Special Edition Build off - Build em if ya got em

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Scoops, Mar 26, 2020.


  1. Scoops

    Scoops Why do we use base 10 when we only have 8 fingers Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2013
    Sugar Creek, Wisc
    Greetings

    In uncertain times, it is good to know you that have something to participate in that is certain, building basses in the Luthier’s corner!

    For this Special Edition build off, our theme will be "Build em if ya got em".

    So, what is "Build em if ya got em" and how does it apply to this build off?

    Our rules are simple:
    Build what ya got:
    · New from scratch
    · Finish the unfinished
    · Use reclaimed materials
    · Tweak and/or modify
    · Collaboration
    · Adopt a project
    · Minimum diameter for lowest pitch string is .084"
    · Whatever you can make happen.
    · All points in between

    To enter the build off, simply start a new thread using "Special Edition Build Off" as part of your title, and start building. In your initial post, provide a picture of your starting point

    For those that already have a thread for an incomplete build, either rename it or create a new thread

    • Please name the all manufacturers of products you are using when posting.
    • The build off will start Thursday, March 26th, 2020
    • The build off will end on Sunday, June 21st , 2020, 2:00pm GMT -6

    Voting will start immediately after the close of the build off

    I ask that you please put a link to your build back to this thread so we have a central reference point for all of those that wish to participate

    You can join when you have time, and you can enter as often as you like.

    If you have any related questions, please feel free to post it here or PM me.

    Thanks and have fun!

    Entries
    1) thetragichero - Special Edition Build Off - 5 string jaguar bass conversion
    2) Scoops - Special Edition Build off - Rip Limba
    3) Scoops - Special Edition Build off - Proof of Concept
    4) rojo412 - Special Edition Build Off - Elegant Salvage
    5) postalflunkie - Special Edition Build Off - Bo Diddley goes to the Post Office
    6) Fat Freddy - Special Edition Build Off Freddy Slides Into The LC Via The Back Door...
    7) cholyoke - Special Edition Build Off - Ariox
    8) 2groggy - Special Edition Build Off - SG Bass VI
    9) Jon Clegg - Special Edition Build Off -- Fusion Bird (Continued)
    10) Jon Clegg - Special Edition Build Off -- Fenderbird VI (continued)
    11) Dark Horse - SPECIAL EDITION BUILD OFF: Scrap Scroll
    12) dwizum - Special Edition Build-off: What's brown and sticky?
    13) Jon Clegg - Special Edition Build-Off -- K-Space
    14) Honkey tonk - Special Edition build off - Second
    15) Nagromicon - Special Edition Build Off - Tinozza style
    16) Englishman - Special Edition Build Off - Ampeg AEB lookalike
    17) dwizum - Special Edition Build Off: The Thumfinizenvette
    18) BioWeapon - Special Edition Build-off : Tripppler!
    19) ctmullins - Special Edition build-off: OctoPhoenix
    20) Big B - Special Edition Build Off: Why Are You Staring At My Crotch Like That?
    21) mikewalker - Special Edition Build-Off: RePsycheldelic'd Starcaster
    22) Mbechmann - Special Edition build off - Grandpa bass
    23) BishopJP - Special Edition Build-Off - Sapele and Lacewood
    24) 5string - Special Edition Build-Off: Learner Driver
    25) madmaskbass - Special Edition Build Off: Build 2 Walwannabe6
    26) GMC - Special Edition Build Off - 54 P bass inspired 5 String Restart
    27) Chuch Chill Out - Special Edition Build Off: 5 F-Squared
    28) beej - Special Edition Build Off: Grace 6 from Winter Build Off 2018
    29) Ripthorn - Cepheid 5: Ripthorn Builds a Bass
    30) Scoops - Special Edition Build off - My Albatross
    31) Reedt2000 - Special Edition Build Off - Toby Deluxe V facelift
    32) MPU - Special Edition Build Off- Use What I Have
    33) turindev - Special Edition Build Off - 5 string Modern Walnut/Ash build
    34) Sunk by Sirens - Special Edition Build Off - Phony Abalone
    35) PDX Rich - Special Edition Build Off: Gurathnaka
    36) 41hzThunder - Special Edition Build-off - 4003w new build
    37) Birdswing - First Ever Build - Special Edition Build off
    38) mikewalker - Special Edition Build Off - Famous Phive (a lefty lined fretless...)
    39) Dadagoboi - Special Edition Build off - Revisiting the 2010 TB Bass Build Competition (Part 1)
    40) turindev - Special Edition Build-Off: Short Scale Jazz 5 for my Daughter
    41) Scoops - Special Edition Build off - Walter Ripper
    42) SlingBlader - Special Edition Build Off - I Gotta P
    43) BenTheBassGuy - Special Edition Build Off - Walnut Free-Moth
    44) AK4570 - Special Edition Build Off: The Paper Birch Precision
    45) BishopJP - Special Edition Build-Off - Cedar P
    46) enzodm - Special Edition Build Off - 2nd build but like 1st
    47) MPU - Special Edition Build Off-MPUMan Mongo

