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1960 JazzBass Build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by preeb, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. preeb

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    Older Fender slots are 1/8" from the edge. I usually eyeball it though.
     
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    Thanks Gil, that is what it looks like. Perfect. ...Love that bass, nice job on it again.
     
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    Gil, you are truly an inspiration. Your build threads are so entertaining and enlightening! Is there any chance you could share the radii used for the single action truss rod is a jazz bass neck? I assume the radii are larger than a strat or tele, but the highpoint would still be at the same fret?

    Thanks!

    Josh
     
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    Hi Gil, i read all this 5x i think .. and always learning something... you inspire me to build my 1959 PB bass project ... thx

    Laurent
     
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    Can you help me with this jig

    Hi Preeb,at 61 years of age I don't grasp new ideas as well as I used to.maybe you can help me with the jig in my attachment? Thank you Bill
     

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    Confusing it is :)
     
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    Did Brainy design that?
     
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    Hi Preeb, this is an old post but I am truly in awe of your work!!!

    I'm building my 2nd bass and fabbing a router table. Wondering what brand pattern bit your using for the flush trimming?

    Thanks!!!
     
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    I'm not Gil but Whiteside upcut spiral bit RFTD5125 1/2" shank 1 1/4" cutting length, for necks. (Also RFTD5200 1/2" shank 2" cutting length for bodies -- you can just get the 2" bit and use it for both).

    Prior to routing, get as close to the cut line as possible with a drum sander (e.g. Robosander) so as to only remove as little bit bit of the material with the router bit as possible.
     
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    Hi Pavel, thanks so much for sharing!
    I have a spindle sander so I'm good there. I have a short cut pattern bit from Whiteside I use for pickup cavities, and really like their quality. I'll definitely check out their uncut spiral bits - Thanks!
     
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