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IamMark
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3 months ago
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Marko - you said you had made your own bass in the past, and that you were considering making a new headless bass in the near future (or possibly working on it now).

I've thought about carving my own bass, but as a first-time thing, I think I should go with a kit and work my way up.

I've seen a few sites with their own kits. Most of them are basswood bodies, which isn't the greatest for warm tones, but they're pretty inexpensive.

I haven't found any kit that offers a fretless neck, but I could remove the frets and just wood fill the neck and see how that goes before buying an expensive rosewood or ebony fingerboard.

What I'd like to build is a 5-string fretless. I'd prefer an Alder body or Ash, or even mahogony.

Have you seen any kits like this, or have any recommendations?

I am going to bug the hell out of you when I get to the electronics by the way.
Marko1960
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Warmoth can supply you with everything you need to make a custom job, even a fretless neck, kits are boring and predictable. Building a neck from scratch is the most difficult part of the build and you will require some specialist Luthier tools which are readily available on the net, but not cheap, so start with a ready made neck, a cheap one at first, but have a go at your own body, practice on some cheap Redwood, using 15mm ply for your router templates. Once you understand how potentiometers work and basic wiring layouts it'll all come together. You know where I am for any advice
IamMark
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I'm pretty confident I could carve a body, but for a first time project my areas of concern would be getting the bridge and neck mounts set up right.
Marko1960
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Never fear, Tech Guy is here, i'm off to work now but when i get home we are going to start your project.
IamMark
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Sweet!
to chime in here.. i have a warmoth custom made bass. and i love it. no complaints here
Marko1960
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Ok IamMark, let's get your project under way but let's do it on the Tech Guy thread to keep it in that vein
johnny [staff]
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Discussion continues here:

http://www.bigbasstabs.com/thread/4446-9.html

thanks

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