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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FroggyOne2, Jan 7, 2008.
Looks pretty good to me! Congratulations!
Random ABHS pic because it's Thursday, I guess...
I think that the problem here that to fit a one piece pickguard to an AB with the neck joint that goes all the way to the neck pickup...means you'll have to pretty invasively alter the neck. It will mean carving down the visible front of the heel of the bass to fit underneath the pickguard. This is less a pickguard customization issue and more of a custom neck issue.
That's a SUPER nice pair of dingwalls!
mmmm... Root Beer. Nice
Nice! What is the fretboard wood on the P?
Clear picture of the slight difference in placement of the P pups on a Super J vs Super P.
What’s the weight difference?
What strings are on the SJ?
Oh, I don't plan to do any modifications to the neck at all. I thought I could do either a 2-part pickguard, or do as Ayumu and partly cover the neck joint (if possible, given the shape of the fingerboard towards the neck joint).
TI flats on the SJ and I just put a fresh set of Dingwall strings on the Super P.
Take a look at a close up of the neck joint. It curves down to the face of the bass body, and may sit slightly 'proud' even when flat, IIRC.
To cover it entirely up to the fretboard edge would take some doing. You could start the guard down around the start of the carve for the trussrod access, if you don't mind it not quite laying flat there. The other options are 2pc. or just a small one below the neck/pickups.
It looks like that’s what was done on Ayumu’s AB. I like that look, too. The plain maple neck joint always bugged me. The blacked out option is slightly better, but the pickguard covering the joint wins for me. Even with the truss rod access, it looks crisp and clean.
And great playing on the video, as always!
I gotta get my tap going.
I just placed an order for a Super PJ
Swamp Ash body
Jazz Bass neck profile
Natural to Edgeburst color
Perloid Block inlays (white)
Luminlay Side dots (green)
Somebody please help me endure the waiting period
Shouldn't the instrument in your avatar help you endure the waiting period?
Or do you no longer have it?
I still have it
Agh, I think Ayumu's is a Z3, not an AB. Notice the mini-switches.
I’m not sure if it’s any help but here is my process....which I made way more complicated then yours.... the fretless factor was uncharted territory for me so I had a lot of questions and requests that were pushing the boundaries of normal Dingwall specs which slowed the process. My next process has been sooo much more simple.
Get super excited (1 month in)
Revisit build spec as line options where a concern(2months in)
Remain in anticipation for response(3 months in)
discuss options(4 months in)
Finalize a few other options(5-6 months in)
Wait.....patiently(6-12 months in)
Suggest line options(12-14 months in)
Get confirmation(15-16 months)
Wait patiently ( 17-20 months)
Wait anxiously (20-22 months)
Pace back and forth talking to myself saying, “Any day now. Any day. Don’t send off that email. Well maybe. No don’t. They are super busy and working hard to get it here ASAP..... but... no... go to work now to pay for the darn thing.”(22 months to present.)
And I won’t even mention the amount of times I have driven past L and M in the last 2 weeks conveniently at the same time as a purple tot truck was leaving the parking lot.
Soooo.... I’m sure yours should go a little better then this experience. Lol.
The next one is much better as I’ve had a good year or so to think about a dream bass I didn’t think I’d get to build but then suddenly could.
Iron out doable details(1 month)
Wait for July due date. (Snagged a dealer que)
Fingers crossed within 5 months I’ll be finished with the waiting game......
Until next time.
22 months!? You should get an award
Nope. Not a Z.
Switches are available on any Canadian model. Except not sure on a P
Ha! Maybe I should.
It torture Ivan!!!!! Torture.
Actually 22 days and it will be 24 months since commencement