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Bruce Hooper replied to Greg Bement's discussion Starting a new bass build and need input in the group Homemade Bass Builders
"Try electricbass.com Perhaps you could make something like the stick ukulele Gus Made for me."
Dec 13, 2014
Bruce Hooper replied to Greg Bement's discussion Starting a new bass build and need input in the group Homemade Bass Builders
"t recall seeing one a bit like a electric violin.if I cand find it will post, God luck with your project"
Dec 12, 2014
Bruce Hooper replied to Greg Bement's discussion Starting a new bass build and need input in the group Homemade Bass Builders
"My neighbor and I made 2 bass ukuleles. The bodies were fibreglass, cutaway with an arch back. The necks were hand shaped out of Canadian RockMaplewood. We used Black Hearted Saffaras tone wood for the tops, hipshot tuners with dreadlock strings,…"
Dec 12, 2014
Bruce Hooper left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks for your Birthday wishes Ted, caught up with some of my friends from years gone bye, together with my twin brother Richard and our wives. Great afternoon at the Bribie Island RSL Club. My friend Gus finished the Bass Ukuleles last week, still…"
Jun 30, 2014
Bruce Hooper replied to Ragtimelil's discussion I DID IT! in the group Homemade Bass Builders
"Well given the facilities and tools to work with you are doing ok. I one of those blokes that just goes out and buys the tools and source the gear on the net. I spoilt. Also lucky to have a master cabinet maker living next door who has a big shed…"
Mar 11, 2014
Bruce Hooper replied to Ragtimelil's discussion I DID IT! in the group Homemade Bass Builders
"I would suggest you plug the holes , we usually put a nice exotic timber veneer on the head of the neck, it a cheap option and looks great. The three cigar box ukuleles for the grand kids are just about finished, just waiting for the bridges pick…"
Mar 10, 2014
Bruce Hooper replied to Ragtimelil's discussion I DID IT! in the group Homemade Bass Builders
"I buy heaps of stuff from China and never have a problem, most of the gear is Freight Free to Australia, i have attached aphoto oif the tuners I bought from China the cost $15.28 AU, landed in Aust , The hipshot cost $80.00US PLUS FRIEGHT. The…"
Mar 6, 2014
Bruce Hooper replied to Ragtimelil's discussion I DID IT! in the group Homemade Bass Builders
"I bought some from China they were a lot cheaper than the Hipshot , I will check out where I got them and get back to you cheers. Bruce"
Mar 6, 2014
Bruce Hooper replied to Ragtimelil's discussion I DID IT! in the group Homemade Bass Builders
"hi Kala nut's only  six bucks , check out the site:-10-00055-01: Nut for 4 string U-BASS .http://www.kalabrand.com/ProductPages/U-BASS-Parts.html. They also have the thumb rest Item No. THBRT-UBASS but are out of stock, I bought some but…"
Mar 3, 2014
Bruce Hooper replied to Ragtimelil's discussion I DID IT! in the group Homemade Bass Builders
"What a great idea  talc Powder"
Mar 1, 2014
Bruce Hooper replied to Ragtimelil's discussion I DID IT! in the group Homemade Bass Builders
"Hi My friend Stu, tried our UBASS players  Bass at BUMS ( Brisbane Ukulele Masters) last week , Cath has White strings on her Bass, he thought they were very sticky and the sound was,t clear. My UBASS has the Black Thundergut strings as…"
Feb 28, 2014
Bruce Hooper replied to Ragtimelil's discussion I DID IT! in the group Homemade Bass Builders
"Hi , I'm Bruce from Sandstone Point ( Near Bribie Island), Queensland Australia Lovely Black  Bad Bass.Bruce We have had a project on the go for some time now, sill have to sort out the saddle and pick ups What strings and tuners did you…"
Feb 27, 2014
Bruce Hooper replied to Ragtimelil's discussion UBass neck scale in the group Homemade Bass Builders
"I bought a UBASS as a sample The fretboard from the nut to the end of the fret board is 12 1/2" with 16 frets 1. 1 1/4", 2. 21/4", 3. 3 1/4", 4. 4 3/16", 5. 5"., 6. 5 7/8". 7.6 1/2", 8. 7 1/2",9. 8…"
Feb 26, 2014
Bruce Hooper replied to Ragtimelil's discussion UBass neck scale in the group Homemade Bass Builders
"I bought a UBASS as a sample The fretboard from the nut to the end of the fret board is 12 1/2" with 16 frets 1. 1 1/4", 2. 21/4", 3. 3 1/4", 4. 4 3/16", 5. 5"., 6. 5 7/8". 7.6 1/2", 8. 7 1/2",9. 8…"
Feb 26, 2014
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Sep 21, 2013
Bruce Hooper left a comment for Ted Crocker
"My name is Bruce, thanks for your help Ted, I'm a mad ukulele player and have five ukes. My neighbor is a master cabinet maker and boat builder, he has made some beautiful ukuleles. Now we have started a project to make two bass ukuleles, we…"
Sep 21, 2013

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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
Found you on the internet
What instruments are you building or playing?
I play the ukulele, I have five, a lovely Kala Solid Acacia Soprano with Black Orcas fluro strings, Kala Mahogany, cutaway tenor with pick up, Lanakai 8 string Tenor, Fire Fly Banjo uke , and a beautiful Leho thin body Splated Maple tenor with pick up ( My favorite)
My next door neighbor has made fiberglass tenor ukes, je still has the mould and we wanted to make a bass ukulele.

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At 5:00pm on September 21, 2013, Ted Crocker said…

Hi Bruce, 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.

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