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My first build...

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by dukey donkey, Jan 11, 2012.


  1. I built this bass with two things in mind, a small budget and a need for good tone... I think I was able to pull those off, keeping my cost under 300 bucks... Its got an 18v preamp in it and a built in distortion circut with a selector... ranging from full blown distortion to mild tube-like overdrive...that takes a seperate 9v too.. lol... the pickup is
    GFS ceramic MM replacement... body wood is cherry finished with tung oil... with a bolt-on maple/maple neck. I'll try to get some audio samples on here soon... I'm pleased overall with the sound... firm, articulate, and dark... kind of a cross between a thunderbird, a p-bass, and a ric... not bad considering I built it with a coping saw, power drill, dremel tool, and a borrowed router... in my living room.

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  2. Sirppi

    Sirppi

    Jan 2, 2012
    Really nice! :) Did you buy the neck or made it yourself? Any build pictures? ;)
     
  3. gbarcus

    gbarcus Commercial User

    Jul 20, 2008
    Minneapolis & St.Paul, MN
    Owner of Barcus Basses barcusbasses.com
    Watch it, the bug will get you. :) That's when the uncontrollable urge to buy cool and expensive tools comes.
     
  4. ^ what he said... :scowl:
     
  5. bug's got me... but so does my budget... I think I'll be waiting a bit before trying another build...
     

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