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nosmo's 2012 Challenge Build Thread -- COMPLETED

Discussion in '2012 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by nosmo, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. gitlvr

    gitlvr Friend of Leo's

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    LOL. I know the feeling.
    Great job, and a really beautiful and distinctive instrument.
     
  2. Muzikp

    Muzikp Friend of Leo's

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    That's beautiful.

    Question: Do those rotating potentiometer frequency resistance modifiers match?

    :D It had to be asked right? Seriously that thing is amazing and incredible quality. I bet if feels good to be done :cry:.
     
  3. nosmo

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    Thanks gitlvr - I'm happy as a pig in....as happy as a dirty pig with my bass. :D

    James - Of course they match - they're made out of the same wood ;) Well it feels kind of good to be done, but when is the next challenge? :eek: I already have plans for 2 or 3 more!

    I had a great time with this one. I learned bunches about building guitars. Added a new one to the stable. I watched about a hundred beautiful instruments being built. Talked back & forth with lots of fine knowledgeable people. Bought a bunch of new tools. What more could you want?
     
  4. gitlvr

    gitlvr Friend of Leo's

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    I know what you mean. Since I've started building, my brain is usually two or three builds ahead of where I actually am. I've got two or three ideas spinning around right now, and one build that I put on hold to start this one. :rolleyes:
     
  5. nosmo

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    Final Video

    Well, here it is. The video quality is pretty bad. Surpassed only by the crappy sound quality. Which is definitely surpassed by my lousy playing ability.



    I just got called to work again, so I had to kind of rush this. I really wanted to get a real musician to play for the video. Maybe I can post another video later if I get back before the challenge ends.

    I want to thank everyone that helped me on this build with suggestions & encouragement. Also like to thank all the builders from last year that inspired me to build a guitar in the first place. I would thank individuals, but if I started naming people, I know I would leave a bunch out and that just wouldn't be right.
     
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    this turned out great!
     
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    Great job, that is a beauty.
     
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    Nice...and I love the shirt!
     
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  9. nosmo

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    That's my favorite shirt!
     
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    Very nice!
    That is a great looking bass you've made.
     
  11. axedaddy

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    Great work, that is one sweet bass!!!
     
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  12. Barncaster

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    Well done Nosmo! You have made it over the finish line standing! I can only hope to do so well.

    Barncaster
     
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    Congrats nosmo , great bass you built there , great thread , had a lot of fun :)
     
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  14. nosmo

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    Thank you all - I had a great time conversing with you.
     
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    Great bass! A short-scale bass is definitely on my to-do list!
     
  16. RogerC

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    Outstanding, nosmo! Everything looks fantastic. You should definitely be proud of that baby.
     
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  17. nosmo

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    jimdkc - Short scale is a lot easier to play for me. Frets are closer together & there are less strings :D

    Thanks Roger - It may not be a hard rock fiddle like yours, but I'm playing it more than my guitars right now.
     
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    Great job! It's a beauty, and finished well ahead of the
    deadline.
     
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    Congrats! Feels good to be done, huh?
     
  20. Glen Smith

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    Wow! Is it really legal for a guitar to be that beautiful?
     
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