new build Fenderbird 5 string

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ric5, Dec 12, 2020.


  1. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    If I could only own 36 basses what would they be?
    I am building a new Fenderbird 5 string bass

    I am this far along today ... I love Fenderbirds and I have wanted to do a slanted pickup bass for a while. These pickups will be slanted about 20 degrees and they will be in the Rickenbacker positions

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  2. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    If I could only own 36 basses what would they be?
    It may end up with a 4 band preamp
     
  3. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    If I could only own 36 basses what would they be?
    I am thinking I want a veneer on the top
     
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  4. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    Your builds/rebuilds have continued to excite and fascinate me over the years.

    Thank You!
     
  5. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    If I could only own 36 basses what would they be?
    Thanks
     
  6. alembicbones

    alembicbones

    Nov 10, 2000
    Seattle, WA
    This looks very cool. Just saying but I think you also need a 4003s/5, likely a walnut version :thumbsup:.

    Bones
     
  7. I think that wood looks nice enough to leave alone.
    Can you make a veneer work with the raised center section?
     
  8. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    If I could only own 36 basses what would they be?
    I am thinking of trying this

    Woodshop Guitar Skins - SkinYourSkunk.com

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  9. Good idea, Ric5. I looked at skins a few years ago and never saw any as cool as the ones at your link.
     
  10. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    If I could only own 36 basses what would they be?
    or I might do this skin

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  11. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    If I could only own 36 basses what would they be?
    I rounded the edges a little

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  12. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    If I could only own 36 basses what would they be?
    I am liking the wood grain and I might leave it natural
     
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  13. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    If I could only own 36 basses what would they be?
    I routed out the neck pocket a little more and rounded the edges a little more.

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  14. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    If I could only own 36 basses what would they be?
    I am thinking the pickguard will be exotic wood or tort ... and I am thinking the finish will be tru oil
     
  15. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    If I could only own 36 basses what would they be?
    This new bass will replace this one here that I regret selling

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  16. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    Love that wood grain!
     
  17. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    If I could only own 36 basses what would they be?
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  18. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
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  19. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    If I could only own 36 basses what would they be?
  20. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    If I could only own 36 basses what would they be?
    I am thinking of using a zebra wood neck

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