nosmo's 2012 Challenge Build Thread -- COMPLETED

nosmo

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That is one of the coolest looking basses i've ever seen!!! it also sounds pretty bad ass, for a first timer you sure seemed to pick this up fast

Thanks Mike - I have quite a bit of woodworking experience, but everything I know about building guitars I learned right here at TDPRI.


It's all been said, but I'll keep piling it on, I do mean it sincerely though. Great job on the build and I really enjoyed your thread. Very witty you are and an entertaining writer. Now if only your pictures were half as good as your bass :lol: just kidding...sorta.

Great work, can't wait to see what you build next.

James - That is very kind of you. If I could put a finish on like you can, I wouldn't have to take the pictures out of focus! :D Maybe I should buy a new camera, but there sure are a lot of tools I'd rather have first. ;) I already have plans for a couple new Teles. I'll be sure to post the builds (I imagine I'll need some advise).
 

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I really wasn't ignoring you.:D Your bass is absolutely beautiful! Your wood working skills are superb it's simply amazing this was your first. Great video congrats on a top notch build. And like so many others I'm really looking forward to seeing your next creations.
 

nosmo

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Steve - Never thought you were ignoring me. Thanks for the kind words. Got 2 or 3 planned already ;)

Eric - It's funny how you can tell when someone is checking out the threads. It's kind of like we follow each other around. :D I see you & Roger post on most of them. I kind of do and don't. Depends on if something pops into my head. I mean how many times can you say "Hey, your guitar looks great"? They ALL look great. I'm just glad I'm not a judge in this contest. Can you imagine how hard it would be to pick a winner?
 

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Final Post

Well, here's my final post. Nothing new here. I never got a chance to have a real musician play it, so again, you're stuck with my playing.



Here's what we have:

30" scale bass

Overall length = 41" tip to tail (fits in a standard Tele case)

Final weight = 8 lbs

Body - Book matched Claro Walnut top, Chambered Hickory core with Claro Walnut inserts & Walnut tone bar. Finished with hand rubbed Tru Oil.

Neck - Laminated Brazilian Cherry & Hard Maple w/heel adjustable 2 way truss rod. Birds eye Maple fingerboard, curved 1/4" Walnut headstock veneer. Tru Oil finish. Corian nut.

Neck mounted to body with machine screws & threaded inserts.

Wilkinson mini Bass tuners. High mass top mount bridge (converted to string through w/brass top plate).

Fender original P-Bass pickup, Switchcraft jack w/recessed Electrosocket jack plate, CTS 250k Pots, Orange Drop .047 Cap.

Fender medium light short scale strings (.045 - .100)




My picture:
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And my video:



Once again I would like to thank all the members that helped me through my first build. I would also like to thank all the builders in last years challenge (I read every thread) that inspired me to build a guitar in the first place. And last, but certainly not least, I would like to thank Paul and all the others at TDPRI for running the best forum in the world and allowing me to compete in this years challenge.

:D:D:D:D:D
 

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Congratulations Nosmo! I think you did an outstanding job. The craftsmanship on this one is really top notch, and would have competed well in the main challenge. It is completely deserving of the number one spot. Glad it went to a fellow Texan!
 

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Nice, job man, your name from now on to me is no longer nosmo but nemesis lol you got some skills man.

A feud that will make the Hatfield vs. McCoys look like a learned discourse! :D
Congratulations!

Edit:
Congratulation to you both and to all the other beginners, actally finishing this challenge is not a feat to be taken lightly. There was quite a few seasoned veterans that fell through.
 
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nosmo

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Congratulations on first place! It's a finely crafted bass and a well deserved win.
Thanks - Still think it could have gone either way.

Congratulations Nosmo! I think you did an outstanding job. The craftsmanship on this one is really top notch, and would have competed well in the main challenge. It is completely deserving of the number one spot. Glad it went to a fellow Texan!
It would be weird to say don't mess with Texas wouldn't it?

Way to go, Nosmo... you set a really high standard for all of us, beginner and veteran alike. Be proud.

Great Job!!!! Congrats!!!!!

Nice, job man, your name from now on to me is no longer nosmo but nemesis lol you got some skills man.

A feud that will make the Hatfield vs. McCoys look like a learned discourse! :D
Congratulations!

Edit:
Congratulation to you both and to all the other beginners, actally finishing this challenge is not a feat to be taken lightly. There was quite a few seasoned veterans that fell through.

Brilliant, Nosmo! It scares me that you'll be competing in the main challenge next year :eek:

Well deserved congratulations!
I don't think I'd panic if I were you :D

You are all too kind - but I do appreciate it.

I can't wait to build another, but the next one will probably be pretty standard just to see if I can do it. I need to practice my finishing too.
 




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