Limba 6 Multiscale + Filter'Tron

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  1. charisjapan

    charisjapan Silver Supporter

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    No more stalling.

    The title says most of it, but a few pictures should fill in the blanks.

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    White Limba, Padauk, Wenge, Hipshot stuff, single TV Jones Filter'Tron Classic Plus, 628mm ~ 648mm Multiscale (approximately Gibson to Fender)

    Cheers!
     
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    mux164 Senior Member

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    Can't wait to see this. Mt Fuji is back!
     
  3. KnightroExpress

    KnightroExpress Senior Member

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    Yeah!! This is going to be so cool.
     
  4. charisjapan

    charisjapan Silver Supporter

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    Andrew, a lot of this is inspired by you! (won't say your fault, but ... ;))

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    pshupe Senior Member

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    I think Andrew maybe responsible for Padauk being put on CITES in the near future! ;-) I was looking at a few large pieces last time I was in the wood shop as well. So this will be a Padauk neck with wenge fret board and white limba body? You have an LP in one of those pics. Are you doing a carved top on there? Looks great man. Looking forward to it.

    Cheers Peter.
     
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  6. charisjapan

    charisjapan Silver Supporter

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    Hey, Peter,

    Haha! Indeed Andrew has a lot of enticing pictures with mounds of red spiral bit shavings!

    Yes, yes, and yes, but no carved top. More like an overly-complicated DC Junior. In fact, the Limba was bought with a Junior in mind. The GT was just to give a size comparison. The body shape is similar to my Chinaberry Two bass, but a fair bit bigger.

    Thanks for the encouragement, and will surely be calling for help soon!

    Cheers!
     
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    Those red spirally cuttings from padauk make it totally worth working with. Made a cutting board for my mother out of it. It's a joy to work with. Interesting smell to it as well.
     
  8. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    Bass #3 now?

    I see you're making the Mt Fuji headstock your trademark!

    Is this for yourself?
     
  9. KnightroExpress

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    Aww yeah, I always wanted to be a bad influence for someone!
     
  10. charisjapan

    charisjapan Silver Supporter

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    Heaven forbid, Chris!! Might get banned if I started another bass build thread. :Ohno: Na~h, this is a bona fide 6-string gee-tar.

    Yup! I think it's appropriate for an MIJ. Honestly, I'm surprised I haven't seen it before! (even though it looks essentially like a lot of other 3+3 headstocks ... including Addict)

    This one is mine ... but if it turns out nice, I'll have the templates made of something more permanent than MDF.

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    lowatter Senior Member

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    WOW!. Diggin' it Chris. Keep it coming.
     
  12. charisjapan

    charisjapan Silver Supporter

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    A few bits came today. Was really pleased that the Hipshot knobs were shiny chrome instead of the pictured (on my supplier's website) satin finish.

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    Tropical Fish and a shiny chrome jack!

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    Don't know if anyone noticed, but I had to special order the Hipshot multiscale bridge, but they didn't have shiny chrome, so I ordered black, then bought a shiny chrome standard 6-string bridge locally and will switch the screws and saddles to connect with the TV Jones pickup black/chrome. I am considering getting a set of black Hipshot tuners and switch parts to get that same motif on the Mt.Fuji headstock.

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  13. charisjapan

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    I made a body template a while back, but after looking at it more critically, think I need to widen the lower bout a bit ... maybe 10~15mm. I kind of like the horns as they are ... their shape has a very specific reason. As you can see, I have a bit of room on this blank to play with. Will probably make a larger template, and keep this one "in reserve." Next design decision is either a big roundover like the basses, or maybe some bevels ... but not as much as an SG.

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    Neck is coming along. The padauk is quite nearly enough for two necks if I use wings ... but I can't do that for Mt.Fuji! Maybe I'll cut that side off and make a "Winter Mt.Fuji" headstock with a scarf joint?! :)

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    By the way, since this is a single pickup guitar, and I don't want to mess with a scratchplate to hide a long tenon, this will be a bolt-on neck.

    Cheers!
     
  14. charisjapan

    charisjapan Silver Supporter

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    The bridges switched out, and why.

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    Made a neck template so I can start to imagine what I'm doing. I got a pair of Stew-Mac rasps, and they even work on MDF ... which clogs up any other rasp with two swipes. I can get 10-15 swipes, then just tap it a bit and unclogged. Also, trying to ruin the bearings on my drill press, but they are still tight. Just kidding, but have decided to pop for an inexpensive spindle sander.

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    And all together ...

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  15. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    Its the details. Yours is shaped very much like mine, but the straighter edges (mine are slightly more concave), sharper corners, and the "snow-capped peak" totally change the look.
    It looks original and definitely all yours :)

    I like the look of those hipshot bridges. Ive wanted to try one, I'll be interested in your take...
     
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    So when did Hipshot start making multi scale bridges? I can't find anything about it on the website.
     
  17. KnightroExpress

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    The offer a range of 6,7, and 8 string multiscale bridges in varying degrees. Nothing on the website so far, I have to call whenever I want to order one. If you want specs or drawings, feel free to PM me, I have some basic dimensions for them.
     
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    I think they are on their website, but you can't just browse to them, you have to have the link. Not sure how I stumbled across it at one point, it might have been Andrew :)
     
  19. charisjapan

    charisjapan Silver Supporter

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    If you do a search "Multiscale" on their website, you can find the 6 string in three colors and two angles. Mine is the 11 degree.

    https://store.hipshotproducts.com/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=429

    Took a couple weeks after payment. Just write to them, and they'll fix you up with a lot of things not on their website.
     
  20. charisjapan

    charisjapan Silver Supporter

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    Yup, it's ALL Andrew's fault! Both his and your builds were inspiration, but the availability of that Hipshot bridge clinched my decision to give it a try. :cheers2:
     

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