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    Mentor Simon Barden's Avatar
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    This also shows a lot of useful tips.

    Build #1 ES-3 under construction http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=6489
    Build #2 EX-1 (with alder body) Yet to start. http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...093#post123093

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    What about Double Bass strings?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fretworn View Post
    What about Double Bass strings?
    The 43.3"/110cm scale is still too short.
    Last edited by Simon Barden; 11-01-2017 at 08:04 PM.
    Build #1 ES-3 under construction http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=6489
    Build #2 EX-1 (with alder body) Yet to start. http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...093#post123093

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    Hey Simon thanks for the YT video links I'll have a look, I missed them from last night (my time)

    Also your double bass string conversion should be 43.3"/110cm or 1100mm
    Current Builds and status
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    JBA-4 - assembled - final tweaks
    Telemonster double scale tele - finish tobacco burst on body and sand neck

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    MK-2 Mosrite - assembled - play in
    Ash tele with Baritone neck - neck pup wiring tweaks and play in

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    Imagine the callouses those strings would give you. I faintly (and painfully) remember when I first started playing the EX-5 and how tender things were after trying out the fat B string for a few hours. This monster could be 2 - 3 times thicker than that.
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    Hey Waz, as it is double scale everything I plan on using the low E string to be no bigger than 0.1 inch or about the width of a E bass string. Trying to get my fingers around the neck even at the narrow end I'd be lucky to play a chord with my medium sized hands hahah
    I'd guess it will more than likely be played as a slide guitar, might have to build a stand to play it flat and have a stool on wheels to move up and down the fretboard haha
    Current Builds and status
    scratch end grain pine tele - first clear coat on !
    JBA-4 - assembled - final tweaks
    Telemonster double scale tele - finish tobacco burst on body and sand neck

    Completed builds
    scratch oak.rose gum Jazzmaster - assembled needs setup
    MK-2 Mosrite - assembled - play in
    Ash tele with Baritone neck - neck pup wiring tweaks and play in

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    Quote Originally Posted by wokkaboy View Post
    Also your double bass string conversion should be 43.3"/110cm or 1100mm
    Thanks! Now corrected. Seem to have picked up some sort of virus and my brain isn't functioning well today.
    Build #1 ES-3 under construction http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=6489
    Build #2 EX-1 (with alder body) Yet to start. http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...093#post123093

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