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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:46 pm 
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Just put this together out of Warmoth and Allparts parts for a mate:

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:57 pm 
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I always wonder why so few people paint the neck of their bass/guitar... I hate that bleak wood look on necks.
But anyway, that's just personal preference. Nice job. I like that shape best for bass.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:18 am 
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Pretty much because Fender didn't do it. Sort of glad, because refretting would be a giant ballache if you had to match the paint round the frets too.

Antigua headstock face would be cool though.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:28 am 
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With my cheap old bass I spraypainted the whole neck black, tuning gear and all included.
I almost left the strings on as well.
I let the paint over the frets chip off while playing. After a while you couldn't really tell they were once painted.
The paint on the fretboard itself suprisingly didn't chip off at all.
The things you do when you're a teenage punk...

With my second bass I only spraypainted the back of the neck black as the fretboard and front of the head were already dark/black.
Light coloured wood just pisses me off.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:19 am 
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Do you go into pine furniture shops and rant like a crazy person?

Gotta bookmark this thread, my father-in-law is going to help me build a guitar next year.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:11 am 
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Mr Dreadful wrote:
Do you go into pine furniture shops and rant like a crazy person?


Sometimes I'm tempted.

Question. What wood is best for making a bass cab if you have acces to all kinds of wood like oak, beech, etc. and don't give a fuck about weight and price.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:31 am 
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Birch ply. Actually there is funny dual density hybrid ply that is best, but strays away from actually wood.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:40 am 
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Interesting... And thickness?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:05 am 
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Well, more is more, if weight is no issue. But for less weight you go thing and more bracing, struts and ribs basically. The is a whole load to doing a bass cab properly, I learnt a lot of it, but it mostly made me realise what a deal my Barefaced cab was (before the neo price hike). 22kg 2x15 I'd put against any other 2x15 for volume and bottom (except the Fearful 1515/66).

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:21 pm 
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Just finished putting this together today!

Body from a Renaissance bass - solid lucite.
Neck by electrical guitar company.
Set up BEAD.

Weighs in at 12lbs 11oz before tuners and strings... plays fucking fantastic though.
Haven't gotten to plug it in to a real amp yet, hopefully later on this evening. Sounded great before though, so I doubt it'll be much different now.


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