$100 Bass Challenge - Dog Bone Bass

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Jake72, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. Jake72


    Jul 26, 2014
    Maple Valley, WA
    So the challenge has been accepted... and now what? I've been putting my parts list together off and on for the past few days, and so far am coming in under budget. I haven't settled entirely on wood for the neck, fingerboard or body, so there are going to be some additional costs there, but I should be able to find what I need within my remaining allowance (if worst comes to worst, I'll raid the scrap bin for some fir, and glue up a blank out of that, (I put together a fir blank this afternoon out of scrap as a proof of concept)).

    Parts, cost, and supplier if known
    Tuners $8.69 (Amazon)
    Truss rod $12.89 (Stewmac)
    Nut $0.00 Cut from reclaimed dog bone
    Bridge $0.00 Cut from reclaimed dog bone
    Bass string through body ferules (set of 4) $6.18 (Stewmac)
    Pup build supplies
    Bobbin $0.00 scrap polystyrene leftover from model building
    Pole Pieces $0.00 Steel screws/nuts/fasteners on hand in shop
    36 AWG magnet wire $6.77 (Amazon)
    neodymium magnets $5.86 (Amazon)​
    pickup leads $0 scrap wire on hand
    Volume pot (500k ohm) $2.73 (Stewmac)
    output jack (mono) $3.64 (Stewmac)
    Fretwire m/m (8ft) $13.12 (Stewmac)
    Body wood $0.00 Reclaimed fir from scrap bin (otherwise cost/supplier unknown)
    Neck (maple) cost unknown/ supplier unknown
    Fretboard (maple (walnut?)) cost unknown/ supplier unknown
    Total (so far) $59.88
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2015
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  2. potomac


    Dec 18, 2011
    White Plains/NY
    sub :)
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  3. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    Welcome to the challenge! Sub'd!
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  4. michaelwayneharwood

    michaelwayneharwood Builder of the Wastelands Commercial User

    May 1, 2014
    Owner Melodious Resonance Constructs
    *wags tail*
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  5. Will_White


    Jul 1, 2011
    Salem, OR
    Hey wondering if you ever started this project?
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