How to Make an Electric Bass – 24 Video Series

how-to-make-an-electric-bassThis is my How to Make an Electric Bass 24 Video Series, where I show the entire process of making an electric bass from start to finish in 24 great videos. If you want to see how much really goes into making an instrument, these videos will show you.

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I made this bass a while ago, and recorded the entire process from the beginning. It was a fun project, and I posted the videos to my old website. There is a ton of detail, and everything is explained thoroughly.

These are videos cover the neck carving and the body gluing, and show the details of each step. I will be posting the rest of the series in 2-3 video segments until the entire series is available to view.


How to Make an Electric Bass 24 Video Series, Part Nineteen “Neck Carving”

Carving the neck is much easier than it looks. If you are new at instrument making, relax, and watch some videos to get a feeling for it before you start. Work with a tool that removes the most material possible first. This helps get you into rough shape quickly. After that, you can move into finer tools that help smooth the surface and remove tool marks.

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How to Make an Electric Bass 24 Video Series, Part Twenty “Body Gluing

Gluing the body pieces to the through neck is a fairly straight forward process. The wings are each glued in place, making sure to keep them aligned with the neck. This video details the steps, and shows how to glue the pieces together.

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The pieces can be glued one at a time to make the job easier. Any time you have to glue multiple pieces together, doing the work in phases helps. As long as there is no reason that the pieces all need to be glued at the same time, doing them in several glue-ups will be far easier and less stressful.

If you have any questions on the 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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