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GSPBASSESGSPBASSES Frets: 1035
@Bridgehouse had a look through the wood store as I seem to remember I had some stingray basses part built, thought you might like to have a look. There are necks to go with the two bodies, but there are only glued up, so I didn't bother with a photo.The 5 string stingray, neck and body are going very cheap, it's a wide neck, even by 5 string standards, the bass is 35 inch scale.

PS don't look two the P- basses they are already sold.



 
There is still a fair amount of work to do on the bodies as you can see, the necks for them are both maple/maple. 


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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 11292
    Cor. One of those musicman 4's is tempting. 

    What sort of work still needs doing? 

    I am tempted to try a Stingray but put some sort of wacky humbucker in and see what happens - keep it passive but go for a higher output so it doesn't need the Preamp. Maybe even a mudbucker style. Hmmm...
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  • GSPBASSESGSPBASSES Frets: 1035
    All the work will be completed by me. No rush on taking a decision I won't be doing any work on them till after Christmas.
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 11292
    GSPBASSES said:
    All the work will be completed by me. No rush on taking a decision I won't be doing any work on them till after Christmas.
    Ahah, ok ;)

    Well having a browse around, I could do one with the Kent Armstrong pickup, which can run passive only, with a series/parallel switch to get some tonal variation. 

    I will have a think today and get and get back to you. Most tempting. Might do a bright lurid green stain on it and go for the proper MM vibe.. *thinks*
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 11292
    Ah sod it, put me down for the one on the left so I can use a standard control plate and run with no pickguard!


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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 11292
    Anyone fancy doing the other one so we could run a parallel "build a Stingray" challenge? ;)
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 11292
    @stimpsonslostson - how about a Stingray project? ;)
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  • Winny_PoohWinny_Pooh Frets: 2391
    edited November 2017
    Long shot but sperate from your BF sale I'm after a fretless 5 string with a regular stingray width neck, pao ferro or ebony variant lined board.... any free time next year for something like that?
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  • Anyone fancy doing the other one so we could run a parallel "build a Stingray" challenge? ;)
    I'm slightly tempted but only in a four stringer. Prices would help with the decision process.

    TBH, I am more interested in the Squigglecaster in the guitar clearance thread.
    I fear the Geeks, even when they bear GIFs.
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 13572
    I'm going to ask a probably dumb question ...

    On the body for the 5-string, you've got a little slot for access to the truss rod.  But not on any of the other bodies.

    Why is that?
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 11292
    TTony said:
    I'm going to ask a probably dumb question ...

    On the body for the 5-string, you've got a little slot for access to the truss rod.  But not on any of the other bodies.

    Why is that?
    The 4 string necks are hewn from granite. Neck dive is a bit dodgy on them tho..

    (I suspect that is some of the work required)
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  • GSPBASSESGSPBASSES Frets: 1035
    TTony said:
    I'm going to ask a probably dumb question ...

    On the body for the 5-string, you've got a little slot for access to the truss rod.  But not on any of the other bodies.

    Why is that?

    The scratch plate I used originally had a matching cut out in it. I used to do the same little cut out in Jazz basses and P basses, but you couldn't buy the scratch plate to match.
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 13572
    I was thinking of modding my body to add the little cut-out slot.  

    Firstly because I thought it might be helpful for easier truss rod tweakery.

    Secondly because I'm not using a full scratchplate, the top edge of the end of the truss rod is visible above the top of the body.  So, I thought maybe I'd turn it into a feature with a cut-out.
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  • GSPBASSESGSPBASSES Frets: 1035
    TTony said:
    I was thinking of modding my body to add the little cut-out slot.  

    Firstly because I thought it might be helpful for easier truss rod tweakery.

    Secondly because I'm not using a full scratchplate, the top edge of the end of the truss rod is visible above the top of the body.  So, I thought maybe I'd turn it into a feature with a cut-out.
    I use a round nose half inch cutter freehand, quite an easy job if you got a steady hand. If not make up a little jig.
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 13572
    I've got some little powered carving tools which'd probably do the job too - and slower than a router so less risk of a slip.
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  • @stimpsonslostson - how about a Stingray project? ;)
    Why would you do this to me? I'm being SO good- I'm down to two guitars.
    VERY tempted. How much are we looking at? I really enjoyed building my last partscaster & need a new project. 

    ... Trots off to ebay to research parts prices...

    dammit. 
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 11292
    @stimpsonslostson - how about a Stingray project? ;)
    Why would you do this to me? I'm being SO good- I'm down to two guitars.
    VERY tempted. How much are we looking at? I really enjoyed building my last partscaster & need a new project. 

    ... Trots off to ebay to research parts prices...

    dammit. 
    Dunno. I agreed to buy the one on the left and I don't even know how much yet :D 

    @GSPBASSES ?
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 13572
    Its (a) affordable, and (b) a bargain.

    The rest is just some numbers.
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 11292
    TTony said:
    Its (a) affordable, and (b) a bargain.

    The rest is just some numbers.
    Yeah, I know.. but I showed Mrs B the pic and said "look! New year project!"

    She said, "ooo, nice! How much?"

    "Er, I Er, not sure Er.."
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 13572

    She said, "ooo, nice! How much?"

    "Er, I Er, not sure Er.."
    After all the times you must have been asked that question, and that's the best answer you could come up with?

    Poor.
    ;)

    Next time, try ...
    "Wow - have you just had your hair done", or
    "You've lost weight again, haven't you", or
    "I thought we'd go to XXX (enter name of favourite pub/restaurant) tonight", or



    (I've got more if you need them.  Though they've never worked for me, so no guarantees).
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 11292
    TTony said:

    She said, "ooo, nice! How much?"

