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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....

    <img src="http://www.homepages.mcb.net/johnnyg/images/homemade.jpg">

    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 Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    that's a pretty cool instrument, there. very nice.
  7. :oops: :eek: cool bass man, i wish i could do that sorta thing.

  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

  9. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti 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. I think it looks great. The first and only bass I ever tried to build is now a combo ashtray bottle opener.