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This group is for everyone who has or wants to build their own bass, either standup or other types.Here`s a great site to check out some awesome homemade stand up basses http://ebass.nl/site2/photos/

Members: 98
Latest Activity: Feb 22

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Starting a new bass build and need input

Started by Greg Bement. Last reply by Greg Bement Dec 16, 2014. 8 Replies

Starting the plans to build a bass to match my surfboard guitar.  This one I'd like to be a hollow body.  Scale to be a 3/4 bass, but none of the info I find gives me the amount of free fingerboard…Continue

B.O.B. or my Boat Oar Bass

Started by Greg Bement. Last reply by Greg Bement Jun 21, 2014. 11 Replies

Finished up the build, need to do some final tweaking.  Noticed after I took the pic's that my bridge was out of line.  So please excuse.....  Bridge has two piezo pickups under it, layered in felt.…Continue

I DID IT!

Started by Ragtimelil. Last reply by Ragtimelil Mar 12, 2014. 33 Replies

I pretty much butchered the nut but otherwise it was all smooth sailing. Thanks so much for all the help and comments. Seems the intonation is pretty good but the low E may need tweaking. There are…Continue

UBass neck scale

Started by Ragtimelil. Last reply by Ragtimelil Feb 27, 2014. 13 Replies

I've just ordered my donor guitar to convert to a Ubass. I don't know what the neck scale is and was wondering if it isn't the same as the ukulele scale could I just remove the frets and play it…Continue

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Comment by Ted Crocker on February 4, 2015 at 8:31pm

Great start Greg, keep us posted.  

Comment by Greg Bement on February 4, 2015 at 7:49pm

Finally starting on the upright bass, and got the body cut out.  It's going to be a surfboard shape to go with the guitar I made.  The body is about 42" in length and I'm trying to decide on the depth. I was thinking about 4", any suggestions.  Haven't decided whether to use a standard bass guitar neck, or make a more conventional style neck.  I will be electric because I don't think there is enough body for a good resonance 

Comment by Alan Davis on March 19, 2014 at 8:04am

My youngest son is amazing at 4,5,6,12 string guitars so I decided to build this to see how much he likes it. I have a feeling that he will be borrowing another guitar from his Dad.

Comment by Ragtimelil on March 18, 2014 at 10:02pm

I just went to YouTube to have a listen. What a sweet sound! I see the attraction!

Comment by Ragtimelil on March 18, 2014 at 9:51pm

Wow again. I'd love to hear what that sounds like.

Comment by Alan Davis on March 18, 2014 at 8:38pm

A bass guitar with long scale guitar strings on it tuned one octave below a guitar.

Comment by Ragtimelil on March 18, 2014 at 8:19pm

Wow. Nice. (what exactly is a piccolo bass?)

Comment by Alan Davis on March 18, 2014 at 7:59pm

Got my first coat of paint on the piccolo bass- did get a couple of small runs that I will have to sand out but no big deal- first time with this kinda paint.

Comment by Alan Davis on March 11, 2014 at 6:53pm

Well I managed to cut down and re-sand a P bass body that was a donation. It will become my Piccolo bass one day soon.

Comment by Greg Bement on January 30, 2014 at 12:36pm

 

Hi all, after finishing all the CBG for grand kids time to work on my boat paddle bass.  So far I have notched and mounted the tuning keys, drill and set in brass collars for the strings to pass through from the back side.  I have two questions/recommendations as to what gauge weed-eater line to use or better to go with true bass strings and there gauge?  Also thinking of using a top of the bridge pickup, any results on those?  Guess that's more then two questions, lol.

Thanks, Greg

 

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