Fretless bass build

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by englishman, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. Far To Many

    Far To Many Electromatic

    Age:
    46
    61
    Dec 31, 2018
    Upstate, NY
    Wow, Looking great!
     
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  2. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    61
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Final mock up before getting serious with this thing.

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    Here’s how I know this will be a loud bass!!

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  3. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Looks great, is it a keeper for your own use or are you selling or sold this one already?
     
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  4. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    61
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    It's my entry into the talkbass.com winter build-off. I haven't really considered what its ultimate fate might be. Since my fretless playing has been limited to 20 minutes in 1978 I don't even know if I'll be able to play it.
     
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  5. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    48
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    It looks fabulous as it is!
     
  6. new6659

    new6659 Electromatic

    30
    Dec 10, 2018
    Southwestern Ontario
  7. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    61
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    It started off at .9" I thinned it out somewhat. around 5/8" now.
     
  8. stevemorrison

    stevemorrison Synchromatic

    731
    Jun 3, 2011
    Dundee, SCOTLAND
    Great looking bass, best version of a Ric shaped body I have seen
     
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  9. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
  10. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    61
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Always a difficult question for me. Probably around the 1500 mark I guess.
     
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