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Five string bass

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Five string bass

Postby Frederiek de Vette » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:27 am

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

Postby David King » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:04 pm

Very nice work Fredereik! I love that maple burl top especially.
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Re: Five string bass

Postby Bob Francis » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:07 pm

That looks very nice.
The headstock is absolutely a knockout.
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Re: Five string bass

Postby Gordon Bellerose » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:57 pm

Both the top and the headstock are great!
The fret board is really nice also. Is that Macassar Ebony?
I need your help. I can't possibly make all the mistakes myself!
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Re: Five string bass

Postby Frederiek de Vette » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:18 am

Thanks all! You are right, it's macassar :)
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Re: Five string bass

Postby Frederiek de Vette » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:18 am

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Re: Five string bass

Postby Jason Rodgers » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:52 pm

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?
-Ruining perfectly good wood, one day at a time.
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Re: Five string bass

Postby Gordon Bellerose » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:24 pm

I'm also curious about the screws (bolts) in the back of the body?
And like Jason, what do all the knobs do?
I need your help. I can't possibly make all the mistakes myself!
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Re: Five string bass

Postby Frederiek de Vette » Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:57 am

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

Postby Frederiek de Vette » Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:32 pm

And it's finished :)

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