Gonna Build Me A Bass

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  1. rmfroyd

    rmfroyd Well-Known Member AGF Registered Dealer

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    Well, more like assemble. Parts have been ordered, got a few more to order and I will be done.

    My inspiration for this build?

    @tonebender s motorcycle. The baddest bike I have seen.

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    Looking forward to your build. What type of bass? Jazz? Precision? Other?
     

  4. rmfroyd

    rmfroyd Well-Known Member AGF Registered Dealer

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    Precision.

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    tvvoodoo Well-Known Member AGF Registered Dealer

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    That bike is full of inspiration, and with you on the project this is a thread to watch!
     
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    jamdogg Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Dude, what haven't you built???
     
  7. rmfroyd

    rmfroyd Well-Known Member AGF Registered Dealer

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    A bass....
     
  8. Jaymo

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    So, you want to build a big, bloated, bass with poor handling qualities?:ROFLMAO:

    JUST KIDDING!!! That's a NICE Indian.
    Very nice.

    So, you want to build a J Bass that is flat black? I like it.
    Or, maybe you just want to build a J Bass that is loud, powerful, and resonant, like that Indian.
    I like it even better.

    I'd like to build a violin bass.
     
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  9. JeffBeck

    JeffBeck Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Fun project. What sort of amp do you have in mind?
     
  10. rmfroyd

    rmfroyd Well-Known Member AGF Registered Dealer

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    You spelled P Bass wrong.
     
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    rmfroyd Well-Known Member AGF Registered Dealer

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    Well for home, I just use the Kemper with some bass profiles, through an Active Atomic cab, but.... Sometime in February @SKYDAWG, myself, my neighbor, and the drummer from Scars of Life are going to get together at fully stocked rehearsal studio to make some godawful noise. Each rehearsal space has amps/drums/PA, so I will probably just plug into whatever is there. I amREALLY hoping the Bass will be done by then.
     
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    Big bottoms.

    Talk about bum cakes.
     
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    Are you describing touring bikes??

    I like Motoguzzi's. Not that I've seen them in years.

    Or I could be completely off the mark of your joke. Either way.
     
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    Oh, God! You're right. How the hell did I do that? I'm more of a P Bass fan than J Bass fan. I even have a Jay Turser P Bass.
    I blame it on the flu that I'm still trying to get over.
    My apologies, I totally flubbed it.
     
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    Yes. Yes, I am. Harley style touring bikes, anyway.
    But, I was just kidding. I frigging LOVE Indians.

    Guzzis are nice. i see a few in Atlanta, from time to time.

    I always hated touring bikes (until I got one), because they look more like a two wheeled Winnebago than a motorbike.
    However, riding my naked bike in freezing weather sucks balls.
    Riding my touring bike in freezing weather is MUCH better.
    I like being able to feel my hands and feet when I'm shifting and braking.

    Another thing about my touring bike that spoiled me is all the cargo space.
    No more having to worry if something will fit between the cargo net and the seat.

    BTW, both my bikes are Yamahas, because I'm a Yamaha fan.
    1981 XS1100 Venturer. Factory touring version of the XS1100. Rare bird.
    Powerful, fast, and comfortable.
    2015 SR400. SR has been around since 1978 and is still going strong.
    Nimble and fun little bike for the twisty roads.

    I'd like to get my hands on a Victory Octane. It's a shame Polaris pulled the plug on Victory the very year the Octane was released.

    BTW, tonebender has GREAT taste in bikes. That Injun gives me a bit of bike envy.
     
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    BTW, just so everyone knows, IF I EVER say anything that sounds like I'm disparaging anyone or anything they own-I am NOT being serious. I am only joking around about it.
    I mean NO offense to anyone here. Y'all are my brethren.
    I do like yanking chains at times, but I mean no harm.

    And, yeah, TBs Injun may just be the most badass bike I've seen. I have a customer who has a big, black Chieftain, and it's a bad mofo.
     
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    rmfroyd Well-Known Member AGF Registered Dealer

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    Parts are coming in:

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    First thing which popped in my head when I read the title....sorry. Motorcycle is definitely a huge punch on the man card.

     
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    That's a sweet pick guard, looks great against the flat black body.
     
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    It looks like a good start, Ryan.
    I'm kinda on a 5 string kick myself so maybe I'll build one since I'm not crazy about rondo's offerings.
     
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