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A podcast about amateur bass building.

Latest Episodes

Episode 8: Body Contouring, Painting and Pickguards

Episode 8: Body Contouring, Painting and Pickguards is available now! Download Here Today we discuss contouring the body. There are a few tools needed to complete this job successfully. The first is a surform shaver. You can see an example and purchase one here. You will also need a rasp. Finally, you will need a foam sanding block. When it comes to painting the instrument, there are hundreds of colors to choose from. While you can use various kinds of paint, I prefer to stick with specifically instrument paint just to avoid any unseen issues. There are tons of different kinds to choose from here. Remember, the goal is to have fun and be creative!!!

-1 s2017 DEC 11
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Episode 8: Body Contouring, Painting and Pickguards

Episode 7: Fret Installation and Neck Contouring

Hey guys! Episode 7 is here: Download Here Today we discuss fret installation and neck contouring. For fret installation, you will need several luthier-oriented tools. You will need a fret scale template, which you can purchase here. You will also need a fret hammer, fret cutter, and fret beveler. This is one of the more time consuming steps in building a bass guitar, but take your time! The more time you take on this step, the better your instrument will feel and play in the long run.

-1 s2017 DEC 4
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Episode 7: Fret Installation and Neck Contouring

Episode 6- Routing the Body/Pickup Installation

Episode 6 is now available for streaming! Download Here! Today we discuss the ins and outs of routing the body. We cover routing for the pickup cavity, the control cavity, and the battery pack cavity (IF you are using active bass pickups. We also delve into shielding and installing pickups. Enjoy!!!

-1 s2017 NOV 27
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Episode 6- Routing the Body/Pickup Installation

Episode 5- Neck and Pocket Design

Hey guys! Episode 5: Neck and Pocket Design is available now!!!! Download Here!!! Today we discuss finishing the design of the bass neck and putting the neck all together. We also go over how to design the pocket for the neck, and fitting it into the body. This is a pretty fun but intense week! Getting the pocket just right was one of the tougher parts of the project thus far. For my truss rod, I did get an awesome dual truss through Stew Mac: As always, hit us up at facebook.com/lowendluthiers with any and all questions!

-1 s2017 NOV 20
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Episode 5- Neck and Pocket Design

Episode 4: Pickups and Pots

Hey guys! Today's show is all about pickups and pots! You can listen below: Download Here We discuss the differences in pickups, and how to choose which one is right for you! We also delve into potentiometers: What are they? Why do I need them? For my project bass, I chose Bartolini single coil pickups with an active/passive pre-amp:

-1 s2017 NOV 13
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Episode 4: Pickups and Pots

Episode 3- All About Accessories (And Body Templates)!!

Hey guys! The new episode drops today! Download Here Episode 3 goes over the needed accessories prior to creating your body template. This to me is the most enjoyable part of the design process. You really get to visualize what your finished bass will end up looking like. I go over the following accessories, but figured I'd let you in on which ones I chose to go with: 1. Tuners- Gotoh Tuners 2. Nut- Black TUSQ Nut (Graphite) 3. Bridge- Badass Bridge Next week I will be going over pickup selection, active/passive circuits, and pots!https://soundcloud.com/tonys80595/low-end-luth

-1 s2017 NOV 6
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Episode 3- All About Accessories (And Body Templates)!!

Low-End Luthiers- Episode 2: All About Necks

Hey guys! Episode 2: All About Necks is now available for download! Click Here! Today we talk all about Necks- Whether it's fret size, scale length, or fret placement, we've got you covered! Now to give a small overview, I personally chose the scale length of 34" (I prefer the tone sound, and feel like the short scale is too short for my taste). I also chose Jumbo Stainless Steel fretwire, and maple wood for the neck with an ebony fretboard (Which we'll get into later). During the podcast, I mention an online fret calculator. You can access that here:Fret Calculator I've also attached pictures of the wood I've chosen to work with for my bass project: Bass Body (Swamp Ash)Bass Neck (Maple)Jumbo FretwireFretboard (Ebony)

-1 s2017 OCT 30
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Low-End Luthiers- Episode 2: All About Necks

Low-End Luthiers- Episode 1 (All About Wood)

Download Episode 1 Hey guys, Today is the release date for Episode 1 of my podcast, Low-End Luthiers! In this episode, I discuss all different types of wood used for bass guitars. I go over the things you need to determine in order to choose what type of wood your instrument will be made from. I personally chose Swamp Ash for the body I am working on. Swamp Ash is a softer wood, so the sound isn't as bright as other woods. Swamp Ash will also let me either stain it or paint it outright (I'm actually planning a blue sparkle finish for the bass). Also, I have a bad back, so Ash is a lighter wood. I'm hopeful this will make a difference! If you want to check out the various woods I discuss on the podcast, feel free to follow the partner link to Stew Mac's website. They have great descriptions of the various woods they sell.Bass Body Woods. Well, here it goes! The premiere episode of Low-End Luthiers! Enjoy!!

