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Axe bass

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by billio, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. billio

    billio Bass Head

    I fully expect to get flayed alive for posting this question, but here goes....

    I want a Gene Simmons style axe bass and am not prepared to buy a genuine item. Yes I want one, but not $3000 worth of want. At that price, I'd buy a Parker Fly first.

    I have no qualms about making one myself but have not been able to come up with a set of plans. I could "reverse "engineer" it from photo's etc, but would rather just work from plans.

    Does anyone have plans for a Gene Simmons style AXE BASS?

    I look forward to all answers, including sarcasm!;)
  2. plans?

    Hmmmm interesting concept.

    You mean you don't just carry a lump of wood over to the bandsaw and see what falls out?

    Maybe THAT'S where I'm going wrong.........
  3. Cerb


    Sep 27, 2004
    I've actually seen a progress thread of an axe bass being built, possibly over at ProjectGuitar.com. I'd start searching there. The guy may allow you to use his plans.
  4. billio

    billio Bass Head

    Thanks mate, I found it and have contacted the guy. :hyper:
  5. Cerb


    Sep 27, 2004
    No problem. I actually remember it looking somewhat neat, though that is not usually my kinda thing. Glad you found it.