Padauk Single Cut Bass

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by lbridenstine, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. mistermikev

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    really unique build. as others... love the fingerboard continuation. nice work.
     
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  2. oldrebel

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    Looking good Lisa!!
     
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    Rub some shellac on it, it'll protect the wood for the events and cures pretty fast. You can always add some clear lacquer on top of it afterwards.
     
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    Oh and fantastic work btw, thanks so much for sharing!
     
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  5. Preacher

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    Almost there. Have any of you played an unfinished instrument at a show or on a recording? I'm recording bass this week and hoping to use this one, then I have a show a week after that. Not enough time for finish to cure.[/QUOTE]

    I was thinking to myself, Lisa, you put that pickup in the neck? Was that an oops or what?
    Then I saw the finished picture and understood, that is stunning!!
    My first thought was that the fretboard extension took away from the glue up but it is a perfect accent piece. You need to put your logo in that piece!!

    Looking great!
     
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  6. lbridenstine

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    Thanks everyone!

    I won't have the shaping and sanding done by then, though. I have a lot more to do to the heel transition, haven't started the belly cut, and need to do the finish sanding.
     
  7. lbridenstine

    lbridenstine Friend of Leo's

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    I might actually be able to record with this tomorrow. Last week this was just a passing thought like "I wonder if there's anyway I can get it recording-ready by next week" and didn't think I actually could.

    Wish me luck on getting the setup done after work today.


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    All of my cables are at our drummers house, so I had to do this. It worked!

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  8. Preacher

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    Beuuuuutiiiiifuuuuuuul
     
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  9. Barncaster

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    That’s fantastic Lisa!
     
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    Ugly. Actually, the ugliest thing I'd saw in my life. Sent it to my address to be burnt.

    Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    PS: Please, pack it well. I don't want it be damaged until I send it to fire.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Amazing work and craftsmanship!!!
     
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  12. nosmo

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    Really a beautiful instrument Lisa.

    And good luck getting the set up :)
     
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    Looks great!!!!
     
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    I have a couple weeks until the next show, so here I am taking the bass apart.

    What I had left is:
    -Carve belly cut
    -Carve heel & heel end of neck
    -A small forearm/bow contour
    -Sand
    -Finish

    I got the $9.99 angle grinder from Harbor Freight and got to try it out today. It was pretty fun!

    I used a 60 grit flap disc.

    I have video clips on instagram, but they don't seem to work here. :(


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    I have a bit more sanding to do, then I can get it shellaced. :bassist:
     
  16. esetter

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    Wow!!! Great work!
     
  17. lbridenstine

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    Thank you!
     
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    That is quite impressive Lisa, nice work. I love how the contouring brings out the layers!
     
  19. R. Stratenstein

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    Sounded pretty good for an unfinished instrument! The carve really does enhance the layering and Woodworking in general.
     
  20. lbridenstine

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    Thanks guys! It's been so long since I designed this bass that I forgot about the image in my head of how that wenge layer would show up in the heel, so that was a pleasant surprise after I started carving!

    I have to admit that right now I like the back better than the front...
     
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