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Jamaican 6er bass started need help!

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by marlon66, Nov 24, 2010.


  1. marlon66

    marlon66

    Jan 22, 2010
    hey guys i have finally started my bass here in Jamaica. I remember a while back i had made a post about starting a build in Honor of my bass teacher. Well i have started so i need your help. to be honest i didn't know what shape to go with so i looked around google for some shapes and it lead me right back here.
     

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  2. marlon66

    marlon66

    Jan 22, 2010
    and this is what i planned to go with i hope the designer isn't mad with me for this.
     
  3. marlon66

    marlon66

    Jan 22, 2010
    THese were some of the ideas i came up with sorta borrowed
     

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  4. BassCycle

    BassCycle

    Jan 6, 2006
    Temecula, CA
    Builder: Classic Bass Works
    I'm intrigued. Get some more pics up. some are not really coming out.
     
  5. marlon66

    marlon66

    Jan 22, 2010
    thats us trying to do the headstock. its made of three types of woods All Jamaican wood.
    Neck - Blue Mahoe
    Body- Three piece sandwich of Blue Mahoe on the back and front Mahogany As core
     

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  6. marlon66

    marlon66

    Jan 22, 2010
    sorry if the Quality of the camera isn't up to Standard
     
  7. marlon66

    marlon66

    Jan 22, 2010
  8. marlon66

    marlon66

    Jan 22, 2010
    need to know the difference between these truss rods.
     
  9. marlon66

    marlon66

    Jan 22, 2010
    the other truss rod
     

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  10. Hi.

    The first one seems to be a double acting TR and the second a single acting TR.

    Regards
    Sam
     
  11. marlon66

    marlon66

    Jan 22, 2010
    Need Help with neck profile. dimensions 19mm spacings
     
  12. marlon66

    marlon66

    Jan 22, 2010
    the neck is 3/4" thick
     

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  13. nato101010

    nato101010

    Dec 12, 2009
    Ontario
    Cool build! Although I don't have any answers, I look forward to seeing the rest!
     
  14. what do you need help with??? it looks like you are doing just fine ;)
     
  15. looking nice!
     
  16. marlon66

    marlon66

    Jan 22, 2010
    i need help with fret board printout i need a 35" with 20mm spacing what types of active 6 string pick ups would fit this cheapest ones possible. i am looking for one found on warick broadnecks. Cann anyone give me the info on the neck profile and fretboard.
    my neck is 3/4 thick can that work?
     
  17. marlon66

    marlon66

    Jan 22, 2010
    sorry for posting so many questions in one place. Input appreciated.
     
  18. http://buildyourguitar.com/ here you will find fret calculator and a lot of links on how to build a guitar...
    today almost all pickups are good quality and they will sound and work fine.... look them up on the internet
    i dont know a bout inches but the neck with fretboard is about 20mm thick at the nut and 25mm at the body...
     
  19. Beej

    Beej

    Feb 10, 2007
    Victoria, BC
    Marlon66, I find the incongruence between the nice work product you're showing and your newbie questions pretty funny. :D

    Its like "luthiery-by-numbers" or something. Nice work so far...
     
  20. marlon66

    marlon66

    Jan 22, 2010
    what is the standard over hang of 19mm spacing
     

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