Every bass that I build starts it's life as a concept. An idea or a design. Each one is intended to fulfill a specific purpose in music style of application. I hace a specific role or job that I need this instrument to do.
They are not some random collection of parts thrown together. But each one is carefully built according to it's intened purpose.
Each bass once, constructed then needs to be compared to how well it fullfills it's intended purpose.
The better basses aren't necessarily the most impressive looking instruments, but the ones which fulfill their intended purpose the best. Some on my failures are because I didn't stick to the plan. If I get lost with a bass build...I go back to the original design and the reason why I built it. That always pulls me back to my goal and gets the bass back on track.

 

 

 

I have a small workshop area again and it's great to be able to get back into building and repairing some of my basses again. I'm hoping to finish my headless 7 string renovation this year, that's high on my "to-do" list and I have some preliminary plans for a 5 string 50's retro inspired P bass. I've not built a P bass yet and I might as well go right back to the very begining of the electric bass for inspiration.

 

Diary of the Year

Some thoughts, plans and bass ramblings through the year.

 

Bass 1

My First Bass: A versitile four string built for tone.

Design Stage

Wood Selection

Specifications

2014 Overhaul

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Bass 2

Bass for church,5 string Headless

Design stage

Wood Choice

Diary of Construction (photo's at various stages)

Specifications

2014 Overhaul

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Bass 3

Fretless 4 string (just like Bass 1, but fretless)

Design Stage

Wood Choice

Diary of Construction

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Bass 4

Fretless 5 String Chambered hollowbody

Design Stage

Wood Choice

Diary Of Construction

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Bass 5

A 7 string Headless Fretless

Design Stage

Wood Choice

Diary of Construction

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2015/2017 Overhaul

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Laminating one of the body wings for Bass 4 with a small sketch to keep my inspiration going.

 

 

Current Projects:

Bass 6

Design Stage

Wood Choice

Diary Of Construction

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6

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Bass 7

A 6 string bolt-on Fretted

Design Stage

Diary Of Construction

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3

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Bass 8

A 5 string 50's influenced P bass

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Bass 9

A 6 string Headless Fretted

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List of Suppliers

Contact Me

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"Basses 1 - 4, all very different in looks, charector and tone"

 

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My Rig: 400w into two Custom Cabs.

Bass Rig

Cab 1 Construction

Cab 2 Construction

Pedal Board

Custom Pedals

 

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