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    This is progressing nicely, it's going to be a truly unique bass. Once fame hits in 10 or so years Fender will probably want to do a Custom Shop Artist version.
    Build 9 JM Kustom- reclining on the work bench observing
    Build 8 FV-1G started.
    Build 7 ES-2V in progress
    Build 6- Community prototype 4 finished
    Build 5 LP-1LQ finished
    Build 4 ES-5V finished
    Build 3 JR-1 finished
    Build 2 GD-1 finished
    Build 1 TLA-1 finished

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    Next, it was on to the other stuff. Using the pickguard that came with the ST-1JR kit as a template, we then cut out an new pickguard from a pearl white blank.
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    We spent a fair bit of time shaping and refining/smoothing to make it look presentable.

    Then we shielded with copper tape
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    Next we needed to remove the black fret markers and replace them with pink ones. Removal was easy, again after consulting the forum pages.
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    But where to find pink markers? Nothing on the interwebs, so it was off to the $2 shop to find something that was plastic, pink and cheap to repurpose....and the result was Hot pink silicon egg rings for $2!
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    Teamed with a hammer and a 6mm hole punch and Roberts your Aunty, 6mm pink fret markers.

    We then masked off the neck and around the holes and proceeded to fill them with glue and pink dots. End result was more pink awesomeness.
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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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    Next we had to finish the front of the bass. Pink flocked Leopard print contact from Something-mart was the order of the day in the continued battle between my daughters vision and my skill level...
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    If you've ever covered books with this stuff you'll know my fear at this point. So we took everything very slowly....firstly, cutting to size.
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    Then applying and smoothing steady as she goes...
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    Next it was on the the wiring and sorting our what needs to go where....and how it fits together....and omg wtf am I doing?!
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    I have to admit that it took me a while to get my head around it, but thanks to this forum and all of the info shared by the members and the tutorials, it turned out to be really simple to do.
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    Oh yep and the bridge is one of those Schaller adjustable jobs. Absolutely essential to get the weird ultra short string spacing right.
    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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    Then it was just a case of nailing everything together, putting the strings on, tuning it and hoping for the best.....and guess what?
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    Well I can report that the project was a complete success and exceeded expectations from both the visionary and the mechanic.

    Its strung with Short Scale Round Wound Bass strings 50 - 105, it makes the right sound, holds tune and only the E feels slightly (ever so slightly) slacker than a 34' scale player. And no, I don't know how that works either. I'll get around to posting a video shortly.
    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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    What an awesome project, this has come up very nicely and love the pink finish.

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    Great job and very quick too!

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    Bravo, well done!
    Build 9 JM Kustom- reclining on the work bench observing
    Build 8 FV-1G started.
    Build 7 ES-2V in progress
    Build 6- Community prototype 4 finished
    Build 5 LP-1LQ finished
    Build 4 ES-5V finished
    Build 3 JR-1 finished
    Build 2 GD-1 finished
    Build 1 TLA-1 finished

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    really well done and an awesome guitar of maximum pinkness

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    Great job.
    To stop the waffling of the E string, you need a set of thicker strings.
    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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