What's on your workbench right now?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Dr Tony Balls » Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:04 am

Well it's about done being on my workbench at this point, but THIS! Custom amp build for a customer. Its basically a half-power Sunn Model T. All the Sunn sounds but lighter, more compact, and a *slightly* more reasonable power level. 2 x 6550. Still loud as hell, but the intent is mostly for loud cleans and it has plenty of that:

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by s_mcsleazy » Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:14 am

Dr Tony Balls wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:04 am
Well it's about done being on my workbench at this point, but THIS! Custom amp build for a customer. Its basically a half-power Sunn Model T. All the Sunn sounds but lighter, more compact, and a *slightly* more reasonable power level. 2 x 6550. Still loud as hell, but the intent is mostly for loud cleans and it has plenty of that:

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oh my
offset guitars resident bass player.
'Are you trying to seduce me Mrs Robinson? Or do you just want me to solder a couple of resistors into your Muff?'

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by ThePearDream » Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:54 am

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That's a fantastic orange!



I don't have pics at the moment, but I've been building a platform kind of thing for doing jigsaw puzzles. I like doing puzzles during the colder months when I'm stuck inside. But with a new puppy in the house, the large piece of cardboard I have used for the last few years isn't going to cut it. There is a large main surface with rails on all sides to hold everything in, removeable trays that slide along the top and bottom rails to help with sorting pieces, and a cover piece with toggle latches so I can close things up when I'm not actively using it. I'm using poplar, masonite, and cork. I'm just waiting on some adhesive felt strips for the bottom and I can start using it.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Norrin Radd » Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:03 am

Dr Tony Balls wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:04 am
Well it's about done being on my workbench at this point, but THIS! Custom amp build for a customer. Its basically a half-power Sunn Model T. All the Sunn sounds but lighter, more compact, and a *slightly* more reasonable power level. 2 x 6550. Still loud as hell, but the intent is mostly for loud cleans and it has plenty of that:
That is absolutely stunning - beautiful work! Man! :o

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Dr Tony Balls » Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:16 am

Norrin Radd wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:03 am
Dr Tony Balls wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:04 am
Well it's about done being on my workbench at this point, but THIS! Custom amp build for a customer. Its basically a half-power Sunn Model T. All the Sunn sounds but lighter, more compact, and a *slightly* more reasonable power level. 2 x 6550. Still loud as hell, but the intent is mostly for loud cleans and it has plenty of that:
That is absolutely stunning - beautiful work! Man! :o
THANKS!
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Scout » Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:20 am

Dr Tony Balls wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:04 am
Well it's about done being on my workbench at this point, but THIS! Custom amp build for a customer. Its basically a half-power Sunn Model T. All the Sunn sounds but lighter, more compact, and a *slightly* more reasonable power level. 2 x 6550. Still loud as hell, but the intent is mostly for loud cleans and it has plenty of that:

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Sweet!!!
Just curious, what’s your doctorate in?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Dr Tony Balls » Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:45 am

Scout wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:20 am
Just curious, what’s your doctorate in?
Bullshit! It's just a nickname, haha. I have an undergrad in Mech Engineering, though!
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by kifla » Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:30 pm

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Some kind of "offset telecaster" bass variant.
Samba wood... 1.36kg :)

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by kifla » Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:02 pm

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Inspired by Marauder, my friend constructed a stealth pickups bass for himself.
Today, we cut the samba cover which has cavities for pickups and electronics in it.
He plans to held all together with neodymium discs.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by SuperAxe » Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:39 pm

kifla wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:02 pm

Inspired by Marauder, my friend constructed a stealth pickups bass for himself.
Today, we cut the samba cover which has cavities for pickups and electronics in it.
He plans to held all together with neodymium discs.
Very interesting, looking forward to see more of this...

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Dr Tony Balls » Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:44 am

Where is the bridge going to mount? On the cover??
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by s_mcsleazy » Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:00 am

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finished off the telemaster
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'Are you trying to seduce me Mrs Robinson? Or do you just want me to solder a couple of resistors into your Muff?'

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by kifla » Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:22 am

Dr Tony Balls wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:44 am
Where is the bridge going to mount? On the cover??
Ha!!! I see what you mean.
Good point...I am gonna ask.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by kifla » Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:43 am

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Lead body...

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Test pickgurad out of Forex

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by ludobag1 » Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:16 am

just out of the bench ,du to weather i have speed the finish (i will redo better when weather allow)

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