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How We Build a Bass: a pictorial building diary
by Jean Philippe Ferreira (JP Basses, France)

Diary index.
page 1. glueing and cutting out the body.
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page 2. body routing and starting the neck.
page 3. neck, part 2.
page 4. neck, part 3.
page 5. neck, part 4, starting the neck pocket.
page 6. finishing the neck pocket, glueing the neck in.
page 7. side dots, radiusing the fingerboard, frets.
page 8. frets, part 2, a closer look at the radiusing jig.
page 9. shaping the neck and carving the heel.
page 10. the pickups, fret dressing and crowning, done!

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October 3, 2002. Well, a few weeks ago I suggested I could create construction pics of one of my projects. We're talkin about a lefty 4 string Plume series bass, specs as follows:

Alder body
Dibétou top
Bubinga/Zebrano/Ash center laminations
All Wenge J-Neck

Here I go - the first picture, glueing the center laminations:

routing ad drilling wiring channels befor glueing body wings:

the top is already glued to the alder core.

before glueing:

the body being glued:

Glued ;-)

Sawing body shape:

trimming body shape with a router and a template:


rounding body edges:

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