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Bass construction/woods/parts advice needed - thanks!

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by fourstringbliss, Apr 28, 2004.


  1. I would like to put together a Jazz bass. I know of a place where can get the body made, and it seems like they've got lots of satisfied customers. Here's my proposed setup:

    Alder body with figured maple cap (1/8")
    Badass 2 bridge
    Dimarzio Ultra Jazz pickups
    Mighty Mite neck with rosewood fretboard
    Hipshot USA made tuners with detuner

    I plan on shielding the control cavity. The controls would be a master volume, pan control, and two tones which will be push/pull parallel/series switches. I also plan on applying a tung oil finish to the body, and to the neck after I strip the lacquer off.

    Does this sound like it would be a good bass? I am looking for a vintage tone, but maybe a little warmer. What kind of tone would this have? Any suggestions for improvement?

    Thanks!

    Matt Alexander
     
  2. kboyd

    kboyd

    Jul 6, 2002
    Loranger
    Sounds like you are on the right track to me.