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Marcel
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14/09/2020 1:10 pm  

The mother of all basses is the Precision bass. About 3 years ago I made one.

Alder body, flamed maple top, maple neck with a pau ferro fretboard.

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The pickup is a Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder, Göldo bridge and Schaller tuners.

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 I sold this one.

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John L (Boo)
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14/09/2020 2:29 pm  

The mother of all basses is the Precision bass

@marcel Now this is the type of bass I should build for my first, you’ve convinced me now. This build of yours look stunning by the way. 

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14/09/2020 2:45 pm  

Thank you John. Don't know why it took me so long to start making this one.

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14/09/2020 7:44 pm  

Again stunning work @marcel what Make of bridge is that.


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14/09/2020 7:48 pm  

I’m toying with a baritone 32” guitar or having seen your recent uploads of your work a short scale bass..I also have acquire a 36” scale for my fretboard for my fretboard scale template so.......choices choices.

Any advice from the sites bass making guru? 


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15/09/2020 8:40 am  

@deej It's Göldo 3D bridge. I bought it on line from Music Store in Germany 

https://www.musicstore.de/nl_NL/EUR/Goeldo-3-D-bas-Bridge-4-String-Chrom-/art-GIT0025065-000

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15/09/2020 9:00 am  

@deej The standard scale for a bass is 34" and for 35" for 5 string basses. A 36" is hardly ever used, some custom builders use a 36" scale for 6 string basses. The purpose of a 35" scale on 5 or 6 string basses is to have a tight low B-string, which usually has a .135 gauge. But that's of course a bass and not a baritone guitar. If I remember correctly the baritone guitar Mark made for Preston Reed is about 28".

 

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15/09/2020 6:54 pm  

@marcel One of my mates has a lovely Gretchen 30” baritone guitar and it sounds awesome..I also think schecter used to do a 30”...

yeah the longer scales for bass where for a couple of guys who play 6 string bass And djent and tune right down.. Unfortunately it never same to light and I never go to make one to see how they would sound. I think he got the idea of this:

 

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