I've been asked to build a short scale 2 string bass which in it self is no biggie even though I haven't done one before..What I'm wondering is what pickups are out there at a reasonable price, the…Continue
I'm just trying to finish off my first build and I've hit a problem that I just can't seem to solve.. If I pluck each string going up the scale I get a lovely clear sound, smooth even and bang on…Continue
"Hi Eric, here is what I did. I split the pickups so that I had p/ups for two guitars.
Here's my cutting edge ba........er, I mean cutting board bass. I even cut the bridge in half. And you could say half the neck, but I can't use the half…"
"Thanks for that.. I had a look through talkbass and the question had been asked before but there were so many conflicting answers unless you were a bass fanatic you'd not be able to pull the relevant info out.. I've built a whole bunch of…"
"If he's wanting the classic bass sound (Fender Precision bass), you want a split coil pickup and flat wound strings. Something like this from EB*y. If you really want a LOT of information, repost this question to www.talkbass.com"
I've been asked to build a short scale 2 string bass which in it self is no biggie even though I haven't done one before..What I'm wondering is what pickups are out there at a reasonable price, the guy doesn't have bottomless pockets and I'm doing the build more as a favour than anything else..See More
"Some of you may know this and others like me not.. I was talking to a local guitar maker and getting advice on fretting..
One quick tip or trick he showed me was to take a piece of fret wire that you're going to use and with a needle file…"
"That's how I feel.. However this year I'm determined to do a build for myself.. I'm a lefty however all I seem to make is right handed ones for people.. Some of them I look at when finished and think I should keep it but it's no…"
"Cheers Paul, I'm garbage at playing but I really do get a kick out of making them and hearing others hammering out a tune.. The one on the bench at the moment is a bit special to me for the first time I'm getting to build a guitar for an…"
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