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Peter H. Boer

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Another new homebuilt bass day
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I finished another bass, she's called: Saela

Neck:               6 string neckthrough, 9-ply (maple-cherry-purpleheart-cherry-maple-cherry-purpleheart-cherry-maple)
Scale length:     36”
Number of frets: 26 for B, E, A & D, 28 for G & C
Fingerboard:      Satinwood, with silver Bass clef inlay on 12th fret, Compound radius 9.5”- 16”
Body wings:      Cherry (hollow)
Top:                Spalted flame maple (free floating)
Tuners:            Wilkinson open gear
Bridge:             Schaller Bass Bridge 2000
Pickup:            Q-Tuner Transparent q2.0 6
Electronics:      Single volume, with bypass function (push-push)
Straplocks:      Schaller

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Re: Another new homebuilt bass day
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Hey Peter, very nice  :thumb-up: looks awesome.  Interesting, so are all basses where you add an additional top string tuned to C (rather than B as on a guitar) ?
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Re: Another new homebuilt bass day
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Hey Peter, very nice  :thumb-up: looks awesome.  Interesting, so are all basses where you add an additional top string tuned to C (rather than B as on a guitar) ?

Thanks  :bow:

Yes, always B to C.

The shift to the high string as a B would make it also logical to tune the G to an F#, but tha makes no sense as you would never play open string or barre chords on a bass (which is the purpose of G to B shift, from natural fourths, on a guitar).
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Re: Another new homebuilt bass day
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I must say very nice build you did here.
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I must say very nice build you did here.

Thanks  O0
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Re: Another new homebuilt bass day
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Hey Peter,

     A sweet build here. It looks like you capped the neck-through portion of the body, (didn't like the look of the striped neck maybe)?

    Is that a standard tuning for the bass guitar in 6 strings? (I haven't a clue). I'm thinking a 5-string bass would probably be the most I could handle, (with a low B). That would probably cover just about everything I would play on a guitar, since I don't use to many different alternate tunings.

    Nice work Pete :thumb-up:

Harley 8)
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     A sweet build here. It looks like you capped the neck-through portion of the body, (didn't like the look of the striped neck maybe)?

Since I hollowed out the body I needed more depth than the neck blank could provide on its own.
Also I do like it when you cannot see the neckthrough part (except on the strapbutton side)

    Is that a standard tuning for the bass guitar in 6 strings?
Yup B to C is as standard as it gets :thumb-up:
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Yup B to C is as standard as it gets :thumb-up:

All this time I thought there was a top and bottom B string, but this tuning would throw me off a bit. (Guitar player's habit). :lol:
I would be reaching for the half step up or down from my current position, more from finger memory than anything else from the G string.

Harley 8)
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Re: Another new homebuilt bass day
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Good looking build. I gotta try my hand at building a bass or a guitar one of these days.
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Re: Another new homebuilt bass day
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Super cool!   :bow:
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Super cool!   :bow:

Thanks  O0
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Good looking build. I gotta try my hand at building a bass or a guitar one of these days.

Thanks  :thumb-up:

Do start builds, its a lot of fun, just be patient :thumb-up: 8)
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