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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by freatles, Jan 14, 2014.
Is the length really 43"? That's 11" longer than the scale.
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.
That sounds crazy, but the world can use a little more crazy in it. Good luck and good building.
Are you going to laminate the carbon fiber body and neck in a mold or how are you planning to make it?
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?
There is a computer onboard.
are my hero.
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! Gonna be a long journey...
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 *goes to find another program*
*removed old draft*
Snuck in a little sunday morning quality time with the draft! Updated
You should check our Rick Toone, Strandberg and Klein for some inspiration for ergonomic designs.
Do you have a shop in mind? How much is estimated costs?
Give me a P-bass please!
*removed final draft, ridiculous*
My inspirations are Pagelli and Minarik! They have unsurpassed class and beauty (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').
Will you build it, then? With a P-bass a pickup rail may be unnecessary.