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Featured Special Edition Build off "Finals" Voting

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Scoops, Jun 28, 2020.

Vote for your TOP 5

This poll will close on Jul 12, 2020 at 2:36 PM.
  1. 41hzThunder – 4003w New Build

  2. BentheBassGuy – Walnut Free Moth

  3. Beej – Grace 6 from Winter buildoff 2018

  4. BioWeapon – Trippler

  5. cholyoke – Ariox

  6. ctmullins - OctoPhoenix

  7. Dadagoboi – Revisting 2010 TB Bass Buildoff

  8. FretsAreFor – Azshara

  9. Jon Clegg – K Space

  10. Nagromicon – Tinozza Style

  11. Reedt2000 – Toby Deluxe 5 Facelift

  12. Ripthorn – Ripthorn Builds a bass

  13. rojo412 – Elegant Salvage

  14. Scoops – Walter Ripper

  15. SlingBlader – I Gotta P

  16. turindev – Shortscle Jazz 5 for Daughter

  17. turindev – 5 string modern Walnut/ash build

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  1. Scoops

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

    Oct 22, 2013
    Sugar Creek, Wisc
    I am me
    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!

    On March 26th 2020, a build off challenge was issued here in the Luthiers Corner.

    The theme was “Build em if you got em”.

    This asks the builders to do whatever it takes to build a bass. It could be made from parts, it could be completing a stalled build, building something from scratch, or anything in between. A Free For All so to speak.

    Due to the large number entries, we started our voting with an elimination round.
    The elimination round is complete and we are moving on to the “Finals” round of voting.

    Please review each of the builders pages listed in the links below.

    You have 5 votes to select your favorites.

    ATTENTION BUILDERS: Please don’t vote for yourself. Vote for your fellow builders. Let them know you appreciate their efforts.

    The voting will remain open until Sunday, July 12th, 2PM (-6 GMT)

    Thank You

    41hzThunder – 4003w New Build
    Special Edition Build-off - 4003w new build

    BentheBassGuy – Walnut Free Moth
    Special Edition Build Off - Walnut Free-Moth

    Beej – Grace 6 from Winter buildoff 2018
    Special Edition Build Off: Grace 6 from Winter Build Off 2018

    BioWeapon – Trippler
    Special Edition Build-off : Tripppler!

    cholyoke – Ariox
    Special Edition Build Off - Ariox

    ctmullins - OctoPhoenix
    Special Edition build-off: OctoPhoenix

    Dadagoboi – Revisting 2010 TB Bass Buildoff
    Special Edition Build off - Revisiting the 2010 TB Bass Build Competition

    FretsAreFor – Azshara
    Special Edition Build-Off: Azshara

    Jon Clegg – K Space
    Special Edition Build-Off -- K-Space

    Nagromicon – Tinozza Style
    Special Edition Build Off - Tinozza style

    Reedt2000 – Toby Deluxe 5 Facelift
    Special Edition Build Off - Toby Deluxe V facelift

    Ripthorn – Ripthorn Builds a bass
    Cepheid 5: Ripthorn Builds a Bass

    rojo412 – Elegant Salvage
    Special Edition Build Off - Happy Accidents

    Scoops – Walter Ripper
    Special Edition Build off - Walter Ripper

    SlingBlader – I Gotta P
    Special Edition Build Off - I Gotta P

    turindev – Shortscle Jazz 5 for Daughter
    Special Edition Build-Off: Short Scale Jazz 5 for my Daughter

    turindev – 5 string modern Walnut/ash build
    Special Edition Build Off - 5 string Modern Walnut/Ash build
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2020
  2. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    Man, it's WAY harder, even with 5 chances to vote when these are stacked up like this! I'm shocked I ended up on this list, next to some insane designs and flawless craftsmanship. Its been great to be a part of this, especially at a time when the world's been turned upside down. Congrats to all the builders and thank you :thumbsup:
    S-Bigbottom, Fat Freddy, Beej and 2 others like this.
  3. Jon Clegg

    Jon Clegg Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2015
    Northern Virginia
    I managed to slip in on rounding error. :roflmao: Picking 5 out of this was bloody hard.:D
  4. Yeah, voting is no joke with this many options, even with 5 votes to spend! I do wanna say congrats in advance to whoever takes the cake and thanks to @Scoops for putting this on :)
    cholyoke, Scoops, Dadagoboi and 2 others like this.
  5. Englishman


    Apr 26, 2017
    So does this mean I came in equal 18th? Congrats to the top 17 here, welcome to total obscurity everyone else!
  6. Scoops

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

    Oct 22, 2013
    Sugar Creek, Wisc
    I am me
    We are now Featured!
    teh-slb, 1bassleft, turindev and 3 others like this.
  7. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    Would it be out of line to give a special shout out to the one out of the 5 votes I cast that was my favorite?

