#1
I have a dream to build this bass guitar:

Body:

Ash Body something like this:
http://www.warmoth.com/bass/bodies/radical.cfm?fuseaction=zbass

Neck:

21/22 Frets Maple Neck and Fingerboard with a 3+1 Headstock
Again probably something from Warmoth

Electronics/Pickups:

Neck PU: Bartolini Jazz Pickup
Bridge PU: Bartolini MM Pickup

Some sort of Bartolini Active 3 Band EQ

PU Selector,

Other:

BadAss II Bridge
Some Good Quality Tuners
Nut

Im new to the whole building a bass thing, but i dont want to make make my parts and i just want to buy quality parts and put it together.

I want a sort of EBMM Stingray/ Modulus FB4 bass

is there anything im missing? and where would buy these parts from Australia?

Just reminding you this is just a dream
Originally Posted by smb
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Last edited by sonsie at Aug 4, 2008,
#2
might i make a smaaaaall suggestion? if you're gonna buy a prerouted body and a premade neck, fish around on ebay, there is some kickass stuff for boatloads cheaper then warmoth. Just be careful

and dude go for it for sure, it's soo much fun to be building your own instrument (i can't say to build your own, cuz i'm not done yet:P)
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#3
ok thanks for that

is there anything im missing? or any changes/suggestions?

EDIT: also the reason im buyin from warmoth is because i know nothing about routing

also does warmoth ship to australia?
Originally Posted by smb
I'm an arrogant bastard - I thought I was good before I'd plucked a note. I was right, of course.

Quote by MetalBass 77
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#4
any input people?

i know nothing about building anything is this even possible?

also what tools would i need?
Originally Posted by smb
I'm an arrogant bastard - I thought I was good before I'd plucked a note. I was right, of course.

Quote by MetalBass 77
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#5
yeah, look around on ebay, theres heaps of pre routed stuff.
You forgot the neck plate, the pots, the pickguard and strings haha.
The basic tools you will need is a few different sized screw drivers, a soldering iron for the wiring. Im pretty sure thats it.
If you do buy off ebay, im sure your dream will become much closer to reality!
#6
thanks but the thing is most the bodies on ebay are jazz and precision bodies and i want the body that looks like the link

also most bodys are pre-reouted for jazz or precisions

the strings and pickguard arent much of a concern right now and i think the pots come with the bartolini electronics

so with the parts iv stated, will the bass work?
Originally Posted by smb
I'm an arrogant bastard - I thought I was good before I'd plucked a note. I was right, of course.

Quote by MetalBass 77
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#7
i see. Maybe you could get someone to cut and route a body for you, it may be cheaper, expesially if you have a friend that can do it for you. If not just keep looking around on ebay and you might see something come up one day and that ould be the start of your dream?
Good luck
#8
lol thanks for that

but the main think im worried about is the electronics

http://www.bestbassgear.com/bartolini-preamps-ntmb.htm

which one do i choose to get the following?

3 band EQ, bass, treble, Mid
Master Volume Knob
Pickup Selector

and then would those work with a Bartolini Jazz and MM PU?

http://www.bestbassgear.com/bartolini-mm-pickups.htm

im thinking about gettin the triple coil pick up along with a jazz pickup


this all going to work or am i dreaming?
Originally Posted by smb
I'm an arrogant bastard - I thought I was good before I'd plucked a note. I was right, of course.

Quote by MetalBass 77
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#9
well personally i know nothing about bass guitars. So im not really the person to ask, but maybe someone one here will know?

Good luck! Remember it is a dream so you can dream haha lol
#10
ok well lets imagine this

i have a single coil pup and a humbucker pup

now would i be able to get a pup selector or would that come with the electronics?

that might answer 1 question
Originally Posted by smb
I'm an arrogant bastard - I thought I was good before I'd plucked a note. I was right, of course.

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#11
It depends what your buying i think :|
You can probably buy a pack of pickups and electronics or a loaded pickguard.
Or you will have to buy everything seperatly?
Dont know
#12
well il be buyin the electronics and pickups seperately and i wont be having a pickguard at the moment, but il probably add one on in my head

well thanks for tryin anyway
Originally Posted by smb
I'm an arrogant bastard - I thought I was good before I'd plucked a note. I was right, of course.

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#14
lol thanks thats why i want to buy from warmoth and not ebay

cuz ebay doesnt sell that sort of sutff

btw could i cut a paddle neck into a 3+1 headstock?
Originally Posted by smb
I'm an arrogant bastard - I thought I was good before I'd plucked a note. I was right, of course.

Quote by MetalBass 77
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