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 depot lumber. I modeled the body after a Rickenbacker 340 guitar because I just love the shape of them. It's a 30" scale with the E, A, and D strings. Simple humbucker pickup sounds great. No static or buzzing whatsoever. For a truss rod I used 2 pieces of 1/2" x 1/8" aluminum flat bar glued together. I routed out a channel in the neck just under the fretboard and glued them in sideways so their lateral strength would give the neck as much support as possible. So far so good. I originally planned for it to be a 4 string which is why there is an extra hole in the headstock. Unfortunately I didn't plan very well so went to 3 strings. I actually like this better though.
Oh... and try not to notice that I put the double fret markers on the 9th fret instead of the 12th. Yeah... WTH was I thinking?
Looks great Patrick! That extra hole in the headstock you can use for hanging. And who cares about the fret markers? Bass players don' t play past the 7th fret anyway, right? : )
Great idea for that extra hole. Thanks!!!!
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,
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
Good suggestion. May as well make all the others double dots that way the 9th doesn't stand out.
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)
Nice. I'm likin' it a lot.
very nice, i wanna hear her in action