|Project by Philip "Pip" Storm||posted 01-04-2012 09:11 PM||1617 views||3 times favorited||3 comments|
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!