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New Build named Scrappy

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by thebassbuilder, Jul 31, 2012.


  1. thebassbuilder

    thebassbuilder

    Mar 7, 2012
    Spartanburg SC
    guitar builder, Meyers Guitars
    Well I am starting a new bass design. It will be based off a Sting Ray for the most part. I am caling this one Scrappy because I am using only parts and wood I have around the shop.

    The Body at this point will have an Ash top that is 0.75" thick and the back will be a mix of Mahogany and/or Poplar. I have to see how much wood I have to get the job done. I am sure at this point I will use a Mahogany center section on the back. That should give a killer tone mixed with the ASH top.

    The Neck will be a 1/2A Birdseye maple w/Rosewood F-board 21 fret. It will have Schaller tuners and a 3 way ajustable Gotoh bridge, control plate and knobs (all Chrome).

    Electronics/Pick-ups: Bartolini MM pup in the correct bridge position and a Bartolini split J pup in the correct P bass location. This pup will be at an angle that covers the correct area of a P bass (see pictures), this bass will hopefully sound like my two favorite instruments, a SRay and a P Bass. I will use a 3 band Bartolini electronics (as long as they are not fried).

    Pick guard: I am doing my own design and here is where I would like people to help. I will do a poll with pick guard "A" or "B", so let me know what you think. I am leaning toward "A" but like them both.

    So I will start the thread with the poll question and add the other updates and pictures next. Hope you like it.
     

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