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Where's the BEEF??

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by JSPguitars, Aug 9, 2004.


  1. JSPguitars

    JSPguitars

    Jan 12, 2004
    Grass Valley
    I wanna see some pictures!!!
    THere seems to be A LOT of people interested in building their first bass, but there's been a lack of "work in progress" pictures here!
    Where are they all?? Do I have to buy you all digital cameras??
    Where's the BEEF?
    Give me a picture of whatever......your neck, your shop, your new favorite rasp or shop stool,......anything! Your wife, your newborn daughter, your motorcycle.
    Where's the BEEF?
    Doesn't need to be a first either, what's your current project??? Lets see it!
    :eyebrow:
    guess I'm just lookin' for some inspiration, that's all. Eye candy. Luthier porn.
    :hyper:
     
  2. PasdaBeer

    PasdaBeer

    Nov 2, 2002
    Santa Rosa California
    SandStorm Designs
    ill post some when i get a lil more done, so far it looks hardly diffrent then the last posting, just a bit more sanding done, 1/2 shaved off the body thickness : P im waiting for my planer to get my 6 strings neck lams ready and my wenge to the right size, then the pr0n0 will come!
     
  3. teacherguy

    teacherguy

    Feb 21, 2004
    Cincinnati, OH
    I gotta learn how to post pics first!!!
    I only have a couple of my template but it's something...

    Jon
     
  4. McHack

    McHack

    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    Well, I only have SOME parts... Body, & most of the hardware. I've post a coupe pics of it, in the "Blue Basses" thread. I just found out today, that the neck is on a brown truck, somewhere in the pacific northwest, soooooo...

    Soon as I get THAT, I'll post a pic or two. Just talked w/ Brian at BestBassGear, & he's going to have my pups & pre, in a brown truck in the next couple of days.

    Because I don't have everything, for the real initail assembly, I haven't bothered w/ anything...
     
  5. emor

    emor

    May 16, 2004
    kcmo
    Mine is still in the earliest stages:

    [​IMG]

    :D
     
  6. Buy me a digital camera, and I'll start making a bass. :cool:
     
  7. Tim Barber

    Tim Barber Commercial User

    Apr 28, 2003
    Serenity Valley
    Owner: Barber Music
    This one is the closest to done of what I'm working on now:
     
  8. Tim Barber

    Tim Barber Commercial User

    Apr 28, 2003
    Serenity Valley
    Owner: Barber Music
  9. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Looks like a Thunderbird headstock, Timmy.
     
  10. JSPguitars

    JSPguitars

    Jan 12, 2004
    Grass Valley
    Timmy----thankx for the porn! Great looking bass.......it's def. gettin' there.
    Emor......you gonna cut that tree down yourself??
     
  11. Here are 2 projects that I currently have in progress.

    Shane Kanady
    SKBasses
     
  12. JSPguitars

    JSPguitars

    Jan 12, 2004
    Grass Valley
    wow! those are some interesting designs! I like interesting...

    Is the first one a left-handed body?? I like what you did with the topset, (if i understand it correctly) ......kinda like a Mike Browne thing ?? Here's some pics of my next project....
     
  13. Yes, the first one is a lefty
    I think Mike Browne's cut-in is more for sculpting out an area for the arm to rest when playing... My method is only for aesthetics really..
     
  14. Scott French

    Scott French Dude Supporting Member

    May 12, 2004
    Grass Valley, CA
    I've got a ton of crap in the works right now. I've been out of the shop for the last few weeks so things haven't moved much lately. Anyway, here's some pics for you.

    SF-3 4-String Bass - Alder Body, 2 piece Maple Neck, Pearl Blue lacquer and White covered SD P/J pickups.
    <a href="http://www.scottfrench.com/images/Blue4String.jpg"><img src="http://www.scottfrench.com/images/Blue4Strings.jpg" border=1></a>

    SF-1 6-String Bass - Ash body, 3 piece wenge/maple neck, SD humbuckers.
    <a href="http://www.scottfrench.com/images/SF16String.jpg"><img src="http://www.scottfrench.com/images/SF16Strings.jpg" border=1></a>

    SF-5 5-String Bass - Boire Body, 5 piece wenge.flame maple neck, SD humbuckers.
    <a href="http://www.scottfrench.com/images/SF55String.jpg"><img src="http://www.scottfrench.com/images/SF55Strings.jpg" border=1></a>

    SF-0 Guitar.... Not a bass but at least its a picture. Flame walnut top, walnut body, 5 piece flame maple/wenge neck, SD Invader pickups.
    <a href="http://www.scottfrench.com/images/BalladShooter.jpg"><img src="http://www.scottfrench.com/images/BalladShooters.jpg" border=1></a>
     
  15. JSPguitars

    JSPguitars

    Jan 12, 2004
    Grass Valley
    I really like yur designs Scott
     
  16. teacherguy

    teacherguy

    Feb 21, 2004
    Cincinnati, OH
    GREAT designs!!! I'm really diggin' your DC design! It kinda reminds me of Manne basses somewhat.
    Those bodies look fairly thin!!
    What thickness do your bass bodies typically have?

    Jon
     
  17. Scott French

    Scott French Dude Supporting Member

    May 12, 2004
    Grass Valley, CA
    Thanks, guys. I am using 1.5" for all my flat/non-carved bodies. It only becomes and issue for tremolo units but you can grind down the tone block thing so it's really no big deal.
     
  18. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Waaay digging the SF-3 and SF-1.

    They're vaugely Warwick Dolphin, but they've got a vibe all their own. I like that they're not a standard body shape, but they're not eccentric or ostentatious.

    And, as I recall from a past thread, you like the P-bass style necks, so you got the double word score.
     
  19. Scott French

    Scott French Dude Supporting Member

    May 12, 2004
    Grass Valley, CA
    I like the width but I'm not huge on the thickness. Sadly none of the basses in the works other than my own have the ultra wide neck :(. Soon enough!
     
  20. teacherguy

    teacherguy

    Feb 21, 2004
    Cincinnati, OH
    Here are a couple of progress shots of my project!
    Quick specs.:
    ash body
    Cort Curbow 4 neck
    Bart. mk-1 P.U.
    NO CONTROLS
    Finish???

    Having a great time so far!!

    More details in the "basses" forum (home made bass thread).

    I'd love to have any feedback from you guys!

    Thanks,
    Jon