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Bass using parts

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by angst178, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. angst178


    Oct 22, 2009
    I have everything I need except a body to build another bass. I love V's but there is only one body style unless you spend 5k through a custom shop.

    So I am going to make my own.


    The neck and bridge are from my SX project from earlier this year and the pickups are from a couple of different Dean Metalman basses I've had.

    Thinking about making the body from maple.
  2. GKon

    GKon Supporting Member, Boom-Chicka-Boom

    Feb 17, 2013
    Queens, NY
    From the pic, I'd say the body needs to be a bit wider. It looks tiny next to the neck.

    Best of luck with the build! Keep us posted.
  3. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Looks good, but I bet the tip of that upper bout breaks off the first time you hit something with it
  4. angst178


    Oct 22, 2009
    Here is a pic of the mockup next to a Dean V to compare the size.


    You might be right about that. Might refine the design when I actually begin shaping the wood. A Jackson Rhoads V isn't completely pointy at the end, it seems to be slightly rounded.