2021 Winter Build Off - Thunderbird 5

2groggy

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Necessity is the mother of invention - strap button edition:

Take some left over laminated scraps from the truss rod cover and a hole saw... then ...
strap button 1.jpg strap button 2.jpg
 

68Telebass

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The chances of finding an off-the-shelf case or bag that fits the T-5 are approximately zero. So I'd better build one.

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I found a source for Tolex and case parts. I'll get an order placed tonight.

ummmmm...OK, you WIN!!!!

I feel sorry for the others, but they are doing great work as well, but...YOU WIN!!!:):)
 

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I finally downloaded and installed Audacity to make some sound samples. I simply recorded and saved with no edits. I made two short recordings:

  • Using the Lace Sensor (passive pick-up) through a 1/4"-USB cable to Audacity
  • Acoustic using a Yeti Nano microphone
I saved them as MP3 files. How do I post them?
 

2groggy

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This is my submission for the Winter-2021 Build off

For details, please read my build thread

Winter Build Off 2021 - Thunderbird V

Specs:
  • 34" scale five string bass
  • 19 fret, with a zero fret
  • General shape of a Reverse Thunderbird
  • Hollow acoustic, 4 " deep
  • Face panel is reclaimed cedar, off cuts of poplar, walnut, pine and other unknown species, around a slice of unknown branch with a lot of worm holes. The entire panel is reinforced on the inside with one layer of fibre glass.
  • Perimeter is is reclaimed cedar, off cuts of poplar, walnut and pine
  • Back panel is reclaimed cedar, reinforced on the inside with one layer of fibre glass.
  • Poplar neck with walnut fingerboard, walnut headstock veneer
  • Lace Sensor passive bass pick-up mounted to end of neck
  • Walnut tailpiece, adjustable bar bridge of walnut, roasted maple and other hardwoods
  • Custom built case of poplar and thin plywood, covered in tan tolex, lined with velvet and other reclaimed fabrics

Sound Files:

Pictures:

T5 in case.jpg
T5 side detail.jpg
T5 headstock.jpg
T5 body.jpg


Thanks
 




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