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Ampeg AEB Scroll Bass template.

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by 59jazz, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. 59jazz

    59jazz Infinite Rider on the Big Dogma Supporting Member

    Anyone know where I could find an actual size template/drawing for a Scroll Bass?
  2. Blind Dog

    Blind Dog

    Jun 19, 2010
    Gilbert AZ
    I am working on my first scroll bass build... working on a second one at the same time so maybe 2 if it goes well.
    I have a build thread on another forum... probably should have posted it on TB instead. I bought an ampeg AMB body and made some MDF templates from it using a router.

    Is it OK to put a link to the build in another forum here or should I start a build thread here?

  3. 59jazz

    59jazz Infinite Rider on the Big Dogma Supporting Member

    I'd start the build thread here. Really looking forward to seeing your work!
  4. danecho283


    Sep 15, 2010
    Hey there did you end up posting a build thread here, or where can i find the link to your other post. thanks for all the info.
  5. 59jazz

    59jazz Infinite Rider on the Big Dogma Supporting Member

    Just to let you guys know, I have been in contact with Bruce Johnson. Bruce was kind enough to send me some templates for and very modest fee....and lots of excellent advice; he's not secretive and is willing to steer one in the right direction.
  6. danecho283


    Sep 15, 2010
    Where are you at now with your bass? Would you be willing to share some of your new found info? Thanks.
  7. 59jazz

    59jazz Infinite Rider on the Big Dogma Supporting Member

    Once again life gets in the way................. my bass is sitting in pieces awaiting finish work and assembly.
  8. Bruce Johnson

    Bruce Johnson Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 4, 2011
    Fillmore, CA
    Professional Luthier
    That seems to be the way it is with Scroll Bass projects.....they take forever to finish! (As my customers know......)

    Sadly, of the various Ampeg-like Scroll Bass projects that I've watched guys work on here on this forum, I can only think of one that's been completed. It's easy to bog down on any bass building project, and a Scroll Bass adds a lot of extra problems to figure out. Not unsolvable, but more work.

    Danecho, I got your e-mail (I assume that was you asking about templates?), but I haven't gotten around to answering you yet. I'm generally willing to help with info and templates, as long as you are a hobbyist builder, wanting to try a one-off Scroll Bass for yourself.
  9. danecho283


    Sep 15, 2010
    Bruce and phat5, I really appreciate your responses. Bruce, I will send you an email at the address I found in one of the other threads. Thanks for the info.
  10. 59jazz

    59jazz Infinite Rider on the Big Dogma Supporting Member

    All I really have left to do is send the pick guard to the engravers; using the name of my home town " APTOS" in Ampeg script. Also because it's where I first saw Mike Been play for the first time. Then wire it up and setup.......3 more hrs of labor Bruce.