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RBS_Johnson

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PostSubject: I`m back!!!   Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:48 pm

Hey all,

It`s been a long while, but I`m back.  I didn`t have a computer, and could not get this site to work on my iPod.  I`m also back in college(Chemistry Major), so time is at a premium.  I will catch back up on other threads later. But in the mean tie, here is are some shots of something I have been working on(and promised you guys pictures of way back when).

-Jake





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PostSubject: Re: I`m back!!!   Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:44 pm

Hey RBS! Welcome back!
Woah that bass is awesome!
Tell us about the trem!
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PostSubject: Re: I`m back!!!   Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:31 am

Well, it isn`t fully operational yet.  It started life as several guitar(not basses).  Here`s an approximate parts list:

Body - Epiphone strat copy
Neck - Peavey Retrofire guitar
Pickguard, strap buttons, and neck plate/bolts - 80`s Lotus strat copy.
Neck Pup - Ducan Performer dual rail humucker(with coil tap, volume and tone)
Middle Pup - EMP P(with volume and tone)

Each pickup is in it`s own signal chain to it`s own jack.  The "jack plate" is a piece of old pickguard from yet another strat copy a buddy of mine smashed on stage.  I haven`t gotten the EMG working yet, but the humbucker sounds cool.  The bass is 25.5" scale, currently strung up with some ernie ball stainless slinkies(cut down).  

The trem is made from a couple of Asian strat trems, the screws are from a fender style bridge, the saddles are from a 5 string Musicman bridge.  I drilled the block out and the strings go through it just like a strat.  It has a nut soldered to the arm to hold it where I want it.  The tuning stability isn`t terrible, but I need to get some bass tuners on it.  It can dive pretty far on the short scale length Smile

It has been a fun project several years in the making.  I started with the lotus and eventually changed everything.  If you have a hatchet and change the handle three times, and the head twice....

Here`s a "before" picture:

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PostSubject: Re: I`m back!!!   Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:46 am

Wow you turned a guitar into a bass? I didn't think that was possible. Did you replace the frets too?
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PostSubject: Re: I`m back!!!   Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:31 am

Ya, it is still a 25.5" scale. Just a really short bass. I didn`t mess with the frets.
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PostSubject: Re: I`m back!!!   Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:42 am

Shocked

I'm speechless!

And welcome back RBS! cheers

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