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    Overlord of Music wazkelly's Avatar
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    Nah mate, never seen a Uke Bass? Anything shorter than 34" scale on a bass makes me feel a bit cramped these days. Mind you my very first one was a SG copy and suspect is was 30" short scale but that was about 37 years ago and my memory has faded a bit since then.

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    They're more like rubber bands than strings...
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    Whoa! Missed this one.. conveting a ST to Bass... trippy idea, love it.
    Of course the scale length is not "correct" as such but no reason why it cant be done... Why be normal??
    Cant wait to see this one up and running

    There is always a workaround for glitches, mistakes and other Guitar building gremlins.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendan View Post
    They're more like rubber bands than strings...
    But they're THICK rubber bands.
    first build PRS-1TS in progress...
    http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=4937

    second build PRS-1Q in progress...
    http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=4956

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    Anyone remember that Bass from the 80's that had rubber strings?
    Felt like playing soggy pasta...

    There is always a workaround for glitches, mistakes and other Guitar building gremlins.....

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    I remember black plastic coated bass strings late 70's to early 80's.......cannot remember why anyone bothered to use them as they sounded pretty dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingobass View Post
    Anyone remember that Bass from the 80's that had rubber strings?
    Felt like playing soggy pasta...
    You mean one of these...

    They were supposed to sound like an upright bass, but only 50-60cm long. I saw a mini acoustic bass with these string yesterday
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    New/Replacement Scratch Lapsteel?

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    Custom ST-1 12 String
    JBA-4
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    Scratch Lapsteel
    Meinl DIY Cajon
    Cigar Box lap steel

    Wishing:
    SG

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    The first time I saw one of those ukulele basses was a jazz trio - banjo, clarinet and one of those shown above.

    I must say, they've got a pretty remarkable punchy bass tone. Much better than you'd expect.
    first build PRS-1TS in progress...
    http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=4937

    second build PRS-1Q in progress...
    http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=4956

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    So we hit April and it was body time.

    We needed to make the pickup space larger to accomodate the Tonerider TRP1 pickup. So out came the very sophisticated Mark 1 ver 0 router.....

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    As it is going to be a bass, we needed to fill in all of those annoying holes that are used for the trem and front pickup. We traced around the holes and made some paper templates and then cut and shaped some of the pine left over from the Guitar Rack project.

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    Once made, we then glued them in....

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    ....filled in the gaps with Timbermate and waited a couple of days for it to set before sanding, sanding some more and then sanding before undercoating the front....

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    ...and then the back.

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    Just completed turning a ST1-JR into a short scale bass with Miss 8 as co-pilot

    Build diary http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=5798

    DIY Guitar Rack for GAS http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...003#post107003

    Tony

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    So next was choosing the right colour. One that conveyed the class and sophistication of such a time honoured and classic design...
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    How hard can it be?...It says Spray Easy on the front...

    True to label the colour was both neon and pink....very err pink...
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    After spending a lot of time reading all of the build and painting threads and taking into account the effects of the Queensland weather, we decided on waiting at least 5 days between coats.

    We ended up shooting 2 coats of undercoat and 3 of neon pink, making sure to sand between each coat. The waiting was deadly for both the Daddy and the now 9 year old.

    Once satisfied with the colour, we did 3 coats of clear and sanded with progressively fine grade wet and dry. We decided to stop when it satisfied our 'shiny' test. It was never going to be perfect finish.
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    Just completed turning a ST1-JR into a short scale bass with Miss 8 as co-pilot

    Build diary http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=5798

    DIY Guitar Rack for GAS http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...003#post107003

    Tony

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