checkout the bass i made

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by skguitarsbasses, Jun 19, 2003.

  1. so here are some digital pictures of my lefty 4 string fretless that i made. i still need to adjust the action and put a finish on the nut. i also plan on thinning the neck out more at some point as it is a little too thick for my hand.
    let me know what you think...
  2. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    it looks unique!!!
  3. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather;)

    It's nice........if that's the look you're going for! Looks like you did a good job. Better than anything I could ever do as I can't build at all! Not the look I would go for but it looks good! Post a recording of it when you're done. I'm interested in what it'll sound like.
  4. geezer316


    Jan 26, 2003
    you did a fantastic job with the quality of the bass,BUT i do not like the design.which does'nt matter because its YOUR bass:D . ever consider doing it for a living ? i think you got some talent there SO DONT WASTE IT !:mad:
  5. i really like the body shape. do you have any balance issues with that?

    i also like the headstock, but i'd prefer it if it were reversed ("pointing down"). good work!

  6. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    That's (cool)interesting, sure is heck beats Wishy-Washy out of the water IMO.
  7. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Good Lord! It's definately unique!
  8. thanks everyone, i really appreciate your opinions.
    i have considered doing it professionally one day..but as i am only 22 now, i still have a while to go before i could undertake such a business endeavor.

    rcz- it actually balance pretty well. the body is relatively small, because that's just what i prefer, but i still have plans to thin the neck out more and that will only help.

    haha, my other design is a bit more abstract than this one
  9. More ... abstract:eek:

    While I can't say I really like the body design, the wood and construction look great! If you like the design (and I assume you do, since you designed it yourself) that's all that matters. Rock:bassist:
  10. Hey, nice job!!

    I admire your talent and your creation. Hope you enjoy your bass and play a gig with it!!!
  11. ColdYinTiger


    Jul 15, 2000
    Columbus, OH

    Dude! That thing rocks! I love the woods you picked out for it, you need some clips of how it sounds. Your bringing back my intrest in making basses again.(First must get equipment and learn how...) Very unique body, I personally like it. Good job and very clean construction on it, good luck with them!
  12. tboyd


    Sep 10, 2002
    The Woodlands, TX
    Hey, cool looking "jigsaw puzzle piece" design! Very unique. Excellent wood too.

    It looks like you have enough room to put three more strings in the existing spaces and make it a seven! :D
  13. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    does it have a truss rod?? ;)

    I like the wood and the color. The wood bridge is really cool also.

    Like the others i doN't like the desing
  14. Uncle Fat

    Uncle Fat Guest

    Mar 14, 2003
    Portland, OR
    WOW! That's a bad machine! VERY cool design. What kind of electronics do you have in it? What's the scale? Give us some details.

    I think that it's a positive thing that some people don't like the design..

    "To defy the laws of tradition.... Is a crusade only of the brave" -Claypool
  15. access to the truss rod is under the ebony plate at the base of the neck

    here are some stats on it:
    -32" scale
    -cocobolo top, bridge, nut, and fretboard
    -spalted maple back and headstock
    -lightly flamed maple neck
    -ebony detailing around the neck pocket, in the center of the top, and around the headstock joint
    -bartolini soap bar pickup wired passive in series
    -the pickup is wired directly to the neutrix output jack, i personally don't care for knobs

    i agree with you Uncle Fat, i also think it's positive that some people aren't too crazy about the body shape
  16. BoiNtC


    Nov 25, 2002
    NYC, USA
    To me it looks like a puzzle piece, your next bass should be one that fits in with this one hehe, VERY unique looking, (not saying its bad or its good, I'm still deciding). Nice wood though :)
  17. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    I would love to see what you could do with a more traditional design. You obviously have talent, as evidenced by the construction.

    In fact, I would seriously consider buying a more traditional design from you.
  18. *^#%@#% cool. Very inspiring [​IMG]
  19. Looks pretty cool, man. Is the string spacing really, really wide? It looks like it must be an inch between strings.
  20. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    How many hours have you invested in this project up to now? Just curious. I build models and they take forever, I have been thinking about doing another project for variety as a friend of mine is from Nicaragua and can get me some very interesting tropical wood. But it is always good to talk to people who have done this to get their input.