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by joppo
Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: Where can I buy nitrocellulose lacquer in NZ?
Replies: 13
Views: 4652

Re: Where can I buy nitrocellulose lacquer in NZ?

I got some in a spray can from a paint store here in Dunedin. I'll find the product name for you when I get home.
by joppo
Sat May 09, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: General Non-Bass Topics
Topic: My Latest Obsession and Reason
Replies: 16
Views: 4109

Re: My Latest Obsession and Reason

Yeah, sorry to hear about your brother.

I had road bikes in the 80s/90s. Still wish I did on nice sunny days. Maybe it is time for another mid-life crisis :lol: Post some pics
by joppo
Sat May 09, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Servicing / Repairs
Topic: Guitar repairer/luthier in Dunedin
Replies: 3
Views: 1710

Re: Guitar repairer/luthier in Dunedin

Give Steve a call - he may do pick ups from somewhere in town
by joppo
Thu May 07, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Instrument Servicing / Repairs
Topic: Guitar repairer/luthier in Dunedin
Replies: 3
Views: 1710

Re: Guitar repairer/luthier in Dunedin

Steve Barkman is my go-to guy. His workshop is in Broad Bay so a little out of town. I can find his number if you want it. There is a another guy who works out of downstairs in the Dunedin Rockshop. I've never used him, but friends who have had some work done by him have been happy. Just gonto the R...
by joppo
Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: Amps & Speaker
Topic: What's your rig?
Replies: 452
Views: 93737

Re: What's your rig?

Nice John. How does it compare to the TC?
by joppo
Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Teaser - next project
Replies: 62
Views: 68024

Re: Teaser - next project

To give an idea of perspective, here it is with the neck sitting in place. Probably a little hard to see the pencil line in this one, but hopefully enough to get the idea
body3.jpg
by joppo
Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Teaser - next project
Replies: 62
Views: 68024

Re: Teaser - next project

A rough tracing of the body shape on the Kauri blank
body2a.jpg
by joppo
Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Teaser - next project
Replies: 62
Views: 68024

Re: Teaser - next project

Finally made some decisions about the body, and cut the timber! This is gluing the two halves together to make the body blank.
body1.jpg
by joppo
Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Teaser - next project
Replies: 62
Views: 68024

Re: Teaser - next project

Somewhat overdue for an update. Haven't had too much time to work on the neck over summer, but have finished shaping the neck and just down to the fine sanding. I have sealed the neck with shellac and oiled the fingerboard, so it now looks pretty much what it will be like when finished. The shellac ...
by joppo
Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: BASS / AMP PICTURE THREAD :: Get your cameras ready!
Replies: 291
Views: 78936

Re: BASS / AMP PICTURE THREAD :: Get your cameras ready!

Ohhh - nice Foal. Feeling a little Tobias envy. Now you just need an MTD 535 and you are set.
by joppo
Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: What's hot on Trademe right now!
Replies: 972
Views: 163518

Re: What's hot on Trademe right now!

Ohhh, nice bass Foal. The pickups are easy to change, just comes down to if you can find a set of originals pickups - assuming you wanted to get back to original. Are you going to bid?
by joppo
Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: BassPlayer.co.nz News / Meet & Greets
Topic: New Server
Replies: 11
Views: 4863

Re: New Server

Yep, noticeably faster. Especially loading pictures. Thanks Steve :D
by joppo
Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Teaser - next project
Replies: 62
Views: 68024

Re: Teaser - next project

I was afraid someone was going to ask that. :lol: I modelled the neck on my Vintage Modified fretless Jazz which I reall like. The fretboard radius is 9.5 inches and it has the skinny little 39mm width at the nut. The neck is a little bit deeper than I planned. The fretboard wood is really nice so m...
by joppo
Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Teaser - next project
Replies: 62
Views: 68024

Re: Teaser - next project

Onto the most terrifying and fun bit to date - shaping the neck. This has all been done with a rasp to take it down close to where I want it, a file to smooth off and a tidy up with sandpaper. I've used a technique called faceting. I bevelled each side at 45 degrees getting close to the depth I want...