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My bass construction thread!

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by John Ruiz, May 22, 2003.

  1. John Ruiz

    John Ruiz

    Oct 9, 2000
    Plano, Tx
    I am in the process of building my first bass, and as of now, there aren't any pics worth showing particularly, but that will come soon! For now, the Specs are :

    6 String, 35" Scale
    Body: Black Korina
    Top: Burl/Flame Myrtle
    Neck: Paduak/Flame Maple stringers (Musicraft)
    Fretboard: 24 Fret Macassar Ebony
    Knobs: Paduak/Flame Maple caps (THG Knobs)
    Bridge: ABM lockdown
    Tuners: Gotoh
    Hardware: Gold


    Pickups: Aero J6AE single coil w/wood covers
    Preamp: Passive Volume/Blend/Tone (anybody reccomend a place to find high quality pots?)

    That's it for now. Pics are soon to follow!
  2. Taylor Livingston

    Taylor Livingston Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    Louisiana, US
    Owner, Iron Ether Electronics
    Sounds cool! Can't wait to see pictures.
  3. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    Those THG knobs are the bee's knees. The dude who runs the place is pretty cool, too. I look forward to getting some of those knobs soon.
  4. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    $60. for 4 knobs is a little nuts IMO. I made two sets for the bass I'm building...spent $15 on walnut, maple, set screws, and the automotive brake line that i cut and threaded for the set screw inserts.;)