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Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Oct 22. 6 Replies

This morning I finished the basics on a 3 string slide bass but need to obtain a 3rd string. Currently tuned to D and A. Last week I partially assembled what will eventually be a 4 string guitar with…Continue

 

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Paul Craig replied to James's discussion Works in progress
"This is a Ruby amp, it's a variation of the Smokey amp. It has a great tone that many say emulates a Fender Champ. Has a Volume and Gain control and you can do a input mod to sound more like a Bassman and adding a Tone control isn't hard…"
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James replied to James's discussion Works in progress
"I saw plans for the smokey amp. I really haven't given the amp too much thought. Still doing research. I'm looking for more of a sound than a volume. I want to be able to distort and synthesize but keep the old retro bluesy sound offered…"
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James replied to James's discussion Works in progress
"Also working on the 3string slide bass. Didn't space my tuners out correctly so I gotta do some improv work on the headstock there too. Will be adding Third string. Currently tuned to D and A."
Oct 22
Br Harold F Stubbs III replied to James's discussion Works in progress
"What sort of amplifier? Like how much power you looking to put out there? I myself am working on a 200W ( 100W per channel / stereo ) amplifier, currently I can play music off my phone using the AUX port, still need to get the guitar input stage…"
Oct 22
James replied to James's discussion Works in progress
"The 4 string I plan to keep 4 strings but the neck is just 1x3 right now.. want to cut the headstock into a more legit shape. Maybe sand down the sides of the neck. Pick out two other strings too!"
Oct 22
Richard Dean replied to James's discussion Works in progress
"Welcome to the madness, pics or it didn't happen lol cutting down the 4 string...to a 3 string?"
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Works in progress

This morning I finished the basics on a 3 string slide bass but need to obtain a 3rd string. Currently tuned to D and A. Last week I partially assembled what will eventually be a 4 string guitar with fretboard. Currently researching building an amplifier and will add pickups later. Also, I will be cutting down the 4 string neck.
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"welcome James . ;-)"
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Handcrafted instruments is how music began. I think making your own instrument makes the music more meaningful.

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At 3:24pm on September 30, 2017, the anonymous pick said…

welcome James . ;-)

 
 
 

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