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Building My First Custom bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mcdade, May 16, 2005.

  1. mcdade


    Sep 27, 2004
    London (UK)
    Hi All,

    Robbie from the UK here,

    Well the bass is nearly finished,just got to do the setup and wiring this week.The splitbucker Bassculture pickup is in now,Ive enjoyed building this bass and it looks like I'll be starting my first custom order aswell.Some feedback would be nice,enjoy.

  2. herndonbassist

    herndonbassist Low Down Thumper Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2005
    Herndon, VA - NoVa
    Dude, that thing looks AMAZING! I can't wait to hear what it sounds like!.. :bassist: :hyper:
  3. jja412

    jja412 Fine Gear Enthusiast

    Feb 2, 2004
    St. Louis
    not a fan of the body shape. BUT it looks like you've got the woodworking/craftsmanship to make some great basses. Great job!
  4. mark beem

    mark beem Wait, how does this song start again?? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA

  5. Beautiful
  6. Kurt Hans

    Kurt Hans

    Mar 17, 2005
    i like the headstock
  7. Ben Rose

    Ben Rose Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2004
    I love the body shape and that top is beautiful.
    I could get used to the headstock.
    The end of the fingerboard is perdy as well.
    The bridge and tailpeice have a nice overall shape, but they could be refined a bit further.

    The toggle-switch seems a little too close to the edge of the body. In general, the layout of the knobs could be moved around a bit so they are more inline with the contours of the bass.

    Fretwork appears to be top notch ;)

    Of course all of this is all just my opinion. It is an auspicious start and I'm looking forward to seeing your next few instruments.

    Howz about some shots of the back.
  8. Ben Rose

    Ben Rose Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2004
    I don't mean for the above post to sound negative, just constructive. It really is an awesome looking bass and I can't wait to hear it.

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