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Bass Blog #1: Kill the Treble... #1

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Blog entry by thebenchroom posted 08-10-2011 06:06 AM 6121 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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For those of you who wanted to follow this blog, Im updating it from my main blog on wordpress. This project has taught me a great deal, and Im eager to share my journey. The failures, complete changes in my methods, and sucesses, each provide a glimpse of just how different luthierie is from building cabinets and furniture. The post below, “Kill the Treble” was the first from my blog www.the7thfret.wordpress.com

Kill the Treble February 28, 2012
This is the first of hopefully many posts about making bass guitars. I’ve decided to provided insight on the purpose of this journey on the “about” page. My first bass is a 4 string, with a Honduras mahogany core, and a walnut top. The finger board is wenge, followed by a headstock veneer of either walnut, or zebra wood. The work will be done as I can get to it, so day 1 to-day 2 might be a week apart, hopefully not but just so you know. Happy Thumping!

-- Twitter-@thebenchroom



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#1 posted 08-10-2011 03:36 PM

I will be following. This sound like a great project. I will attemp to build a guitar on day but for now i’ll live vicariously through your posts.

-- Anthony

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#2 posted 08-11-2011 06:00 AM

Me too Anthony! Thanks for the posts!

-- Twitter-@thebenchroom

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#3 posted 09-22-2011 03:27 PM

That’s a heck of a resaw. Can’t wait to watch this process.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#4 posted 10-01-2011 02:28 PM

Thanks for the comments, Ive not been able to get back to this project lately due to 3 small children 6 and under,and 80 hour weeks. Im very eager to continue, one update is the wood selection. I was at my local woodworking guild when i ran across this 15’ wide plank of tiger maple. It is clear, fairly flat and onbe of the nicest pieces of wood Ive ever brought into my shop. So I cut out a blank laminated ebony veneer between two pieces of the maple for a continuous bead around the contour of the body. Ill update with pics of that asap. I also cut out a body in ambrosia maple for a left handed bass, so looks like Ill be shaping a few bodies at once, but only able to completely build one due to the cost of the hardware. Im not abandoning the project just changing directions a bit. Thanks for visiting!

-- Twitter-@thebenchroom

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#5 posted 10-02-2011 04:16 AM

I’m not going anywhere until I see a bass
So go ahead … .. . take your time ;)

-- Anthony

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#6 posted 03-01-2012 06:54 PM

Back to the bass blog. Ive offically started it on wordpress. If you want to read or offer ideas, suggestions, critique please be my guest- heres the link http://the7thfret.wordpress.com/

-- Twitter-@thebenchroom

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