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At 5:37pm on August 10, 2018, David L. said…

Hi David, Thank you for the friend request. Kind regards, David L.

At 3:15pm on August 10, 2018, Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear said…

Thanks for the friendship request, David. Glad to accept. All the best and keep building and playing!  :0)

At 4:07pm on March 27, 2018, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Hi David,

Try your local model shop or look up SLEC model supplies

At 11:30am on May 1, 2017, Crowdaddy said…

Thanks David,I used an alcohol leather dye for this build and put a lacquer finish over it.Really brought out the grain in the maple. 

At 11:19am on April 30, 2017, Rock-Schorsch said…

Hi David, sorry I forgot it because I was in hurry. Look at my side, I added two pics of the case. The inside was lined with genuine 100 dollar bills and a much more genuine map. No, unfortunately not quite right. The frame was made of 5mm and the two plates from 3mm strong birchplywood. After being covered with a coffee sack or jute bag, an inner frame of 2mm laminated wood was placed in the outer frame to cover the edges of the jute sack fixed at this point. Best regards Schorsch

At 11:15am on August 27, 2016, Hubert Knight said…

Thanks, I appreciate it!

At 10:08am on March 13, 2016, Terry Culkin said…

Hi David, Thanks for the encouraging words, useful as a new starter.

At 3:05pm on February 9, 2016, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks David

At 7:17am on November 1, 2014, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks David

At 11:26am on September 24, 2014, Uncle John said…

David, I like your builds and photos and I am glad to have you for a CBN friend.

At 2:42pm on August 10, 2014, Roberts Cogswell said…

One more time, sorry! It got messed up somehow when I copied and pasted. Hopefully it'll work this time. If not you get the idea.

At 2:39pm on August 10, 2014, Roberts Cogswell said…

Let me give you that link again, I think the first one got messed up.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/fender-9120-nylon-tapewound-bass-stri ngs/423288 
At 2:34pm on August 10, 2014, Roberts Cogswell said…

Hi David. It was a 34" scale. I built it about six years ago and have forgotten some of the detail and my son has had the instrument for a while. I believe the neck was poplar with an oak fretboard and not all oak as I previously said. I used 2 piezo pickups wired in parallel which sound good through a bass amp. I  don't recommend wiring them in series as it doubles an already very high impedance which will result in signal loss. The parallel wiring will cut the impedance in half. Also, I used tapewound fender strings which sound very good on an acoustic bass and are easy on the fingers, especially a fretless one. Here is a link the the strings I think I used: 

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/fender-9120-nylon-tapewound-bass-stri ngs/423288 

If I ever make it to the UK, I'll be sure to look you up...and likewise to you if you are ever in the central Florida area.
If I can be of further assistance, feel free.
At 4:07am on August 10, 2014, Roberts Cogswell said…

Hi David, thanks for taking a look at my photos. The Cohiba Bass was made some years ago has been in my son's possession for a while. I don't remember all of the details but there was no truss rod used. The neck is just two pieces of oak laminated together. I might do it a little differently today but the oak is strong enough on its own, plus I don't have the stuff to do a proper truss rod installation.

I noticed that you use a lot of tins in your builds. I love them and have done a few builds with them, but they seem to be much easier to acquire in the UK. Check out this site if you're not already familiar with it: http://www.tin-tone.com/.

I see that you're in Nottingham. That's where my grandmother's ancestors were from. Would love to visit the UK someday.

At 5:05am on November 9, 2013, John said…
Thank you
At 7:55am on March 27, 2013, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Here's the sketch

At 4:41pm on March 26, 2013, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Yes the cross piece is jointed to the through neck ...if you remind me I will send you a sketch

At 7:40am on March 26, 2013, Michael Fred Johnson said…

The cross piece is fitted to the through neck with a cross halving joint, then the four ends are epoxy glued to the top as in the photo.There is also a single screw through the top into each end of the cross.The strip of maple running across the top is reinforcement under the bridge area.If I make another I will not use this type of bridge, I'll use a simple bridge with a separate tailpiece to anchor the strings (see my Guinness box guitar or coppertop

At 5:33am on March 5, 2013, smojo said…

Thanks for the invite and welcome - have fun

At 10:11am on March 3, 2013, Yellowbelly Flatt said…

Hi there David, I thought that I would welcome you to the "Brits Are Coming". I am, in national terms, a near neighbour as I live close to Newark. I hope that you find the "Brits" and the site in general as inspirational, informative and friendly as I have.

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