Crazydave's 2020 Brotherhood Build-51 Subsonic P Bass

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  1. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Stain on the back

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    And grain filler

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    Now working on the top,a little twist there I hope works ;)

    Dave
     
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    2blue2 Friend of Leo's

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    Oooh! Suspense!:twisted:
    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:o_O:);)
     
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    2blue2 Friend of Leo's

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    Like that back color, makes me happy...
     
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    Me too :D
     
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    Because I knew the ply on top would be thirsty I mixed a special pre filler filler.Waiting on the few days it'd take to set I started the neck radius :)

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    By now the top was ready :).So a little dye and some top filler ;)

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    Nothing major fellows just wanted a little black in the deep pores without affecting the color of the top :cool:

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    Sweet
     
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    Thanks Freeman :)
     
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    Lookin' good, crdave... :)
     
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    such an elegant shape isn't it....:)

    I left all my electronics on the plate of this one and just a V pot so far.... I never seem to use tone knobs much, but there's room for another pot...

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    Wow Dave. I’m loving that colour. That body is looking good!
     
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    Thanks Trev :D

    I did think about it lol,not a big tone guy either ;)

    Thanks, a cherry almost Heritage red? :lol:.It was getting a LITTLE too Fendery :lol::lol:
     
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    Yes Trev it is :D

    Well between a raging cold during an epidemic and the surgeon digging around in my foot wanting to do another surgery (#5 :rolleyes:) I've done very little

    Besides some of the filler acting up,being sanded back and dyed again

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    In the first pic I'm showing the bad spots soaking in dye while the good parts shed it like water
     
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    So basically stranded in my wheelchair and the bed I pulled Little Squirt out for long overdue finishing. First seen in my thread "Dear diary,what a build its been" it is a mandolino,a very old rarely seen and even more rarely heard lute relative :).As a child in Italy with my mother we went to the museum in Verona (a VERY beautiful city) and they had the entire shop of Antonio Stradivari on display. I was enthralled and smitten for life.A little known fact in general is he built a LOT more than violins.These little guys as well as guitars,years ahead of his time as usual.So without further memory trips here ya go

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    https://home.cs.dartmouth.edu/~lsa/aboutLute/Mandolino.html

    As you'll read FAR from a mandolin variant and as you'll see I didn't get the memo lol

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    But did find the article in time to compensate the bridge for fourths not fifths :lol:

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    I'm probably gonna have to remake the nut but did get little bit strung up ;)
     
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    Pardon for the side trip but I thought some might want a peek :D

    Dave
     
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    I can use that color at the back of my LP.:)
    Give as the recipe Dave!
    Nice work!!!
     
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    I hope you get the filler/finishing issue sorted. Nothing worse that something which affects part but not all of a surface.
     
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    First,thanks Nick old friend :)

    Second,the recipe you won't believe :lol:. One light coat of clear shellac followed in equal amounts McCormick red food coloring and alcohol :eek:

    Told ya you wouldn't believe it :lol:

    Dave
     
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    Sounds tasty!
     
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    Wow Dave. That Mandocelli thing is cool as!
     
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    Thanks :D
     
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