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new to forum , first bass build

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by manupulated, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. HI guys ! been looking on the tb forum for a while and found great builds out here and info's , nice forum and people seems good , heres my first bass build , it got some mistakes i know but its the first and not the last

    neck : 5 strings neck modded to 4 strings ,22 frets ,32 inch scale from Carvin usa
    body: mahogany sides , maple center with red birch inserts
    pickups and electronics :emg active 18 volts mod
    strings: d'addario .50-.110
    bridges: from ebay ...
    finish : vinyl sealer and 90 degrees gloss lacquer , still unpolished


    Ive always liked big string spacing ... its just for show but i do play every day and love it . this bass is going to be modded soon to 5 strings , passive pickups , maple neck with maple fingerboard and may be fretless ... not sure , im looking to build a walnut veneered bass (almost all the parts are in)
  2. the_diplomat


    Feb 5, 2014
    its quite a beaut, mate.
  3. thanks , too bad that this one will be a solid color soon because 5 strings wont match much with the 2 stripes
  4. Rowka

    Rowka Supporting Member

    Dec 9, 2002
    Jacksonville, FL
  5. Buchada Azeda

    Buchada Azeda

    Mar 25, 2009
    Think of it as having 5 stripes if that bothers you ;-)

    I think it looks perfect that way. Throw a clear pickguard and it'll be a beaut.
  6. frankenbass2014


    Jan 26, 2014
    id five it and leave the finish alone. its beautiful
  7. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Aug 11, 2012
    Upstate NY, USA
    Please don't paint it. I know it's none of my business, but I'm begging you. Leave it natural. So purty. :)