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Chet Bishop
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:35 am    Post subject: New Bass Project Reply with quote

I have received so much positive feedback on the first bass that I have jumped in on the deep end, and bought wood for two more basses. Smile

Both sets are highly flamed maple (Bigleaf)... I hope I can do it justice.

I will keep the forum posted as to my progress. It will almost certanly be slow, but I hope it will progress more rapidly than the first one did.

Chet
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francois
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep up the great work, Chet!

Would you be interested in electric uprights?
There are solid-body models, semi-acoustic ones, but also acoustics with a minimal or reduced body, like the Eminence and the Czech-Ease.



Steve Azola in Ramona, CA makes great EUBs too.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:53 pm    Post subject: EUB? Reply with quote

Well probably not, at least for the moment...I haven't even gotten used to electric guitars, let alone electric fiddles and basses. Smile

We'll see, though...right now I'll take one thing at a time.

Thanks,

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well-- I may change my mind-- the bassist from the Oregon Symphony who "test-drove" my bass is interested in a second bass, for use in outdoor gigs, etc (as opposed to dragging his 150-year-old bass around), and would like to consider electric/acoustic. So... I guess I will be doing some thinking.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Eminence is quite interesting too, with its small acoustic body:



Here's an Azola:



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Chet
Love to hear how your project is coming along.
I have just started my second bass up in the Vancouver, BC area.
I have a beautiful, 10 year old piece of highly figured Carolinean Poplar for the back and top 4 ribs. I'm going to try Red Cedar for the front plate but have 10 year old Sitka Spruce to fall back on if that doesn't work out. This one is Gamba style and is a blend of Harold Wake's lines and the Bergonsi that I copied for the first one.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, Cheryll;

Well--

I've been a bit stymied-- partly by other, conflicting responsibilities, partly a conflict in terms of workspace--partly just me. But I have very little to show as yet.

I promise I will post photos when I can. The wood I bought is gloriously figured Bigleaf maple, and Sitka spruce, so I am excited and anxious to see it moving along, but some other things have to be resolved first.

I will most likely use exactly the same pattern as last time, except to try and make it a D-neck, instead of the E-flat I made last time.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chet

I look forward to seeing any progress.
If this link works you might like to see the poplar I am so excited about. Also there are a couple of photos of the thickness sander I improvised. http://www1.snapfish.com/thumbnailshare/AlbumID=177711498/a=103772702_103772702/t_=103772702

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It wouldn't let me in to see the pictures--just said it had 18 of them.
I think you can post photos on the forum, though.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No you can't upload the pics here.
You need to put them on a server somewhere, like Picomi, and you can then use the [img]url[/img] tags to insert them in your post.

Hope this helps!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, let me try again.
The photos are out of order but I think you'll get the idea.
There is a simple turned cylinder with strip sandpaper staples to it.
A piece of 3/4 plywood bolted to the bed of the lathe forms the base. A second piece of plywood is hinged to the base and a piece of 2"x2" stock is slid under to adjust the height of the cut.
A third piece of plywood with a small cleat at the back end forms the carrier for the work piece, et viola. It is very dusty so should have had a dust hood over it but I only had two pieces to thin.
The slab for the back plate is Carolinean Poplar that I bought in Ontario ten years ago.[img]



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Chet Bishop
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, Cheryll!

What a gorgeous bass that is going to be! I finally got the snapfish thing to cooperate, and got to see all 28 of your photos.

Wow, what beautiful wood! Where did you find it, if you don't mind saying? I would love to get something similar.

It looks to me as though you are doing great work, too. That will inspire me to get moving again.

I'm not sure I understood what you were doing withe the scroll-- was the short one just for pracitce? Or are you planning a graft?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice Cheryll. I saw the pics on snap fish. Your bass looks great and I really like your thickness sander. I have an old wood lathe but I never thought to use it like that. I will now!
Thanks for sharing your project.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, double post.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chet Bishop wrote:
Hi, Cheryll;

Well--

I've been a bit stymied-- partly by other, conflicting responsibilities, partly a conflict in terms of workspace--partly just me. But I have very little to show as yet.

I promise I will post photos when I can. The wood I bought is gloriously figured Bigleaf maple, and Sitka spruce, so I am excited and anxious to see it moving along, but some other things have to be resolved first.

I will most likely use exactly the same pattern as last time, except to try and make it a D-neck, instead of the E-flat I made last time.

Chet
hi chet,, so interested to see photos of your creations.. Ive been so interested in making my own since i started to learn how to play the violin.. Smile
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