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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by loopy reed, Feb 25, 2017.
Gotta change your strings occasionally whether you think they need it or not.
What? Change bass strings? Unheard of.
Yep! It is. And thank you!
I thought about going with the grinder/flappy method but it was too scary. I know it wouldn’t turn out as nice as the example you provided!
One day I’ll try it though.
I change mine out every month or two! About to put new ones on my 4003 before hitting the road for a couple of days.
Must be roundwounds. Flats get better with age. At least that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Yup. GHS round boomers. Flatwounds give away my secret that I’m not a real bass player.
Sanded smooooooooooth to 320
Had to stop because I kept sweating all over it. I’ve lived in the south all my life and will never get used to the humidity.
I’m really tempted to try building a neck for this thing. That would be another first for me.
Normally don't look at bass builds ( that's ignorant of me I know) but this one's good. Mahogany is such a lovely wood to work with and that style Bass has Sting written all over it. Good job loopy reed.
Made my first dumb-dumb mistake. I was outside getting ready to do the grain filling and sealer stuff, and I dropped it on my cheap little work bench.
I’m gonna try steaming it out with a soldering iron first. If that doesn’t work, I’ll just use some wood filler.
Looks like it worked OK. Moving forward. Not mad anymore.
Wow, really nice for a first time build. I have one I started back in '79 that is still unfinished, lol
Bout to hit it with some shellac as a sealer.
Just one coat. Man this thing is pretty.
Just waiting on shellac to dry now. Thanks everybody for the kind words and encouragement! I’m glad you’re all enjoying it
I really wish it was getting a natural finish. I don’t normally like natural finishes but I can’t stop staring at it.
No time like the present!
You can change you mind
Haha, well, yeah, I could change my mind, but it isn't going to be my bass