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Scomel Bass DC5, New Body Style

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Project by Scomel Basses posted 10-23-2013 04:13 PM 728 views 3 times favorited 8 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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#1 posted 10-23-2013 10:53 PM

Great Job!

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

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#2 posted 10-24-2013 12:55 AM

Thanks!

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#3 posted 10-24-2013 01:19 AM

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 10-24-2013 09:02 AM

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 10-24-2013 04:20 PM

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 10-24-2013 05:21 PM

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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#7 posted 09-16-2014 04:00 AM

Very nice guitar. I play bass. Building one is something would love to attempt at least for my own benefit. Where do you find the pearl material for the pick guard and for the inlay?

-- "The satisfaction of knowing I made it, makes me want to do it again"

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#8 posted 09-17-2014 03:07 AM

Thanks, Mike. Materials can be found at stewmac.com, LMII.com, and http://www.guitarfetish.com/11-38-x-19-14-Uncut-Pickguard-Sheet_p_1180.html

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