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by Jeff Mills
Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 8 string bass
Replies: 9
Views: 3732

Re: 8 string bass

Thanks Jeff! It looks great Hi Bob - I need to correct myself :oops: my kids tell me I have "old timers" - the bridge is a schaller 471, 8 and not a schaller 3D-8. There is a big difference... the 741, 8 has 8 holes to load the strings where as the 3D-8 only has 4. Here is a link to the schaller 47...
by Jeff Mills
Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 8 string bass
Replies: 9
Views: 3732

Re: 8 string bass

Hi Bob, The bridge is a schaller 3D-8
http://guitar-parts.biz/hp305217/Bassbridge-3D-8.htm

I honesty do not recall where I bought the pickups from but I bought 12 pair. They are mini humbuckers with bar magnets instead of poles under a chrome cover.
by Jeff Mills
Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:37 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 8 string bass
Replies: 9
Views: 3732

Re: 8 string bass

Mark Swanson wrote:Looks cool, but that photo is so HUGE that it's hard to see.
I believe I corrected the picture size - Thanks Mark
by Jeff Mills
Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 8 string bass
Replies: 9
Views: 3732

Re: 8 string bass

Trying to get the pic to show - I think I got it now.

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by Jeff Mills
Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 8 string bass
Replies: 9
Views: 3732

8 string bass

Curly hard maple, semi hollow body neck through, 33 1/4" scale electric 8 string bass

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by Jeff Mills
Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Curly hard maple 4 string fretless bass
Replies: 5
Views: 3510

Re: Curly hard maple 4 string fretless bass

Pete Halliday wrote:Nice bass! I like the idea of dyeing the inside...that might get stolen.
Hey Pete - steal away my friend.
by Jeff Mills
Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Curly hard maple 4 string fretless bass
Replies: 5
Views: 3510

Re: Curly hard maple 4 string fretless bass

semi hollow? Nice Jeff Yes Sir - it's a semi hollow neckthrough carved top, I dyed the inside black before I glued the wings together. Here some better pics. To many winds on the E and G posts which I since corrected. https://sites.google.com/site/millscustomsawing/2015-02-21_09.47.21.jpg https://s...
by Jeff Mills
Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: String spacing 8 string bass
Replies: 2
Views: 2156

Re: String spacing 8 string bass

Thank you David 1/8" between strings will be my starting point. I'm going to invert the strings for finger playing mainly.
by Jeff Mills
Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: String spacing 8 string bass
Replies: 2
Views: 2156

String spacing 8 string bass

I'm currently building my first 8 string octave 33 1/4" scale electric bass filiing my own saddles and nut. I can find no standards anywhere on the string spacing (inbetween) strings. I drew up a full size drawing and 1/16" (inbetween) the octave pair looks good on paper. Bass strings vibrate a lot ...
by Jeff Mills
Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Cherry Maple 4 string bass
Replies: 4
Views: 2004

Re: Cherry Maple 4 string bass

Hi Keith, I don't have any more pics taken but my daughter made video talking about her new bass. She used her phone to make the video and had it sitting on the amp, so you here lots of vibration when she playing. But at least shes happy with the guitar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reBu2nJ4o3Y I...
by Jeff Mills
Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Cherry Maple 4 string bass
Replies: 4
Views: 2004

Cherry Maple 4 string bass

I have not been on this site for a long time. I love veggie gardening and this summer we had one humdinger of a garden well actually 6 gardens which took up a lot of my "free" time. But man do we have food for this winter :lol: I recently completed a 4 string bass as a gift for my daughter for her b...
by Jeff Mills
Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Neck-thru / Binding question
Replies: 3
Views: 2222

Re: Neck-thru / Binding question

Thanks for the replies Eric & Gordon, much appreciated...
by Jeff Mills
Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Neck-thru / Binding question
Replies: 3
Views: 2222

Neck-thru / Binding question

When binding a top or back on a neck-thru, is there any reason not to bind the butt end of the neck? On this one, I bound the wings then glued them to the neck. However it seems I could just cut the binding shelf in the wings, glue the wings to the neck, then cut the shelf in the butt of the neck an...
by Jeff Mills
Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Goran Popovic's walnut bass built for a friend
Replies: 21
Views: 9496

Re: Goran Popovic's walnut bass built for a friend

Looks mighty comfortable to play. I'm curious about the body thickness, width and height. Could you please talk a little on the body dimensions and how you arrived at the measurements you did.

Thanks
by Jeff Mills
Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Mario Labonte's Jazz bass build
Replies: 13
Views: 5229

Re: Mario Labonte's Jazz bass build

When I was a foolish teenager, I had the great opportunity of learning woodworking from a very old wise man, He shared lots of wisdom nuggets with me. Many of his nuggets did not apply to woodworking persay but more to life in general. At the time I thought a lot of those nuggets were non-sense but ...
by Jeff Mills
Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Mario Labonte's Jazz bass build
Replies: 13
Views: 5229

Re: Mario Labonte's Jazz bass build

Really clean classic design rendering. I''m wondering about the truss rod adjustment is it in the heel, I think I see a hole in the scratchplate by the heel?
by Jeff Mills
Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 2 WIP
Replies: 24
Views: 10053

Re: 2 WIP

Just finished - comments / criticisms - are always welcome. The first generation (EB1) hand crafted Mills Custom Guitar 4 String Bass is sure to be a classic. Recognized for extreme playability, classic vibe, sustain, treble punch and solid underlying bass tone. A subtle strip of binding graces the ...
by Jeff Mills
Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: you ever get a string that won't intonate?
Replies: 12
Views: 6050

Re: you ever get a string that won't intonate?

David King wrote:Jeff, You are correct. I didn't have a guitar at hand when I tried to think which dot I use. I should have checked that one out first. Sorry.

No worries - I keep thinking it was some kind of test :lol: