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Posted 19 October 2015 - 05:56 PM

View Postblablas, on 03 September 2015 - 10:56 PM, said:

A compilation picture of all my DIY builds.
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Finally made one, wanting to that for weeks already. :)

blablas you naughty boy :D you will scare away all others with your craftsmanship. Hell, I feel so useless after seeing all your awesome work, seriously! I struggle even to do a simple bass set-up and look you :P

I was looking at buying a good book on building a bass or a guitar. Do you have any in particular you can suggest? (I'm seriously asking) I see some on Amazon but not sure which one to get.

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 08:35 AM

There are supposed to be several good books on building guitars/basses.
However, I've never read a single one of them, I'm coming from an background of engineering and metal manufacturing for a living, I just started building them and used my common sense and metal working skills and tools, and of course the understanding of the underlying technical principles of what makes a guitar work.

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Here is a link to what some people are advising over on TalkBass.

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 09:12 AM

lefty's look so wrong...this thread has made me very uncomfortable
http://www.last.fm/m...vers+and+Giants listen to us on Last.fm
http://www.discogs.c...vers+And+Giants a listing of most of our record releases and our personnel and links to other projects we've been involved in
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sad-Lovers-Giants/104860292879894?bookmark_t=page Our Facebook page

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 09:17 AM

View PostMrFingers, on 19 February 2015 - 12:36 PM, said:

If Epiphone can't deliver, well... I can. Started out as a regular mid nineties cherry Epiphone Rivoli I. A lefty friend of mine wanted one, so I refurbished in a pelham blue-ish color, and the wiring and pickguard of an EB2D. Sounds humongous, and is I think a unique piece. Many manly tears were shed when trying to pry in the wiring harness (big CTS potmeters with the long shaft, many wires, small F hole)...

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http://www.last.fm/m...vers+and+Giants listen to us on Last.fm
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#125 bluejay

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 09:32 AM

View PostTwigman, on 20 October 2015 - 09:12 AM, said:

lefty's look so wrong...this thread has made me very uncomfortable

:lol: BHAHAHA!!! COME JOIN US AT THE DEVIL'S SIDE!!! \m/ :) \m/ :P

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 09:34 AM

Incidentally, Blablas, your projects are a permanent source of GAS! :gas: Don't ever stop, please :)

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 11:22 AM

View Postblablas, on 20 October 2015 - 08:35 AM, said:


EDIT:
Here is a link to what some people are advising over on TalkBass.

Ok thanks! They seem to appreciate 2 books;

1. Electric Guitars: How to Make Solid-Body, Hollow-Body and Semi-Acoustic Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars by Martin Koch
Martin Koch's website
http://www.buildyour...urces/index.htm

2. Make Your Own Electric Guitar by Melvyn Hiscock
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Harley Benton CG200CE classical guitar (with preamp)
My soundcloud; https://soundcloud.com/papa-dusko/

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 12:24 PM

Just seen Blablas' G&L... just wow!

Please someone buy my Squier so I can get one of those amazing basses ASAP!

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#129 bluejay

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 11:14 PM

Since I ended up posting some pics of my Bass Collection in the non-lefty section of this subforum, I may as well repost them here too :)

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 08:18 AM

bluejay what are those D'addario strings you got there? And what genre do you play with them? Nice bass, can you show us the back of it also please :)

Edited by Che, 12 November 2015 - 11:32 AM.

"Guitar is a piece of wood with strings on it, there is no rule book attached to it"
My gear;
Harley Benton JB-75NA Bass
Harley Benton ST-20 Reliced
Harley Benton L-450Plus Honeyburst
Harley Benton SC-550 Paradise Amber Flame
Harley Benton CG200CE classical guitar (with preamp)
My soundcloud; https://soundcloud.com/papa-dusko/

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 11:12 AM

They are D’Addario Nylon Tapewound ETB92 Medium Gauge, and I like them a lot, although I still prefer Chromes. I just thought the Tapewounds would look really good with the black hardware :)

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 11:22 AM

Forgot to answer your question about playing style - usually fingerstyle, occasionally picked, NO slapping, EVER. :)

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 11:29 AM

That is some very elegant wood pattern right there :gas: I must try those tape-wounds once just to see whats so special about them :) Thanks for the pics!
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Harley Benton ST-20 Reliced
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Harley Benton SC-550 Paradise Amber Flame
Harley Benton CG200CE classical guitar (with preamp)
My soundcloud; https://soundcloud.com/papa-dusko/

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 11:40 AM

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Forgot to answer your question about playing style - usually fingerstyle, occasionally picked, NO slapping, EVER. :)

I posted a reply above at about the same time as you did!

