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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by mikeyswood, May 2, 2010.
Some friends lent a hand while I am making a bass for a good friend of mine. I think it went well.
Good one. New camcorder?
All right, plenty of MOJO in that neck now!
Even my wife who considers me a big nerd, thought that was way cool of you.
Excellent Mike, very nice. But did you have to watch and make sure those guys didn't mess up the neck with that saw rasp.
Nah, I saw it going backwards and sideways a bit.
LOL....The labor cost of that bass has to be in the gazillions!!!!
So, mike... wanna be best friends? hahaha
Thanks. The timing and opportunity were too perfect. It just happens that Josh is who turned me onto Vic's music nearly a decade ago. He was wanting me to build him an instrument but wouldn't be able to budget it until this year. I told him to start designing last year so I could have the woodwork completed by the time he was ready to spend. Since attending the '07 BNC, I have been trying to get Josh to experience it; so when Holly asked me to volunteer this year I knew that there were larger things at play. I am pretty sure that Victor Bailey telling Josh to get down there will be enough to send him over the top.
^ That. I tried to give them a quick explanation before filming and some got it, some didn't. I have about a minute of Adam carving with his head down. At the last second, and right as I had committed to turning the camera off, he looked up. Momma Wooten got into really quickly and was sawing pretty hard!
Steve was the most concerned about going too far but this was in such rough shape that he would have to saw for hours before the profile was in risk.
If any of you guys get a chance to experience this camp - you absolutely must! It's a week that will change your views and open your eyes to everything.
Very cool indeed.
I'm just hoping in the near future, that I get a chance to do this. It's just been hard to orchestrate lately.
Jason - The cost is minimal ($750ish for a week of unbelievably great food and intense instruction), the amenities are perfect (camping; now with a full bath house), and the people are phenomenal!
The challenges can be a bit tough. You are a recent dad, right? But if you talk to your wife and anyone that has been to one of these you will both see the large potential and minimal cost.
A must for any and every musician!
Fortunately cost isn't the issue, god knows I make enough with just gigs to cover that in a short time (well that and donating to charity, to off set the taxes). I guess the real issue is planning for it. Plus as far as work, it's more or less substituting "Vacation" time, which unfortunately this year, I have to do with the family, but I've already mentioned it to the wife, so it may still be in my sights in the next year or so.
It's good to have a hobby that pays.
The next Bass/Nature Camp will be in Aprilish '11. I believe that I have two friends attending (Josh being one). Let me know if you decide to go.
Way to go, awesome vid!