Workshop Blog

A little taste of what’s going on in the woodshed.

12/10/17 More necks

Next batch of necks in the works.

 

 

9/10/17 Play Time.

With the new CITES regulations in force regarding Rosewood it is such a pain to ship anything outside the EU which has Rosewood that I decided to build a bass for my self with this neck I made a while back. Scratch and dent pickups and hardware to keep the cost to a minimum. Just need to decide what colour to stain the top. One off pickup configuration due to what I had lying about . A RFB in the bridge and a PB in the neck.

 

 

9/10/17 Work progress.

I have been working on necks recently both guitar and bass, so now some results.

 

 

20/9/17 New builds.

First up in this new batch is a Border Reiver 5.

 

 

19/9/17 Stock J Type 4 and 5.

 Sometimes the reasons for building a stock bass are pretty minor. In this case I have two pearloid scrtchplates left over. So that was enough reason to start a couple of builds.

 

 

21/8/17 Work Progress.

 

Pickups installed and tuning unit. Next, we are into the neck carve and body contouring.

 

 

19/8/17Work Progress.

Neck now installed, next is body and neck carve.

18/8/17 Work Progress.

Neck now installed, next is body and neck carve.

4/8/17 RetroB 4

New colour scheme being tried out on this bass. A dark green to purple burst.

27/7/17 Recurve 4

Another stock bass getting closer to the finish line.

27/7/17 RetroB 5 stock bass.

Getting closer to being finished.

13/7/17

Stock RetroB 4 string. I am thinking a purple stain on this one but I am certainly open to suggestions.

13/7/17

Work progressing on several basses.

13/7/17

Work progressing on several basses.

7/7/17 Stock Recurve 4.

Wood work now done on this bass. Poplar Burl top on a Cherry body.

1/7/17 Stock RetroB 4.

Dual pickup version of the RetroB. Rosewood board and Figured Maple top which will be stained.

20/6/17 Stock RetroB 5.

PB Bass version of the RetroB. AcrylicImpregnated Maple board and Figured Maple top which will be stained.

20/6/17 Finn R Type 5 in progress.

Claro Walnut top with Acrylic Impregnated Splated Flame maple board.

2/6/17 Stock Recurve 4.

A bit more done on this stock bass. P/J setup for the pickups and probably the ACG DFM Filter pre-amp. Option to put an East Uni-Pre 4K is also avilable.

1/6/17 Dirty

Krell E type 5.

1/6/17 Pale Moon Ebony

Moving this bass towards the exit.

8/5/17 RetroB Stock Builds 2.

A selection of RetroB stock builds. These can be 4/5 string with single or dual pickups. Full details can be found in the RetroB section of the website. If you are interested in any of these builds please get in contact. 

Build 1.

Swamp Ash with Figured Maple top.

Build 2

Alder with Figured Maple top.

21/9/17 New builds.

Next in this new batch is a Salace E Type Short Scale Headless 5.

 

 

20/9/17 New builds.

First up in this new batch is a Border Reiver 5.

 

 

19/9/17 Stock J Type 4 and 5.

 Sometimes the reasons for building a stock bass are pretty minor. In this case I have two pearloid scrtchplates left over. So that was enough reason to start a couple of builds.

 

 

21/8/17 Work Progress.

 

Pickups installed and tuning unit. Next, we are into the neck carve and body contouring.

 

 

19/8/17Work Progress.

Neck now installed, next is body and neck carve.

18/8/17 Work Progress.

Neck now installed, next is body and neck carve.

4/8/17 RetroB 4

New colour scheme being tried out on this bass. A dark green to purple burst.

27/7/17 Recurve 4

Another stock bass getting closer to the finish line.

27/7/17 RetroB 5 stock bass.

Getting closer to being finished.

13/7/17

Stock RetroB 4 string. I am thinking a purple stain on this one but I am certainly open to suggestions.

13/7/17

Work progressing on several basses.

13/7/17

Work progressing on several basses.

7/7/17 Stock Recurve 4.

Wood work now done on this bass. Poplar Burl top on a Cherry body.

1/7/17 Stock RetroB 4.

Dual pickup version of the RetroB. Rosewood board and Figured Maple top which will be stained.

20/6/17 Stock RetroB 5.

PB Bass version of the RetroB. AcrylicImpregnated Maple board and Figured Maple top which will be stained.

20/6/17 Finn R Type 5 in progress.

Claro Walnut top with Acrylic Impregnated Splated Flame maple board.

2/6/17 Stock Recurve 4.

A bit more done on this stock bass. P/J setup for the pickups and probably the ACG DFM Filter pre-amp. Option to put an East Uni-Pre 4K is also avilable.

1/6/17 Dirty

Krell E type 5.

1/6/17 Pale Moon Ebony

Moving this bass towards the exit.

8/5/17 RetroB Stock Builds 2.

A selection of RetroB stock builds. These can be 4/5 string with single or dual pickups. Full details can be found in the RetroB section of the website. If you are interested in any of these builds please get in contact. 

Build 1.

Swamp Ash with Figured Maple top.

Build 2

Alder with Figured Maple top.

8/5/17 RetroB Stock Builds 1

A selection of RetroB stock builds. These can be 4/5 string with single or dual pickups. Full details can be found in the RetroB section of the website. If you are interested in any of these builds please get in contact. 

Build 1.

Alder with Figured Maple top.

Build 2

Alder with Figured Maple top.

8/5/17

Stock Recurve 4 with Poplar Burl top on a Cherry body. 

Stock Border Reiver with Swamp Ash body and an ART Red American Sycamore Finger board.

15/02/17

Salace E Type 6.

P Type 4.

Finn R Type 5

Finn R Type Headless 5.

12/03/17

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07/03/17

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01/2/17 New Model

This new bass design will be launched at The London Bass Guitar Show 2017.