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me with the wonderfull headless systems in gold and black along
with a few 2 way truss rods and a pair of Carbon rods
Tonewoods have supplied a lot of parts for me. I used to
buy my box truss rods from them, before I bought the 2 way ones
from Status-Graphite. Touchstone are the UK importer of Schaller
hardware, so this is where I bought most of my Tuners. they
also do a good range of fret wire, binding and some Lutherie
Pincotts are a small mail
order company in Dorsett and they are the UK stockists for "ALLPARTS".
I get most of my electrics, strap buttons and screws. Most Bass
stuff is put on back order from the USA though.
Luthiers Merchantile International;
some times there is no substitute than going direct to a big
USA guitar parts supplier! I have bought several top quality
35" scale rosewood fingerboards from them and the
price was very reasonable(except that I got a nasty import duty
David King of King Bass made
my 7 string headless head cap (which I am forever in his debt
for!). David is a real gentleman and offered to hand mill this
item for me, allowing the 7 string project to go ahead.
Hipshot Products have
supplied me with their excellent range direct from the USA and
they do some great stuff. I have used both their A and B style
bridges and I have fitted their ULTRALITE tuner to 2 basses.
I love their range and would recomend using their gear if you
were thinkng of building a bass yourself..