG at 9V good enough?.

    I run mine at 9V. I don't know how hard you'd have to dig in before you get clipping but I've never got there. Perhaps because I like...

    Aug 9, 2022 at 9:03 AM