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As promised, the birth of a bass at JPBasses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JP Basses, Oct 3, 2002.


  1. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Well, a few weeks ago I suggested I could post here construction pics of one of my projects.

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=50443

    Here I go with the first bunch of pics.

    We're talkin about a lefty 4 string Plume series, specs as follow:

    Alder body
    Dibétou top
    Bubinga/Zebrano/Ash center laminations
    All Wenge J-Neck

    first pic, glueing center laminations:

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  2. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    routing ad drilling wiring channels befor glueing body wings:
    [​IMG]

    The top is already glued to the alder core.
     
  3. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    before glueing:

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  4. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    glueing body:
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  5. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    glued ;-)
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  6. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    sawing body shape:

    [​IMG]
     
  7. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    trimming body shape with a router and a template:
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  8. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    done!
    [​IMG]
     
  9. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Rounding body edges:
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    [​IMG]
     
  10. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Rounded:
    [​IMG]
     
  11. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    pickups routing done:
    [​IMG]
     
  12. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Tummy cut rough carved:
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Interesting.:)

    Keep the pics and info coming as you come along with it.
     
  14. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    I'll post more pics as the building goes on.
    Feel free to ask ant question, I'll be gald to comment or explain...

    Hope that "construction pic lovers" (hey Jeff!) will like this thread.

    Peace, JP
     
  15. QTraXQ

    QTraXQ Guest

    Aug 16, 2002
    San Antonio, TX
    I can't wait for more. I think its very interesting to see a Bass be completely built. :) :)
     
  16. Hi JP! :)

    Thanks for posting the pics. What kind of saw are you using to cut out the body?

    Keep the pics coming!

    Jeff
     
  17. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Hi Jeff,
    this is a very powerful Festool jigsaw.
    It can cut up to 10 centimeters thick wood.

    JP
     
  18. Is there a particular reason to incorporate so much wood in the blank for the lower bout? You've cut off what looks like 6" or more of both the wing material and the center lamination.

    As a budding builder, I try to be a bit more frugal with my wood for 2 reasons: First, wood (especially in the quantities that I buy) is pretty expensive. At least expensive enough to warrant saving as much as I can when I plan the piece. Second, and I usually don't get on the ecology wagon often, I prefer being thrifty with these hardwoods because they ARE getting harder to find in the dimensions needed for solid bodies. It is a little thing, I know, but if I were to save that 6" 3 times in a row, I've got another wing or several headstocks essentially for free.

    Hey, this stuff doesn't grow on tree's ya know! :D
     
  19. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Hey Hambone,

    No waist at all...

    I bought the blank that side and the wood remaining after sawing is not thrown to trash.
    I may use it to make pickup covers for example.

    JP
     
  20. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I LOVE that body shape. It's like Warwick Dolphin meets Warwick Thumb. SNAP! I Think that's one of the finest body shapes I've seen. Hmn...(checks pockets...)