Bass Hoarding Personality Disorder (BHPD) - You are not alone.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Neuroman, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. MirandM

    MirandM Married to my bass. Supporting Member

    Oct 29, 2019
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  2. tvbop


    Mar 11, 2021
    I had the BHPD knocked out of me for good after watching a very good name session guy live playing an active jazz bass etc.....sounded like a Tele bass mud pusher out in the crowd...and I realised at that point that my lowly ole P bass needs no improvement at all.

    And the best thing?..Just having one instrument type (two P's) has improved my playing hugely.
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  3. MirandM

    MirandM Married to my bass. Supporting Member

    Oct 29, 2019
    Shorty "El weirdo" project:

    So here are some photos of its current state.

    front of the body

    back of the body

    back has been contoured lightly to make it look slimmer.

    layering has given a much better result than I expected. The body feels solid and sturdy.

    Next will be marking the neck pocket and control cavities. The pickup cavities will be the last to mark and route. This will be after having the neck mounted so I can correctly position the bridge and thus know where the strings will go over the body. Positioning the cavities will be easier and more precise that way.
    Apart from the machinery like the belt sander and circular saw, all the rest is totally hand made, no cnc or router used for the contouring and edges. It still needs some refining here and there, but that's ok, I'm in no hurry. :)
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  4. Bleecker

    Bleecker Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2006
    Etown NY. USA
    I can't wait to see this bass! Funky kool shape!
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  5. MirandM

    MirandM Married to my bass. Supporting Member

    Oct 29, 2019
    From now on all my building activities will be posted in The Mediocre Builders Club as that is where I think they serve a better purpose.
    I will post the corresponding links here so you won't lose the info on what's still to come and I'll definitely stay active as always here, but more in the way this thread is meant, as BHPD member.
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  6. I found this used Ibanez BTB747 at a local music store.

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  7. MirandM

    MirandM Married to my bass. Supporting Member

    Oct 29, 2019
    Nice bass,not for me though, 6 strings is a no-no for me, but it looks great.
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  8. ...Count 'em again!
  9. MirandM

    MirandM Married to my bass. Supporting Member

    Oct 29, 2019
    I'm out with anything above 5, my mind doesn't go any further :p
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  10. I’m having enough trouble already with that low B :help:
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  11. markwrob

    markwrob Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2016
    Boulder, Colorado
    But, you cant shake off the curiosity of, "is that thing intonated well?", right? Have you tried it out yet?:drool:
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  12. You could always just think of it like a car, you know, carrying a spare (... or two!)

    PS. I completely "get" 5 string, and I guess a 6-er is a 5-er with both a low B and high C ... but if anyone can explain the benefits a 7-string, I'm all ears. :thumbsdown:
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  13. @markwrob it appears to be intonated well and I’ve been playing it a lot since picking it up a few days ago, it’s super fun to play.
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  14. RodRy


    Jul 1, 2018
    Kalamazoo, MI
    I have a slew of 4 strings, one 5 string and one 8 string. However, my 8 is an octave style, not individual strings.

    I have not been interested in a 6, 7, or other combination yet. But that's just me. I did see a Jerzy Drozd 6 that was awesome, and made me want it. Not this one, but close in looks:
    The price kept me away.

    Something about the idea of mastering a fretboard that could land F-18s on it inspires me. But not enough for me to take the plunge!
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  15. That Jerzy Drozd looks insane. That maple top and ebony board :drool:
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  16. RodRy


    Jul 1, 2018
    Kalamazoo, MI
    For only money, you could have one of his basses!
  17. LetItGrowTone


    Apr 2, 2019
    I have a 20% off coupon that's killing me a little, but I don't need anything.
    Really, I don't need anything besides study and practice (and I already have the materials).

    Will I be expelled for this?

    Oh, this is the hoarding thread, not the acquisition thread, and my hoarding-fu is still strong.
    Ok, never mind. Thanks.
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  18. I'm sure you will find something that you want :)
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  19. MirandM

    MirandM Married to my bass. Supporting Member

    Oct 29, 2019
    Yes, you need something for studying and pratice... no doubt. :p
    No worries, we'll help you find it....
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  20. That 7 string sure is fun :bassist:
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