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  1. Thread: September GOTM

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    Thank you for the feedback! And congratulations...

    Thank you for the feedback!
    And congratulations to all the builds, stunning and very inspiring work!
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    Selling Nemesis Delay Source Audio

    I'm selling my Nemesis Delay pedal by Source Audio.

    This pedal is in immaculate conditions, it has been used only for home studio recordings.

    Plenty of videos and amazing reviews online.

    Can...
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    Correct, but much closer to a full scale 34". ...

    Correct, but much closer to a full scale 34".

    The scale of this instrument is 85.7cm, +/- equal to 33.74", just enough to have that high E note comfortable, instead of being 86.36cm for a classic...
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    Thanks for the encouraging comments! Over the...

    Thanks for the encouraging comments!

    Over the weekend I've put it all together. Realised that my old set of Daddario strings were cut for a different bass, so I had to use the strings coming with...
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    After about 6 or 7 TO applications I started...

    After about 6 or 7 TO applications I started sanding from 240, re-applied TO, sanded to 320, and so on to 2000. The last 5 or 6 coats were diluted (50:50 TO and turps).

    When I got to 600 i thought...
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    Ah! gotcha! Now I will starting planting all sort...

    Ah! gotcha! Now I will starting planting all sort of strange & random objects in the background to mess up with you !! :)
    It's a DYI made camping boiler that belongs to a friend, temporarily stored...
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    thank you so much for taking the time to explain...

    thank you so much for taking the time to explain and for uploading the photo! Appreciate it.
    I have a fretless maple neck hanging around for a project and was interested to hear your approach.
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    Nice build! I am trying to get my head around...

    Nice build!

    I am trying to get my head around maple fretboards, can I ask how you are planning to finish the fretboard?
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    it looks great! Nice colors combination, grain...

    it looks great!
    Nice colors combination, grain and headstock shape!
  10. Thread: November GOTM!

    by FaustoB
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    Beautiful instruments jarro and prodpk! excellent...

    Beautiful instruments jarro and prodpk! excellent work!
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    The body has been sanded to 220 grit. applied...

    The body has been sanded to 220 grit.

    applied a mix made mostly of TimberMate with a small portion of acrylic paint to achieve the colour I had in mind.
    sanded to 220, reapplied Timbermate,...
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    After that I reshaped the neck, to match that...

    After that I reshaped the neck, to match that curve.

    It felt a bit strange to have and ergonomic cut on the body, but having the neck still following a sort of "rectangular" shape.
    I don't have a...
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    Some updates on this project... After taking...

    Some updates on this project...

    After taking some time to think and to research, I have decided to go ahead with cutting the neck pocket for better reach of high notes.
    I am very happy the way...
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    Thank you so much Simon and McCreed for the...

    Thank you so much Simon and McCreed for the suggestions and for the photos & measurements!
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    Thank you Simon, that looks absolutely stunning!...

    Thank you Simon, that looks absolutely stunning!

    The cut I have in mind is more similar to the Fender American Ultra Precision. Although that neck plate seems longer.

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    Or is it...
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    This is absolute gold! thank you so much! Not...

    This is absolute gold! thank you so much!

    Not too much, and not too late at all! Mine was just an initial 180 sanding, mostly to get my head around the side scratches.
    I will definitely use the...
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    Thank you so much Trevor for your help. All very...

    Thank you so much Trevor for your help.
    All very good points and suggestions, very helpful!
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    Ok, ash body and rosewood neck arrived, maple...

    Ok, ash body and rosewood neck arrived, maple neck still in transit. Some questions and some updates.

    QUESTIONS:
    Q#1 it appears that there's a glue spot on the side of the fretboard, and some...
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    thank you Simon for the detailed response! I...

    thank you Simon for the detailed response! I appreciate it!
  20. Thread: September GOTM

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    and a couple more photos here.... 41756 ...

    and a couple more photos here....

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  21. Thread: September GOTM

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    Ok, I'm here for the feedback! Gorgeous guitars...

    Ok, I'm here for the feedback!
    Gorgeous guitars in this competition so far, here's my humble entry, build #1.

    Fretless JB4 Tempi Scuri
    Stain, intensifier and finish Dingotone black stump....
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    Neat work Trevor! Body and headstock are looking...

    Neat work Trevor!
    Body and headstock are looking great!

    can I ask you how did you find using the inkjet waterslide decal paper? Was it a headache? or relatively straight forward to print and...
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    Thank you so much Trevor and McCreed! The steps...

    Thank you so much Trevor and McCreed!
    The steps and options are much clearer now. I appreciate your help, sharing your knowledge and experience.
    Trevor, neat work on your TLA-1! I'm following.
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    Build#2 GPB-4 Fretless

    ...my journey building fretless basses continue.
    Today I have ordered a GPB-4, and I have two fretless necks coming, one rosewood and one maple. The idea is to use rosewood for this build, and maple...
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    thank you for the kind words! I have recorded...

    thank you for the kind words!

    I have recorded another clip with (my phone this time) and put the link in the original post up the top.

    PS: this bass is hard to put down!
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