How to build a bass guitar – Finalizing the body shape / Rough Sanding part 5

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This is a continuation from part 4. Below: Body has been clamped into upright position. Below: The tool we’ll be using here is a handheld pneumatic drum sander (otherwise known as bladder sander) with 2.5-inch cylinder, connected to a cordless drill. Below: Using the handheld pneumatic drum sander. The advantage of using this tool is … Read more

[Bass of the Week] Carrigan Designs Oberon

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The feature bass this week is a fretless beauty. Owner Rob Paschall writes: Wenge neck and body with ebony fretless board. 17mm string spacing, 1.75 nut width Nordstrand MM5.4, each with 3 way switch for series, “single”, parallel. Active/passive push pull on master volume Blend 3 band Delano preamp I wanted a versatile tone machine, … Read more