#1
Alright, my friend is gonna try his hand at building a bass. He's done plenty of modding on his current instruments (and mine) but has never built one from the ground up. I was just wondering if these sound like good specs:

Six-string
Fretless
Swamp ash body
Neck-through
Five-ply maple/walnut/maple/walnut/maple neck
Ebony fingerboard
Brass nut
Hipshot brass A-style bridge
Gotoh tuners
EMG 45DC pickup (just a bridge humbucker, maybe add a neck pickup)
Aguilar OBP-3 preamp with 18 volt power
Flat natural finish
Dual truss rod

As for body styles, just something relatively basic, similar maybe to a Brice HXB. Or maybe even singlecut.

What do you guys think?
#2
u shud post pics wen its done
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#3
That sounds extremely gnarly. Post pics pl0x.

I can't see anything wrong with that, although I personally dislike EMG's.

Dimarzio's give a much more organic tone on a bass.
#4
Thanks guys, I'll be sure to document the creation process on my camera.

Quote by enselmis
That sounds extremely gnarly. Post pics pl0x.

I can't see anything wrong with that, although I personally dislike EMG's.

Dimarzio's give a much more organic tone on a bass.


Usually, I'm not so much of an EMG guy, but seeing as this bass is going to be used in a jazz-fusion/metal setting, we want something a little more harsh. Its not set in stone, but I think the EMG should do fine.

And DiMarzio doesn't make any sixer pickups, I don't think.
#5
Often times ash does not look great natural. You can find pieces with good grain, but you might have to be picky. Sounds cool though.
#6
Emgs IMO or like a really good piece of basswood
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