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Neck design ideas, need input!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Bement Sep 20, 2015. 9 Replies

Using this old wooden popcorn bowl, top will be some old phonograph records. Not sure what to shape it like or just use an old 6string neck I have. Any unusual shapes come to mind?? Thanks

Advice on making a wooden banjo ring.... of sorts....LOL

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Bement Jul 31, 2014. 26 Replies

I am making a  banjo of sorts to give to my local VW bug club to use in their silent auction.  All the money goes to local children's cancer charity " Buggn' for a Cure".Any way I made the body out…Continue

First Cigar Box amp build

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Bement Dec 21, 2013. 2 Replies

Found the neat cigar box and wanted an amp for the Candolin I made for my son.  And since we are both gear heads figued this was perfect. Thanks to CB Gitty for the parts needed.  Fun and easy to…Continue

First Canjo build

Started Aug 13, 2013 0 Replies

First instrument build of any kind to be exact..lol  Any way looking for input and advice on changes or tweaks.  Started with and Christmas cookie can, uned tenor banjo neck that someone had try to…Continue

 

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"Finally finished my Crapocaster. a little more work than I thought it would be.  But a lot of fun anyway."
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Oct 20, 2015
Greg Bement replied to Greg Bement's discussion Neck design ideas, need input!
"Like that idea, thanks. Position it near the tail piece like a wammy bar. lol"
Sep 20, 2015
Greg Bement replied to Greg Bement's discussion Neck design ideas, need input!
"I glued three lp`s together, but still will brace.  two of the lp`s are the old thick ones.thanks for the ideas all, keep them coming...."
Sep 19, 2015
Ted Crocker replied to Greg Bement's discussion Neck design ideas, need input!
"Neck thru (or neck butting against inside of tail end) for sure, with it only touching the lp on the edges and under the bridge. One might work, but I think if you glued 2 together it would definitely be strong enough.   Ideas for…"
Sep 19, 2015
Greg Bement replied to Greg Bement's discussion Neck design ideas, need input!
"I've used 2 old thick lp's and one newer thinner lp and plan on a brace if not a neck through style.  Not sure if how many strings yet. Thought of a shape like a record player arm or ????"
Sep 19, 2015
Greg Bement replied to Greg Bement's discussion Neck design ideas, need input!
"Finally got them to load"
Sep 19, 2015
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Neck design ideas, need input!

Using this old wooden popcorn bowl, top will be some old phonograph records. Not sure what to shape it like or just use an old 6string neck I have. Any unusual shapes come to mind?? Thanks
Sep 19, 2015
Greg Bement commented on Randy S. Bretz's group Homemade Bass Builders
"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…"
Feb 4, 2015
Greg Bement replied to Greg Bement's discussion Starting a new bass build and need input in the group Homemade Bass Builders
"Thanks all, got the info on the neck I needed,  Might be changing plans a little, will know more this afternnon.  A friend gave me a person to contact about some solid cherry, so may use that instead of ply for the body if he has a…"
Dec 16, 2014
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
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
Greg Bement replied to Greg Bement's discussion Starting a new bass build and need input in the group Homemade Bass Builders
"Neat site Bruce, some really nice looking stuff, but I'm wanting to make an upright, or some call a double bass.  Total height should be about 71 1/2 " tall from bottom of body to top of head and a 41" scale, but having trouble…"
Dec 12, 2014

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At 12:12pm on August 26, 2016, Ted Crocker said…

At 11:20am on August 26, 2015, Ted Crocker said…

At 12:50am on August 26, 2014, Ted Crocker said…

At 12:54am on February 4, 2014, Ted Crocker said…

Cool build Greg.  I added the pics to your posts.  In the future, click the add photo icon to upload them and they will show up in the post

At 6:47am on August 26, 2013, Ted Crocker said…

At 3:17pm on August 6, 2013, Ted Crocker said…

Hi Greg, 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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