Ash fretless precision bass build!

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  1. PingGuo

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    Hit it with the micro mesh!
     
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    That's the plan for tonight :D
     
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    I'm looking forward to seeing the result. Your building is coming along wonderfully.
     
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    Didn't get to the micromesh, because I realized I likely needed a few more coats of finish on the neck before attacking it with those.

    Now to build up some body with a bunch of coats of tru oil - my dad wants to be able to feel the wood's grain.

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    Hardware is in and ready to go!

    Economy open gear elephant ear tuners, gotoh hardtail toploading bridge, tusq nut, black p bass pickguard, knurled chrome knobs, cts pots, orange drop cap, cloth pushback wire.

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    Micromesh plus mirror glaze :) also cut the nut slot.

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    Lol. Here I was looking through and wondering “He’s gonna have a hell of a time cutting his fretslots.” Then I realised.... :D

    Looking really good dude.
     
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    LOL, yup. Would have been a nightmare to fret this!
     
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    Forgot to add the Pic of the logo.

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    More progress! Unfortunately I hit a road block with the pickup screws... They stripped out, so looks like I either need a trip to Lowe's or a click or two on Amazon to find replacements. This time, I pre drill.

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    Why why why are those screw heads so soft? I’ve done that a number of times.


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    Almost done! A few small items - strap buttons, final setup, maybe a wider nut since this one is jazz bass width and the neck is p bass sized, and some longer pickup mounting screws. I also may shim the bass of the neck ever so slightly, since my bridge saddles are pegged downward - I guess I could have gone a bit deeper on the neck pocket. But dang I like how she's shaping up!

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    Beautiful!
     
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    Thanks :D Dad loves it. I'll post a video once I've got the setup done, maybe i can convince my dad to play it. I'm bad enough at bass as is, and fretless is a whole different beast haha.
     
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    I was impressed with the bass build but then I saw the laundry you folded. You are a superstar!
     
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    HAH! Can't take credit for that, my dear sweet wife did the folding there.
     
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    That grain is fantastic! It came out so well. I hope your dad enjoys his new bass in good health!
     
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    Thanks! I'll give it to him tomorrow, in the mean time, here's some video of me playing (poorly).



    And a few more "completed" pics:
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    It was good to hear someone who actually plays bass give this thing a workout!

     
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    I’m so impressed. How do you set the intonation on something like that?


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