How to Make an Electric Bass – 24 Video Series

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how to make an electric bassThis is my How to Make an Electric Bass 24 Video Series. I recorded this a while ago, and it was a pleasure to make. These are the next two videos in the series. They cover Fretting, and The Headstock.

The bass in the videos was made as a gift for a young musician in a band. He played bass, but was still working with the first bass he ever owned. This custom bass was a pleasant surprise on Christmas from his family.

These videos take you through the complete construction process, beginning with the wood selection and ending with a bass guitar. They were shot as the guitar was made, so they take you through the process just as I went through it.

 

How to Make an Electric Bass – 24 Video Series, Part Eleven “Inlay/Fretting”

This video picks up after the last, where the fret dots were just installed. The glue has dried, and they are now ready for sanding. First, the fret dots are sanded flush. Then, the fret wire is cut. Finally, the frets are seated using a caul that I made in the shop. To see how to make custom exotic hardwood fret dots, look at my article here.

How to Make an Electric Bass – 24 Video Series, Part Twelve “Headstock”

Here we shape the headstock and attach the wings. These small pieces of wood widen the headstock so a nice shape can be cut out. They help create space for the tuning machines, and give the headstock a balanced look.

In case you were wondering, I am the guy from six gun guitars. Since having two websites was causing me to neglect one of them, so I combined them both here. Everything from the old site can be found here, as well as my general woodworking tutorials. Having one place to share everything really helps, and I have been more active than ever at sharing information.

If you have any questions on my How to Make an Electric Bass 24 Video Series, please leave a comment and I will be glad to answer them. Happy building.

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