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Christopher's bass build #2 - Pictures

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Bardolph, Sep 16, 2010.


  1. Bardolph

    Bardolph

    Jul 28, 2002
    Grand Rapids, MI
    All right folks. This one is nearing completion and it's about time for some pictures.



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    Hair looking good. What else is new?


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    Alder blank and stencil. A Zon "inspired" body design with a Pedulla "inspired" pickguard. Hey, don't mess with a good thing.


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    Body cut.


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    Rough shaping with a file.


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    Neck pocket routed.


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    Routed and fully shaped. The pickup config is like a 4-string Thumb. Looking to get some nice growl out of this bass.


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    Back fully shaped.


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    Headstock cut. The neck is from allparts.


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    Black spray paint. Boss.


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    Pencil and string holding the neck for clear coating.


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    Pickguard material and stencil.


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    Pickguard cut and drilled.


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    Centering the bridge. Thanks Bob Fackler.


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    Assembled without electronics to test the string height.


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    On a stand.



    Light as a feather, plays nice, good sustain. I'll be putting in a pair of active Seymour Duncans very soon and make you all extremely jealous with some sound clips. Stay tuned.
     
  2. aronnes71

    aronnes71

    Jan 4, 2010
    Alta, Norway
    Nice bass, I like!
    Was just wondering, how did you cut the pickguard?

    Cheers
    Tore
     
  3. DaLoCo

    DaLoCo

    Jun 16, 2010
    South Africa
    Nice and tasteful...I was thjinking of a bevel like that for my next build....it is just enough to break the monotony.
     
  4. Bardolph

    Bardolph

    Jul 28, 2002
    Grand Rapids, MI
    I gave the pickguard blank to a carpenter friend. I'm not sure what he used.
     
  5. Bardolph

    Bardolph

    Jul 28, 2002
    Grand Rapids, MI
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    I've been playing it quite a lot today. It sounds a bit like a Thumb with a little more warmth. I'll post sound clips soon.
     
  6. reminds me of an old school Pedulla bass
     
  7. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Would you happen to have a cookie for me? Supporting Member

    Lovely.
     
  8. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Visually it reminds me of a Warwick Flashback with more of an SG styled headstock.

    I'd love to hear some samples of how it sounds.:)
     
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