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Acrylic bass body question

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by SpankBass, Mar 26, 2002.


  1. I'm planning on giving another shot at building a body out of a hunk of acrylic in my plastic and fiberglass ROP. In my last attemt, the body cracked. I was wondering if any of you pros have had any experiance building a body out of acrylic (or any other type of plastic for that matter) and could give me any pointers?

    Thanks
    -Spanky
     
  2. Rôckhewer

    Rôckhewer Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 28, 2015
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Owner/Builder- RockHewer Custom Guitars LLC
    Not recently....
    But I built one in high school.
    I cast the body with resin... I don't recall exactly what type... ( it was 1982).
    The first one I poured, cracked as well.
    The resin got too hot.
    I didn't have the luxury of experimenting with hardener ratio. I had to make the second attempt work.
    So I poured it in 3 or 4 layers.
    Making sure not to let the previous layer fully harden.
    I also tilted the mold slightly each time so the layer witness lines wouldn't be so... lateral... or something. And I added some green tint.
    It came out ok.
    Heavy as heck. But had a fantastic tone.
    ...
    My lead singer dragged a mic cable across the stage, and knocked it off the stand.
    ..... it shattered when it fell over.
    :dead::(
     
  3. Rôckhewer

    Rôckhewer Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 28, 2015
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Owner/Builder- RockHewer Custom Guitars LLC
    Wait...
    This op is well over a decade old.....
    ?
    How was it on the current feed?
     
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  4. dwizum

    dwizum

    Dec 21, 2018
    Some of us were probably still in high school when this question got asked. :roflmao:
     
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  5. Beej

    Beej

    Feb 10, 2007
    Vancouver Island
    Someone must have raised it from the dead then deleted their post?
     
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  6. Axstar

    Axstar Inactive

    Jul 8, 2016
    Scotland.
    I was 13 when this question was posed. I'm 30 now. OP asked that question more than half a lifetime ago.


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  7. Beej

    Beej

    Feb 10, 2007
    Vancouver Island
    Or maybe @Rôckhewer accidentally had the forum laid out oldest to newest? :eyebrow: :woot: :smug:
     
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  8. Looks like the OP last logged on in February of 2017. He’ll never know his thread finally got some love! :crying::rollno:
     
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  9. Axstar

    Axstar Inactive

    Jul 8, 2016
    Scotland.
    I hope OP is ok. I wonder how many TBers have passed to the great beyond since the forum's inception.
     
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  10. skycruiser

    skycruiser

    Jan 15, 2019
    Texas
    I imagine it bursting into millions of tiny glass like shards spreading across the stage in a wave, but I'm sure it wasn't that dramatic.
     
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  11. With the right lighting, that could look cool!
     
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  12. Rôckhewer

    Rôckhewer Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 28, 2015
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Owner/Builder- RockHewer Custom Guitars LLC
    I'm afraid it was only 5 or 6 pc...
    ... at rehearsal...in a dark warehouse.... In Phoenix.
    ...in the summer.
    Speaking of summer in Phx...
    ...and Acrylic instruments.
    Not the best mix either. :banghead::roflmao:

    I hope the OP is ok:eek:
     
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