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Pics of the chambered CamelBack Bass I have been developing


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This is the Cuban mahogany mid/back section of the new RockBeach CamelBack Bass I have been developing for a customer. It is going to be topped with highly figured and bookmatched purpleheart and have a purpleheart access cover. The neck is bubinga with ebony fingerboard.Scale length is 35" and it will be a 5-string with Hipshot TripleLoc individual string bridges.

 

The first pic is the top view where the purpleheart will cover it. The second pic is the back which will be finished. The through rout is where the electronics cavity is and it will be covered with purpleheart after the recess for it is cut. The third pic is the CNC router doing its thing cutting it. Enjoy!

 

http://www.angelfire.com/ny5/boggs.com/Bass/Bass1s.JPG

 

http://www.angelfire.com/ny5/boggs.com/Bass/Bass2s.JPG

 

http://www.angelfire.com/ny5/boggs.com/Bass/Bass3s.JPG

 

 

Check out my Rock Beach Guitars page showing guitars I have built and repaired... http://www.rockbeachguitars.com
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Will the extra wood at the butt end be trimmed, or will it be a headless axe?

Very exciting to watch the wood chips fly! Please continue to post pics as they develop! She's gonna be purty!

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Paul K

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Should be a nice instrument.

 

I see you still have to route the neck pocket. Keep us drooling with more pics!

 

I used to have a quilt like that on my bed...

 

Tom

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It looks like it is coming along swimmingly :) I would like to see the finished version of it. Whats the electrics going to be like? Any chance of telling us how much you are getting for building it?

Okay I got my hair cut! Its now this short *shows how short using hand*

 

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What kind of sanders do you use for the finish?

 

er... Finishing sanders... :D Actually, a variety depending on whether I am sanding filler or cutting back or sanding or glazing. I have a reciprocating drum sander for the curved surfaces and a variety of blocks. A lot of it ends up being by hand.

Check out my Rock Beach Guitars page showing guitars I have built and repaired... http://www.rockbeachguitars.com
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It looks like it is coming along swimmingly :) I would like to see the finished version of it. Whats the electrics going to be like? Any chance of telling us how much you are getting for building it?

 

It is going to have, per the request of the buyer, a single Bartolini MMC series 'bucker in the middle position switchable for a variety of combinations including series and parallel coils. Simple volume and tone control.

 

The buyer is a long-time friend and also is not well-to-do so as this is the first one ever, I am doing it for basically cost of materials. It is a learning experience for me and I cannot precisely say how the bass will take to the chambering until it is done. I expect it will sound spectacular with these woods, but until it is together and plugged in... If she wants to throw a tip my way after she evaluates it, I won't object, but she needs to eat before feeding me at all... She will also promote for me in Washington State.

Check out my Rock Beach Guitars page showing guitars I have built and repaired... http://www.rockbeachguitars.com
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