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Scomel Bass DC5, New Body Style

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Project by Scomel Basses posted 312 days ago 663 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a new body style I’ve been working on and have just completed. it features an alder body, maple neck with graphite reinforcement, rosewood fingerboard, my own handwound pickups, Aguilar OBP-3 preamp. I really like this design a lot. It balances well and has easy access to all 24 frets. In person the blue looks a little darker than what my monitor shows. I hope to post a build blog on my next instrument. I had intended to o one on this one but got so caught up in the build I kept forgetting to take pics along the way.





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Philip "Pip" Storm

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#1 posted 312 days ago

Great Job!

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

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#2 posted 312 days ago

Thanks!

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Melman

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#3 posted 312 days ago

I like the deep cut away to access the lower frets. The alder body should give you a nice, smoothe tone, too. I don’t see a truss rod hole. The graphite would add to the strength of the neck, but how can you adjust the tension?

The color looks cool and the hand wound pickups look awesome!! Are the knobs compensating for not having a selector?

Thanks again for sharing!!!

-- "All good stories cost you blood or money" - Pat Finney

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#4 posted 312 days ago

Thanks for the comments. The truss rod access is at the end of the neck, you can see it just below the 24th fret. Bass guitars typically don’t have selector switches. They either have two volume controls, one for each pickup, or a master volume and blend control which is what this one has in addition to bass, mid, and treble controls.

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#5 posted 311 days ago

I always forget to document my guitar builds as well. Looks very well executed. I’ve got a bass build coming up at some point, been thinking of the Aguilar. That one can be passive as well as active, no?

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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#6 posted 311 days ago

It can though I don’t have it wired that way currently. I didn’t have a push/pull top when I wired but may switch it when my order arrives.

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