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  1. #1
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    Really new

    Hi all

    My name is Allyn. I live in Ontario Canada.
    Im here because of Beamer's youtube channel. (BTW, awesome work)
    His 335 build was recommended to me back in January, i was hooked within the first 5 minutes.
    The NO b.s. approach and showing ALL the steps.
    To the people that complained that the colour matching took WAY too long,
    SUCK-IT-UP-BUTTERCUP. It was a part of the build. And Yes, i watched them all.

    I am not a woodworker.
    Ive made a couple dog houses, bird houses, etc with the kids about 20+ years ago.

    About 3 years ago, I was given a mid 80's? classical guitar by my granddaughter.
    She said, "i know you play bass, but maybe you could do something with it someday."

    Well, around the beginning of july, Beamer convinced me....
    Its time to make a 5 string bass out of the old classical.

    My workshop is completely Amish. Lol
    Except a Dremel imitation that i used to route the truss rod channel.
    I currently sit in a lawn chair in the driveway. No garage or basement...

    I went to the local dollar stores and bought a bunch of crappy tools.
    I figure if i dont like it or dont want to do any more, im not out mega bucks
    I originally spent less than $20. Im now in about $150 on tools and im hooked.

    I found a couple pieces of wood, glued them together, and started craving a long scale bass neck.
    6 weeks later, the neck is pretty close to its final shape.
    Unfortunately the truss rod and tuners are on the slow boat from china.

    Started sanding the old body down about a week ago.
    I dont know what type of wood the sides and back are.
    They are light like the top and stained dark red like mahogany.
    After about 24 hours with 40 grit, I finally got the majority of the stain off the back.
    Im about 1/2 done the sides. And then the top...

    Ok, enough babbling.
    I have a couple questions to post.

    Thanks
    Allyn

    P.S. - BEAMER: i know exactly what you mean about using the spoke shave and not wanting it to end.
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    Re: Really new

    Welcome aboard, Allyn!!!

    Thanks so much for your kind words. You'll find nothing but the warmest welcome to this group, sir.

    Good luck on your bass!!
    Jason Beam
    Sacramento, CA
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    Re: Really new

    Allyn, Welcome to the forum.

    Yeah, Jason does a pretty good gob
    Art and Creativity - Collide with the Functionality of CNC - priceless
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    Re: Really new

    Welcome, Allyn. Beamer definitely puts out some pretty high-quality videos and does some great work. It's a friendly crew here even if new posts are sparse. Feel free to ask any questions you have and we'll do our best to answer them.
    Mark


    "Merely having an open mind is nothing; the object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid." G.K. Chesterton
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    Re: Really new

    Thanks for the warm welcome.

    Ok, i have a bunch of questions to ask about my guitar.
    Would i be better off to ask just 1 question per thread?

    Thanks again.
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    Re: Really new

    If they're big questions, worthy of a thread on their own, go for that.

    If you're not sure, just throw them all together. We'll figure it out
    Jason Beam
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    Re: Really new

    Ok.
    Thanks

    I will try to keep it at 1 thread per category...
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