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How hard is it to make custom bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by King David, Oct 28, 2002.


  1. King David

    King David

    Dec 13, 1999
    Indiana
    I have been toying around with making a custom bass from parts (like from Carvin or Warmoth). I am a reasonably handy guy. I have an ample workshop with most of the necessary power tools. I can solder my way out of a paper bag.

    How hard is it do do all the stuff yourself? I would leave fine tuning the setup (nut filing, bridge adjusing and truss rod adustment) to a professional.

    What is the hardest part?
     
  2. I haven't built my own bass yet, but the things that would concern me most are being sure the electronics are correctly wired and installed and nut filing. Well, another thing that would concern me is finishing, but Warmoth can do the finishing for you (for extra cash).
     
  3. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    this would prolly get a better response over in the luthier's corner forum
     
  4. Suburban

    Suburban

    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    You've got what you need, it seems.

    The hardest part is to assemble the material, before starting.