    48) thetragichero - Special Edition Build Off - using ~60 year old former cabinet doors
    49) FretsAreFor - Special Edition Build-Off: Azshara
    50) Cataract - Special Edition Build Off: Vintage White Parts P
    51)Will White - Special Edition Build Off: Rat Deco
    52) Dadagoboi - Special Edition Build off - Revisiting the 2010 TB Bass Build Competition (Part 2)
    53) /\/\3phist0 - Special Edition Build off - Super Tangerine Billy Bo
    54) /\/\3phist0 - Special Edition Build off - Blue Flame Maple PJ 4-5 conversion
    55) /\/\3phist0 - Special Edition Build off - Goya 4-5 conversion

    56) EatS1stBassist - Special Edition Build Off-Burnt Offering
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2020
  2. Scoops

    Scoops Why do we use base 10 when we only have 8 fingers Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2013
    Sugar Creek, Wisc
    OK, we are now officially started!
     
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  3. rojo412

    rojo412 Sit down, Danny... Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
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  4. Scoops

    Scoops Why do we use base 10 when we only have 8 fingers Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2013
    Sugar Creek, Wisc
    At the end when we post for voting is MANDATORY! :roflmao: (just kidding here)

    Any time in between is optional
     
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  5. Is a prebuilt neck okay? I just picked one up from another TB'er and was going to start a build anyways... might as well document it! :)
     
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  6. Scoops

    Scoops Why do we use base 10 when we only have 8 fingers Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2013
    Sugar Creek, Wisc
    Yes
     
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  8. cholyoke

    cholyoke Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2016
    Rubber City
  9. Scoops

    Scoops Why do we use base 10 when we only have 8 fingers Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2013
    Sugar Creek, Wisc
  10. 2groggy

    2groggy

    Jan 17, 2015
    Toronto, Canada
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  11. Jon Clegg

    Jon Clegg Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2015
    Northern Virginia
  12. Jon Clegg

    Jon Clegg Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2015
    Northern Virginia
  13. I'm excited for this to start all over again (even though I still haven't decided to vote for in the last build off...)
     
  14. Beej

    Beej

    Feb 10, 2007
    Vancouver Island
    Hmmm...I guess I better figure out what I'm a gonna do... :bookworm:
     
  15. I'm bummed to see all these builds starting, I'm just not in a place to start one. I'll have to reassess after I get this guitar done on whether I'll have time. I think I'm going to be doing two more guitars after this one, but you never know how these things will go.
     
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  16. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    Hmm... I really shouldn't even be contemplating a new bass (in the process of selling off the whole collection right now!) - but since it can be a short-scale, I guess I might as well recycle some parts... :)

    [​IMG]
    (to make something similar to this...)
     
  17. dwizum

    dwizum

    Dec 21, 2018
    I've got my plan together, with the help of some brainstorming with my kids. Not quite ready to share details but I'm super excited. This is going to be glorious. :D
     
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  18. 5tring

    5tring

    Sep 16, 2018
    UK
    Ha I didn’t see the enormous on/off switch at first that’s awesome!
     
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  19. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
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  20. dwizum

    dwizum

    Dec 21, 2018
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