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Project by rastapunkscramble posted 12-11-2018 02:06 PM 902 views 3 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the bass guitar I recently finished.
the neck section is made of maple and ipe. the fretboard is ipe with pearloid inlays. the body is beech with a thin layer of maple and poplar top.
it has a 35” scale length, 5 strings and 2 band active preamp with passive bypass switch.





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bazz135uk

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#1 posted 12-11-2018 02:08 PM

Excelent work looks like you have made a real nice job of that…well done.

-- BAZZ, LIVERPOOL UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#2 posted 12-11-2018 02:50 PM

Looks good enough to play!

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#3 posted 12-11-2018 03:43 PM

Nice! I prefer through necks, so right up my alley. The top is gorgeous.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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rastapunkscramble

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#4 posted 12-11-2018 04:31 PM

thank you guys…

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#5 posted 12-11-2018 08:18 PM

Very nice, I like it a lot. Question, why are the top two pickups on an angle? Does it enhance the sound? Thanks!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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rastapunkscramble

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#6 posted 12-11-2018 08:24 PM


Very nice, I like it a lot. Question, why are the top two pickups on an angle? Does it enhance the sound? Thanks!

- DMiller

thank you
the reason for this is because I used a bridge with a narrow string spacing (16mm), and I could not find a 5 string P style pickup that matched, so in order to get the poles on the pickup to match the strings I had to angle the pickup…. its a little weird, but I wanted that P pickup, and narrow spacing because I have short stubby fingers “LOL”

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#7 posted 12-11-2018 09:10 PM

Seriously sweet …. what’s the weight on that badboy ?

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rastapunkscramble

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#8 posted 12-11-2018 09:13 PM



Seriously sweet …. what s the weight on that badboy ?

- Artie623

thank you
not exactly sure, I never weighed it, but it is definitely on the heavy side…. I underestimated how heavy it was going to be, and probably could have chambered the body. however, I don’t think it’s over the top heavy. it probably has about a pound or two on my schecter omen extreme 5….

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#9 posted 12-11-2018 10:46 PM

Awesome! as player and woodworker, nice work!

I am going to be making myself a guitar in the spring, just not sure if it will be a Strat or an Explorer style.

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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rastapunkscramble

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#10 posted 12-11-2018 10:50 PM



Awesome! as player and woodworker, nice work!

I am going to be making myself a guitar in the spring, just not sure if it will be a Strat or an Explorer style.

- RPhillips

thanks! looking forward to seeing yours… I’m getting ready to start another, it will be more of a strat body shape, with more LP style parts and electronics

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#11 posted 12-11-2018 11:16 PM

Marvelous and awesome in 2 different realms.

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#12 posted 12-12-2018 12:06 AM

That looks awesome. I like the pickups at an angle. Looks great

-- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkRuFxW8HhRfyhbTP4SY5UA I could quit if I wanted

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#13 posted 12-12-2018 01:46 AM

thanks guys!

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#14 posted 12-12-2018 03:15 AM

awesome, you should be very proud.

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#15 posted 12-12-2018 04:19 AM

Beautiful, I always admire people who make musical instruments and are able to play them. I Love music but non musical.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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