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My custom bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JNW7, Jun 3, 2007.


  1. JNW7

    JNW7

    Mar 1, 2007
  2. 82Daion

    82Daion

    Nov 14, 2006
    43085
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    Is it a Rockbass Corvette with:

    EMG P and MMTW PU's
    Custom wood "pickguard"
    Stripped finish
    ?

    Nice bass, BTW. :D
     
  3. JNW7

    JNW7

    Mar 1, 2007
    Right on! You only missed one thing.
    thanks for posting it here.
    -James
     
  4. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Inactive

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    Defretted and split coil switch????
    EDIT: maybe an emg preamp?
    And the pickguard has no screws/bolts holding it :D
     
  5. JNW7

    JNW7

    Mar 1, 2007
    Good call, it is defretted and there is a coil switch, though no preamp, controls are set up as, from right to left: vol/tone/vol/tone ..but if you look a lil closer there are 6 screws holding the "pickguard" (though i NEVER use a pic, its purely for looks and to cover up the biffs in routing for the new pickups)
    great job guys!
    -James

    p.s. one more thing you guys have missed, i'll just tell ya cause its a toughy. I drilled through the bridge and body to make it string through.
     
  6. nice lookin!

    why the little cut corner by the P-pup?
     
  7. JNW7

    JNW7

    Mar 1, 2007
    LOL, a bit of a flubb there, the piece kinda snapped, i said F*** it, thats where i anchor my thumb quite a bit anyway, no harm no foul LOL.
    -James

    thanks for the compliments guys, this was my first self customized bass.
     
  8. rarefish

    rarefish

    Oct 31, 2006
    I think it actually looks like quite a cool job if you ask me, that 'pickguard' is somewhat reminiscent of the bongo oval if you ask me...

    cue numerous toilet seat comments I suppose:p

    (I actually like the bongo design, just for the record)
     
  9. JNW7

    JNW7

    Mar 1, 2007
    funny, i have never really dug the bongo design, though i did realize that the "pickguard" was quite a bit like musicman designs, but i purposefully made it extend under the bridge to differ from those.
    -James
     
  10. drools..... thats awsome i think my first custom bass will be my squire just for fun. but looks good
     
  11. BassBuzzRS

    BassBuzzRS

    Oct 18, 2005
    Norway
    Very nice pickguard design, bold and innovative!
     
  12. Earwigger

    Earwigger I'm a Roland man now.

    Aug 23, 2005
    Cleveland, Ohio
    I think it looks great. Nice job!
     
  13. labgnat

    labgnat Inactive

    Oct 29, 2005
    outta this world
    very cool design. i like it
     
  14. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    Very nice! Looks way cooler than a standard Rockbass.
     
  15. ehque

    ehque

    Jan 8, 2006
    Singapore
    i like everything except the pickguard, only at the area mentioned above.

    nice work though.
     
  16. JNW7

    JNW7

    Mar 1, 2007
    Wow! Thanks for all the compliments guys.
    As for the pickguard I am going to be remaking it after i replace the EMG's. I think im going to get rid of the Pbass pup altogether and replace the MMTW with a Delano quad coil. Then make another pickguard to cover the pbass routing and make it all cleaner looking.
    Thanks again though!
    -James
     
  17. WarriorJoe7

    WarriorJoe7 Inactive

    Mar 12, 2004
    Syracuse, NY
    What's the best way to strip a rockbass?
     
  18. JNW7

    JNW7

    Mar 1, 2007
    Hmm, just start hacking at it LOL, but seriously i just took an orbital sander put the heaviest grit sandpaper on it and started sanding(obviosly after taking everything out- electronics etc.)
    Took quite a while to get through that acrylic coating, make sure u wear a mask.
    Other than that i dunno what to tell ya. I did it more or less cause i like how wood grain feels compared to the plastic kinda feeling that acrylic coatings give.
     
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