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by lettsbasses
Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: Sponsor Promotions / Advertising
Topic: LETTSBASSES (discounts for bpnz)
Replies: 3
Views: 1048

Re: LETTSBASSES (discounts for bpnz)

Demo of Ebony scroll 4 string fretless 33" scale
http://youtu.be/dIE6SNqnNfk
More videos there too. Follow my channel for new uploads if you like that sort of thing. Cheers then.
by lettsbasses
Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: Sponsor Promotions / Advertising
Topic: LETTSBASSES (discounts for bpnz)
Replies: 3
Views: 1048

Re: LETTSBASSES (discounts for bpnz)

:) I tend not to look at the dates of posts. Replying to build/repair advice can only help with anyone struggling to find relevant info in the future.
by lettsbasses
Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: Sponsor Promotions / Advertising
Topic: LETTSBASSES (discounts for bpnz)
Replies: 3
Views: 1048

LETTSBASSES (discounts for bpnz)

Hi BPNZ. Just to introduce myself. My names Jon Letts and I am the sole builder at Letts basses in the UK. I offer many different styles of bass with all new shapes available for 2013. All handmade including scatterwound pickups as standard features. 10% discount for BPNZ members, which should just ...
by lettsbasses
Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: 13 string basses.
Replies: 2
Views: 778

Re: 13 string basses.

Tested some strings and scale lengths for the High Ab today. Rotosound .009 and .008. With a proper bridge I reckon I can get it to 27". Possibly more with stronger strings. More testing possibly, although I dont want to restrict the bass to certain string types so it does realistically look like a ...
by lettsbasses
Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:21 am
Forum: Say Hi!, Feedback & Ideas for BPNZ
Topic: Greetings from Warwick Basses & Framus Guitars
Replies: 8
Views: 2748

Re: Greetings from Warwick Basses & Framus Guitars

Crazykiwi wrote:You're certainly getting around a bit, Garey. :)
:) You too.
by lettsbasses
Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:03 am
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: 'Um Hum' - Bass Hum Problem
Replies: 14
Views: 3339

Re: 'Um Hum' - Bass Hum Problem

Here's what you do. There are 4 wires and a shield coming out of a 'humbucker'. In order for the pickup to 'humbuck' the +from coil1 has to go to the - of coil2. Also the magnets in each coil must be reversed. You can test this with a compass. The + wire from coil 2 is then your output which goes to...
by lettsbasses
Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:49 am
Forum: Maintenance & Setup
Topic: String changes
Replies: 14
Views: 2770

Re: String changes

A guitar neck can withstand an awful lot of tension to the point where they are bowed like a banana before any damage ensues. There is absolutely no need to change string one at a time or to slacken off strings for transportation. All I do when mailing a bass is to slide a piece of card between the ...
by lettsbasses
Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:46 am
Forum: Maintenance & Setup
Topic: Nut Replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 3093

Re: Nut Replacement

I use wood for nuts all the time (well a lot of the time) as do a lot of other builders. Ebony only though. There are other woods which wood do the job but dont look quite right (cocobolo for instance).The trick is to orientate the grain upwards so that strings are pressing down on the end grain whi...
by lettsbasses
Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:41 am
Forum: Maintenance & Setup
Topic: Help with intonation
Replies: 8
Views: 2610

Re: Help with intonation

String length (the actual length of the string) does not mean anything. The intonation is down to the length between the nut and saddle. The length betwee nut and 12th fret should be the same length as from 12th to saddle. There is a small difference involved to compensate for string stretching whic...
by lettsbasses
Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:34 am
Forum: Maintenance & Setup
Topic: Bass cleaning product
Replies: 41
Views: 9721

Re: Bass cleaning product

Lighter fluid is what I use in my workshop for all cleaning/degreasing. It is referred to as naptha in the trade but is really just lighter fluid like you put in zippo lighters. Decorators bristle brushes are great for removing particles/dust from crevices and wood grain. Pledge? No dont use that. O...
by lettsbasses
Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:29 am
Forum: Maintenance & Setup
Topic: buzzzzzzzzzzz
Replies: 13
Views: 2959

Re: buzzzzzzzzzzz

You should check things out yourself before takjing it to a luthier/guitar tech. All you should do is look at the side of the neck and strings. The string height should slowly increase up to the 12th fret and then level out so that the strings are the samne height at the 12th and last fret. If the s...
by lettsbasses
Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:20 am
Forum: Maintenance & Setup
Topic: Refretting
Replies: 8
Views: 2951

Re: Refretting

The general consensus here is spot on. Although refretting a guitar is not a big job, it does require a few specialized tools (fret hammer, fret nippers, flat mill file, angled mill file, fret dressing file, many grits of sandpaper/wet'n'dry, truss rod key, masking tape, long straight edge etc) all ...
by lettsbasses
Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:16 am
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: 13 string basses.
Replies: 2
Views: 778

13 string basses.

Hey NZ. I guess some of you may be interested to hear that I have a couple of orders for 13 STRING ERB'S! Here's a sneak preview of the basic design. I'm working with some very experienced guys to make this design completely functional all the way up to the Ab. Rough specs-single cut shape, heavily ...
by lettsbasses
Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:06 am
Forum: Say Hi!, Feedback & Ideas for BPNZ
Topic: Hi from the uk!
Replies: 4
Views: 1020

Re: Hi from the uk!

Loads of new shapes and website updates. Thanks.
by lettsbasses
Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:56 am
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Assembly/Build advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1704

Re: Assembly/Build advice

I know this is pretty old, but I'm new here and am just going through some of the custom posts to see if i can chip in anywhere. Building a bass from parts should be a very easy task. You may run into issues such as the heel not fitting the pocket etc. These are all very easy things to sort out your...