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Alan Davis
  • Lytle, TX
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Alan Davis left a comment for Ted Crocker
"thanks Ted!"
Jul 27, 2016
Alan Davis replied to murrayatuptown's discussion bass pickups sanity check
"The strings go in between the poles. And yes the pickups are to be installed right next to each other. Placement makes a difference so before you actually mount them, try them out in different positions to get the tone you want. Closer to the neck…"
Dec 31, 2015
Alan Davis left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks Ted. I did get to jam with the boys all afternoon so it was a good day."
Jul 28, 2015
Alan Davis replied to Greg Bement's discussion Starting a new bass build and need input in the group Homemade Bass Builders
"All measurements are in inches 4/4 3/4 3/4 Kay 1/2 1/4 A Full Heightbottom of body to scroll 74.8 71.6 71.6 65.7 61.4 B Body Heightbottom to shoulder 45.7 43.7 43.7 40.2 37.4 C Scale Lengthnut to bridge 43.3 41.3 41.5 38 35.4 D Upper Bout…"
Dec 13, 2014
Alan Davis replied to Greg Bement's discussion Starting a new bass build and need input in the group Homemade Bass Builders
"Greg, This will answer your questions on scale length and give you an idea of free finger board. http://www.stewmac.com/How-To/Online_Resources/Fretting/Scale_Length_Explained.html As for ply, you can go as low as 1/8th" if you use good ply and…"
Dec 12, 2014
Alan Davis commented on Randy S. Bretz's group Homemade Bass Builders
"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."
Mar 19, 2014
Alan Davis commented on Randy S. Bretz's group Homemade Bass Builders
"A bass guitar with long scale guitar strings on it tuned one octave below a guitar."
Mar 18, 2014
Alan Davis commented on Randy S. Bretz's group Homemade Bass Builders
"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."
Mar 18, 2014
Alan Davis replied to Greg Bement's discussion B.O.B. or my Boat Oar Bass in the group Homemade Bass Builders
"I love it! I don't know how many times I have told somebody that their instrument was a boat oar. Now however I don't think I would use that term in a derogatory sense for a guitar any more. I think I want to build a boat oar bass. Just…"
Mar 13, 2014
Alan Davis commented on Randy S. Bretz's group Homemade Bass Builders
"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."
Mar 11, 2014
Dan Mullen replied to Alan Davis's discussion Howdy in the group - Hello - My Name Is...
"Welcome, that's some fine looking work you have there! Dan"
Mar 11, 2014
Alan Davis joined Randy S. Bretz's group
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Homemade Bass Builders

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/See More
Mar 11, 2014
Alan Davis left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks for the welcome Ted, Not really shy on asking questions so here is the first. Since you seem to do a bit of design work, how hard would it be to make a 4 string floyd rose type bridge for my up and coming Piccolo bass? Have you ever played…"
Mar 11, 2014
Alan Davis added a discussion to the group - Hello - My Name Is...
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Howdy

Hi,I am Alan from Texas. A retired aircraft mechanic/electrician due to injury. Love fishing and music. Spent many years collecting a few guitars and various instruments as something to do. Played around in a studio for a while. Just helping out with a bit of wiring and recording. Played in a band a few times over the years for fun. My youngest son is now rebuilding a Jackson guitar that has had a rough life while I am planing to build a Piccolo bass in the near future. My older brother also…See More
Mar 11, 2014
Alan Davis is now a member of Handmade Music Clubhouse
Mar 10, 2014

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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
I was in a desperate search for a 4 string guitar pick-up for a piccolo bass I plan on building and Found Ted.
What instruments are you building or playing?
Build- Piccolo bass.
Playing, 4003 Rickenbacker, Power jazz, Strat, Les Paul, Ibanez SG fretless and a fretted bass, 5 string Ibanez bass, Adamas Melissa Ethridge signature 12 string, custom 12 acoustic electric 12 string, 2 ea. Adamas II prototypes, Martin, Montana acoustic electric bass, Fender Rhodes, Yamaha EX-5, Rodgers drums.

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At 1:10pm on July 26, 2016, Ted Crocker said…

At 1:13pm on July 27, 2015, Ted Crocker said…

At 3:17pm on July 26, 2014, Ted Crocker said…

At 3:56pm on March 10, 2014, Ted Crocker said…

Hi Alan, welcome to the Clubhouse!

The focus here is on all types of handmade instruments and music. There are lots of helpful builders and players here and lots of Groups to teach and learn. We welcome participation so don't be shy.

Have a look around, introduce yourself in My Name Is... and add yourself to the Member Map. There's an active Chat Room where you can ask questions, offer help or just talk about anything with some great folks.

Most of all Have Fun!

 
 
 

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