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    It is a lefty. Poplar wood body stained with amber stain by Zar. I get the poplar from a place no other than Dobson Pipe Organ Builders, scrap wood. No fret buzz either drop tuned or standard tuned plus low action whoo! Took the neck from a rogue bass guitar. It needed a better body so I made...
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    ANOTHER ELECTRIC UPRIGHT BASS! Left handed of course! Uses Grover Titan Bass guitar tuning machines. The neck and tailpiece are poplar, the peg is walnut and the body is a pine 4x4. I have slap happy weed whacker strings on it. The body was stained Kona brown. I used spar urethane this time to...
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    My new lefty electric upright bass without the strings, pickup and tuners. The pickup goes into the bridge and is connected to the jack which sits on top of the strings behind the bridge or between the tailpiece and the bridge. Made from weathered douglas fir! lightweight. Its around five foot...
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    Well I’m not the best woodworker but I made another bass! Haha. I even routered the pickup and neck pockets without a jig. Anyways its straight grain poplar finished with watco oil golden oak. I’m gonna put paste wax on it. I can’t make necks so it’s an eden fretless short scale neck. I think I...
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    AH HA! My two by four Douglas fir electric upright bass! I used weathered Douglas fir to. I got the color by wiping folk art Too Blue Acrylic paint with a rag on it first. Yeah one dollar paint! Then lightly sprayed it with gloss black, without shaking the can to much. I don’t think I’m gonna...
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    Hello. haven’t been on in awhile. This is my new electric violin I made. Not made electric yet but I post anyways. It will have a transducer attached to it, which I’m waiting to get money for. I’ve did this thing before and know it works. I took the neck off a righty medini violin that used to...
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    well like the title says. I will have this thing stringed tomorrow if my strings finally arrive. Its a lefty electric upright bass. Unfortunately the music industry decided left handers are not worthy of playing the electric upright bass so I make my own. I have clear colored strings coming, so...
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    Cut the neck out on a 18 inch bandsaw. Cut the body out on a 10 inch bandsaw. Grover Titan tuning machines. Slap Happy 155 - 80 gauge. Sorry I painted over the wood, it was poplar. I would think if it was made of any harder wood it would been to heavy, besides that was all I had, but its easy to...
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    Hello, I have a large piece of highly figured maple that I will use to build the back for an upright bass. The top is straight split spruce that I have split into a bookmatched set and I am looking to do the same for the back. I am looking to build this bass using all hand tools and I am...
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