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Project by craven posted 2063 days ago 1363 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thought you guys might enjoy this latest project – something out of the ordinary. A bass player for the Orlando Symphony did a brief concert series in a nearby town and somehow heard of my shop. He came in and asked me if I could design and build a wooden extension of the finger board under one single string of his classic base (I guess this allows the bass to play up to two lower notes). Of course, my response was . . . . huh? However, after some thorough discussion and understanding, I thought it might be a cool challenge. Certainly something different! In the end, the musician was thrilled and threatened that I might have to do alot more of these in my future. Then, I was given my own concert, right here in the shop! Sounded awesome! Craven

-- let the chips fly!





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Steelmum

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#1 posted 2063 days ago

What a challenge! I’m glad he was pleased.

-- Berta in NC

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 2063 days ago

I got goosebumps as I read the last part—your own concert. Sweet!

What a challenge: to make something you had never heard of before.
Since he’s going to be sending you more business I guess you did an exceptional job!!! Congrats.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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rikkor

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#3 posted 2063 days ago

When you think you have seen everything…. That is really very cool. I’ll bet it just rumbles!

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Llarian

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#4 posted 2063 days ago

Very cool. I’ve always preferred machined extensions rather than simple fingerboard extensions, but that’s a very well executed version of the latter!

How do you have it secured to the area where you removed the nut? That particular string is under massive amounts of stress. Very nice job!

-- Dylan Vanderhoof - General hobbiest and reluctant penmaker. http://llarian.etsy.com

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dennis mitchell

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#5 posted 2062 days ago

That must be one of the strangest job request I’ve seen. I checked out your web site and I’d really like to hear more about it. It sounds like an interesting idea….if you just had a wide screen TV and some good coffee!

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juniorjock

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#6 posted 2062 days ago

This was a great post. Please, if you get a chance, write a blog on exactly you did this project. Just wish I’d been there to hear it.
JJ

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SPalm

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#7 posted 2062 days ago

That is so cool. Good job and thanks for sharing.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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jeanmarc

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#8 posted 2062 days ago

Good job

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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brianinpa

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#9 posted 2061 days ago

Very cool! This is what is great about wood working: something new everyday.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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ChicoWoodnut

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#10 posted 2061 days ago

Wow, altering the nut on that Bass would have made me nervous. Good work and a happy customer.

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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mcoyfrog

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#11 posted 2061 days ago

Very cool, my son plays violin and i keep saying i’m going to try my luck at the luthor hat but kinda scary.

Good job.. Dug

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Dominic Vanacora

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#12 posted 2057 days ago

Necessityy is the Mother of invention. Great creativity. Your the man.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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Callum Kendall

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#13 posted 2057 days ago

Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum

-- For wood working podcasts with a twist check out http://thetimberkid.com/

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