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Project by Philip "Pip" Storm posted 73 days ago 907 views 4 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I dubbed this bass “Sum Odd” because it is a 33 in. scale and it has 24 and some odd frets (note the 25th fret).
The body is walnut and some pretty colorful maple. If anybody recognizes what maple it is let me know. The front and back are book matched. The neck is maple and cherry laminated. Tru-Oil finish. I still have some set up to do but so far it plays great.

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





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Nicky

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#1 posted 73 days ago

That is gorgeous!

The headstock is unique and I really like your choice of woods.

Nice job

EDIT: BTW, the maple looks like ambrosia or wormy maple

-- Nicky

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thesoninlaw

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#2 posted 73 days ago

Ditto on the headstock! Unique.

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steve_in_ohio

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#3 posted 72 days ago

wow that is beautiful

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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Skylark53

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#4 posted 72 days ago

Cool work.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 72 days ago

That’s a beautiful instrument. I’d love to hear you play it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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drbyte

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#6 posted 72 days ago

Great bass! Love the headstock and the choice of woods! Maple should give great sustain.

-- Dennis, WV

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Ripthorn

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#7 posted 72 days ago

Great job. Anyone who has tried to do a contrasting reveal carve like you did on the top knows just how hard it is to get a nice flowing curve. The hardest part is knowing when to stop so you don’t make it work (yep, been there, gone too far). The headstock is not my cup of tea, but I’ve built a few with headstocks that were an acquired taste in their own right. The craftsmanship, however, is very nice. I’ve got a five string multiscale bass build on my list, but that is after the two guitars I currently have in the works.

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

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JayT

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#8 posted 72 days ago

Sweet! I’m liking the headstock and the wood choices are beautiful with just the right amount of subtle contrast.

-- "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835

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SCOTSMAN

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#9 posted 72 days ago

Wish it were mine !A wonderful design, and execution of your skill as a woodworker- luthier. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Philip "Pip" Storm

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#10 posted 72 days ago

Thank you all for the kind words. We have a very encouraging community here at LJ.

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

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fivecodys

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#11 posted 72 days ago

That bass is extremely cool!
It is truly a masterpiece.
Now you have to build a custom case for it! :)

Bill

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Philip "Pip" Storm

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#12 posted 72 days ago

That’s right fivecodys!

I’ve already been drawing a case up in Sketchup. With the way the headstock and tuners are it won’t fit a standard case.

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

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John Cobb

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#13 posted 72 days ago

Very nice. Love the headstock

-- John Cobb

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Scott Shea

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#14 posted 72 days ago

I love it! The headstock reminds me of the old metal Kramer necks from the late 70’s early 80’s.

-- I make sawdust. I think thats a fair assessment of my finished products!

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xraydav

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#15 posted 71 days ago

I am in awe… I could see Rustee Allen or Jeff Ament playing this beautiful work of art.

-- David, Norwood Mass, xraydav@aol.com

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