Bass VI build

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by araT, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. Crocodile in space

    Crocodile in space Electromatic

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    Sep 4, 2011
    Great Britain
    Whoops - sorry Lizardkinged, I didn't mean to leave you out! Thankyou for your comments - I'm glad you like it!
     
  2. 6stings

    6stings Friend of Fred

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    Aug 14, 2010
    Norway
    Please, post more pics.
    Check if you camera can have the interval timer shooting. Just place it to cover the working space and let it click every 10-15 minutes.:D
     
  3. araT

    araT Gretschified

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    35
    Mar 24, 2009
    Berlin, Germany
    A few more pics coming in the morning (if Peter doesn't beat me too them) I'm too tired tonight ;)
     
  4. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Looking good! And Freestyle routing... I like it(templates are for wimps).
     
  5. johsonrod

    johsonrod Country Gent

    Apr 14, 2010
    Toronto
    Really a router I never would of thought of that! I was looking around some other build threads, and I think Im going to try it with the spindle sander, and switch to palm sander and rasp as needed. I suggest you get a couple Dragon rasps from StewMac. I can carve a maple neck with it pretty fast. This things looking great man keep it up!
     
  6. The Marlin

    The Marlin Friend of Fred

    Feb 2, 2011
    London...ish
    I was looking into buying a BassVi kit from USACG a year or so ago. It was going to look the part, but not be a faithfull copy. I thought about putting in a set of EMGDG20's, for tone shaping capabilities, and giving it a funky paint job. What do you think. Stupid idea?

    I may resurect the idea, but only if we get close to $2=£1 again, as the tax on this stuff is a killer.

    I still want to do it, but I'm more interested in assembling parts than getting splinters ;)

    I'm a naturally clumbsy oaf, my matra is KISS (keep it simple, stupid)
     
  7. araT

    araT Gretschified

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    35
    Mar 24, 2009
    Berlin, Germany
    Sounds good to me, Marlin! do it!

    The only reason I didn't go the USACG/Warmoth route is because neither will do me a bound neck with block inlays, and that was one of my main "wants" for this build! :)
     
  8. araT

    araT Gretschified

    Age:
    35
    Mar 24, 2009
    Berlin, Germany
    Anyway, here are today's (well, last night's) round of pics:

    The belly cavity taking shape (though it still needs to be rounded out a little)

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    The bridge post holes have been started (though not finished as the parts havent landed yet so we don't have the exact depth):

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    AAND the binding & side dots have landed, weee!

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  9. DeadRanchHands

    DeadRanchHands Gretschie

    232
    Apr 11, 2009
    Surf City
    Looks like it's coming along great
     
  10. JBennett

    JBennett Synchromatic

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    617
    Jun 12, 2008
    Brooklyn, NY
    Looking really good. Nice work.

    So, what will you do for a headstock decal?
     
  11. araT

    araT Gretschified

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    35
    Mar 24, 2009
    Berlin, Germany
    Thanks JB :D Peter is doing a great job!

    As I said above, I've found some Fender VI decals & I'm going to be a bad girl - I'd normally do custom art, but as I'm doing this as a big brother for my Jag I want them to be as close a match as possible..
     
  12. OpenMike1963

    OpenMike1963 Country Gent

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    57
    Mar 30, 2009
    Alexandria, Virginia
    YIKES!

    Those are some mighty scary roaches you got crawling all over your workbench, Tara. They look almost like Lions and Tigers and Bears and Giraffes and Elephants and....

    Oh, wait a minute. Oh, okay: I think I see now what you did there. Still - those things are scary lookin'!:eek:

    But the Bass IV is lookin' pretty good!

    Cheers
    -OpenMike
     
  13. araT

    araT Gretschified

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    35
    Mar 24, 2009
    Berlin, Germany
    LOL, they're not mine, they're Peter's, and they're awesome! ;)

    Thanks Mike! :D
     
  14. Bob M

    Bob M Former Member

    Really impressive build. I've put together partscasters, but this is reall skill and craftsmanship. Partscasters are assembly. Croc's work is special-puts some pressure on Tara to finish this up in style. I know she is up to the challenge.

    Keep the picture progress coming.
     
  15. araT

    araT Gretschified

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    35
    Mar 24, 2009
    Berlin, Germany
    Thanks Bob! don't you worry, I'll be polishing this baby off in style! :D

    More contour progress tonight:

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  16. araT

    araT Gretschified

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    35
    Mar 24, 2009
    Berlin, Germany
    New pics :)

    The body is all-but finished & has grain filler on now, the back of the neck pocket still needs to be routed but that's getting done today along with the sanding down of the grain-filler... and then it's time to start shooting nitro! :D

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  17. araT

    araT Gretschified

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    35
    Mar 24, 2009
    Berlin, Germany
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    The excess grain filler got scraped off after these pictures, so it's not as messy as it looks...
     
  18. ampe

    ampe Country Gent

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    31
    May 11, 2011
    belgium
    this is going to be SO awesome!
     
  19. araT

    araT Gretschified

    Age:
    35
    Mar 24, 2009
    Berlin, Germany
    Thanks ampe! :D I can't wait to get it in my grubby little fingers & wire it all up!
     
  20. The Marlin

    The Marlin Friend of Fred

    Feb 2, 2011
    London...ish
    That must have been on hell of a sneeze Tara!

    ;)
     
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