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by Chris Flynn
Fri May 18, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: convert to a 10 string
Replies: 5
Views: 3637

convert to a 10 string

I have had someone ask me if I could convert their 5 string bass, to a 10 string. a 10 string that is like a 12 string guitar, with Octave strings. any input would be helpful. not sure if I am going to attempt, I am a little concerned about the added stress on the truss rod/neck. thanks
by Chris Flynn
Fri May 18, 2012 7:18 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Building the Hofner "Beatle Bass"
Replies: 14
Views: 7735

Re: Building the Hofner "Beatle Bass"

interesting, something that struck me was the lack of safety equipment when using the power tools. sure can tell that OSHA is not around, Also if you go the Hofner site, they now have a Plant in Bejing China, Just sayin.
by Chris Flynn
Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: truss rod question
Replies: 8
Views: 4419

Re: truss rod question

thanks for the input. after thinking and reading these post, I am going to build one with an allied rod, and the other with the old fashion Gibson rod, since I am building one for me and one for my friend, it will be interesting to see and hear the differences, I am going to use identical wood, pick...
by Chris Flynn
Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Carving Necks
Replies: 28
Views: 16793

Re: Carving Necks

I have a farriers rasp that my neighbor gave to me. huge, and removes a lot of matierial
by Chris Flynn
Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Dust collectors to stay away from?
Replies: 24
Views: 14397

Re: Dust collectors to stay away from?

the only dust collector to stay away from is " no dust collector" even if you use a shop vac it is better that none, I build cabinets, and furniture for a living, and dust a a major problem, I use a grizzly with a trash can separator and dump the thing once every two days. take care or you lungs, be...
by Chris Flynn
Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: truss rod question
Replies: 8
Views: 4419

truss rod question

I am getting ready to build a Bass for myself and one for my friend at the same time, I have built 12 or so guitars, in acoustic, electrics, and a couple of basses, I have always used the old fashioned gibson truss rods, made from the steel rod and have had good luck. but this time is am going to tr...
by Chris Flynn
Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Music from our builds
Replies: 2
Views: 2237

Music from our builds

is it possible to make a section for posting the playing of the builds that I see pictures of here. I watched the vid of Nathan Noel's faith tele. and then went to Mark Swanson's "13th hour" page and listened, (great sound BTW Mark) maybe not post them here because of band width, but have a place fo...
by Chris Flynn
Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New/old build
Replies: 6
Views: 4275

Re: New/old build

Thanks for the kind words, I will take a picture of the headstock and neck. this weekend and post, if is is ok I will post a couple others I have built. thanks again
by Chris Flynn
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New/old build
Replies: 6
Views: 4275

New/old build

here is a teardrop bass I built, to play in a 60's tribute band, it is a semi-hollow body made from poplar, maple neck, rosewood fret board. I made the head small as the Vox's teardrops are neck heavy and difficult to play, I did put a humbucker under the cover. it has a little more "sound" to it th...
by Chris Flynn
Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Nathan Noel's "Faith" tele.
Replies: 23
Views: 13621

Re: Nathan Noel's "Faith" tele.

Whew!! both the guitar, and the video all I can say