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Granite Pickgaurd?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Left Left Goose, Aug 30, 2008.


  1. Left Left Goose

    Left Left Goose Banned

    Aug 19, 2008
    i searched and got nothing but its prolly in the archives :rollno:
    if this belongs in the luthier section, sorry in advance

    well im shaping my own body atm (kinda mix between bongo and a carl thompson)
    and i decided just to route in the front and make a pickgaurd

    the reason im building this is because i wanted something really off the wall

    im using a light quilted maple top with a forest green burst
    my uncle works with granite so i went to one of his jobs and picked up some extra materials

    i like the piece i have and he told he how to cut it and shape it

    anyways my question is:
    will this have any negative effects on the sound/resonance?
    also, any other things i should be aware of?

    if it has no effect or a strange effect, i dont mind AT ALL

    i realize it will be considerabley heavier but oh well :smug:


    thanks for your time
     
  2. knumbskull

    knumbskull

    Jul 28, 2007
    UK
    'and 'ow they danced...the little people of Stone 'enge!'
     
  3. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    "Now, whether he knows the difference between feet and inches is not my problem. I do what I’m told."
     
  4. wizay

    wizay

    Mar 5, 2008
    Norway
    Like the idea. Post the pic of the granitpiece? :)
     
  5. Left Left Goose

    Left Left Goose Banned

    Aug 19, 2008
    uhhh...? :eyebrow:

    yea ill get a camera phone pic if ya want
     
  6. "It just seems a li'il troubling that there was a 3 foot stone enge on stage in danger of being trampled by a bloody dwarf!!!!"
     
  7. Left Left Goose

    Left Left Goose Banned

    Aug 19, 2008
    im so confused
     
  8. Left Left Goose

    Left Left Goose Banned

    Aug 19, 2008
    [​IMG]

    really bad image sorry
     
  9. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    "No colors anymore I want them to turn black"
     
  10. Left Left Goose

    Left Left Goose Banned

    Aug 19, 2008
    just click on it:rollno:
     
  11. "Ya see, how much more black can it get? The answer is none more black."
     
  12. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    I did. It's a splotchy black block. Say *that* 3 times fast.

    "None more black" is right.

    NTTATWWT
     
  13. Left Left Goose

    Left Left Goose Banned

    Aug 19, 2008
    [​IMG]
    better?
     
  14. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Much nicer. As a connoisseur of featherweight instruments I have to ask how much would it weigh?
     
  15. Left Left Goose

    Left Left Goose Banned

    Aug 19, 2008
    the body is a surprising 5.9lbs with bridge only
    the rough demensions will be 9x5 on the pickguard
    and will be as thin as i can make it 1/8 of an inch is what im aiming for

    my uncle guesses it to be at 1/2 lbs
     
  16. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    "It tends to understate the hugeness of the object!"
     
  17. Left Left Goose

    Left Left Goose Banned

    Aug 19, 2008
    yay even the mod joined in :rolleyes:
     
  18. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    It'll probably break when your screwing it in, that thin, scrw pressure and how brittle granite is makes for a difficult job.

    Be far better off with vinal(spelling is wrong) floor tiles from a hardware store, same look, easier to work, and not brittle.
     
  19. spinal_tap.
    This is now your homework for the week. Live it, learn it, love it!
     
  20. Left Left Goose

    Left Left Goose Banned

    Aug 19, 2008
    thats actually pretty interesting
    ive already got it so im just gonna try it out, but ill definetly swing by and pick some up
     

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