-1 s2017 OCT 23
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Low-End Luthiers- Episode 1 (All About Wood)

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-1 s2017 OCT 2
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Latest Episodes

Episode 8: Body Contouring, Painting and Pickguards

Episode 8: Body Contouring, Painting and Pickguards is available now! Download Here Today we discuss contouring the body. There are a few tools needed to complete this job successfully. The first is a surform shaver. You can see an example and purchase one here. You will also need a rasp. Finally, you will need a foam sanding block. When it comes to painting the instrument, there are hundreds of colors to choose from. While you can use various kinds of paint, I prefer to stick with specifically instrument paint just to avoid any unseen issues. There are tons of different kinds to choose from here. Remember, the goal is to have fun and be creative!!!

-1 s2017 DEC 11
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Episode 8: Body Contouring, Painting and Pickguards

Episode 7: Fret Installation and Neck Contouring

Hey guys! Episode 7 is here: Download Here Today we discuss fret installation and neck contouring. For fret installation, you will need several luthier-oriented tools. You will need a fret scale template, which you can purchase here. You will also need a fret hammer, fret cutter, and fret beveler. This is one of the more time consuming steps in building a bass guitar, but take your time! The more time you take on this step, the better your instrument will feel and play in the long run.

-1 s2017 DEC 4
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Episode 7: Fret Installation and Neck Contouring

Episode 6- Routing the Body/Pickup Installation

Episode 6 is now available for streaming! Download Here! Today we discuss the ins and outs of routing the body. We cover routing for the pickup cavity, the control cavity, and the battery pack cavity (IF you are using active bass pickups. We also delve into shielding and installing pickups. Enjoy!!!

-1 s2017 NOV 27
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Episode 6- Routing the Body/Pickup Installation

Episode 5- Neck and Pocket Design

Hey guys! Episode 5: Neck and Pocket Design is available now!!!! Download Here!!! Today we discuss finishing the design of the bass neck and putting the neck all together. We also go over how to design the pocket for the neck, and fitting it into the body. This is a pretty fun but intense week! Getting the pocket just right was one of the tougher parts of the project thus far. For my truss rod, I did get an awesome dual truss through Stew Mac: As always, hit us up at facebook.com/lowendluthiers with any and all questions!

-1 s2017 NOV 20
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Episode 5- Neck and Pocket Design

Episode 4: Pickups and Pots

Hey guys! Today's show is all about pickups and pots! You can listen below: Download Here We discuss the differences in pickups, and how to choose which one is right for you! We also delve into potentiometers: What are they? Why do I need them? For my project bass, I chose Bartolini single coil pickups with an active/passive pre-amp:

-1 s2017 NOV 13
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Episode 4: Pickups and Pots

Episode 3- All About Accessories (And Body Templates)!!

Hey guys! The new episode drops today! Download Here Episode 3 goes over the needed accessories prior to creating your body template. This to me is the most enjoyable part of the design process. You really get to visualize what your finished bass will end up looking like. I go over the following accessories, but figured I'd let you in on which ones I chose to go with: 1. Tuners- Gotoh Tuners 2. Nut- Black TUSQ Nut (Graphite) 3. Bridge- Badass Bridge Next week I will be going over pickup selection, active/passive circuits, and pots!https://soundcloud.com/tonys80595/low-end-luth

-1 s2017 NOV 6
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Episode 3- All About Accessories (And Body Templates)!!

Low-End Luthiers- Episode 2: All About Necks

Hey guys! Episode 2: All About Necks is now available for download! Click Here! Today we talk all about Necks- Whether it's fret size, scale length, or fret placement, we've got you covered! Now to give a small overview, I personally chose the scale length of 34" (I prefer the tone sound, and feel like the short scale is too short for my taste). I also chose Jumbo Stainless Steel fretwire, and maple wood for the neck with an ebony fretboard (Which we'll get into later). During the podcast, I mention an online fret calculator. You can access that here:Fret Calculator I've also attached pictures of the wood I've chosen to work with for my bass project: Bass Body (Swamp Ash)Bass Neck (Maple)Jumbo FretwireFretboard (Ebony)

-1 s2017 OCT 30
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Low-End Luthiers- Episode 2: All About Necks

Low-End Luthiers- Episode 1 (All About Wood)

Download Episode 1 Hey guys, Today is the release date for Episode 1 of my podcast, Low-End Luthiers! In this episode, I discuss all different types of wood used for bass guitars. I go over the things you need to determine in order to choose what type of wood your instrument will be made from. I personally chose Swamp Ash for the body I am working on. Swamp Ash is a softer wood, so the sound isn't as bright as other woods. Swamp Ash will also let me either stain it or paint it outright (I'm actually planning a blue sparkle finish for the bass). Also, I have a bad back, so Ash is a lighter wood. I'm hopeful this will make a difference! If you want to check out the various woods I discuss on the podcast, feel free to follow the partner link to Stew Mac's website. They have great descriptions of the various woods they sell.Bass Body Woods. Well, here it goes! The premiere episode of Low-End Luthiers! Enjoy!!

-1 s2017 OCT 23
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Low-End Luthiers- Episode 1 (All About Wood)

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-1 s2017 OCT 2
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