The feature bass this week is cat-approved!
Builder Tom Broeske writes:
While waiting for a fretted neck repair I ran across this Warmoth Dinky J body from the in stock inventory. It’s a chambered Mahogany body with a figured Maple top. It came finished as shown in Blackburst / Black back in gloss Poly. I ordered a Kelling Sound passive V V T harness with solderless terminals, and an optional tone circuit that keeps the highs alive as you lower volume. Loaded w/ DiMarzio Model J’s.
I ran out of patience and bought the fretless neck, also in stock from Warmoth. This is a flat sawn Maple slim taper Jazz profile with an unlined Maccassar Ebony board. This arrived unfinished, and I just used a Minwax Wipe on Satin Poly, 3 coats and 0000 steel wool after each coat. It’s got a little birdseye in it, and the streaking on the board is a subtle but perfect match to the natural Maple top. I mixed up the hardware just cuz’! Gold Schaller clover tuners and gold neckplate and p/u screws and a Black Hipshot A bridge. The knobology is odd, but it’s what I had at the time and now I like it. It is strung with LaBella Light guage Flats and I am very happy with it.
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