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It's Alive! Part Two: The FenderOmega

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Stickk, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. Stickk


    Sep 2, 2008
    The FenderOmega is finally finished! Here are some pics...

    Body: Ash. I burnt the grain with a blowtorch to give it a quasi-quartersawn zebrawood look

    Back of Body: The metal shop was closed today, so I can't get a plate for the back until tomorrow.

    Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, and a killswitch. 250k pots.

    High Action FTW

    Me with the FenderOmega (I always seem to stick my bottom lip out when I play. I don't know why)

    What do you think?
  2. Bassmingo


    Nov 6, 2008
    not my cup of hot milky beverage, but hey whatever you're into.

    action way too high for me.
  3. Mr. Ray

    Mr. Ray

    Feb 20, 2009
    Nice job for your first bass build.:)
  4. Interesting, and looks well done- did you make the body from scratch? Also, what's the red button?
  5. would that not be the killswitch?

    as said before, not something i would ever consider making/buying but glad you're happy with it

    especially impressed with the blowtorched finish, very nice!
  6. Love those tone/vol knobs! Where'd you get them? I don't like the body shape so much, but the burnt grain thing is nice. You could drive a truck under the strings - my fingers are cramping just looking at it. Over all, not too bad.
  7. themadpiper

    themadpiper This is CAKETOWN!!

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pascagoula, MS
    Whatever you do, do NOT press the red button!!
  8. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    His action isn't too high. Isn't that like medium action?

    I like the bass, though I wish that the curves were more refined. Maybe something like the Gibson EB1 from the 50s with the viola body.
  9. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Love the grain! :cool:
  10. I like the look of the body, but not the headstock. Maybe I'm just sick of seeing the same Fender headstock everywhere. Overall, though, you've made a good-looking instrument.
  11. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford

    Feb 15, 2008
    Not my cup o tea, but its something only you have!
  12. wdinc01


    Nov 19, 2005
    Jacksonville, FL
    I really dig the wood grain. I think if I ever build a bass myself, I'll have to give that a try. What exactly was the process for that?
  13. Oh jeez! that's ridic action! if you're into that though its all good. I kind of like the body though, cool stuff.
  14. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    To the OP, if you're interested, you can put a full-size flat shim in the neck pocket to elevate the neck to lower the action.

    Producer switch?

    Engages the flux capacitor?

    Spins up the turbo?

    Fires up the afterburner?

    Initiates the Funk-O-Matic?

    Releases the mojo?

    Groove switch?
  15. Fixed it :p
  16. Jimmy Bones

    Jimmy Bones

    Feb 24, 2009
    Baxley, GA
    Would look even more awesome if the headstock matched the body.
  17. that action is so high it just made my stomach turn...:atoz:

    otherwise, thumbs up:p
  18. Fender32


    Jun 23, 2005
    Kent, England
    :) Mmm, looks good enough to eat. In fact, I can see that someone's had three large bites already :D!


    Well done, Stickk. Cool idea to use the blowtorch to bring the grain out in the ash. I think it would have looked a little bland otherwise.

    What's your next project gonna be?
  19. Stickk


    Sep 2, 2008
    The fretless 8-string Jaguar... more information to come on that in the near-future.
  20. Stickk


    Sep 2, 2008
    The red button is a killswitch.

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