    I hope not!

    Nagromicon.... holy cow man. That is a work of art my friend. Bravo!

    An extra special shout out to Ripthorn with all the woods and all the colors. Yeah, I drooled . . .

    Everyone else, fantastic job, truly. No losers here.
  8. Beej


    Feb 10, 2007
    Victoria, BC
    Huge props to everyone who submitted a build. :thumbsup: It's an enormous amount of work and commitment to get all the way to the end of a build. Blood, sweat and tears, literally. (And that's not counting wetting yourself or pooping a little during any close-call router-related incidents.)

    If you've never built before and are interested, or are on the fence, I can't recommend it enough. See you next time! :woot:
    turindev, BishopJP, dwizum and 4 others like this.
  9. I just wanna say all these builds are amazing, it was hard to choose, even with 5 votes! I really hope that there are more of these competitions that are more entry level friendly, I’d really love to participate next time!
    turindev and Beej like this.
  10. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    Albany NY

    'Nuff said.....:wacky:
    S-Bigbottom and Beej like this.
  11. bassspielplatz

    bassspielplatz Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2008
    I just learned about this. Am I still on time to submit a build I finished just 3 days ago?
    Beej likes this.
  12. Unfortunately not, I was in the same boat! I just finished a build in April that I could've entered, but the deadline was June 21st :rollno:
    Beej likes this.
  13. Beej


    Feb 10, 2007
    Victoria, BC
    There's almost always a wide field - nothing wrong with assembling purchased parts for example, but in the Winter Build Off, there's usually a theme that is followed. As long as it fits the theme, everyone and everything is invited. "Entry-level" builders tend to get the largest community support. :D :thumbsup:
    EddiePlaysBass and turindev like this.
  14. Beej


    Feb 10, 2007
    Victoria, BC
    I think it's too late for a submission to this particular build off, but I can practically guarantee that everyone here wants to see it. :D Even though it won't make it into this build off, please put it into a build thread and post it up in the Luthier's Corner anyway! :woot:
    turindev likes this.
  15. That's good to know! I'm kinda new, so I've never seen a winter build off before, but it sounded kind of intimidating from what I saw. But now that I know, hopefully I'll be able to participate! Just gotta start saving up for parts, and a few tools I don't have haha.
    EddiePlaysBass, S-Bigbottom and Beej like this.
  16. Beej


    Feb 10, 2007
    Victoria, BC
    A word of warning: it's addictive. Like seriously addictive. :smug:
  17. BishopJP


    Apr 5, 2019
    North Carolina
    I was despairing that I couldn't pick the 3 I like best, then I remembered we got 5 votes! Didn't make it much easier...
    turindev, BioWeapon and Reedt2000 like this.
  18. Zoffy


    Jun 7, 2020
    Sacramento CA
    Love 'em; all beautiful instruments! I really admire the eye for detail on all of these basses. If I built a bass it would probably end up looking like that car that Homer Simpson designed...
    1bassleft likes this.
  19. Scoops

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

    Oct 22, 2013
    Sugar Creek, Wisc
    I am me
    There will be more competitions!

    As @Beej has indicated, we have a Winter Build Off, which is theme based. Anybody can join! Young and old, skilled and unskilled alike.
    We will be doing the Free For All Build Off every spring! Anything Goes!

    @itmeyaboi is not the first to call for a more entry level friendly category
    I get it, as a noob, and I look at the list and ask, why would I want to enter? I'll get my ass kicked!

    So I put this question out to the group.
    What would be an effective way of dealing with this?

    Is a FFA the place for entry level sills?
    Do we create a separate category for entry level sills?
    Do entry level sills learn through the school of hard knocks via WBO?
    Will Mothman take an entry level skills builder under his wing?

    Thoughts/comments please
    Beej likes this.
  20. Personally I think the FFA would be a great place for entry level skills! I would’ve entered if I had seen it by the deadline. The things I would avoid for an entry build off would be building a neck or body from scratch. I feel like that’s the one thing that someone who hasn’t been doing this for a while wouldn’t be equipped to do, just because it requires so many expensive tools and pretty extensive knowledge and experience.
    Beej likes this.

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