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I agree 100% - use whatever you can get for free or cheap for a router base.
I am loving this project!
I love those old kay hollow bodies, I have owned more than a few over the years.
The value leader I owned was very...
Short scale for my youngest.
Cherry body, pine neck, maple fretboard.
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I love that busy shape
I’m working on a later non symmetrical version for my youngest
I love the look of that
I thought hard about doing volume only and having the jack in the control plate....not being a bass player I have no idea...
Pickup ring yes or no?
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Started a bass project.
Just waiting on a maple neck & thunderbird pickup to arrive before I can finish routing.
Where should I place...
It looks great!!
I like to use Bigsby bridges in my builds but I’ve actually started to make my own.
Aluminum bar stock from Canadian tire, files & sandpaper - a...
Here’s my version.
I used a b5 and notched a regular 3 saddle bridge to accommodate the Bigsby.
There is no reason you cant make your own.
I'm not sure if next gen guitars in ottawa has the unwound g bridge but they do sell bigsby parts.
I have been dealing with Great Lakes but I have yet to actually spray anything.
I have 4 bodies ready but the weather has been...
I bought one - it’s a fantastic guitar and the pickups are great.
I love p90s
Close behind would be filtertrons - I have owned gretsch hs filtertrons, tv jones classics and McNelly sparkletrons(my personal...
This is the way that they should be made
It was cold but it’s supposed to be mostly above freezing this week
My favourite time of year - syrup season
I can’t believe it was warm enough to spray - it was minus 10 and windy here.
Nothing but sap sicles in my buckets
I am loving this so far!
I have 4 guitars with bigsbys - none with a roller bridge.
They all hold tune just fine.
That’s called honey combing - it is what happens when wood is kiln dried too quickly.
I personally wouldn’t use it.
I don’t know the lumber...
I burn my screw ups in the fire pit!
A few times a year I get emailed asking about b grade bodies...I always say no.
If I am not happy with them...
I do that to every bigsby I own!
They should be made that way, so much easier to restring.
It looks great!
I’ve owned two vintage Supros and they both poplar bodies.
For some reason I don’t own either of them... I might have to remedy...
Diy fret press worked really well.
It’s an old atlas drill press with no motor.
I cleaned the rust off, removed the table and put it back to work....
Also carving necks the old fashioned way.
First time carving a mahogany neck - wow!
Why didn’t anytime tell me it was so much easier than hard...
I “carved” a fender style neck with a big router bit.
1 1/2” radius round over bit that I use for making stair treads.
It actually worked great.