Heres one I made earlier. A lot earlier

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by =^..^=, Aug 19, 2001.

  1. =^..^=


    Jan 25, 2001
    Stuck on a rock !
    I made the bass pictured below as part of my Design + Tech A Level in 1984/5. Neck is Maple, walnut, maple, with a rosewood fingerboard. The body is walnut, and the bridge end is smaller than the neck end 'cos thats all we could get without further laminating.

    I haven't seen it for about eight to ten years so it was quite a suprise when I finally got it back last week to see it wasn't in that bad condition.

    The plans are now to replace the pups with maybe a set of emg's and replace the actives. I designed the actives myself, but I just prototyped straight onto veroboard and they are hissing quite a bit now.

    Then maybe I might just hang it on my wall for a few years....

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    Before you judge me please remember that I was young, foolish and didn't have access to any info on bass guitar building, this was of course before the internet had reached the IOM in any meaningful way !

    Edited 'cos I'm stupid. Where above it says walnut read mahogany. My brain said mahogany, the fingers typed walnut.. Apologies.
  2. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    I kinda like it. I wish I could get back the first one I made.

  3. At least you could build something that somewhat resembled a bass. If I attempted to make one, it would look, sound, and feel like crap. Good job!
  4. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Double P pups....... killer!!!!!!
  5. You know I think that is a good looking bass. Great job.
  6. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    that's a pretty cool instrument, there. very nice.
  7. merlin

    merlin Guest

    :oops: :eek: cool bass man, i wish i could do that sorta thing.

  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Very nice, G-F.
  9. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I like it. :) Are you planning to build a new one? I'd like to see the differences you would incorperate into the newer one.
  10. gruffpuppy

    gruffpuppy Guest

    Aug 15, 2000
    In your basement.
    I think it looks great. The first and only bass I ever tried to build is now a combo ashtray bottle opener.