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Special Edition Build Off Freddy Slides Into The LC Via The Back Door...

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


  1. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    Albany NY
    I'm in with a kit build entry....:whistle:...

    Absolutely no experience in the constructing or finishing properly of anything.....Ever!...

    My plan is to create a P type bass that is aimed at being used exclusively for slide bass...

    I'm off to a slow start due to having no work space sorted out to build it in!....:rollno:....

    Fear not!...A mountain of gear is turning up slowly but surely...Got half of a workbench delivered today....:rolleyes:....

    Thanks for watching....:drool:
     
  2. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    subbed
     
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  3. 5tring

    5tring

    Sep 16, 2018
    UK
    Workbench with a built in towel rail presumably?
     
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  4. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    Albany NY
    Vacuum system....

    Unlikely that I'll produce anything worth :drool:ing about though....:whistle:
     
  5. rudy4444

    rudy4444

    Mar 13, 2012
    Central Illinois
    I take it you were a huge Mark Sandman fan? ;)
     
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  6. Jon Clegg

    Jon Clegg Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2015
    Northern Virginia
    Egads, I've created a monster!

    Don't worry with the collective guidance of the LC you'll create something :drool: worthy, I'm sure :thumbsup:
     
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  7. 2groggy

    2groggy

    Jan 17, 2015
    Toronto, Canada
    Kits are the gateway drug to luthiery.:thumbsup:
     
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  8. ctmullins

    ctmullins fueled by beer and coconut Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    Yay, we get to :drool: at FF for a change!!
     
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  9. Jon Clegg

    Jon Clegg Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2015
    Northern Virginia
    Shhhhhh!!! He's not supposed to know that :speechless:
     
  10. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    Albany NY
    Honestly, no....not really.....I was more inspired by both Junior Kimbrough and R.L. Burnside.....

    Don't think that slide bass appears on either of their recordings though....:laugh:....

    It was their..."We're gonna do OUR thing approach that I'm attracted to and I intend to have great fun finding out if I can make something work...:thumbsup:
     
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  11. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    Albany NY
    I think that if I could inspire one genuine :drool: from a collection of guys with the talent that you lot have, then it will have been worth every penny of the 2 billion that it's cost to get going...so far....:eek:
     
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  12. @Passinwind does some great Slide Bass.
    Here is one of his recordings.
    Turn it up loud and let your Lady know what she is in for. :angel:



     
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  13. postalflunkie

    postalflunkie Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2013
    Westerville, Ohio
    Ah the "kit"... it all started with a kit. My middle boy wanted his own bass, so we got a kit. Of course I needed a sander to help.with finishing it. And you know it had a paddle headstock, so might as well buy a band saw right?
    After the kit I thought , well I have a sander and a saw, let's build one from scratch. Oh waite I need a planer to do that $$$ No problem, every new project needs a new tool, that's house rules.
    The next bass required a router table, and that's also when I discovered the greatness of the shinto rasp...

    But don't worry Freddy, this stuff isn't addictive at all. Just give it a try, it's easy :thumbsup:
     
  14. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    Albany NY
    So....Let's get where I am so far....

    But first....A HUGE thanks to both @Jon Clegg and @Passinwind for their encouragement and help...:thumbsup:...

    The FreakBass.....:hyper:....

    I understand that the luthier types usually do the "Pile of wood shot" before they start....

    Well....My first mistake has already been committed.....
    I did the headstock shape first and THEN remembered the woodpile thingy....

    So...The Woodpile....:woot:...

    [​IMG]

    Seems to have passed inspection...

    The first cut....

    Really tried NOT to do a headstock that I was familiar with....Fender etc...so...

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    What do you think?....
    Having done it, (used the lid of a Le Creuset casserole to do the curves)...:laugh:...

    Now it's done, it occurs to me that I've basically done an "Inline" version of the bloomin' K Bass stock...:roflmao:......Oh well.....:wideyed:....

    Well, It's French....Classy innit?.....


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    [​IMG]MUCH sanding to do....:wideyed:
     
  15. mrjim123

    mrjim123 Supporting Member

    May 17, 2008
    Indy
    The Gene Deer Band
    Make sure that your workshop conforms to all OSHA regulations. You'll need to be fully trained and certified, maintain safety compliance documentation, expect periodic inspections, etc. in order to avoid being shut down. :thumbsup:
     
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  16. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    Albany NY
    Make sure your pants do....
     
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  17. mrjim123

    mrjim123 Supporting Member

    May 17, 2008
    Indy
    The Gene Deer Band
    My pants, well, I might as well wear a haz mat suit 24-7. Good luck with the build. Sounds like fun!
     
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  18. Jon Clegg

    Jon Clegg Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2015
    Northern Virginia
    Encouragement? I thought it was a swift kick in the *****REDACTED: TOS VIOLATION*******
     
  19. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    Albany NY
    You may not be so happy when the number of stupid questions reaches the thousands!...:laugh:
     
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  20. Jon Clegg

    Jon Clegg Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2015
    Northern Virginia
    As my old sensei would say "The only stupid question is the one that isn't asked"

    Yeah, I'm gonna get all Zen on you! :roflmao:
     
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