Let's see your BASS VI, people



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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby BoatRich » Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:18 pm

Finishing my tele body to make a second VI. All that's left is to clear coat it, then assemble. Side note, I really should've worn gloves.

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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby karmablock » Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:59 pm

Where did you get a bass VI neck for a tele?

edit: nevermind found them on ebay
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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby BoatRich » Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:22 pm

DC Kunkle, but that's probably what you found? They're awesome. Same quality as an American Fender from what I can tell.
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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby wafl » Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:47 pm

I second that the DC Kunkle is great. Its a super thick neck though, which some may find offputting.
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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby bloatedsack » Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:22 am

BoatRich wrote:DC Kunkle, but that's probably what you found? They're awesome. Same quality as an American Fender from what I can tell.


Does this require moving the bridge or anything, or can you literally slap this neck onto any guitar body with a Fender sized neck pocket and you're in Bass VI country?
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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby BoatRich » Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:44 pm

Yeah dude, it's a conversion neck so nothing has to get moved around.
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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby Bon Hoga » Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:59 pm

bloatedsack wrote: or can you literally slap this neck onto any guitar body with a Fender sized neck pocket and you're in Bass VI country?


No, you can't. First, you need a 25.5" scale body -- a Strat, Tele, Jazzmaster or some other 25.5" Fender. Another thing you have to consider is the shape of the neck pocket -- there's Strat style (rounded) and Tele style (straight).
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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby Porkchok » Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:40 pm

BoatRich wrote:Yeah dude, it's a conversion neck so nothing has to get moved around.


Wow this is awesome. Thinking about converting a'51. I'm assuming I'd need a different bridge? Or at least bigger saddles for the bass vi strings, yeah?
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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby louderthangod » Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:04 pm

Bon Hoga wrote:
bloatedsack wrote: or can you literally slap this neck onto any guitar body with a Fender sized neck pocket and you're in Bass VI country?


No, you can't. First, you need a 25.5" scale body -- a Strat, Tele, Jazzmaster or some other 25.5" Fender. Another thing you have to consider is the shape of the neck pocket -- there's Strat style (rounded) and Tele style (straight).

Warmth has a 28 5/8" conversion neck that'll work with a Strat or Tele body as does Moses which makes a graphite neck for Strat and Tele conversions. I had a tele with a moses neck a long time ago. It sounded great but was super out of balance but I never tried moving the position of the strap buttons which might have helped that.

I should be getting my new pawnshop VI on Tuesday. It's getting a full setup and electronics (pickups and pots) and hardware overhaul (nut, bridge/trem, shielding and pickguard). Hopefully I can get some recording done with it next week.
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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby Bon Hoga » Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:08 am

We were talking about the DC Kunkle necks specifically.
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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby bloatedsack » Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:45 pm

I've got an old Epi strat clone from the '80s with a neck that suffers from severe fret sprout and an owner who can't fit his fat fingers with all the winky little strings. Ressurrecting it as a Bass VI would be an interesting use for what's left of it, as it was my first guitar and I feel some sort of attachment to it.

I'd have to measure the pocket, but I suspect it's 100% Fender clone.

Now I just need to save some money and find some time. How hard was filing a nut blank?
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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby Bon Hoga » Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:12 pm

bloatedsack wrote:How hard was filing a nut blank?


GFS sells pre-slotted bone nuts, they're good quality and easy to work with, provided you've got proper nut files.
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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby Adamadamadam » Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:21 pm

So apparently this was a thing, as much as anything that shipped fewer than 70 units between '60 and '61 can be called a thing. Gibson EB-6.

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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby Disarm D'arcy » Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:19 pm

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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby louderthangod » Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:15 pm

Got my VI back....mastery bridge and trem, Lollar pickups, 110 Kalium strings, new pickguard and the Couch strap is from 70's VW's
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