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Telemaster Bass, Version 2.0

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by ponticat, Sep 24, 2010.


  1. After finishing Version 1.0, my wife asked me to build a second one to give to her cousin Alan. Alan was the founder of the teenage band she was in somewhere back in the last century. Alan and the band meant a lot to her. This bass is her thank you gift.

    What I started with:

    2004 Squier Affinity P-Bass,(actually my first bass.) Parts used include the neck (with the headstock reshaped), neck screws, bridge and strap buttons.

    Hipshot Ultralite ½" tuners.

    LaBella flat wound strings.

    The electronics include a Seymour Duncan SCPB-3 pickup, Alpha 250k mini pots, .100mf capacitor and a Switchcraft output jack.

    Miscellaneous stuff includes Stew-Mac three-ply pickguard material, Stratocaster control knobs and a Gotoh string retainer.

    Fully assembled this bass weighs 6 pounds, 12 ounces.

    Version 1.0 is here: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=659442

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  2. Whoa this looks good , I perfer this one over 1.0.
     
  3. GORGEOUS! What does it sound like!?
     
  4. Engagechad

    Engagechad

    Sep 3, 2010
    Richmond, VA
    Very nice sir!

    Great format I must say, It was very well done and I love the walnut. Got any sound samples?
     
  5. Wow that is fantastic. Love the build diary too.
     
  6. Engagechad

    Engagechad

    Sep 3, 2010
    Richmond, VA
    as and aside:

    I'm a big fan of cephalopods so yeah. Loved the little squiddies
     
  7. Herbie Chesnutt

    Herbie Chesnutt Guest

    Mar 19, 2010
    Wake Forest, NC
    Thanks Ponticat. Your build threads are a total joy to read.

    Later.
     
  8. Spraeg

    Spraeg

    May 13, 2010
    Chicago
    This is one of the more entertaining build threads I've seen, and I like your tele/jag body style- even though I normally dislike both, the combination turns out looking cool.
     
  9. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Tres cool!!!

    But, unfortunatley, the link to #1 doesn't work for me.
     
  10. mikeyswood

    mikeyswood Inactive

    Jul 22, 2007
    Cincinnati OH
    Luthier of Michael Wayne Instruments
    What about your hair??!!
     
  11. Fixed. Please try again.

    ponticat
     
  12. Stealth

    Stealth

    Feb 5, 2008
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Novel way to introduce things - also, interesting build. :D
     
  13. Duane

    Duane

    Sep 26, 2010
    I've played this Telemaster, as well as Version 1.0. It's a wonderful sounding bass with nice woody but articulate tone, not to mention excellent ergonomics. It plays very well -- much better than you'd expect from an Affinity neck -- which may be testimony to the low-action set-up and quality components. Both versions are beautifully and expertly crafted, with outstanding wood grain. All in all a lovely instrument. It might be interesting to equip Version 3 with a humbucker for even more warmth.
     
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