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How to build my own bass..?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by imLOST, Jan 28, 2003.

  1. imLOST


    Jan 12, 2003
    Can anyone tell me the tools and all that, dont give me a book to buy cuz I am broke after I buy wood and stuff.

  2. Zon Bass

    Zon Bass

    Jan 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX
    Check out the Luthiers forum at the bottom of the Bass Guitar Forums Page, and the forum at theMusical Instrument Makers Forum.

    You really should look into the book "Make Your Own Electric Guitar" by Melvyn Hiscock. You say you cant afford it, but trust me, it is the one book that all luthiers should have, and it will save you money in the long run. Buy it through the booksore at the link above so that they will get a commission.

    Toolwise, you will need a good saw, prefferably a band saw, a router, a drill press, and a lot of clamps.

    You can substitute these tools for handtools, but they will make your life a lot easier.

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