The bass of Navarone

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by saved, Sep 30, 2018.

  1. saved


    Aug 14, 2012
    This is what i was doing the last 2 years (and a little more months)
    Its a torzal twisted neck,47-44"scale,headles,5-string bass.
    Many special thanks to @Clifford Lee and @MPU for their help and advice.
    So,here the pics.
    Enjoy. n2kb38.jpg 2u88aop.jpg 8wwfa1.jpg

    Here,compared side by side with a 34" scale VIG cobra bass

    Many thanks to newtone strings for their custom strings set they build for this monster
  2. Gully Foyle

    Gully Foyle

    Sep 28, 2014
    Near Boston
  3. Gully Foyle

    Gully Foyle

    Sep 28, 2014
    Near Boston
    Amazing, must sound stunning!
  4. papasteack


    Oct 11, 2012
    Congratulation !
    What kind of truss/rod did you choose ?
    It seem you didn't twisted the laminated wood of the neck. Did you ?
    How much angle is there finally ?
    What kind of gig did you used to make the twist ?
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  5. saved


    Aug 14, 2012
    It sound very very clear,with great harmonic content.
    I choose a common double actin truss rod and modified it and build it longer.
    The wood isnt twisted,its routed this way.I am not sure about the angles because is more than a year since i build the neck.Maybe 23 at the nut and 18 at the bridge.
    The jig was a DIY jig.I have a pic when i started to building it but without the router on it

    Attached Files:

  6. Gully Foyle

    Gully Foyle

    Sep 28, 2014
    Near Boston
    Post some clips!
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  7. saved


    Aug 14, 2012
    I dont have home recording equipment,just an audio interface.If i record with a camera,it will sound terrible.I have to go in recording studio to do some clips:thumbsup:
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  8. Gully Foyle

    Gully Foyle

    Sep 28, 2014
    Near Boston
    That beast is amazing, definitely watching for clips
  9. Wow! (In a good way)
  10. Wow, that's pretty. And long. Do you have be 7 feet tall to reach the low end?
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  11. Gully Foyle

    Gully Foyle

    Sep 28, 2014
    Near Boston
    I’ll bet it hangs way to the right and he reach is not crazy?
  12. 5tring


    Sep 16, 2018
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  13. roller

    roller Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
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  14. scuzzy


    Feb 15, 2006
    Troy, MO
    a bass many would say "I would never build that" due to the complexity alone, but you did and it is awesome. congrats! I'm sure it was technically challenging, but the unique factor is top shelf.
  15. JW56789

    JW56789 Guest

    Feb 18, 2017
    My congratulations. I would, however, be utterly forced to show up at the Repair Desk at Guitar Center and ask them if they could take a look at my axe, 'I think the neck is twisted . . . . . .'
  16. MVE


    Aug 8, 2010
    That looks awesome! Great job!
    What made you choose 44”?
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  17. bkbirge


    Jun 25, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Steak n Shake
    Apparently there *is* a best bass for metal. Looks exactly like what I'd expect the loudest band in the universe, Disaster Area, to have in their backline.
  18. basshawk21

    basshawk21 Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2018
    Columbus, Ohio
    'You'll poke your eye out, kid' Just kidding,,, looks great.
  19. saabfender

    saabfender Inactive

    Jan 10, 2018
    Do you have to look like Gregory Peck to play it?