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Pretty stoked on this. Summer leg is starting and in the middle of building out the rig I'll be taking, I decided I want to take something I can beat on. I'm in no shape or form a metal player, but I've wanted an offset a long time, and this is functionality-wise, perfect for busting out sets.
This is my 3rd American Fender (along side an American Std Strat and '52 Reissue Tele – studio use), and I have to say it plays the best of any of them. It has been a little bit of a learning curve, though, as I'm a Gibson guy at heart, and I'm a decade deep in the 24.7 scale length of my 335's.
Obviously, I'll be setting it up for something other than the 9's that came on it (Loving DR spidey Droptune 10's right now) and I may swap out the EMG's for some Nailbombs. That being said, I haven't hated the active's like I thought I would, so I'll give them some time.
I know the "purists" think JR's line of guitars, especially this one, are all blasphemy, so this post isn't for them, but I wanted to share my excitement!
Picture's a little blurry (it's dark down here)
I'm planning to build a bass with my dad but I have no experience with bass beyond fiddling with my friend's instrument. What parts are good and what all is necessary/recommended? I've checked around online and haven't found much help. I wouldn't be opposed to making my own parts if that's a possibility. Any help is appreciated 🙂
Edit: I'm looking to build from scratch. I want to buy a neck (fanned-fret maybe?) but my dad wants to make one himself. He has quite a bit of experience in wood working and has worked on instruments before. He started with repairing acoustic guitars when he was a kid. He has also built a banjo from scratch. So when I say no experience i mean no experience with basses. I've worked on projects with him before so I understand how to use the tools but he wants to teach me more about woodworking. We already have the necessary tools and we have wood although we might buy some more if there's something specific we want. He also has fret wire from when he built his banjo and repaired some other things so he has experience with doing necks.
I'm sure there are a ton of threads for the same exact thing, but I feel asking personally is the best way to do this.
First of all, the bass I have just to start out with is an Epiphone Accu Bass.
Second, I DO have around 8 years of musical experience with the piano and french horn, so I can read sheet music, and I know a lot of theory.
The problem here is that I've never played any sort of guitar, so I'm lost as to where to start. I'm looking for a good way to learn and some tips that will help me out as a beginner.
Thanks in advance for any help!