Ok, I see. Whats wrong with slapping :) I ask since you wrote it with capital letters "EVER" :) I see a trend around bass forums being against slapping for some reason. If a certain style serves the tune then I see no reason to not use for example slapping or pulling. All the styles for me look like tools to be used for music making.
I don't think 'slap-dislikers' realize that by expressing against slapping (I read some on your blog too about the dislike) they will scare away the beginners to even try it because of the judgement present.

My apologies for going all 'wise-guy' here :) This is not meant to be personal at all :)
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My gear;
Harley Benton JB-75NA Bass
Harley Benton ST-20 Reliced
Harley Benton L-450Plus Honeyburst
Harley Benton SC-550 Paradise Amber Flame
Harley Benton CG200CE classical guitar (with preamp)
My soundcloud; https://soundcloud.com/papa-dusko/

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 06:28 PM

This photos/GAS/showoff thread isn't the right place for a discussion about slapping. But if the last couple of posts do anything to discourage beginners from slapping and instead inspire them to learn how to play bass properly, then the thread will have been doubly useful. B) :P :happy: :sun_bespectacled:

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Posted 22 November 2015 - 09:32 PM

Love the minimal headstock size on these basses.

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Posted 23 November 2015 - 07:38 PM

As well as having a tiny, neckdive-busting headstock, the Bass Collection is a very, very lightweight instrument. Much lighter than my Corvette 4, which is near-identical in size.

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 11:36 AM

Hello Chaps ;)

Quick uptdate of my tools with a Bongo 5HH
Now I need a fretless !!! :D

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 12:13 PM

My fretless '95 Stingray has a new fretted cousin, who's looking and sounding good.

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 12:37 PM

My new bass (came just before Xmas):

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Chowny CHB-1 (LH), ACG Graft 5 Recurve (LH), Cort B4LH (ACG EQ-01), Squier VM Jazz Bass (LH), Harley Benton Kahuna UkeBass (LH conv)

Thomann Rockabilly Flames BKE 3/4
TC BH250 - TC BC210
Zoom B3, Behringer BDI21
Orange Crush Pix CR25BX

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Gibson 2013 SG Standard Min E-Tune (LH)
, Vintage LVS6, Fender CD-100 (LH), Harley Benton TE-20
Zoom G3
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Line 6 Spider III 75W

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 10:52 AM

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Chinabacker R4005.
It needed a new truss rod cover and some tweaking & tinkering but is real nice looking and playing bass now.

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Posted 07 April 2016 - 01:44 PM

New addition to the herd. Sire Marcus Miller V7 Alder-5 tobacco sunburst.
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You get a lot of bass for a decent price, very well built with an extremely versatile preamp onboard.

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 01:03 PM

Because of the arrival of the Sire MM V7 I defretted my F(ake)ender Jazz Bass V.
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Posted 24 May 2016 - 08:39 PM

Just thought I would post these for posterity. A black MIJ 1993 Fender Jazz '62RI + tobacco burst CIJ 2010 Fender Precision '57RI.

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 12:42 PM

It's way to quiet here on the left side, the last post dates back to the end May!
Forces me to post the last few additions to the blablas bass family.
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Posted 29 September 2016 - 04:34 PM

View Postblablas, on 26 September 2016 - 12:42 PM, said:

It's way to quiet here on the left side, the last post dates back to the end May!
Forces me to post the last few additions to the blablas bass family.



Unfortunately most people only have a couple of basses. I do like looking at the ones you post though
Clover Avenger 4 Left Handed

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 12:31 PM

Here's my Wal packed up ready to ship back for a refinish and service after 28 years of hard playing. It was originally all black and I had it stripped in the 90s. I can't wait to have it back to its former glory.

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Bass - 1988 Wal Custom - Left Handed
Amp - Darkglass Microtubes M900
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Posted 03 November 2016 - 08:01 PM

Should look killer having it back in black!

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 04:38 PM

My Wal restoration project has taken an interesting turn. :)

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Bass - 1988 Wal Custom - Left Handed
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Posted 05 January 2017 - 05:19 PM

View Postblablas, on 26 September 2016 - 12:42 PM, said:

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Done some work on this one.
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Replaced that big piece of white plastic crap with something more modest to show off the beautiful finish and woodgrain.


Also acquired a few new ones since the StingRay 5..
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Chinese unbranded Ukulele bass.
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Sire Marcus Miller V7 Vintage Ash-5.
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Spector Legend 5 Classic.

I think I'm done buying basses for a longer period of time now, I'm without bass-gas at the moment! All the basses I lusted after for a long while are in my possession, the Spector was the last one I really wanted.

High time to finish my DIY short-scale 6 string build.





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