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Re: Lowe Guitars shop notes

Post by BeeTL » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:30 pm

Here are a couple of bass builds that are in the pipeline, the Jayluxe V-32 prototype and a Chromasonic V:

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Re: Lowe Guitars shop notes

Post by BeeTL » Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:17 pm

Getting organized in the temporary space has been a challenge.

It seems like I spend most of my time just looking for where I packed things and getting ready to get ready.

I should have more build-related pics later this week, but for now, here are some updates from the paint shop:

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Re: Lowe Guitars shop notes

Post by CROSS_guitars » Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:49 pm

cool green burst!

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Re: Lowe Guitars shop notes

Post by BeeTL » Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:25 pm

Thanks, that's getting a lot of love!

I alway get a kick out of seeing my instruments in their new homes.

Here's a shot of Leo Binetti's Ridler:

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Here's a shot of Claude Lucas' 32" scale conversion neck installed on a custom body:

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Re: Lowe Guitars shop notes

Post by BeeTL » Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:14 pm

The Comboluxe IV prototype is looking good thanks to the CAD/CNC work of my buddy Dan.

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Post by BeeTL » Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:41 pm

So, I have been thinking about adding a six-string Bass VI to the 32" scale lineup for quite a while, and now that the five-string neck is in production, using that configuration as the platform makes a lot of sense. 

The plan is to build a 32" scale Bass VI-style instrument with a 1.75” nut and 14.5 mm spacing and it could be strung E to E, and perhaps even B to C. 

It will use the same neck as the Jayluxe V-32, so body options will include the Jayluxe V (Dinky J), Chromasonic V, or Comboluxe. 

I have been tinkering with the 2+2 headstock shape in MS Paint to see what a 3+2 and 3+3 might look like…I really like it!

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Post by BeeTL » Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:11 am

Some better shots of the Ridler IV and Chromasonic VI:

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Re: Lowe Guitars shop notes

Post by mbene085 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:48 am

That Ridler is gorgeous, and your Bass VI project really intrigues me. I spent a lot of time a year or two back trying to figure out how to get short scale 6-string bass for E-E tuning with less than 17mm spacing and a 2" nut, but there really weren't any options out there.

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Re: Lowe Guitars shop notes

Post by BeeTL » Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:20 am

Absolutely...sometimes if you want to make something happen, starting from scratch is the only option.

However, with the Bass VI-32 platform, I can build on other pieces that are already in my portfolio.

Of course, I started from scratch with those, so...:D
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Re: Lowe Guitars shop notes

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:55 pm

I love that Comboluxe 4!! And your 5- and 6-string heads too! You've always got some great stuff going on, Brad!!
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Re: Lowe Guitars shop notes

Post by BeeTL » Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:19 am

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:55 pm
I love that Comboluxe 4!! And your 5- and 6-string heads too! You've always got some great stuff going on, Brad!!
Thanks, I really enjoy the process...it keeps me out of trouble!
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