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

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

  1. 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??

  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


    Jun 14, 2002
    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


    Aug 13, 2001
    Ellicott City, MD
    Endorsing: Spector Bass Guitars

    that's a bit thick :confused:
  7. 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


    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

  9. misterk73


    Apr 11, 2002
    Flagstaff, AZ
    YES, YES, YES! Bring it on!
  10. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    That would definitely be cool.

  11. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

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

    dhuffguitars Luthier/Bass Wanker depending on your opinion

    Sep 18, 2001
    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

  13. 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.
  14. Jeff in TX

    Jeff in TX Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    Lone Star State
    I think it would be great! Could we ask questions along the way??
  15. 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!

  16. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    You should see my Brubaker... and it's not chambered or hollow.
  17. 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...

  18. I'm interested. I'll keep checking in....

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


    Feb 7, 2002
    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 )
  20. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

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

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

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