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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by budman, Jan 18, 2005.


  1. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    It'll be a five string based on the design I posted a few weeks ago. Ash body, with a walnut top and a spalted elm inlayed fake pickguard. I think I'm going to try my hand at some wooden pickup covers for this one.
     
  2. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    What kind of neck wood, fboard, inlay thing are you going to do. That will really make this bass. Also, you doing a deep gloss, or something like tru-oil?
     
  3. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    I have an ash and maple neck blank glued up that I'll probably use. I'll do a macassar ebony fingerboard with walnut dot markers. The whole thing will be ultra shiny.
     

  4. I bow to your design. Simply stunning.



    ...gonna go set fire to my shop now
     
  5. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    You have to think of some good inlays for it. Something more than just dots.
     
  6. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    Very cool I have not tried inlay. I can't imagine how people get the pieces just perfectly shaped so they fit in snug..t
     
  7. I was looking in some books like Grizzly, and the have kits for your router to do perfect inlay. You basically route your cavity using a template and then put a spacer on your router and route your inlay. I'm sure it a little more complex than that, but you get the picture. I'm sure people do it without templates and kits also.
     
  8. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    I learned how by watching the "New Yankee Workshop". :)
     
  9. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    Maybe no markers. The piece of macassar ebony I have is awesome. Don't know if I want to bugger it up with markers.
     
  10. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    Aghh, it's just an old hunk of wood. Thanks though. :)
     
  11. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    It's the other way around. Using a reverse template where you cut from the inside you put the bushing on a collar to route the opening in your work piece and using the same template you then remove the bushing to route the inlay.
     
  12. JSPguitars

    JSPguitars

    Jan 12, 2004
    Grass Valley
    Ahhhhh........THERE'S THE BEEF!!!!!
    I bow to that design as well........
    and thanks for the porn!
     
  13. HamOnTheCob

    HamOnTheCob Jacob Moore Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2004
    Cambridge, Ohio, USA
    Endorsing Artist for Warwick Basses, Mesa Engineering, Joyo Technology, Dr. J Pedals, and Levy's Leathers
    That would've looked super sweet with my neck, Allan. Why didn't you think of that?!? haha jk
     
  14. Razor

    Razor

    Sep 22, 2002
    Dallas
    Really unique and cool design. I like that a lot.
     
  15. Stu L.

    Stu L. Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    I wouldn't let Razor's compliments mean too much to ya, he's easily impressed. Heck, even I've impressed him ;).

    But for Hammy to say those kind words, wow. Great job.

    And I agree with the two above parties, very nice. Have fun :)
     
  16. Great design mate, can't wait to see it finished... hint hint...
    Awesome looking thing though, it's funny, how the looks can make you enjoy playing it more and therefore play better. I think you'd be playing like a true cat with this! :D :bassist:
     
  17. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    Well, I thank both you and Razor. :)
     
  18. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    Thanks, but I hope that somebody else will be playing it and enjoying it. ;)
     
  19. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    It is a pretty snazzy design, at that.