Four string Scroll for Bassman 275

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by scottyd, Dec 28, 2007.


  1. scottyd

    scottyd Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2006
    Waco Tx
    Builder/owner Redeemer Basses
    This bass will be for Tb'er Bassman275

    Four string
    Fretless
    34" Scale
    9mm nut string spacing
    19mm Bridge string spacing

    Scr-1 body shape
    Crotch Walnut top
    mahogany center
    walnut back
    wenge accent veneers
    Mahogany/Walnut heel/trannyblock

    Three piece maple neck
    wenge accent veneers
    ebony fingerboard
    7.25 radius
    maple fretlines
    abalone side markers
    walnut headstock topper
    Ebony nut

    Hipshot A bridge
    Hipshot Ultralight tuners
    black hardware
    Redeemer Neodymium Single coils
    Audere 4 band pre
    Matching pup and cavity covers

    I probably missed some info but its late and I'm tired!:help:

    Shape
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    Top
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    More to come!:hyper::D
     
  2. eleonn

    eleonn

    Aug 24, 2006
    Lima - Perú
    Man you just gotta love crotch walnut!!!!
     
  3. scottyd

    scottyd Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2006
    Waco Tx
    Builder/owner Redeemer Basses
    I built the bobbins and wound the pups for this bass today. These will have exposed poles in the covers. The bridge pup is wound to 12.15k The neck is wound to 11.56k. They should bring the funk indeed! Here's a pic! :D

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  4. those pickups look gorgeous!
     
  5. SDB Guitars

    SDB Guitars Commercial User

    Jul 2, 2007
    Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Shawn Ball - Owner, SDB Guitars
    Are you just going to use the clear plexi of the bobbin as the top, or is there going to be another cover in there somewhere?

    Those look pretty slick!
     
  6. treebranch13

    treebranch13

    Oct 31, 2007
    that top is beutifulll :eek:
     
  7. scottyd

    scottyd Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2006
    Waco Tx
    Builder/owner Redeemer Basses
    Thanks guys,

    No they will have walnut covers. I'm working on some lexan covers but I'm afraid they will just be dubbed a Q-tuner Rip off. The Lexan is great because you can better see how much wire you have on the bobbin, and since I don't use a counter I can get a much better Idea of how much wire needs to be added or subtracted to reach a certain resistance.
     
  8. SDB Guitars

    SDB Guitars Commercial User

    Jul 2, 2007
    Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Shawn Ball - Owner, SDB Guitars
    That's a pretty slick idea!
     
  9. scottyd

    scottyd Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2006
    Waco Tx
    Builder/owner Redeemer Basses
    All of the woods have finally arrived for this bass, I should make good progess on this build over the weekend. I've gotten the neck blank glued up and planed. The body core, bottom and top are currently being glued up. The top is even more stunning in person.:hyper: Here's a pic of the neck.....:D

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  10. pilotjones

    pilotjones

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Is the maple on the right curly but the maple on the left not? Or is it just the pic?
     
  11. scottyd

    scottyd Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2006
    Waco Tx
    Builder/owner Redeemer Basses
    Just the picture, the figure is light so the slightest angle does that. The laminates were actually cut from the same q.s. board.
     
  12. WOW!That's sexy!:Great work,Scott!Can't wait to see more pics of the top!....C.:hyper:
     
  13. scottyd

    scottyd Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2006
    Waco Tx
    Builder/owner Redeemer Basses
    The neck is in the process of getting the scarf joint glued up. In the mean time please enjoy some pics of the freshly cut body.

    Here is the body top!:eek: The forearm relief has not been cut yet, I like to wait and do that after the pup cavitys are routed. Its wiped down to show the figure.
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    Body Bottom, I book matched the walnut with just a little sap wood to get some nice coloring for this back. The tummy cut will be a bit deeper than whats pictured.
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    Upper horn with scroll roughed out. :bassist:
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    The 3 body laminates with wenge accent veneers, its hard to get a good clear shot of this angle because my camera stinks.....:scowl: :D
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  14. yowza! amazing top and back!
     
  15. scottyd

    scottyd Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2006
    Waco Tx
    Builder/owner Redeemer Basses
    The scarf joint is almost done, the glues drying now. Here are the pup covers I started today. :D

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  16. scottyd

    scottyd Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2006
    Waco Tx
    Builder/owner Redeemer Basses
    neck starting to take shape

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  17. SDB Guitars

    SDB Guitars Commercial User

    Jul 2, 2007
    Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Shawn Ball - Owner, SDB Guitars
    Man, that's just beautiful...
     
  18. I love how this is all coming together!Simply,AMAZING!Great work,Scott:hyper:
     
  19. bassnug47

    bassnug47

    Oct 7, 2007
    Birmingham AL
    life is good, Dead is better
    hehe... crotch walnut
     
  20. word son, that neck looks mighty comfy
     
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