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I blame @Bridgehouse for me not being able to take most of December off. Since he done his build diary of the PJ bass, not just on this site, but on Basschat site I've been inundated with requests for P basses (well about half a dozen), three of which are below. 

I don't think you're going to get any commission.


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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 13591
    No commission??

    :(

    And I thought my marketing skills were quite successful :D
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  • SchnozzSchnozz Frets: 503
    How much??
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  • GSPBASSES said:
    I've been inundated with requests for P basses (well about half a dozen), three of which are below. 
    Were any of those from a Mrs. Trellis of North Wales? ;)
    I fear the Geeks, even when they bear GIFs.
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  • Do you have anything that can take 5 strings?
    The Bigsby was the first successful design of what is now called a whammy bar or tremolo arm, although vibrato is the technically correct term for the musical effect it produces. In standard usage, tremolo is a rapid fluctuation of the volume of a note, while vibrato is a fluctuation in pitch. The origin of this nonstandard usage of the term by electric guitarists is attributed to Leo Fender, who also used the term “vibrato” to refer to what is really a tremolo effect.
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  • GSPBASSESGSPBASSES Frets: 1091
    GSPBASSES said:
    I've been inundated with requests for P basses (well about half a dozen), three of which are below. 
    Were any of those from a Mrs. Trellis of North Wales? ;)
     I don't know most of the orders come in only with user names so won't know who they are until they pay .


    Do you have anything that can take 5 strings?
     Not at the moment but I do have two stingray five sting half built, but they're not due to be worked on till the end of January.
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 14042
    GSPBASSES said:
    I've been inundated with requests for P basses (well about half a dozen), three of which are below. 
    Were any of those from a Mrs. Trellis of North Wales? ;)
    Ahhh, a radio4 listener
    ;)
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 13591
    TTony said:
    GSPBASSES said:
    I've been inundated with requests for P basses (well about half a dozen), three of which are below. 
    Were any of those from a Mrs. Trellis of North Wales? ;)
    Ahhh, a radio4 listener
    ;)
    Mornington Crescent.
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  • GSPBASSESGSPBASSES Frets: 1091
    TTony said:
    GSPBASSES said:
    I've been inundated with requests for P basses (well about half a dozen), three of which are below. 
    Were any of those from a Mrs. Trellis of North Wales? ;)
    Ahhh, a radio4 listener
    ;)
    TTony said:
    GSPBASSES said:
    I've been inundated with requests for P basses (well about half a dozen), three of which are below. 
    Were any of those from a Mrs. Trellis of North Wales? ;)
    Ahhh, a radio4 listener
    ;)
    Mornington Crescent.
    I'm Sorry I haven't a clue what you're talking about.
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 14042
     :+1: 

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  • GSPBASSES said:
    GSPBASSES said:
    I've been inundated with requests for P basses (well about half a dozen), three of which are below. 
    Were any of those from a Mrs. Trellis of North Wales? ;)
     I don't know most of the orders come in only with user names so won't know who they are until they pay .


    Do you have anything that can take 5 strings?
     Not at the moment but I do have two stingray five sting half built, but they're not due to be worked on till the end of January.
    Any chance of a fanned fret setup on one of those
    The Bigsby was the first successful design of what is now called a whammy bar or tremolo arm, although vibrato is the technically correct term for the musical effect it produces. In standard usage, tremolo is a rapid fluctuation of the volume of a note, while vibrato is a fluctuation in pitch. The origin of this nonstandard usage of the term by electric guitarists is attributed to Leo Fender, who also used the term “vibrato” to refer to what is really a tremolo effect.
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  • GSPBASSESGSPBASSES Frets: 1091
    GSPBASSES said:
    GSPBASSES said:
    I've been inundated with requests for P basses (well about half a dozen), three of which are below. 
    Were any of those from a Mrs. Trellis of North Wales? ;)
     I don't know most of the orders come in only with user names so won't know who they are until they pay .


    Do you have anything that can take 5 strings?
     Not at the moment but I do have two stingray five sting half built, but they're not due to be worked on till the end of January.
    Any chance of a fanned fret setup on one of those
    I have to give that some thought, I do have some fan fret fingerboard's. I'll have to lay it out to see if it's feasible. I should warn you the biggest problem is finding single string bridges. If you have a look at the picture of the five string fanned fret I've already made,  the single string bridges are really good really cheap, but their low price does seem to put people off. I've used them several times and can't fault them. 
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  • GSPBASSES said:
    the biggest problem is finding single string bridges. 
    On a P Bass, the problem could be that the bridge units for the lowest/longest strings need to be positioned where there is little or no body wood to screw into.
    I fear the Geeks, even when they bear GIFs.
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  • GSPBASSESGSPBASSES Frets: 1091
    GSPBASSES said:
    the biggest problem is finding single string bridges. 
    On a P Bass, the problem could be that the bridge units for the lowest/longest strings need to be positioned where there is little or no body wood to screw into.

    That won't be a problem, as building a fan fret you go about the layout slightly differently or should I say in a different order.  Once the bodies been profiled the B string single bridge (or E string) is placed on the body, were you think it's going be approximately. The neck with its fingerboard is then positioned so bridge measurement is correct from the nut. The neck pocket is then marked out to suit this position. All the other bridge positions are measured out once the neck is fitted to the body.

     If I end up making another fan fret I’ll do a build diary, so all these things become obvious.

     

    I'm off for a long weekend away, won't be back till Monday morning. 

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  • Hmmm! I'm seriously tempted as I'm going to start playing bass... The last build I got from you Graham is o
    en route to Rich for a spectacular, 70's Steve Mc Queen inspired finish! 
    Give a man a fire and he's warm for the day. But set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life
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