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My New Steampunk Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by nutso42, Aug 23, 2012.


  1. I recently finished a project I've been working on for quite some time now. Using parts from a Fender Precision Lyte, a Yamaha RBX250, and a Squier Affinity Precision (plus a few homemade objects), I have now finished my Steampunk bass!
    P8241922.
    P8241926.

    The volume knob/gears are functional, leading to a larger display in black/gold to show your volume
    P8241923.

    Now I just need a name to put on the headstock...
    P8241925.
     
  2. JonahTheAmazing

    JonahTheAmazing

    Dec 19, 2010
    Those gears are genius. Looks great on the pickguard.
     
  3. Texan

    Texan 667 Neighbor of the Beast. Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2004
    Houston, TX
    That is AWESOME! Where did you get the gears?
     
  4. curbowkid

    curbowkid Guest

    Jun 27, 2011
    Brooklyn, New York
    You know what would have been even more badass? Having the gears control the volume. ;)
     
  5. A local company that does printing and engraving.

    Don't know the material, but it looks like metal and is very sturdy and lightweight.

    ('Engraving material' I believe they called it)
     
  6. curbowkid

    curbowkid Guest

    Jun 27, 2011
    Brooklyn, New York
    Aluminum
     
  7. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    Super Effective
     
  8. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    I'm a somewhat older player, and must admit I have only the slightest idea of what steampunk is. But I still think that's an awesome looking bass! It reminds me of that old Charlie Chaplin flick where he's working in a factory and gets sucked down into the gears. (No, I'm not THAT old. I watched it on DVD, alright? :) )
     
  9. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    That is brilliant!! Great job.

    Are you planning on adding anything to the upper horn?
     
  10. Cool bass, play it with pride.
     
  11. Worldeeeter

    Worldeeeter Banned

    Mar 29, 2010
    Asheville, NC
    I suggest the "Jizz Bass" decal:
     

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  12. nickn

    nickn

    Oct 6, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
  13. Habilis

    Habilis

    Jan 4, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    It's a good start. More brass and leather, and maybe some pipes. Also, you have to wear steampunk goggles when you play it. But you knew that.
     
  14. awesome! impressive work.
    now... waddya got in store for... the amp???
    i can see bell-brass boat-vents, billowing smoke at key moments.. and leathery studded portmanteau fittings... and oversized victorian silver knobs... "Maleficentum et Musica..."
     
  15. skychief

    skychief

    Apr 27, 2011
    South Bay
    well done, sir. a few gizmos & gadgets on the headstock might be nice. :cool:

    edit: d'oh!>....they're already there!!! (the tuners)
     
  16. String tree should've been a gear.
     
  17. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    I think it's cool. You may want to put a Wilkinson bridge with brass saddles on this thing to enhance the Steampunk factor.
     
  18. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    I like it. Once my neck heals up I have a steampunk fretless project in the works.
     
  19. Primakurtz

    Primakurtz Registered Nihilist Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2011
    Denver, Colorado
    +1 - I think a well-aged, unusual bridge would look great.
     
  20. Steampunk-- what happens when Goth kids discover the color Brown. :bag:
     

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