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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: 97
Latest Activity: Jan 15

Discussion Forum

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


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 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

Comment by Chuck Cobillas on January 29, 2014 at 8:22pm
Sounds great Lil, be sure to share some pics!
Good Luck!
Comment by Ragtimelil on January 29, 2014 at 7:38am

That is a gorgeous bass, looks and sound. I've decided that I"m going to use a 3/4 size guitar instead of a baritone. I'd like to be able to play acoustic and I'd think the larger sound box would be better. Besides that, I found one that is almost as cheap as the baritone I was looking at. Off to visit family now.....


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