Can you help me with the pickup?
You could use a under saddle rod piezo, regular disc piezo or you could use the P-Bass style magnetic pickups that C.B.Gitty sells.
Just put 1 under the other, add a 250k volume and tone pots with a 1/4" jack.
On my list to do this summer.
That is sweet.,.,great job.,.,!!!!
That's real nice Rooster.
I love that this surfaced again.
A few interesting "sign of the times" items leap out. the first is that reading the instructions, what leaps out is what is not written, some of the steps are kind of glossed over as though they are so routine to the magazine and its readers that details are not necessary. Another is some of the parts lists. When was the last time you were in the hardware store and could buy an aluminum heat shield for a 5 prong vacuum tube? or Bakelite to cut down for a jack plate? or 40 gauge magnet wire by the pound from a local brick and mortar store?
I have taken a few notes, some design elements from here will make it into a future CBB.
Instead of connecting a spire on the end for stand up Bass, what if you connected a wash tub on the bottom? Stand up Electric Wash Tub Bass.
More "sign of the times" You will have to cut this down or use a larger piece of wood, 2X4's are not 4 inches wide anymore : )
Well, the plan calls for a body 1-5/8" x 3-5/8", so you'd only be off by an 1/8" using big box lumber.