    "Er, I Er, not sure Er.."
    After all the times you must have been asked that question, and that's the best answer you could come up with?

    Poor.
    ;)

    Next time, try ...
    "Wow - have you just had your hair done", or
    "You've lost weight again, haven't you", or
    "I thought we'd go to XXX (enter name of favourite pub/restaurant) tonight", or



    (I've got more if you need them.  Though they've never worked for me, so no guarantees).
    Mrs B is Scottish. She also lived in S Africa for 20 years. She invented the patented female radar that spots when you are trying to mug her off.

    My tactics are:

    - Agreed to drive her and a dog to a rescue tomorrow morning 
    - Put a new fence up today
    - Bought her a new coat last weekend so she has a warm coat for the trip to Germany to go to the market with her mate (which I also paid for)

    She has acquiesced on the price and said "that's nice dear, it will keep you from getting under my feet"

    Which is clearly a man-win as she sees it as a positive thing...
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 13572

    - Agreed to drive her and a dog to a rescue tomorrow morning 
    - Put a new fence up today
    - Bought her a new coat last weekend so she has a warm coat for the trip to Germany to go to the market with her mate (which I also paid for)

    I shifted a ton of windfalls yesterday (that's as in they weighed a ton, rather than a "lot"), and spent 3 hours this morning clearing brambles and a ditch, so that I can get to the other side of a shed that needs re-roofing.  

    Which is tomorrow's job.

    Is that worth a bass?  Or perhaps I'll just bank it against one of Graham's LPs next year
    :D
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 11292
    TTony said:

    - Agreed to drive her and a dog to a rescue tomorrow morning 
    - Put a new fence up today
    - Bought her a new coat last weekend so she has a warm coat for the trip to Germany to go to the market with her mate (which I also paid for)

    I shifted a ton of windfalls yesterday (that's as in they weighed a ton, rather than a "lot"), and spent 3 hours this morning clearing brambles and a ditch, so that I can get to the other side of a shed that needs re-roofing.  

    Which is tomorrow's job.

    Is that worth a bass?  Or perhaps I'll just bank it against one of Graham's LPs next year
    :D
    I reckon both for that level of effort. You need to keep a little diary so you can remind her ;)

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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 2295
    edited November 2017
    Bridgehouse said:
    Mrs B is Scottish. She also lived in S Africa for 20 years. 

    You have my sympathy.

    One of my former work colleagues was of mixed Glaswegian and South African extraction. For him, calling somebody a C*** was a term of endearment. 
    I fear the Geeks, even when they bear GIFs.
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 11292
    Bridgehouse said:
    Mrs B is Scottish. She also lived in S Africa for 20 years. 

    You have my sympathy.

    One of my former work colleagues was of mixed Glasgwegian and South African extraction. For him, calling somebody a C*** was a term of endearment. 
    Glaswegian? Pah. Wrong side that...
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  • GSPBASSESGSPBASSES Frets: 1035
    edited November 2017
    Ah sod it, put me down for the one on the left so I can use a standard control plate and run with no pickguard!


    Okay, one on the left is yours, it turns out, there is a choice of necks for it either rosewood or maple fingerboard's. The prices £5000.




    Only kidding, the 4 string with the neck £200. The 5 string bodies with necks £250. The 5 string body with the long scale neck is also available with a standard 34 inch neck with a standard width nut. Because there was a lot of interest in the 4 string bass. I may well make some more in the New Year, but they won't be at the Black Friday discounted price. 


    I was a bit overwhelmed with emails and messages over the weekend, if you tried to contact me and have not answer yet, it might be best to try again now the rushes is over and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 11292
    GSPBASSES said:
    Ah sod it, put me down for the one on the left so I can use a standard control plate and run with no pickguard!


    Okay, one on the left is yours, it turns out, there is a choice of necks for it either rosewood or maple fingerboard's. The prices £5000.




    Only kidding, the 4 string with the neck £200. The 5 string bodies with necks £250. The 5 string body with the long scale neck is also available with a standard 34 inch neck with a standard width nut. Because there was a lot of interest in the 4 string bass. I may well make some more in the New Year, but they won't be at the Black Friday discounted price. 


    I was a bit overwhelmed with emails and messages over the weekend, if you tried to contact me and have not answer yet, it might be best to try again now the rushes is over and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
    Ok 4 string on the left with rosewood neck please ;)

    I'll PM you anyway!
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 13572
    GSPBASSES said:

    I was a bit overwhelmed with emails and messages over the weekend, if you tried to contact me and have not answer yet, it might be best to try again now the rushes is over and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
    Sounds like you're popular Mr GSP.

    Ever thought about making guitars for a living??
    ;)
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  • GSPBASSESGSPBASSES Frets: 1035
    TTony said:
    GSPBASSES said:

    I was a bit overwhelmed with emails and messages over the weekend, if you tried to contact me and have not answer yet, it might be best to try again now the rushes is over and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
    Sounds like you're popular Mr GSP.

    Ever thought about making guitars for a living??
    ;)
    I don't think I would make a living selling Fender type bodies and necks at the silly low prices I charge. I only charge enough to pay for my bingo couple of nights a week. 
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 11292
    GSPBASSES said:
    TTony said:
    GSPBASSES said:

    I was a bit overwhelmed with emails and messages over the weekend, if you tried to contact me and have not answer yet, it might be best to try again now the rushes is over and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
    Sounds like you're popular Mr GSP.

    Ever thought about making guitars for a living??
    ;)
    I don't think I would make a living selling Fender type bodies and necks at the silly low prices I charge. I only charge enough to pay for my bingo couple of nights a week. 
    But I'm so glad (and thankful) you do it. *my hero*
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