Here is a brief version of my bass build. It’s been an excellent project, and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in assembling their own musical instrument. Those of you who have been doing this already (I am late to the game, as usual) know what I mean.

Bass Specs:
BODY • Warmoth Jazz Solid Alder
NECK • Custom Jazz, Maple
FINGERBOARD • Rosewood (Dark Stained), Pearl Block Inlays, White Binding, 9.5″ Radius
TUNERS • Hipshot Ultralight Clover Style
BRIDGE • Hipshot A
PICKUPS • Bartolini
ELECTRONICS • Passive Vol/Blend/Tone
FINISH • Black milk paint, sanded back with a dead flat clear coat

An overview of the bass.j_bass_shwcs_3-17-15

Beautifully crafted body from Warmoth 10849898_10152903932877351_6657104898421470501_n

My shop! I was working on a mod of an ESP bass at the same time. That’s the body on the left. I refinished it, swapped out the hardware, changed the pickup, and set it up as a drop B bass for one of the metal bands I play in. That deserves its own post, so I’ll save that for a different day.10989952_10153119870947351_6572973840064235302_n

Shielding it up nicely.11018772_10153109902122351_3829318295281890292_n

These are amazing hand-made ebony knobs that I chose.10959538_10153097547742351_8136169476620683270_n

Some close ups of the completed instrument…jbass_cu_3-15FullSizeRender 5FullSizeRender FullSizeRender 3

Here I enjoy the best times in life…A sunny day with my bass and great friend. I say great friend, meaning something of depth that will be there even after all has been lost, & I speak from experience.11017188_10153210041517351_8548572131224294222_n
There is nothing like practicing, bonding, and meditating with a musical instrument. It is truly a lofty spiritual journey, miles above the conventional existence. I have no use for convention, but music? Well, the music breathes life into this truth seeking soul. I wouldn’t want a day without it…

Elegance + truth to you all.

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