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work on my custom SC 8-string bass

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by iplay4-5, Mar 17, 2006.


  1. iplay4-5

    iplay4-5 Guest

    Feb 4, 2004
    rockford, IL
    here are the specs of my single cut 8-string bass

    -body 1 1/2'' swamp ask back/ 1'' figured bubinga top/ w/ figured walnut fill on back
    -east indian rosewood f.b.
    -neck one piece soild wenge/ brass nut
    -16mm string spacing at bridge/ 9.5mm at nut
    -hipshot triple lockdown singlesaddle bridge
    -hipshot ultralite "y" style tuners (all hardware chrome)
    knobs as well
    -custom nordstrand dual coils/ 2nd set/ custom nord. jazz pups
    -2, bartolini 4.7 preamps w/ 18volt powering
    -stereo style bass
    -large 5/16' abalone inlays on side/ no front f.b. dots
    -30 frets/ medium size
    -thin flat "u" shaped neck
    all wooden cover plates (wood type ?still under bedate)
    here are the pics...
    <a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f383/erbassist/031706_14171.jpg" border="0" alt="Image hosting by Photobucket"></a>
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    tell me wha ya think so far more detailed pics due soon! i just routed for the trussrods n an going to the fretboard n neck forming thanxz everyone check out my band on myspace at
    <a href="http://www.myspace.com/sfp"target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/lettheashesfall/boat-banner.gif" border="1" /></a>
    thanxz from
    x tacocore x
     
  2. Fasoldt Basses

    Fasoldt Basses

    Mar 22, 2005
    Stevens Point, WI
    Karl Thompson, Builder (Formerly Fat Karl)
    Can you post the links using the "insert link" function? I can't get them to work, even copying and pasting the address.:meh:
     
  3. iplay4-5

    iplay4-5 Guest

    Feb 4, 2004
    rockford, IL
    here are some imma repost the others right now sorry about that guys:smug:
     

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  4. iplay4-5

    iplay4-5 Guest

    Feb 4, 2004
    rockford, IL
    well imma have to raincheck on that as i have to download a servise so i can resize the files so ill post then when i can! sorry again
     
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    i hope it helps....
     
  6. I like the bass, but...
    Please no more pics of yourself(unless the bass is in the pic & significantly larger than or completely obscuring your image...). I was looking for a rear view of the one-piece wenge neck, but soon tired of the potty humor cartoons- I didn't finish scouring the link.
     
  7. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Would you mind PMing me with how much this approximately cost?

    I may have to pay you to build me a 7-string in the future if this turns out well!


    Looks good so far!


    -Mark
     
  8. iplay4-5

    iplay4-5 Guest

    Feb 4, 2004
    rockford, IL
    thanxz for being interested tho n thanxz to the man who corrected mt links!! points to you dude!! also i dont have the neck carved as of yet but i can take rough pic of it so far ill get that up when i can thanxz dewds!
     
  9. iplay4-5

    iplay4-5 Guest

    Feb 4, 2004
    rockford, IL
    it wont let me load the files in code as im a dumbass so here
    http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f383/erbassist/032306_11151.jpg
    http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f383/erbassist/032306_11152.jpg
    http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f383/erbassist/032306_11153.jpg
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    http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f383/erbassist/032506_13041.jpg

    i dont have a digital so i just have to use my cell phone for the pics n i still need to download a resizing thingy for my pics but tell me what you think thanxz doods!
    x tacocore x
     
  10. callmeMrThumbs

    callmeMrThumbs Guest

    Oct 6, 2005
    Omaha, NE
    I think you need more controls. Ya know....two per string would be nice. Hehe...:rollseyes:

    -Josh
     
  11. iplay4-5

    iplay4-5 Guest

    Feb 4, 2004
    rockford, IL
    :smug: it's a stero bass it'll have 2 pre-amps and 2 sets of pickups
    pup's will be nordstrand
    preamps bartolini
     
  12. Cerb

    Cerb

    Sep 27, 2004
    Indiana
    What made you decide to do the fingerboard in that manner. Just the ease of the cut? I would think that the frets would tear up your hand in the lower registers.
     
  13. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    what happened to the controls n pickups...
     
  14. iplay4-5

    iplay4-5 Guest

    Feb 4, 2004
    rockford, IL
    as for the fingerboard it was eazier to cut and was diffrent so why notand makes for really kool bending, and no it doesnt bother your hand at all reaching the higher frets lol and for the pups n electronics dont have them just so its not really finished yet but it still plays
     
  15. i write/draw on myself too!
    and btw, nice bass
     
  16. Dusty G

    Dusty G

    May 30, 2006
    Fingerboard miscalculation? My first build, I did something similar, cuz I was excited to put everything together, and didn't measure properly. You can fix that you know!
     
  17. iplay4-5

    iplay4-5 Guest

    Feb 4, 2004
    rockford, IL
    naw as i said earlier i made it poruposly like that as it was a diff. feel and look as you can see if i have the rest cut and fitted correctly i could've went all the way w/ it but its no mis calculation but it is odd