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Thread: Greetings from the North West of the South Island (Tassie)

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    Greetings from the North West of the South Island (Tassie)

    Hey there folks,

    just a quick g'day and introduce myself...

    I'm Steve from up on the North West Coast of Tassie and I was lucky enough to be given an IB-5 kit for Christmas by my father.

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    Dad has been a bass player for the last 45-50 years and I have followed in his footsteps I guess and been lurking around the low end of things in various bands in Tassie for the last 35 years.

    I currently have only a couple of basses in the stable - with the favorite being an early 90's MIJ Tune 5 string which has been my go to for the last 15 years.

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    I alos have a couple of early 70's MIJ Stagg 4 string p basses. One is original and stock, the other one I got cheap and I'm planning to do a bit of a relic job on it, jumbo tuners, split coil p bass pickup, new pick guard and fit it with a set of flat wounds.

    There is also a short scale Samick 4 that I'm holding onto for my son to start out on in the next few years.


    My main gig amp is a MESA Boogie BASS 400+ amp with a MESA 2x10" cab and single 15" cab.

    Backup is a MarkBass 2x10 combo.

    So.... I'm really looking forward to clearing a few other small jobs off the bench in the workshop in the next few days so I can get started on the IB-5..... As a first time builder, I'm just hoping to achieve something that is playable and looks neat and presentable I guess..... Use it as a learning experience....

    I have been looking at the DingoTone finishes and am currently searching the build threads here to find examples of ash bodies which have used either natural (colorless) with perhaps a grain filler or possibly Bondi Blue...

    I do like the darker walnut finishes that I have seen on a couple of IB-5 builds here, but want to do something quite different to my Tune.

    Cheers!!

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    Welcome to the forum Steve. Nice collection of bass gear you have. I'd stick to walnut or natural colour. I don't think a blue Will work very well on the ash grain. I built the same kit with an amber stain worked well.
    Start a build diary and best of luck
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    Welcome Steve. The IB-5 is a great looking kit, enjoy the build.
    Scott.

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    It's the Rise of the Taswegians!!!
    We are taking over this place!!!
    Welcome Overlander, good to see you here!
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    Welcome Steve , I have lots of family in Tassie, enjoy the forum

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    Welcome Steve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zandit75 View Post
    It's the Rise of the Taswegians!!!
    We are taking over this place!!!
    Welcome Overlander, good to see you here!
    And they're all called Daniel ???
    Regards
    Dave King

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    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome.......

    I'd better get busy and start a build thread I guess....

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    Hi Steve and welcome to the forum. Looking forward to the build diary
    Build #1 - ST-1 - Completed and upgraded
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zandit75 View Post
    It's the Rise of the Taswegians!!!
    We are taking over this place!!!
    Welcome Overlander, good to see you here!
    LOL "Rise of the Taswegians!", Love your work Zandit!

    Welcome Steve, look forward to seeing how your build goes.
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    #1: FW Build 16/001: PBG EXA-1. Finish Coat Application/Electrickery
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    #5: FW Build 16/004: TLA-TH-TBA. Routing Plan & Templates
    #X: FW Build 16/00Never.Ever.: Sea Foam Green KH1/MK2 with Disco Lights and Hipshot Bridge.

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