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by joppo
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Basses
Topic: New 'bass' day - NS designs cello
Replies: 1
Views: 36

New 'bass' day - NS designs cello

Felt like I needed a new challenge, so battling a shortened scale, tuning in 5ths and getting a bow to make the strings sing. But on the odd occasion that I play a note well it sounds really good. It is a 5 string with a low F, so it can work as a short scale electric upright bass.
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by joppo
Sun May 06, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Amps & Speaker
Topic: What's your rig?
Replies: 454
Views: 111755

Re: What's your rig?

Wow :shock: That is a wall of GK goodness! The two speaker covers on the 4x12 make it look like two cabs, but I guess that isn't the case.
by joppo
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Effects
Topic: Show us your pedals
Replies: 152
Views: 57455

Re: Show us your pedals

That's quite a pedalboard! The two wireless units are presumably so you can run two basses and the red pedal switches between them? What is the silver/white pedal in the front row with the red demon picture on it?
by joppo
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Teaser - next project
Replies: 62
Views: 71613

Re: Teaser - next project

Neck on for the first time today! :D Mounted the hardware to see how it feels. It seems to be pretty nicely balanced, so very happy with that. Still a lot of work to go on the body, but today was a great day!
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by joppo
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Teaser - next project
Replies: 62
Views: 71613

Re: Teaser - next project

Controls all wired up now. Just need to add in the wires to the pickups and the ground to the bridge. I got some nice vintage style wired (with a braided sheath) in the kit with the pots. Looks and feels great, but was a pain to strip.
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by joppo
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Teaser - next project
Replies: 62
Views: 71613

Re: Teaser - next project

Showing a bit of bling! Fitted the control plate and have gone with gold volume and tone tone knobs. there is still a bit of extra wood on the bottom of the neck joint. I need to fit the neck before removing that. Just waiting for the screws and plates to arrive so I can do that.
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by joppo
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Teaser - next project
Replies: 62
Views: 71613

Re: Teaser - next project

Thanks Steve. Got some momentum now that the end is in site. Waiting for an order of hardwear bits and pieces now
by joppo
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Teaser - next project
Replies: 62
Views: 71613

Re: Teaser - next project

Big day today! Glued the front an back panels together. I've routed out the sound chamber and the control cavity. You can see the pencil line around the control cavity where the control plate will cover. I haven't decided if I will recess that yet. I have also drilled the ducts for wires from the pi...
by joppo
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Any Jazz Bass necks about?
Replies: 4
Views: 46475

Re: Any Jazz Bass necks about?

Good to hear you've got it sorted. I am really happy with my Le Bass - both channels, and I haven't even tried either of the fusion modes yet
by joppo
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Any Jazz Bass necks about?
Replies: 4
Views: 46475

Re: Any Jazz Bass necks about?

Don’t have one sorry, but I did see that they occasionally appear on trademe when I was deciding if a neck on a friends jazz bass was fixable
by joppo
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Teaser - next project
Replies: 62
Views: 71613

Re: Teaser - next project

Top half of body now more or less routed to shape. Bottom half marked out showing what the neck joint will look like. I did bust off a chunk of the lower horn routing the top (now glued back in place), so need to be a little more careful! Need to route a control cavity and sound chamber in the top, ...
by joppo
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Teaser - next project
Replies: 62
Views: 71613

Re: Teaser - next project

Rough sawn body. A lot of planing to do now
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by joppo
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Electronics, Strings, Tuners, Leads, Picks & Stuff
Topic: Thomastik -Infeld Powerbass bass strings
Replies: 4
Views: 10990

Re: Thomastik -Infeld Powerbass bass strings

Let us know what you think of them when you get them. I like their Jazz Flats. At the moment I have got as set of Ernie Ball Slinky cobalt flats on my fretless Jazz bass which I really like.
by joppo
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Electronics, Strings, Tuners, Leads, Picks & Stuff
Topic: Thomastik -Infeld Powerbass bass strings
Replies: 4
Views: 10990

Re: Thomastik -Infeld Powerbass bass strings

Hi Ryla.

Musicways has them on their website (http://musicways.co.nz/customer/product ... =21&page=1), so they are imported into NZ. There is a link to dealers there. I don't think the shops stock them, but should be able to order them in for you.
by joppo
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Teaser - next project
Replies: 62
Views: 71613

Re: Teaser - next project

Got the router out to make the pickup cavity. The perspex template makes it pretty easy
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Lace pickups sitting in the cavity
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