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opinions on my bass design

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FLOYDtheBARBER, Jul 20, 2003.


  1. here's a design i did today for a bass.
    hopefully later this summer i will be tackling my bass project, and i'm trying to decide on the best design to use.
    i have a huge stack of drawn designs, but i have no scanner.:(
    this is the only one i have on my computer (also the first one i designed with photoshop, all others have been hand drawn. if i ever get a scanner, you WILL see them all.)
    so what do you folks think of it?
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Basho

    Basho Guest

    Looks cool, but the upper horn is a bit too chunky and the body too wide for my liking.
     
  3. here's a VERY ROUGH design done in a hurry; a little bit altered to see if Basho likes it.
    whaddaya think?
    [​IMG]
     
  4. BassAxe

    BassAxe

    Jul 22, 2002
    Culpeper, VA
    I've been thinking about that didj-bass from that other thread.

    http://www.oddmusic.com/gallery/om11000.html

    Basho's comment on the upper horn gave me an idea: How about a horn big enough and hollow, angled up to the players face, and the hollow air passage going through the body, maybe curving around the outside instead of interfering with the neck, bridge, and pick-ups, and then straight down near where jack would usually be located?

    Play it like a didj and play bass at the same time?

    I'm just throwing the idea out there. I haven't the time and equipment, currently, to make it myself.

    Not bad work with PS.

    I've also been thinking about "custom fit" bass bodies. Use something like a big balloon filled with plaster, hold it on your lap or leg in a sitting position, and base the body's shape on the plaster relief after it has set. Guaranteed perfect fit, as long as you don't lose/gain too much weight.

    Okey, here's a quick and sloppy illustration of what Imeant about the bass-didj.
     
  5. Basho

    Basho Guest

    That's much nicer to me. As for the SC, I'm more a fan of the LP or Fodera style (where the join is perpendicular to the board or farther toward the nut, respectively) than the Tele-style cutaway. Although your bass isn't really supposed to impress me; as long as you like the way it looks it's cool.
     
  6. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    may i make a recommendation?

    ok, thanks. ;)

    i've layed out several basses in 3D CAD.

    i find it EXTREMELY valuable to setup the bridge and nut spacing (scale length)before creating any body shape.

    you'll avoid some nasty surprizes later.

    just a thought.

    f
     
  7. Wouldn't it just be easier to put your bass on a stand, and put the digi on a stand, and then play them?
     
  8. Ben Mishler

    Ben Mishler

    Jan 22, 2003
    San Jose
    I love those designs, they look friggin awesome!
     
  9. BassAxe

    BassAxe

    Jul 22, 2002
    Culpeper, VA
    Anything that's easy to do leaves little sense of accomplishment upon its completion.

    You'd have to stand still too much to play anything on a stand.

    Besides, a bass on a stand and a didj on a stand are not likely to raise any eyebrows. :D
     
  10. oh, yeah. when i actually get down to making this thing, i'll be mapping it all out, full scale, on blueprint paper.

    the second design i posted is more like the hand-drawn ones i have.
    i'm also considering using one of my designs which cops the CT style. :ninja:
     
  11. furiously funky

    furiously funky Guest

    Dec 28, 2002
    Toronto
    neat design!
    wasnt there another thread called "birth of a custom bass" or something like that with the same design?? (or a lot like it)
     
  12. yeah, the lower horn came out just about identical to that one. :bag:
     
  13. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
  14. Ben Mishler

    Ben Mishler

    Jan 22, 2003
    San Jose
    Flodshon, that just looks awesome.
     
  15. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    thanks Basho and Ben.

    i love 3D CAD and bass design. any chance i get to put my work into action, i grab it.

    f
     
  16. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    FTB: hope you didn't mind me 3D'ing your idea.

    f