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Winter 2017 Build Off - Challenge yourself

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Scoops, Dec 23, 2016.


  1. Scoops

    Scoops Why do we use base 10 when we only have 8 fingers Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 22, 2013
    Sugar Creek, Wisc
    I am me
    Here we go

    Winter build off - Challenge Yourself

    For this build off you are asked to build a bass in a way you haven't done in the past. Some of the possible challenges you could give yourself are create a new design, use different materials, or use different building practices. You can create one, two, three, or many challenges for yourself.

    To enter the challenge, simply start a new thread using "Winter 2017 Build Off" as part of your title, and start building. In your initial post, please indicate the challenge(s) you have chosen to face.

    I ask that you please put a link to your build back to this thread so we have a central reference point for all of those that wish to participate

    The end will be March 20th 2017

    You can join when you have time , and you can enter as often as you like.

    List of contestants

    1) HaMMerHeD Winter 2017 Build Off - Khazâd V
    2) Scoops - Winter 2017 Build Off - Claro
    3) gsnad2000 Winter 2017 Build Off - Mystery Bass (winter themed)
    4) Jisch - Winter Challenge - Wing Bass
    5) Will_White - Winter 2017 Build-Off: EUBC
    6) mapleglo - Winter 2017 Build Off - Speak of the Devil
    7) rojo412 - Winter 2017 Build-Off: Project 2
    8) Beej - Winter 2017 Build Off - Vintagey Bass
    9) moonshinegtrs - Winter 2017 Build Off- Moonshine EURB
    10) Rôckhewer - Winter 2017 build-off - Homage to Devastator: "Arachnophilia"
    11) I-Am-The-Slime - Winter 2017 Build Off - First scratch build: walnut, maple and purpleheart sandwich
    12) lbridenstine - Winter 2017 Build Off - Padauk Single Cut
    13) MPUWinter 2017 Build Off – Carbon headless bass
    14) SLivinghouse - Winter 2017 Build Off - First Build - 5 string Fretless Short Scale
    15) PDX Rich - Winter 2017 Build Off - Rose 4
    16) yoshi - Winter 2017 build off - 6 string fretless headless fibre optic Yoshibass #3
    17) shai-ga Winter 2017 Build Off - Thin Slicer
    18) Scoops - Winter 2017 Build Off - Flamed Claro
    19) Jon Clegg - Winter 2017 Build Off -- The Dan-0-Backer

    20) Sharp5 - The Flame - 4 string Jazz Bass
    21) Hopkins - Winter Build Off Fanned Fret, Light Wave
    22) Jio - Winter 2017 Build Off - TeiscoT40bird


    I'm lining up prizes. So far I have the follow that indicted they will be contributing to the Prize Vault
    Talk Bass
    Stew Mac
    Best Bass Gear
    Nordstrand
    Lollar Pickups

    Fine print
    Please note that this Build Off is being run independently, with NO SPONSORSHIP.


    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2017
  2. HaMMerHeD

    HaMMerHeD Supporting Member

    May 20, 2005
    Norman, OK, USA
  3. Scoops

    Scoops Why do we use base 10 when we only have 8 fingers Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 22, 2013
    Sugar Creek, Wisc
    I am me
  4. gsnad2000

    gsnad2000 Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2011
    Boston
    Owner of Wrong Way Customs
  5. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    Question - at what point do we determine the "start" of a build. I am in the process of building a bass that I've never done before, but I'm still in the planning phase. No saw dust yet. The Devil bass. Am I able to enter it, or would I have to start one from scratch to enter the contest?
     
  6. Scoops

    Scoops Why do we use base 10 when we only have 8 fingers Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 22, 2013
    Sugar Creek, Wisc
    I am me
    Come on in, the water is fine.
    Please enter....the more the merrier
     
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  7. HaMMerHeD

    HaMMerHeD Supporting Member

    May 20, 2005
    Norman, OK, USA
    I would say putting tools to wood constitutes the start of a build.
     
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  8. Scoops

    Scoops Why do we use base 10 when we only have 8 fingers Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 22, 2013
    Sugar Creek, Wisc
    I am me
    Sounds good to me
     
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  9. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
  10. Means2nEnd

    Means2nEnd Supporting Member

    Do we have to have it completed by March 20th 2017? I have 3 commissioned builds I'm doing now but I would love start one and enter it...
     
  11. Scoops

    Scoops Why do we use base 10 when we only have 8 fingers Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 22, 2013
    Sugar Creek, Wisc
    I am me
    We'll put the instruments up for for voting March 23rd. If you not done, you can still put it up for vote, but you may loose votes because you are not done
     
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  12. Means2nEnd

    Means2nEnd Supporting Member

    Okay I'll just watch everyone else thanks.. cool idea
     
  13. Felken

    Felken

    Jun 28, 2016
    Ottawa, CAN
    Brilliant idea!!!!!

    But IDK how to build...
     
  14. rojo412

    rojo412 Sit down, Danny... Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
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  15. Will_White

    Will_White

    Jul 1, 2011
    Salem, OR
    Lots of great builds with this challenge Subbed to all of them looking forward to what you all come up with.
     
  16. Novarocker

    Novarocker

    Oct 12, 2015
    ooohhh...If I get some of my funds together here quick I'm in for sure.
     
  17. MPU

    MPU

    Sep 21, 2004
    Valkeala Finland
    Is it ok if the "wood" is made just before Christmas? I have carbon parts curing at home and waiting for parts to arrive. Can I join in?
     
  18. Scoops

    Scoops Why do we use base 10 when we only have 8 fingers Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 22, 2013
    Sugar Creek, Wisc
    I am me
    Interesting fine line you present.

    To me, creating forms for a curing process, is in my opinion, cutting "wood".
    I'm split on this I'll divert to the rest of the participants...Thoughts?
     

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