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by KD Williams-Shimomura
Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:09 am
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: Resources on building upright bass?
Replies: 11
Views: 9830

Resources on building upright bass?

I've been very interested in constructing a 3/4 scale upright bass. Most of my building experience has been in solid bodied and semi-hollow bodied electric guitars and basses; but I would like to expand my horizons some. Does anyone know of some good books or resources that I can study on the constr...
by KD Williams-Shimomura
Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:05 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Mistakes made while building early guitars
Replies: 59
Views: 40651

Re: Mistakes made while building early guitars

I made a total n00b mistake on my first solid body; tried to use a handheld scroll saw to cut the angles on my solid body's contours rather than planing, drilling, and/or sanding them out to shape. Rough edges and irreversible marks/damage galore when I cut too deep in a few places... had to scrap t...
by KD Williams-Shimomura
Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:56 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Making a Case Fit the Bass Better
Replies: 8
Views: 7030

Re: Making a Case Fit the Bass Better

I also agree that the pink insulation board should work well as a more durable replacement for the inside of your case. Also if you are concerned with it getting dented and dinged up over time; you may want to use some high density foam (such as that of a yoga or camping mat - available at any sport...
by KD Williams-Shimomura
Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:41 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Bass Guitars "Own" section?
Replies: 20
Views: 17236

Re: Three "and Bass Guitars" areas confusion

I guess I'm on the fence about this one. While guitars and basses have their own unique characters, I would worry about input being missed becouse a guitar builder never looks at the bass section or vice versa. Oh and also- Thanks Charlie and Thank you Deb for so many years. Steven I agree with Ste...