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My second bass

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Apr 6. 11 Replies

Just finished build number 4.  Man this is getting addictive.  I spend more time building than playing.  Built this 3 string (was supposed to be 4 string but messed it up) electric bass out of home…Continue

Weed whacker U bass....finished

Started this discussion. Last reply by Titch the Clown May 27, 2017. 3 Replies

Man I thought this thing was gonna be hard to build but it was way worse.  So many lessons learned, but I love this thing.  Not very loud acoustically but through the amp it sounds great. It has a 3…Continue

Weed whacker string gauges

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patrick May 22, 2017. 4 Replies

Hey folks.  I'm just about finished with my next build, which is basically a 23" scale acoustic bass with weed whacker string.  It started out to be a U-bass but the tuners and the strings proved to…Continue

need suggestions on tuning

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patrick May 14, 2017. 8 Replies

Hey all.  I'm currently building my wife a 4 string guitar and I'm trying to figure out what strings from a 6 string set to use and what tuning to use.  The guitar is basically a 4 string tenor…Continue

 

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BrianQ. replied to Patrick's discussion first bass build in the group Cigar Box Basses
"Yes there is a difference between bass & guitar pickups, cbgitty has an economical 3/4 string pickup that’s worth trying (black enclosed 4 pole pickup). You can use any kind of bridge you want, even a bolt? but if you want maximum control…"
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Phil Farabough replied to Patrick's discussion first bass build in the group Cigar Box Basses
"A full 4 string bass has a fair amount of tension on the bridge as well as the neck joint because of its length. These 2 areas need to be strong. Have no exp with floaters. Cant advise there.  Any bass pickup will work. But choose wisely.…"
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JL replied to Patrick's discussion My second bass
"9th - LA, 11th - TI, 12th/0th - DO,  2nd - RAY, 4th - ME, 5th - FA, 7th - SO this is your relative minor scale/key (G major = E minor, C major = a minor)"
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BlueBird J replied to Patrick's discussion My second bass
"very nice, i wanna hear her in action"
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Patrick replied to Patrick's discussion My second bass
"Good suggestion.  May as well make all the others double dots that way the 9th doesn't stand out."
Mar 27
Patrick replied to Patrick's discussion My second bass
"Great idea for that extra hole.  Thanks!!!!"
Mar 27
Grandpa replied to Patrick's discussion My second bass
"Nice. I'm likin' it a lot."
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JL replied to Patrick's discussion My second bass
"An easy fix for the fret markers, turn the 12 onto a triple dot, then you can claim the 9th fret double is a "blues" marker for the C#, F# and B"
Mar 26
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Korrigan replied to Patrick's discussion My second bass
"That's my Beaker face."
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"Super nice, pretty, classy and great for a female.  Or a man.  I hope she plays the heck out of it.   I love tenors."
Mar 23
frank learman replied to Patrick's discussion My second bass
"Looks good. Nice work,I know what you mean about more building than playing. I swear I'm gonna start practicing more............as soon as I get the next neck glued up,"
Mar 22

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