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my WIP

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by patrickj, Jun 14, 2002.


  1. patrickj

    patrickj

    Aug 13, 2001
    Baltimore, MD
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    http://www.patrickjenkins.net/bass

    I originally had a wenge neck, w/ a nice flamed maple fingerboard (doh, the wooddust is gettin' to me :oops:). But, I @#$$% the neck up about 2 stages from the end, so I had to start over.

    The neck is now maple, with Bois de Rose for the fingerboard (fancy rosewood, very solid burgundy color, the pictures suck).
     
  2. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Mexico
    looks plain!



    :)


    *runs away*
     
  3. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    OMG that really stinks that you had to throw out the wenge.

    That wouldve been about 100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 times cooler.

    It still looks cool though.

    Peace
    Nick
     
  4. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    It seems that it would sound a little quiet...
     
  5. Freakapotamus9

    Freakapotamus9

    Jun 20, 2001
    Nebraska
    looks great

    what electronics are going in it?
     
  6. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Very Nice!!!! Keep us up to date!!!! :)
     
  7. patrickj

    patrickj

    Aug 13, 2001
    Baltimore, MD
    i know!

    stupid metric measureasR@#$^#%@RGW$%^#$

    ;)
     
  8. patrickj

    patrickj

    Aug 13, 2001
    Baltimore, MD
    The wenge was really nice.

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    The dust was a pain (literally) to work around though, so I'll settle for plain now :)

    My next one though.. neck out of wenge, body out of wenge, yeha!
     
  9. patrickj

    patrickj

    Aug 13, 2001
    Baltimore, MD
    SD Basslines 5
    a custom piezo system (sounds wicked - ie, not good or bad :D)

    then a homebrew active preamp (B, M1, M2, T - not variable).
     
  10. gfab333

    gfab333

    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Looking Good!!!
     
  11. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Howdy!

    Too bad about that wenge (second time Ive said this), but the preamp sounds cool.

    Thats how Id like to have mine.

    Im instaling an EMG BTQ system in the bass Im building. Stacked bass and trebble, and stacked mid and mid freq. I might get an additional VMR (midrange circuit) so that I can have more control over the mids.

    What frequencies are these knobs going to be set to?

    Peace
    Nick
     
  12. patrickj

    patrickj

    Aug 13, 2001
    Baltimore, MD
    somewhere between 40-4000 :D

    I've gotta see what sounds good, how much play I have between each band, and how much variance I can get. Probably 40, 180, 500, and 1000(?). I've never looked at an actual schematic for an EQ circuit specifically for bass (could't find one), but I know how they work and how they're built (straight graphic, not variable) so I'm playing it by ear - pun intended ;)

    I've been toying around with adding a compressor in (one more SPST never hurt no-one! ;)) as I've found some neat schematics that run off the line, and won't require any additional batteries. I'm going to build a stand alone first, see how it performs, etc, then decide if it's something I want to do.
     
  13. By-Tor

    By-Tor

    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    The bass looks pretty cool, I like the body style.

    If you can, post some sound clips when your done.
     
  14. ldiezman

    ldiezman

    Jul 11, 2001
    Nashville
    looking better than anything I can do :).. thats not saying much.. but that bass does look good. How are you going to finish it? Color? natural??
     
  15. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    I would set them around 70 for a bass boost, 400 for a slight mid cut, 1.5k for a highmid boost,and 4.5k for trebble.

    These are just aproximations, and I set my EQ diferent than anyone ive ever met.

    I like it that way though so Im ok.

    Peace
    Nick