My first bass done...

My first bass done...

Postby tnt1234 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:48 pm

Spalted maple top over chamber walnut. Maple neck.

Tru oil finish.

Very happy with it. Only big mistake I think is, 22-24 fret access is tough - would redesign lower horn cutout or just make it 21 frets next time. Also, would probably take a little more wood out of the neck, on the angle from the fretboard edge to center line, if yo know what I mean. I think as is, many players will like it, but I prefer a little more triangular neck.

Any way, it sounds killer, and I 'm really happy with it...


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Re: My first bass done...

Postby augustwest1 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:48 pm

Looks really nice. I love the headstock inlay!
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Re: My first bass done...

Postby TI4-1009 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:52 pm

Nice work!
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Re: My first bass done...

Postby NQL » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:18 am

Nice job! What's the inlay material in the headstock?
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Re: My first bass done...

Postby tnt1234 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:35 am

That's just a decal buried in nitro.

But you guys are inspiring me....next one I think I'll try an inlay....
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Re: My first bass done...

Postby Jon S. » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:34 am

Very sweet!
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Re: My first bass done...

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:40 am

Looks awesome! Those upper frets are still useful for tapping or locating harmonics, etc, or just reaching up and playing "thumb technique" like an upright. Nice work!
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Re: My first bass done...

Postby tcsned » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:19 am

Well done! The spalted maple kinda looks like koa. :cool: :cool: :cool:
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Re: My first bass done...

Postby ac4468 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:31 am

Beautiful bass nice work!
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Re: My first bass done...

Postby CharacterZero » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:27 am

Looks great. Nice work.
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Re: My first bass done...

Postby tnt1234 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:09 am

Thanks all - very encouraging to hear your kind remarks.
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Re: My first bass done...

Postby hieronymous7 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:16 pm

I agree - I think it looks great! I like the triple dot markers at 12 & 24 frets, and the logo on the headstock is very cool!
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Re: My first bass done...

Postby lovetoboogie » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:41 pm

Really nice job. Very graceful body shape. I see you have some excess fretboard behind the nut. Hows the string-over angle to the tuners? Great looking bass!
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Re: My first bass done...

Postby tnt1234 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:47 am

lovetoboogie wrote:Really nice job. Very graceful body shape. I see you have some excess fretboard behind the nut. Hows the string-over angle to the tuners? Great looking bass!


It's a little less than perfect - hence the string tree, and the A string has to be wound low. Next time I think I will angle the headstock.

Thanks for the kind words.
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Re: My first bass done...

Postby Searing75 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:24 am

Beautiful!
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