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Winter Build Off 2020 - Air Space

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Scoops, Dec 21, 2019.


  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
    Greetings


    For this year’s build off, we will be flying into the world of Air Space.


    So, what is Air Space and how does it apply to this build off?

    • Air Space is a build that would have an element of air space, or acousticity, built into the design of the body. Some examples are acoustic, semi-hollow, hollow, chambered, or skeletal.
    • Your design must expose at least one air space. (F Hole, or something similar)
    • Control, battery, and pickup cavities are not considered part of the air space.

    To enter the build off, simply start a new thread using "2020 Winter Build Off" as part of your title, and start building. In your initial post, provide a picture of your pile of dimensioned lumber with a tag with the saying "Air Space – The Final Frontier"


    Here are our simple rules:

    • Dimensioned lumber includes the following: billets, neck blanks, laminated neck blanks, matched tops, stringers, thin laminates, and finger boards.
    • Fabricated necks from a manufacturer may be used. Please name the manufacturer when posting.
    • Any entrant that presents wood that is pre-sawn (other than original dimensioned lumber)and/or pre-glued, will be ridiculed mercilessly, tared, feathered, exiled to a foreign land, sent to bed without dinner, and stripped of all their wood!
    • Minimum diameter for lowest pitch string is .084"
    • The build off will start Saturday December 21st, (This posting marks the start of the build off)
    • The build off will end on Sunday, March 22nd , 2020, 2:00pm GMT -6
    Voting will start immediately after the close of the build off


    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


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


    If you have any related questions, please feel free to post it here or PM me.


    Thanks and have fun!


    List of Builders
    postalflunkie - Winter Build Off 2020 - The Carbine Bass
    Jon Clegg - Winter Build Off 2020 -- K-Space
    jisch - Winter Build Off 2020 - Kuun Space
    Scoops - Winter Build Off 2020 - Gamba
    Englishman - Winter Build off 2020 - The Bubble Wand.
    dwizum - Winter Build Off 2020 - Uke Space
    MPU - Winter Build Off 2020- The ♾
    rojo412 - Winter Build Off 2020 - F1 Walnut Fretless
    rojo412 - Winter Build Off 2020 - Leftovers and Locust
    2groggy - Winter Build Off 2020 - Sub-woofer On A Stick
    ctmullins - 2020 Winter Build Off - 4000LS
    washjayb - WINTER BUILD OFF 2020 AIR SPACE: "DAWN"
    Scoops - Winter Build Off 2020 - Rip Limba
    Beej - Winter Build Off 2020 - Malefactor 5
    BishopJP - Winter Build Off 2020 - Un-named
    dmarino - Winter Build-Off 2020 - Semi-Hollow Six String
    Novarocker - 2020 Winter Build-off Apollo
    James Strange - 2020 Winter Build Off - Cigar Box or Banjo? TBD
    Will White - Winter Build Off 2020: Metal
    louie b - 2020 Winter Build-off - Skeleton-P
    Dadagoboi - Winter Build Off 2020 - Space Explorer
    SamanthaCay - The best salad for metal! Winter build off
    dwizum - Winter Build Off 2020 - Air Jazz
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2020
  2. postalflunkie

    postalflunkie Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2013
    Westerville, Ohio
    Air Space, the final frontier
    These are the voyages of the luthiers of Talk Bass
    Its three month mission
    To explore strange new designs
    To seek out new tones
    And new conceptualizations
    To boldly build what no man has built before
     
  3. postalflunkie

    postalflunkie Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2013
    Westerville, Ohio
  4. Jon Clegg

    Jon Clegg Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2015
    Northern Virginia
  5. 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
    wraub, Reedt2000 and Beej like this.
  6. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    :hyper:
     
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  7. Englishman

    Englishman

    Apr 26, 2017
    Detroit
    wraub, Reedt2000 and Beej like this.
  8. dwizum

    dwizum

    Dec 21, 2018
  9. MPU

    MPU

    Sep 21, 2004
    Valkeala Finland
    wraub, Beej and Reedt2000 like this.
  10. Here's an idea for someone FB_IMG_1576943754352.jpg
     
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  11. rojo412

    rojo412 Sit down, Danny... Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
  12. 2groggy

    2groggy

    Jan 17, 2015
    Toronto, Canada
    Fat Freddy, wraub and Beej like this.
  13. PaulS

    PaulS

    Jan 19, 2016
    New Jersey
    Subbed to all the builds. Awesome to watch you builders create these instruments.
     
  14. Wow, so many talented bass players and wood workers here. I wish I had the ability to build something worth playing, but instead I will just follow along and enjoy the journey of all the participants.
     
    Scoops, Reedt2000, Beej and 1 other person like this.
  15. ctmullins

    ctmullins fueled by beer and coconut Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
  16. rwkeating

    rwkeating

    Oct 1, 2014
    Chicago
    none
    This is a takeoff on the post from @postalflunkie changed for those of us not competing.

    Air Space, the final frontier
    We are the voyeurs of the luthiers of the Talk Bass build off.
    For three months we will have more posts to read than usual
    as our fellow luthiers explore strange new designs.
    We will follow them and their new conceptualizations,
    to be entertained and gain inspiration from their work
    and to boldly decide on who to vote for in the end.

    Good luck everyone!
     
  17. 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
    So I think I have every body in the list in the 1st post to this thread.

    If I missed you, please let me know

    Thanks
     
  18. Beej

    Beej

    Feb 10, 2007
    Victoria, BC

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