5 string single cut bass

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  1. crazygtr

    crazygtr Member

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    Thank you, BleedingGums, Walnut is a lovely wood for working too, sands like butter. Here are some more pics, as I mentioned on the original post, some steps are missing but you guys get the idea.

    position dots installed
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    then after the frets were intalled, you can see here my brother trimming and filing the fret ends
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    you can tell by this last pic that there was a full moon :rofl:
    after the frets were dressed we installed the bridge, tuning keys and strings to check intonation and string height before starting the finishing process
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    here it is besides a Les Paul build waiting for her own finish
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    first coat of oil, my brother could'nt resist putting the knobs and covers on for another shot
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    after a couple of coats we leave it hanging for a while....
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    well that's it for now, thanks for watching
     
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    Knarbens Well-Known Member

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    I really like this bass!
    Are the posts realtime or is it previous work?
     
  3. crazygtr

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    Thanks, bass is already being used. It was documented at TB. It's just that I'm too lazy to post all that pictures at the same time.:D
     
  4. crazygtr

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    Hi guys, final details before finish product pics:

    here are the pickup covers and control cavity cover shielded with conductive paint
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    then the pickup routs get shielded too, I run a ground wire to each one of them
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    and of course the control cavity
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    electronics installed
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    walnut cover in place
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    Next will be pics of the finished product,
    thanks for watching.
     
  5. sectorix

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    Amazing build, I'm enjoying the is so much :)
     
  6. crazygtr

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    As promised, final product pics:
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    and finally my brother using it at a gig

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    That's it guys, I hope you've enjoyed it, see ya next time
     
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  7. AwDeOh

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    Whoa.. that came out great! I've never been much of a fan of scarf joints, but I love how yours turned out. And the oil really added to that walnut.. top job!
     
  8. Deej

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    That looks great, well done!
     
  9. crazygtr

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    Thanks guys, Walnut is a pleasure to work with, sad thing is that I'm allergic to it and had to work covered like a chemist. It drinks oil like a camel in the desert, but once it's saturated lets its beauty shine trough.
     

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