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How I build a bass thread...may I ????

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JP Basses, Jun 14, 2002.


  1. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Hi,

    Within a few weeks, I'll start a new bass project/design.

    The bass will be a fretless five stringer:
    * hollow 2-1/3" thick alder body with ovangkol top and back
    * wenge J-Neck (set-in) with ebony board
    * hipshot ultra-lite tuner
    * graphtech nut
    * bi-band piezo pickup in a wooden bridge
    * volume pot

    As I've jsut received my new digital camer, I'm considering posting pics of all the building steps in a single TB thread...everything revealed!

    I want to know if you guys would be interested in such a thread.


    What do you think??

    JP
     
  2. Yes, it would be interesting! Have you built one before or is this your first project?
     
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
  4. Velocimaniac

    Velocimaniac

    Jun 14, 2002
    Alabama
    I'd be very interested in a thread like this. As a complete bass newbie I'd like to see how to build a bass step by step.
     
  5. I'd definitely be interested.
     
  6. patrickj

    patrickj

    Aug 13, 2001
    Baltimore, MD
    2-1/3"?

    that's a bit thick :confused:
     
  7. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    seems cool, maybe you could add a magnetic pickup option Like a PJ setup...

    It could be a bit heavy, even with the hollow body.
     
  8. rllefebv

    rllefebv

    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    A Fender P is 1 3/4"... My Jack Casady is quite a bit thicker than 2 1/3" I'm sure... With a good body profile and proper bevelling, I don't think it'd be tremendously noticeable... JMO

    -robert
     
  9. misterk73

    misterk73

    Apr 11, 2002
    Flagstaff, AZ
    YES, YES, YES! Bring it on!
     
  10. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    I would love to see it! Please do! :)
     
  11. dhuffguitars

    dhuffguitars Luthier/Bass Wanker depending on your opinion

    Sep 18, 2001
    SPOKANE WA
    I would love for you to do that also.

    Currently I post weekly updates on my website of instruments I am currently working on. It is great for the customers to see the steps involved and where I am at in building the basses


    Darrin
     
  12. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Yeah, go for it. I think it would be quite interesting.
     
  13. I think it would be great! Could we ask questions along the way??
     
  14. Jimbo

    Jimbo

    Dec 4, 2000
    Philadelphia, PA
    :D absolutely!

    i would love to see this bass come out...sounds like it has potential to be a beauty!

    -jimbo
     
  15. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    You should see my Brubaker... and it's not chambered or hollow.
     
  16. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Ok guys,

    I'll do it. Now you'll have to wait for me to start the projet... I say 3 weeks.

    I'll call this model the "Plume series".

    Yes the body is pretty thick but completly hollow!!! Here are dimensions in mm:

    top 10mm
    core 40mm (hollow)
    back 10mm

    It's gonna be as light as a feather (plume in french;) )

    Do not want magnetics on it.

    Jeff: questions? no problem! I'll be glad to share my knowledge (as far as my english will allow me to do so :D )

    Just remember one thing, I will show how I build a bass, a JP Bass!! My neck construction is a bit special but you'll be able to learn and discover...

    JP
     
  17. I'm interested. I'll keep checking in....

    Maybe it was the ducati poster on your websited lol..
     
  18. Misanthrope

    Misanthrope

    Feb 7, 2002
    Prague
    err..damn damn... where do u people takes those plans? i badly want to build 6 string half fretted, but i can find a way where to get an imagine about those plans...

    surely POST IT! (with some plan :D )
     
  19. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    JP, I can't wait for the first pictures!

    I had to reply so I can get email responses on this thread.;)