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Project by Philip "Pip" Storm posted 961 days ago 1279 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I would probably consider this my first real project. I was 17-18 years old and had just started playing guitar but couldn’t afford anything nice. So, I said screw it. I’ll make one with nothing more than a jig saw, router, clamps,and lots of sandpaper. Needless to say I’m no luthier and no matter how much I adjusted I couldn’t get the right fret action with out the frets buzzing. I soon got frustrated with it put it away and saved to buy one. A few years later I saw my first fret-less bass and loved the sound of it. Problem solved? Yes. I plucked the frets out and filled in the slots with wood putty. Now it’s the only bass I play. The body is made of walnut and cherry. The neck was ordered. I’m a Less Claypool fan and he plays Carl Thompson basses so, that’s where I got my inspiration from.

-- Well, I'll be screwed, glued, and tattooed!





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#1 posted 961 days ago

Wow Pip
Way cool bass, beautiful wood and fine workmanship.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 961 days ago

That is an awesome looking bass!

-- Tom Klopfenstein

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#3 posted 961 days ago

wow beast doode

-- K.I.S.S Keep-It-Simple-Stupid!!! my moto!!

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