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sycamore
Posted 2020-04-07 3:17 AM (#551809 - in reply to #551117)
Subject: Re: Applause Bass Project


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Pickguard down to bare wood. https://imgur.com/gallery/ubgyVWf
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keldon85
Posted 2020-04-07 9:32 PM (#551812 - in reply to #551117)
Subject: Re: Applause Bass Project


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Location: northern Georgia
I think that color arrangement could work. I don't know what kind of tools you have at hand, but I would put a 45 degree bevel on the edge to give it a more finished appearance. A router could do that, you could also use a belt sander or even a sanding block with coarse sand paper (that would take some time). Even as is, with a protective clear finish you should have a fretless bass that was presentable.
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sycamore
Posted 2020-04-08 2:29 AM (#551814 - in reply to #551117)
Subject: Re: Applause Bass Project


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Yes I think the bevel is a good idea - no router but the sander should do the job. I have some 'antique pine' wood dye which is subtle but brings out the grain a bit
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sycamore
Posted 2020-04-11 3:59 PM (#551844 - in reply to #551117)
Subject: Re: Applause Bass Project


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I like it without pickguard screws. I was thinking of screwing it on from the back.https://imgur.com/gallery/LvRckBC
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sycamore
Posted 2020-04-11 4:00 PM (#551845 - in reply to #551117)
Subject: RE: Applause Bass Project


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https://imgur.com/gallery/LvRckBC
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kentrookie
Posted 2020-04-12 9:49 AM (#551847 - in reply to #551117)
Subject: Re: Applause Bass Project


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Very nice...... the natural wood finish on the pick guard looks sharp in contrast against the body.
The ability to see what a instrument could be and execute that plan is a remarkable skill.
Good Work!

Leads me to another question ..... do Fretless bass players even use picks?

Edited by kentrookie 2020-04-12 9:50 AM
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sycamore
Posted 2020-04-12 12:25 PM (#551849 - in reply to #551117)
Subject: Re: Applause Bass Project


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Thanks. The finish ended up with 'Antique Pine' woodstain and a few coats of Danish Oil (what I had in my shed, but I'd forgotten that I love the smell of Danish Oil).

No idea re picks. I assume all variations are possible. Still waiting on pots and pickguard screws but I soldered it up and stuck on the pickguard as i couldn't wait to play it.
Initial impressions:
-I love it and can't wait for post-Covid session.
-Theres a bit of a learning curve in playing fretless (or any) bass
-I need to taper the pickguard more as it looks/feels a bit chunky

Edited by sycamore 2020-04-12 12:28 PM
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