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Military crate bass build

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by k31bassman, Jul 2, 2012.


  1. k31bassman

    k31bassman

    Feb 4, 2010
    Nebraska
    Inspired by Dark Horse's "Dynamite Bass", I decided to try my hand at something similar. I got a military surplus crate off ebay for $15, found some yellow pine planks in a lumber rack and gave it a shot! Finished except for the knobs. Whatcha think??
     

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  2. k31bassman

    k31bassman

    Feb 4, 2010
    Nebraska
    Here it is.......
     

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  3. lowfreq33

    lowfreq33

    Jan 27, 2010
    Nashville
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amplification
    Nice!
     
  4. k31bassman

    k31bassman

    Feb 4, 2010
    Nebraska
    Thanks! I had fun with the build. I built it to give to my son and I like it so much I may have to build something similar for myself!!
     
  5. PaulNYC

    PaulNYC

    Apr 2, 2009
    New York, NY
    i got paid for a gig once.
    Looks great!
     
  6. VitalSigns

    VitalSigns

    May 8, 2011
    Central NY
    That's pretty cool man!
     
  7. pnut166

    pnut166

    Jun 5, 2008
    alabama
    Awesome !
     
  8. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Cool!

    I believe that may be the Best Bass for Metal.
     
  9. I have some old C-4 crates from my demo days.. that might be a fun prject. How does it sound?
     
  10. ryansalmond

    ryansalmond

    Nov 21, 2007
    Canada
    AWEsome!
     
  11. xray

    xray

    Feb 15, 2009
    Kona, HI
    This is one of the most creative projects I've seen - very cool!
     
  12. That might be the best Bass for Metal....:D

    I think its Flippin awesome :bassist:
     
  13. Very cool! Nice work & one of a kind.
     
  14. k31bassman

    k31bassman

    Feb 4, 2010
    Nebraska
    Thanks to everyone for all the kind words.

    Does this mean the "best bass for metal" question may be settled? I'm humbly flattered!
     
  15. k31bassman

    k31bassman

    Feb 4, 2010
    Nebraska
    Go for it! It certainly is a low-cost project. Also, you don't have to worry about getting a scratch or nick on the body. :bassist::D
     
  16. Now thats nice.... how does she sound? ...
     
  17. Chazinroch

    Chazinroch

    Feb 2, 2003
    Ontario N.Y.
    Really very cool build.
     
  18. elgecko

    elgecko

    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    That needs shell casing knobs!
     
  19. k31bassman

    k31bassman

    Feb 4, 2010
    Nebraska
    I used a Fender pickup I got off ebay. The auction was titled "Brand new- Genuine FENDER SQUIER Classic Vibe 60's Precision Bass pickup Fender Part Number 007 4924 000"

    It was labeled as "rewound". That may be the same as most any MIM Fender P??

    Anyway, it sounds like a couple of other MIM Ps I've played. Which is OK; that's what I was going for.
     
  20. k31bassman

    k31bassman

    Feb 4, 2010
    Nebraska
    That's my plan. Winchester 12 ga shotshells. I figure there's a good chance that Winchester supplied 12 ga shells to the U.S. military at some point in time. So, it would fit the theme.
     

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