Hi, I don’t know if this is a first, I would think not, but it is my BBEBB guitar.
It’s a Bread Board Electric Bass Box guitar.
I used a new bread cutting board, one of my standard guitar boxes [made from discarded fence palings], an old jap bass neck [Fender Copy] bridge or 50% of it from the same guitar, as was 50% of the pickup. And I suppose 50% 0f a set of strings and tuning machines.
I used new chicken head knobs, volume and tone pots etc. and the numbered rings are from an old toaster.
You would have noticed that it is fretless with wood infills in their place.
The only thing I did not enjoy about the build was that with such a long scale I kept hitting the fluorescent light over my bench.


Cheers Taff

Views: 146

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

very nice!! now i want to make one...  almost got enough room in the shed to get in it..lol  

fret wire turned up in the mail, got some Tassie oak for a neck and a separate 8mm fingerboard..  would i need to reinforce the neck for a 2 string bass??

Nice build Taff.  Like the details on this one.  My bass was a stand up, it hit all kinds of things!

Tim, for a two stringer, you can rotate the 1x2 and make it narrower and deeper, carve it round to 1 1/4" or so.   As it is narrow it still fits the hand ok.  This also lets you cut the relief for the tuners easily.

Very nice!

Looks fantastic Taff, nice work!

Hi Tim, re reinforcing neck. It would depend on a number of things, for example: grain orientation of the neck timber and fingerboard (is it quarter sawn?) I go through the rack and only buy the stuff sawn on the quarter. How long the scale, this bass is 34" and how deep the neck is. 

With this neck I left the sides square so as not to remove too much wood.

lf I was building a neck I would consider a reinforcing bar, if all of the above was not in place.

I don't know it this helps you? 

Taff

so, might not need it but it couldn't hurt...safest to put some in i think.

I like it. looks like fun Taffy.

RSS

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation?How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources

Forum

Spokeshave: flat or round?

Started by Clint “Uncle Gus” Turpen in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Clint “Uncle Gus” Turpen 3 hours ago. 6 Replies

VIDEO: Playing the Limberjack - Randy Cato demonstrates

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com in Feature Articles. Last reply by Louis Mulder 5 hours ago. 2 Replies

Cookie Tin CBG Canjo

Started by JP Lace Master in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Fergus Lester 22 hours ago. 12 Replies

VIDEO: You Gotta Move cover by Jerome Graille

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com in Feature Articles. Last reply by Garry Fuller Sr. yesterday. 1 Reply

2 channel amps

Started by Joe Williams in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Jerry Jordan on Saturday. 7 Replies

Nuts

Started by Larry Ratliff in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Larry Ratliff on Friday. 7 Replies

Latest Activity

Barbara Street commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's page Welcome to Cigar Box Nation! A letter from C. B. Gitty...
"New to cigar box nation,my hubby is building me a c b g,but in the U K were finding the price of…"
6 minutes ago
BrianQ. posted a discussion

How many of you pre-ordered Shane’s book?

Poorman’s Guitar is officially mine, or so says my debit card lol, I can hardly wait for it come…See More
6 minutes ago
BrianQ. liked Kentucky Mojo's photo
15 minutes ago
BrianQ. commented on Kentucky Mojo's photo
15 minutes ago
BrianQ. commented on BeetleJuice!'s photo
Thumbnail

1930's Tin Pot Guitar

"It’s in pretty good condition too?"
16 minutes ago
BrianQ. liked BeetleJuice!'s photo
17 minutes ago
BrianQ. liked Dave Lynas's photo
18 minutes ago
BrianQ. liked Randy S. Bretz's photo
19 minutes ago
BrianQ. liked Tom Schaefer's photo
20 minutes ago
BrianQ. commented on Tom Schaefer's photo
Thumbnail

2 string bass E&A

"Kool, I’ve been wanting 2 build one too"
20 minutes ago
AGP # liked Troy Hall's photo
21 minutes ago
AGP # liked Clarky's video
22 minutes ago

Music

Loading…

© 2018   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service