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First time bass build

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Chris Siler, May 14, 2020.


  1. Chris Siler

    Chris Siler

    Apr 18, 2020
    Hey guys, I’m new to the community, and to bass building in general. Just finished my first design for a bass I want to build, it’s basically a Tonika with Jaguar bass electronics. Fell in love with how weird the Soviet basses look, but want something I can actually play. Other than the fact that it’s ugly, do y’all see any glaring mistakes im making before I go print out a bunch of these 1:1 scale?
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  2. FatOwlBass

    FatOwlBass

    Mar 18, 2020
    Looks like your on track. I would suggest you make sure you leave enough wood around the tuning peg holes to give strenght to those post. the picture looks as if they are to close to the edge of the headstock.
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  3. Chris Siler

    Chris Siler

    Apr 18, 2020
    Thanks @FatOwlBass! I notice that now, does around 3/8” sound about right? More/less? I’m just going off of pictures since I don’t have an instrument around right now to examine.
     
  4. FatOwlBass

    FatOwlBass

    Mar 18, 2020
    11/16 ths or 18mm. 20200515_173102.jpg
     
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