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Five string bass

PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:27 am
by Frederiek de Vette
Almost done with my second build, thought I'd share it here too :) Hope you like it, all comments are much appreciated!

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Re: Five string bass

PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:04 pm
by David King
Very nice work Fredereik! I love that maple burl top especially.

Re: Five string bass

PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:07 pm
by Bob Francis
That looks very nice.
The headstock is absolutely a knockout.

Re: Five string bass

PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:57 pm
by Gordon Bellerose
Both the top and the headstock are great!
The fret board is really nice also. Is that Macassar Ebony?

Re: Five string bass

PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:18 am
by Frederiek de Vette
Thanks all! You are right, it's macassar :)

Re: Five string bass

PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:18 am
by Frederiek de Vette
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Re: Five string bass

PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:52 pm
by Jason Rodgers
What is it with you bassists and your gratuitous use of knobs?!

This is looking good. Your accuracy of cuts/holes is excellent. BTW, what pickups are you using, and what will all those knobs eventually do?

Re: Five string bass

PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:24 pm
by Gordon Bellerose
I'm also curious about the screws (bolts) in the back of the body?
And like Jason, what do all the knobs do?

Re: Five string bass

PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:57 am
by Frederiek de Vette
The pickups are Aguilar J70s, the preamp is Glockenklang. Knobs in active are volume, balance, treble, mid, bass (boost/cut), and in passive (push/pull volume) the treble functions as a low pass tone. The bolts on the back hold inserts in the front for access to the truss rod and for a detachable ramp between the pickups. I'll show that better in some nicer pictures than these :) Thanks for your replies!

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Re: Five string bass

PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:32 pm
by Frederiek de Vette
And it's finished :)

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