My next project - 1969 EB0 to become a clone of Phil's EB3

My next project - 1969 EB0 to become a clone of Phil's EB3

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:57 am

I've had this bass project in the planning stages for a few months now, and took a huge step forward yesterday. I've been keeping it well under wraps - even the band doesn't know - but maybe now's the time to reveal my plans.

I'll give you two hints:

viewtopic.php?f=309&t=5855&p=56195#p56195

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 3DWatching

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Re: My next bass project - time to let the cat out of the bag?

Postby strumminsix » Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:06 am

Nice! TONE TONE TONE

Gonna stick with the solo pickup in the neck or route?

Active or passive pickups?
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Re: My next bass project - time to let the cat out of the bag?

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:20 am

Rout for a 2nd pickup, and passive Darkstar pickups. No question. http://www.hammoneng.com/
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Re: My next bass project - time to let the cat out of the bag?

Postby Tennessee Jedi » Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:41 am

You are dedicated ,arent you ?
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Hope it comes out as sweet as the last one you built.
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Re: My next bass project - time to let the cat out of the bag?

Postby strumminsix » Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:19 am

Awesome!
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Re: My next bass project - time to let the cat out of the bag?

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:58 am

Heh, thanks! Yeah, I've caught the bug. Somebody needs to balance out all these Tigers and Bolts and Alligators and Wolves with a little low end.
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Re: My next bass project - time to let the cat out of the bag?

Postby strumminsix » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:18 am

Rusty the Scoob wrote:Heh, thanks! Yeah, I've caught the bug. Somebody needs to balance out all these Tigers and Bolts and Alligators and Wolves with a little low end.

HA! True, true. Not many non-garcia instrument homages around here.

But I'm doing my best. My Jackson is setup like Bobby's "No Fun" guitar:
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Re: My next bass project - time to let the cat out of the bag?

Postby myoung6923 » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:17 pm

Sweet!!! You're a madman - to our benefit!
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us

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Re: My next bass project - time to let the cat out of the bag?

Postby tigerstrat » Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:39 pm

What a great project. I'll keep an eye peeled for more photo references for the paint job. You have someone lined up to do that, or going to try yourself?
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Re: My next bass project - time to let the cat out of the bag?

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:24 am

Me? I can't even write my own name legibly. :lol: My mom is a great painter, she's been recruited for the task. Any and all pictures would be really helpful! Here are all the ones I've gathered so far:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/danfcrea/s ... 140553831/

Also Live at the Family Dog has some good shots, I'll send that to her. Not sure about Festival Express, I'm working on borrowing a copy of it.

The last thing I have to figure out is which machinist I'll have make the custom tailpiece. It almost looks like I could do it myself with handtools if I could get my hands on the metal stock. What do you think it is made of, brass?
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Re: My next bass project - time to let the cat out of the bag?

Postby tigerstrat » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:07 am

Rusty the Scoob wrote:The last thing I have to figure out is which machinist I'll have make the custom tailpiece. It almost looks like I could do it myself with handtools if I could get my hands on the metal stock. What do you think it is made of, brass?


Probably chrome-plated brass, but who knows it could be titanium alloy carved from the nose cone of an SR-71 spy plane...
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Re: My next bass project - time to let the cat out of the bag?

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:48 pm

Wow. They seriously just stuck a 30.5" bass neck on an SG body, changed the routing a tiny bit, and called it a bass. :lol: This thing is TINY. And light.

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Re: My next bass project - time to let the cat out of the bag?

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:09 pm

I need a master thread for this bass... other than the now-complete inlay thread:
http://www.rukind.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=311&t=7949&p=75466
and hopefully to be revisited electronics thread:
http://www.rukind.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=309&t=7559#p71702
so I'll bring this old thread back to life and update it as progress is made.

D'oh! My file's too big... will update from home. Sorry for the tease...
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Re: My next bass project - time to let the cat out of the bag?

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:22 pm

Small progress but a big step.

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Next is grain filler, cherry red stain, routing for second pickup, drilling for extra knobs, and making pickguard and backplate. Then it comes back and gets a bridge.
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Re: My next bass project - time to let the cat out of the bag?

Postby tcsned » Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:51 am

very cool!
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