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by Presto
Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fretboard finish?
Replies: 11
Views: 4836

Re: Fretboard finish?

Hey thanks guys, I will look into the Tung oil! Any ideas where to get it?
by Presto
Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building a bass for the first time!
Replies: 12
Views: 6128

Re: Building a bass for the first time!

I thought I should upload some photos of our work so far!
Much fun and dust has been made!
by Presto
Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fretboard finish?
Replies: 11
Views: 4836

Fretboard finish?

Hi Guys, any thoughts on finish/ no finish for a Jarrah fretboard for a bass guitar?
by Presto
Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Wooden jaws for a metal vice
Replies: 7
Views: 8274

Re: Wooden jaws for a metal vice

Awesome idea!
by Presto
Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building a bass for the first time!
Replies: 12
Views: 6128

Re: Building a bass for the first time!

Thanks guys, I will look into Gilet, and see how they can help!
by Presto
Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building a bass for the first time!
Replies: 12
Views: 6128

Re: Building a bass for the first time!

I will give the Jarrah a go this weekend. I would also like to try some rosewood/ebony.
Any thoughts on where to get the timber from?
:D
by Presto
Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building a bass for the first time!
Replies: 12
Views: 6128

Re: Building a bass for the first time!

So I guess I will try making a fretboard out of the Jarrah and see what happens!
At the very least it will be a learning curve for me!
Presto Music by the way simso!
by Presto
Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building a bass for the first time!
Replies: 12
Views: 6128

Re: Building a bass for the first time!

I was wondering about Jarrah for the Fretboard!
We have made the body from a pre-stressed laminated beam!
I have no idea what this may sound like?
by Presto
Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building a bass for the first time!
Replies: 12
Views: 6128

Building a bass for the first time!

Hello all, I am new to this forum and would love some advice! I am a brass and woodwind repair tech. and my sixteen year old son and I are building a bass guitar! we have started the process by building the body and we have cut out a neck. I have some Jarrah that I was thinking of using for a fret b...