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Our Souls inc.

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  1. Edited your response to show just how assinine it is. Fear, marketing schemes or newbiness has nothing to do with creating new neck joins, or in DISPROVING the "need" for a rod. Three years later, the necks that I made are still holding up fine. Bobs original thoughts here were a different rod channel- not a rodless neck. I just posted to show that trussless necks are not the warping, twisting, uncontrolable things people *think* they are. After three years, I have tangible evidence. You all have an OPINION. A 5 string bass and a 6 string guitar -both trussless, both still in action .Sometimes, we create things just to create them, not necessarily to solve a 'problem'. What a concept.............. You want to stick to tradition? feel free. Don't lambaste everyone who steps out of your comfort zone though. Makes you look cheap.
  2. http://projectguitar.ibforums.com/topic/44835-trussless-bass-neck/ http://projectguitar.ibforums.com/topic/46670-5-string-bass-swamp-ash-and-ebony/ http://projectguitar.ibforums.com/topic/44857-if-you-beat-a-corvus-with-an-ugly-stick/ Bob, the trussless idea has merit, as I've done it before with success. The 5 string bass neck I made is still in use. As for the glue-line on top of the truss-rod, a bookmatched fretboard has the same issue, and it's really a non-issue. Do what you like, don't concern yourself with doubters and if you fall on your face, get back up. The evolution of the instrument has always been done by people thinking outside the box. Keep at it, you never know what you'll come up with.
  3. Just gave your Reverb Nation page a spin. Familiar sound, but you guys rock. Nice stuff.
  4. Nice bass ! It's missing the big string, tho.
  5. Well, for now I have gone with a Promethean 3110 bass combo.300 watts to a single 10" in a 37Lb package and it has an extension speaker jack that'll move my big Kustom cab. Lovin' this thing right now. Erikbojerik -thanks for the tip- I will look into the fearless cabs. My rig is forever evolving since I'm only three months into bass playing. It'll settle in one day, but for now, I'm still hunting.. If you build with cloth and resin, consider this epoxy http://poolandspaind...Concrete/343712 Sorry the link is not a direct one, I only know about them through using the stuff to build swimming pools on occasion. It's soy-based epoxy and is 100% safe / no fumes / no chemicals .
  6. Online? Get some practice on re-purposed wood, pallets, headboards, coffee tables n such. Find em free, work on your skills and THEN buy some real wood and have at it. Shame to waste good lumber on practice, and if you're *that good, you can build nice stuff out of the "waste" wood. Have fun.
  7. It's a great bass- I love it. I'll upgrade the pickups one day, but for now, they work fine.
  8. don't fear the truss-less neck. I did a 5-string bass neck out of ebony a couple of years back- and It's my main bass to this day. The strings pulled some relief into the neck, but not too much. I don't think the nylon strings will have all the tension of the steel wrapped bass strings, so you're going to be fine ( speaking from my experience ). Can't wait to see the end result.
  9. I like the lotus flowers. They have a nice contrast to the FB too. Good stuff so far.
  10. Looks cool! How much lighter is the wood neck Vs. the aluminum neck??
  11. Psssh- everything is help. My experience is purely from a guitar standpoint, and with my pre-amp, I can run through the PA no problem. I'm open to any suggestions, then I'll glean what I can from them and take it from there. I didn't know if anyone here had a fave or a go-to amp for bars n clubs. I've heard good and bad about Orange amps, and honestly am probably headed for a Carvin combo. I like 2x10 setups, Fender has a nice one, but I like to move air! lol. The guys call me Thunder now. The 2x15 /2x10 has great big bottom, so if I end up with a combo, it'll probably be a 15/10 size if possible. 18 /10 would be better in my mind, but now we're getting heavy again, and I already own heavy. I appreciate the links and tips from you both. I'm off to Atlantic City for 4 days- annual pool and spa convention. I'll post up the final results once i settle on something. Thanks again.
