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#1
So I've been toying with the idea of making my own bass, but I'm having a hard time picking a body shape. I'm planning on a 2+2 Warmoth neck.

It needs to be solid body, I was thinking of the Tele guitar shape, maybe something like the Gibson Grabber, but am open to ideas. I'd like the idea of something old school, but I'm too young to know any!

Any help, dear bass forum? Figure'd you guys would have a good grasp on aesthetics.
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#2
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#3
bollocks to asthetics what body shapes have you played that really stood out ot you as comfortable?

then for asthetics purposes put a figured maple top on it.

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#5
I love my Jazz and Precision, but I already own those. I'm looking for something different, guess I'll just have to look around.
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#6
make it look like a jack daniels whiskey bottle
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#7
jazz body
nothing looks better in a bass
but if you really want something completly diferent then...
well i dont know jazz body or precision body are the most cool IMO
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#8
You said Warmoth, that's the magic word.

http://www.warmoth.com/bass/bodies/bodies.cfm

Really, just about any of those would look classy. The Custom T is what you're talking about with the Tele body look, and it does look quite nice. I also think LP body basses are cool. Though, as our brothers said above me, Jazz and Precision bodies are always sexy.

Riddle me this, TS: do you have a headstock picked out? Because that can be a big decision maker for you right there.
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#10
I saw a band called Yeasayer a few weeks ago+their bass player had a telecasted shaped bass with an F hole, was pretty sexy looking
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#12
I was kinda feelin the Custom T shape with a Mighty Mite neck.

I planned to go to my local guitar store, trace a telecaster, and take it home and enlarge it as needed. I am going to make the body myself, and the Might Mite is about half the cost of a Warmoth neck.
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#13
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I was kinda feelin the Custom T shape with a Mighty Mite neck.

I planned to go to my local guitar store, trace a telecaster, and take it home and enlarge it as needed. I am going to make the body myself, and the Might Mite is about half the cost of a Warmoth neck.

There is a reason for that. Might Mite is of lower quality than Warmoth.
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#14
Yeah but Mighty Mite is half the quality of warmoth. Also Warmoth is extremely overpriced; try allparts.com or lmii.com
#15
You should make a Flying V bass D:
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#16
Hows about a reverse Iceman? I guarantee you would be the only person with one. I thought about it myself, but Im lazy and I cant find a lefty model...
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#17
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Hows about a reverse Iceman? I guarantee you would be the only person with one. I thought about it myself, but Im lazy and I cant find a lefty model...

Well....Paul Gilbert's got one.
His would only be in bass form.
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#21
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make it look like a jack daniels whiskey bottle


Best idea.
But Michael Anthony might get drunk and kick your ass.
#23
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all you need to remember is that a spalted maple top makes anything look good.

Man speaks truth.

And on that note, remember that classy people get translucent finish, so the pattern of the wood and the paint blend together in beautiful harmony.
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#25
The Ritter Okon body shape is my favorite, although I've never played one, it just looks perfect.
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#26
Design your own.


'Nuff said.
Then you can REALLY call it your own design.
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#27
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Design your own.


'Nuff said.
Then you can REALLY call it your own design.


It's a good idea, but in reality it's really hard to come up with an aesthetically pleasing, practical design
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#28
Its all personal Preferance really


Ill upload a rough MS paint idea that I had for an Avenged Sevenfold bass i want to make..
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#29
DAMN not having photoshop!!!
Cant seem to do it.


But imagine it looking sort of like a BC Rich design (puts up flame shield) but in the lower horn is the edge of the end of the wing of the Avnenged Sevenfold logo.
So imagine the Deathbat, put at like a 55 degree angle and painted on there in white, with a black background, but having the white bat raised by about 1-2 mm and going off the edge of the body... Hard to describe but thats my idea...

Sounds like you want something kore traditional though.
Keep in mind that I came up with that.
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#30
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DAMN not having photoshop!!!
Cant seem to do it.


But imagine it looking sort of like a BC Rich design (puts up flame shield) but in the lower horn is the edge of the end of the wing of the Avnenged Sevenfold logo.
So imagine the Deathbat, put at like a 55 degree angle and painted on there in white, with a black background, but having the white bat raised by about 1-2 mm and going off the edge of the body... Hard to describe but thats my idea...

Sounds like you want something kore traditional though.
Keep in mind that I came up with that.


Your idea sounds pretty bad, IMO, like I predicted.
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#31
Its just an idea.
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#32
A7X were terrible live when they supoorted maiden. the bassist had no tone, you couldnt hear what he was playing, you could only feel it. he had a really nice stingray tho....
#33
That has nothing whatsoever to do with bodyshapes.
I hate stingrays.
A7X are a good band live IMO but just in general the bass is non exsistant. Who edits and mixes these guys??!


To TS, pehaps a p bass shape but more square around the edges? Not so rounded perhaps?
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#34
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That has nothing whatsoever to do with bodyshapes.
I hate stingrays.
A7X are a good band live IMO but just in general the bass is non exsistant. Who edits and mixes these guys??!


To TS, pehaps a p bass shape but more square around the edges? Not so rounded perhaps?

their bass tone is gorgreous on their album.
#35
or maybe those dinky j or p
i dont like them but check them on warmoth
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#36
jack daniels bottle.

if you can make some actually in there, that'd be even cooler.

but more seriously, a barbed horns on a skinny J bass body would be sweet.
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#38
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Thanks for joining the conversation. Had you been here earlier, you would know that Warmoth has not just been mentioned, but exhaustively mentioned.

But it could be worse. You could be spamming about A7X's tone.

...I'm really not a mean guy! Honestly!

Anyway, TS, a crazy idea came over me. This could be the hint of something great, or it could be complete rubbish (I've been around these British UGers too long...). What if you combined two distinct body shapes? Not as in blended them together, but as in top half P-Bass bottom half Jazz, just for example. Or Tele and SG!

I don't know if getting a body quite that custom is within your personal means, TS... but how about it? Is this a possible idea, forum?
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#39
I like your idea.
I never would have tghought of it..


TS, do you like idea of both horns being symmetrical?
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