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Headless build!

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by shai-ga, Nov 5, 2013.


  1. shai-ga

    shai-ga

    Dec 31, 2006
    Holon, Israel
    Working on a new bass,
    Here are some details:

    4 strings
    Swamp ash body
    Hard Maple neck
    Honduran Rosewood board
    Bolt on construction
    24 frets, bell brass jumbo
    34" Scale
    ABM system
    Grover strap locks
    MEC Gold active jazz pickups
    Spector Tonepump pre (until I'll find a 3-band MEC)
    Mild Amber-Orange clear gloss polyurethane finish
     

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  2. shai-ga

    shai-ga

    Dec 31, 2006
    Holon, Israel
    Couple of neck views
     

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  3. shai-ga

    shai-ga

    Dec 31, 2006
    Holon, Israel
    Some hardware
     

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  4. shai-ga

    shai-ga

    Dec 31, 2006
    Holon, Israel
    Paint & Locks
     

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  5. shai-ga

    shai-ga

    Dec 31, 2006
    Holon, Israel
    Neck pocket, control cavity and pickups are routed
     

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  6. shai-ga

    shai-ga

    Dec 31, 2006
    Holon, Israel
    Pickups and back view :)
     

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  7. looks good
     
  8. shai-ga

    shai-ga

    Dec 31, 2006
    Holon, Israel
    Acoustic check!

    I'm getting a clear full range tone, very loud with lots of sustain.
     

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  9. GKon

    GKon Supporting Member, Boom-Chicka-Boom

    Feb 17, 2013
    Queens, NY
    Sub'd

    Looking forward to more pics :)
     
  10. shai-ga

    shai-ga

    Dec 31, 2006
    Holon, Israel
    Thanks!
    I'll post more soon, after some fine sanding and shaping, showing the finishing process.
     
  11. sprocket123

    sprocket123

    Feb 15, 2012
    Canada
    Looks great so far ! Sub d too .
     
  12. Wow. Unless it's just an optical illusion, that looks like a really compact body. I like it!
     
  13. shai-ga

    shai-ga

    Dec 31, 2006
    Holon, Israel
    It is compact :)
     

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  14. Where did you get your hardware?
     
  15. shai-ga

    shai-ga

    Dec 31, 2006
    Holon, Israel
  16. shai-ga

    shai-ga

    Dec 31, 2006
    Holon, Israel
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  17. shai-ga

    shai-ga

    Dec 31, 2006
    Holon, Israel
    The interesting thing is I didn't touch any of the frets,
    Just some side shaping and filing, and there's no buzzing at all, so I'm not going to do any fretwork.
    I really like these brass jumbos, they feel and sound sweet, if you're looking for bumpy frets.
    Got them in an official Warwick bag , looking clean and shiny at first, but aged nicely to a rusty look in a month.

    Yesterday I made a black plexiglass cover for the truss rod area on the neck.
    It's going to be a black plastic overkill, for such a small body, so I'm going to leave it as it is, with some high gloss colored finish.
     
  18. MPU

    MPU

    Sep 21, 2004
    Valkeala Finland
    Warwick frets are very nice. Nice to see a headless build. I'm totally into headless basses.
     
  19. 6stringpanda

    6stringpanda

    Aug 9, 2013
    Awesome!
     
  20. Very cool! I was at first thinking how strange the body looked and that it was going to be huge compared to everything. It makes much more sense seeing it as a compact body.
     

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