New/old build

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Chris Flynn
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New/old build

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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 than the Vox's I have played, I like it a little better. very light compared to my walnut/ maple precision that I built. I did use " polyurthane" paint and clear coat, hoping it will yellow with some age. I have been leaving it in a south window so it will speed up the "ageing" a little. I am a hobbiest builder so be gentle. thanks
Chris
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Patrick Kirkham
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Re: New/old build

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Say, now that has some mojo. I notice it has a nice humane fingerboard width, which makes it more comfortable than the last "Wyman" Vox paddle I played. More shots would be welcome.Soundfiles too. What scale did you build it to?

Bob Francis
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Re: New/old build

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And some headstock shots too!

Mike Baker
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Post by Mike Baker »

Cool looking bass! Good job!

Thomas Dooher
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Post by Thomas Dooher »

I gotta say I like it...maybe getting nostalgic in my later years. :-)

Chris Flynn
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Re: New/old build

Post by Chris Flynn »

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

Bob Francis
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Re: New/old build

Post by Bob Francis »

Sweet! Lookin' forward to it.

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