What's on your work bench?

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Lostininverness wrote:Excellent work! I like the way that the carve shows the top wood merging into the main body wood. Did you say somewhere what woods you used?
The top piece came out 8mm thick after bookmatching and thicknessing, hence the reveal of the backwood. I didn't like it until I stained the whole thing black then sanded it back and it sort of unified the 2 pieces into something more cohesive.

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Bass build taking shape:
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Need to enlarge the tuner holes slightly before I can fit the tuners, drill for the strap buttons, and plug the pickup into the Obsidianwire loom.

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couple days ago I pulled the LR Baggs sound hole pickup from my Weissenborn. I had never liked that pickup, too 'click' in the treble and not very acoustic sounding. I put in a pickup called a JJB Electronics Prestige, which is very similar to a K&K. I googled but didn't find and sound demos, so it was a bit of a guess.

Excellent result, much more natural sound and a reasonably simple install. JJB Electronics, great acoustic pickups, super affordable.

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Had my bass on the workbench today, doing the final touches. Got rid of the obnoxiously shiny poly finish and made a few discerning swipes with a sander. dulled down the hardware a bit that wasn't chrome and made the pickguard way less glossy white.

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Bg wrote:Had my bass on the workbench today, doing the final touches. Got rid of the obnoxiously shiny poly finish and made a few discerning swipes with a sander. dulled down the hardware a bit that wasn't chrome and made the pickguard way less glossy white.

Will take pics tomorrow!
I keep looking at my shiny Strat and wondering if I should take the gleam off it. Bit of T-Cut maybe.

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yeah I went all out with rubbing compound and drill buffer.... Got to do that with poly :)

Took the belt sander to the worn through bits.
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Laurie's 5E3 build starting to take shape. An old business card makes a great input jack template! The pot/board on the right is the Voltage Scaling control pot - there's a large FET (not shown) which mounts on the chassis and does the heavy lifting!
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twangnsnarl wrote:Bass build taking shape:
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Need to enlarge the tuner holes slightly before I can fit the tuners, drill for the strap buttons, and plug the pickup into the Obsidianwire loom.
make sure you clamp some kind of backing wood (mdf is perfect) ideally on both sides to stop the wood "tearing" ... it happens really easily
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Man you guys are industrious today, all I have done is mow the lawns lol.
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bobiron wrote:Man you guys are industrious today, all I have done is mow the lawns lol.
lazy bugger, I did loads of amp stuff then went to see It part 2!
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Bg wrote:
bobiron wrote:Man you guys are industrious today, all I have done is mow the lawns lol.
lazy bugger, I did loads of amp stuff then went to see It part 2!
I did rewire 2 of my stomp boards today, so that is something I guess...wire stripping and soldering. But yeah basically lazy as today. Looking forward to part 2.
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Pretty sure my P-bass is now done :)

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yes - I drilled all the way through, should I hide it? Nah can't be fucked :)

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As an aside, I taped some sandpaper to my sleeve and played for a few hours. When I was finished I noted where the scratching happened - thats where the wear pattern comes from. If I'd left that sandpaper on my sleeve for the next 20 years, I'd have got through that poly and the wear marks would be identical!

Rasp and belt sander, speeds up the process.
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Does she thump?

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