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Old 01-15-2012, 08:18 PM   #1
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One Day Build! (OHMYGODKILLITWITHFIRE CONTENT INSIDE!)

Hey GB&C. I did a build in one day.

Here's what I started with:



I used no templates whatsoever, everything I did was eyeballed, not measured (except
bridge/neck placement). I also went cheap so no money was spent. Some parts were replaced. It's generally bad. Go ahead and guess how it went, I'll post finished pics after dinner.
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:36 PM   #2
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Either it went fantastic or, more possibly, like shit!
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:42 PM   #3
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Either it went fantastic or, more possibly, like shit!

Either way, I am curious.
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:47 PM   #4
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my record is 3 days.. came out great.

and that was about 3-4 hours per day, completyl from scratch, rough wood.
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:53 PM   #5
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probably well if not you would not post results to be ashamed of. The title of the thread makes me think that.
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:35 PM   #6
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Either it went fantastic or, more possibly, like shit!


Hint: Like shit.

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my record is 3 days.. came out great.

and that was about 3-4 hours per day, completyl from scratch, rough wood.


Mine is now 6 hours total. And much worse than anything you've built.

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probably well if not you would not post results to be ashamed of. The title of the thread makes me think that.


Um... it did not come out well...




Guitar pickups... great on a bass.
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:39 PM   #7
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Go on...I'm interested
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:46 PM   #8
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regardless, this thread has sparked an idea for me that may be one of the best things i have ever done to date. thank you.
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:00 PM   #9
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regardless, this thread has sparked an idea for me that may be one of the best things i have ever done to date. thank you.


Considering I follow every single one of your builds, I'll take that as awesome.



For the ladies (may anyone that has ever done any work with electronics at all cringe at this. Similar for routing skills.)
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:14 PM   #10
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also, jack white built a guitar in like.. 5 minutes.

so.. har.
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:27 PM   #11
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also, jack white built a guitar in like.. 5 minutes.

so.. har.


Also, he looked like Johnny Depp, and that means that your name and both there names start with a "J" so take that!

If someone helps me with my wiring, I promise to show you the completed bass! I thought it was good before, but apparently not. 2 pickups, on/off switch for each and that's it. I have all grounds connected and joined to bridge, hot from one pickup to one lug on the switch with a wire to the jack on the other lug, same for the other pickup and switch but if one of the switches is on, both pickups are.
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:37 AM   #12
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jesus h christ are those even soldered??
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:43 AM   #13
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jesus h christ are those even soldered??


The jack is... Light switches just have screws you put the wires under, the grounds are just all twisted to hell and duct taped.

Now...

I present...


The worst built this board has seen...




FRETTED UPRIGHT ELECTRIC! This bass has no real application. I took off the tuners because they kinda suck, they're being replaced tomorrow.
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:55 AM   #14
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Is...is that a...bedpost.....? Well, bravo to you for your upright, the suspense of waiting for the final pic was killing me, and then it's a goddamn bedpost!
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:57 AM   #15
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lol. nice..
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:01 AM   #16
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lol. nice..


Please do a build based on this. Let the spark from earlier make you do one of these.
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:07 AM   #17
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not quite.. but.. i'm loosing sleep over the idea that sparked in my crazy crazy head.

you will all just have to wait for it to happen. you'll know it when you see it.
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:17 AM   #18
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Did you try it at least with strings? I say make it fretless if it works.
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:27 AM   #19
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not quite.. but.. i'm loosing sleep over the idea that sparked in my crazy crazy head.

you will all just have to wait for it to happen. you'll know it when you see it.


I am genuinely curious...

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Did you try it at least with strings? I say make it fretless if it works.


I did. And it worked fine. But I prefer fretted.
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:18 AM   #20
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Kind of reminds me of Fred Mangan's work. Fun idea. I'm going to second the idea of making it fretless, but to get some awesome slide bass action out of it.
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