· Gen · Guit · · Bldrs · B/S/T ·

Switch to full style
Guitar tech, wiring, maintenance, projects, SOS calls, and more!
Post a reply

Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Mon Sep 06, 2021 1:42 pm

I like that!


Just incase you don't follow my insta I am making another 7 strang bassguiteer.

I bought a Cort/Conklin GT7, it balances horribly, it is super heavy, the body is one of the most uncomfortable shapes I have ever played.
So I am taking the neck and pickups and building a new body. Also I am going to convert it to headless.
Body is to be Dough Fir I got an asome blank set from https://tonewood.com/guitar-wood/solid- ... plies.html
Last edited by Blackened Soul on Sat Feb 26, 2022 5:10 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Wed Dec 08, 2021 6:07 pm

Cool shape! Quite fat looking maybe but balanced visually.

Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Sat Dec 11, 2021 1:12 pm


However... I should have updated.. I changed the shape and cut it out. Basically your thought was right, too big and I'm trying to go lighter.. also I wanted a more comfy shape and one that looked more like my stuff, the other above is too much like the maton and also the steighnburger metal baritone [whatever gibsnburger are calling it] thing with the integrated sliding capo..
NSFW: show


so here is the new shape.
AND7MKII.JPG (264.89 KiB) Viewed 1344 times

Also I put in an order for a 7 string musicman pickup from Nordstrand.
I'm going to have to make my own pickup cover as they don't offer anything over 6 strings.

Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Wed Jan 05, 2022 8:57 am

I gotta finish this one. I can live with how drippy and terrible the finish is finally (thank you Jero and Dowi!) gonna sand it down a bit and put some other random drips on it then clear coat. I finally got around to glueing the headstock. think i can probably bullshit some 10mm tuners in there. Saw some klusons that both had threaded jackets and screw mounts so it wil probably be fine with an almost fit. If not ill just tape it. Who cares!

Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Sat Feb 26, 2022 5:06 pm

So I have decided to make a new body for the 12 string bass I made, even though the balance was better all 12s are neck heavy due to the tuners.. so I got a fender string master tuner assembly and am going to put it on the body running all the octave strings the other way leaving 4 tuners on the headstock for the bass strings

The wood I got is from Oregon Wild Wood and is salvaged old growth sugar pine, the shape is a mix of a supro, maton and bigsby so with the lap steel tuners and the pine body I think I have enough 50's vibe going...
Screen Shot 2022-02-26 at 1.00.19 PM.png
Screen Shot 2022-02-26 at 1.00.19 PM.png (448.26 KiB) Viewed 673 times

Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Fri May 20, 2022 10:43 am

PAF style humbucker mounted to a Dogeared P90 plate. Direct mounted to the body. sounds great,Nothing in the bridge.

Tried cutting a white guard, looking for something more interesting to cover up some holes. Leather perhaps, Might try a short 3 barrel style bridge. :cool:
IMG_2626.jpg (68.19 KiB) Viewed 34 times
Post a reply