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Phutubass - lets start with spec

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by freatles, Jan 14, 2014.


  1. freatles

    freatles

    Jan 9, 2014
    Helsinki
    *obsolete* :bassist:
     
  2. tungx

    tungx

    Mar 8, 2013
    St. Louis
    Is the length really 43"? That's 11" longer than the scale.
     
  3. freatles

    freatles

    Jan 9, 2014
    Helsinki
    Yes, a good 6-8" due to the "table stand" design - you can set it on a table or floor or against a wall. Thats my idea, anyway.
     
  4. That sounds crazy, but the world can use a little more crazy in it. Good luck and good building.
     
  5. MPU

    MPU

    Sep 21, 2004
    Valkeala Finland
    Are you going to laminate the carbon fiber body and neck in a mold or how are you planning to make it?
     
  6. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Interesting.

    You've got a very aggressive weight goal. Do you know the weight on the bridges and tuners, pickups, electronics, and a set of strings?

    It sounds like it would require plastic or wooden knobs. Metal would be too heavy.

    What do you mean by friction fasteners?
     
  7. M0ses

    M0ses

    Sep 11, 2009
    Eastern Wisconsin
    There is a computer onboard.

    What.

    You


    are my hero.
     
  8. freatles

    freatles

    Jan 9, 2014
    Helsinki
    Deep Cat - Oh yes we need more of the good kind of crazy!

    Well actually I will model it and order the parts from a shop.

    pilotjones - 2014, baby! I guess we're not in "Kansas" anymore!

    I don't know the total weight of the HW & tronics, atm. Gonna have some hard time with the target, thats for sure! A "friction fastener" is a threaded ring + an insert that has lips that tightens around the rod as you rotate the ring (afaik). Whachumacallit.

    M0ses - thank you! :cool: Gonna be a long journey...
     
  9. freatles

    freatles

    Jan 9, 2014
    Helsinki
    Aww, just finished up drawing of a final draft in inkscape, took a nap. Came back to post the draft, clicked to activate inkscape window, which caused inkscape to crash instantly - after which I realized I hadn't saved any of the final draft :meh: *goes to find another program*
     
  10. freatles

    freatles

    Jan 9, 2014
    Helsinki
    *removed old draft*
     
  11. freatles

    freatles

    Jan 9, 2014
    Helsinki
    *removed old draft*
     
  12. freatles

    freatles

    Jan 9, 2014
    Helsinki
    Snuck in a little sunday morning quality time with the draft! :cool: Updated
     
  13. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Hancock, MI
    You should check our Rick Toone, Strandberg and Klein for some inspiration for ergonomic designs.
     
  14. MPU

    MPU

    Sep 21, 2004
    Valkeala Finland
    Do you have a shop in mind? How much is estimated costs?
     
  15. Give me a P-bass please!
     
  16. freatles

    freatles

    Jan 9, 2014
    Helsinki
    *removed final draft, ridiculous*
     
  17. freatles

    freatles

    Jan 9, 2014
    Helsinki
    My inspirations are Pagelli and Minarik! They have unsurpassed class and beauty :smug: (yes I know this may not show in this draft at all)

    I have seen many (photos) of Strandbergs and Kleins and the Toone websites. Despite their pathblazing work, the bass culture seems to be stuck in the 50's model very much - for the good or bad.

    Yes, I have an estimate from a friend-of-a-shop-owner and its "coupla-hundred" euros ('parisataa'). :p


    Will you build it, then? With a P-bass a pickup rail may be unnecessary. :cool: