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
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:
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.
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
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.