  12. The switch to bass from guitar has been going good for me and I currently have a decent bass rig, but I'd like some opinions on setups and what you like or have experience with. I've done my share of touring and gigging so I know the more compact the rig is, the easier the load in and out is,but tone-wise, whats your faves? I currently have a 5 and a 6 string bass, a Hartke pre-amp and power amp rack setup with two speaker cabs- one is a Marshall 4x10 bass cab (JCM800) and one is an old Kustom cab that held 3x15's but I modded it to a 2x15" / 2x10" with a horn for highs . So the rig is loud, and the tone is clean and clear, but it's pretty bulky and I'd love to take my car to the gigs Vs. my big van. Any suggestions ?? I'm all ears.
  13. Will most definitely post up as soon as it's all re-assembled! Promise. It's a bass, so IDK how much screamin it'll do, but I'll make sure I show off it's good points! Right now its screaming.... screaming" PUT ME BACK TOGETHER!!!!" .....
  14. People seem to get ruffled when I comment on the builds, so I'll just say that Crow got my vote due to the pure awesomeness of his build. Just a complete home-run, even if he posted an "incomplete" pic ( risky move when only 4 pics represent you ) . Just a visual monster in every aspect.
  15. Calm down ,your highness. If you re-read the first post- he's already been repairing and flipping guitars. He asked how to "make some money" not start a guitar building business. I advised him to take "your" advice, along with other successful people- but he HAS to start somewhere. You have your opinion, and I have mine.- obviously- you are the better builder/businessman- I'm not arguing that. But to tell him to "stay hidden until you're awesome" is kinda wrong to what he's asking which was "how do I make some money" ...... You make money by making yourself available- The long-term consequences of that are many, and varied.
  16. to the OP -You can start by placing local ads and doing repair work. It's a start and word of mouth will soon be your best advertisement. as far as building customs for profit, take advice from successful builders and apply it to your own intuition about your work. Best of luck with it- if nothing else, keep it as a great hobby. Guitars are tons-o-fun.
  17. The great flapper-disk massacre of upstate NY happened yesterday........ I took a saw to the horn and then made a giant pile of red/orange sawdust with the flap-disk. Reshaped the body a bit and thinned it down a lot, as planned. It's lighter, but i still have some more removal to do, this time with a slightly more controllable tool than a grinder and disk. It worked fast- but had me way nervous about going through into the chamber..... Didn't happen, thank God -but the rest will definitely be done by hand!
  18. any reason you haven't put in that last fret yet?
  19. I vote for titebond just from what I picture in my head. Pics?
  20. I like the pinstripe on the headstock. Happy accidents, according to the late Bob Roth. What's the "x" mark on the HS for? do you still need to cut the truss nut access?
  21. Cool beans. You must have some pretty nice machinery to cut n rout n such. I like the logo's on your headstocks. Looks very professional.
  22. Turn- first off- WELCOME to the forum. I appreciate you concern, but it's only aesthetics. I honestly did consider building a stand for it, something made of wood, very heavy and large but decided I don't want to haul it all to gigs n such. I could leave it as is and only break it out for certain tunes. I have a 5 string made out of swamp ash, and it's good for shows, so I'm not backed into a corner with it but as Wes so wisely pointed out, a bass thats not being used is useless. The most interesting thing I play on it is the song "Dee" by Randy Rhoads. It just sounds cool an octave down! I'll video it up after the "surgery". When i built it, I chambered the devil outta this thing and only kept one picture of the "map"........ re-shaping it TOO much won't happen, but that big purple-heart horn can go for sure. The feet are being rounded over into a more traditional shape and the flap-disk is being taken to the back to shed some thickness . I'm hoping for 3-4 Lbs lighter, but only time will tell. I'll re-weigh after and post up.
  23. that shape reminds me of a chicken. i don't know why. How does it balance out? Whats the scale length on these?
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