Little Buster Finished Pg. 5

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Re: Little Buster

Post by MayTheFuzzBeWithYou » Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:55 am

How did that thread went unnoticed since september?
Great work! I
follow your other build threads with great passion and I just love the look of those Ric-basses. And I always thought they would make a lovely guitar too!
Got the old Rickenfaker from my former Bassist when he had the money to get both, a real one plus a matching 480.
I even was a bit disappointed playing it (the guitar) back then as I've imagined it way cooler! I'm still in the market for a double bound hybrid between a JM and a 481 with a Custom Deluxe Tele inspired pickguard and a B&B 70s Strat/JM Headstock.

I'm curious how your's is going to work out! :)

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Re: Little Buster

Post by HNB » Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:51 am

Thanks! That was my Rickenbacker experience as well. The real thing looked cool, but didn't sound how I wanted it to be and the neck felt different to me. Kinda too big. :) I think this will work out since it should sound like how I want and the neck is one I like already. :)
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Re: Little Buster

Post by MayTheFuzzBeWithYou » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:21 pm

Sounds like a plan, Sir!
I'm curious on the result! :)

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Re: Little Buster

Post by karmablock » Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:32 pm

Sorry if this has been answered but where did you get the template?

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Re: Little Buster

Post by HNB » Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:00 pm

A friend made it from a internet picture of the bass. :)

Did some sanding and wiring today. I am missing my neck plate and pickguard screws to get it finished. :)

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Re: Little Buster

Post by HNB » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:11 pm

Pickguard, bridge pickup, and jack plate screwed down. Straplocks added. Just missing the neck plate.

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Re: Little Buster

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:42 pm

That looks great Chris!! When it's done, you should get a picture of it next to your double-cut LP/Jag hybrid ;D 8)
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Re: Little Buster

Post by HNB » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:45 pm

For sure!
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Re: Little Buster

Post by mcatano » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:09 am

Just as a random aside, that body would look really nice with an aftermarket aluminum neck.

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Re: Little Buster

Post by HNB » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:01 pm

Funny issue happened after screwing everything down. The tone pot for the neck pickup started acting odd. At full it was bassy and then at like 8 it would go to treble and act normal as I turned it for more bass. I opened it up and it looked good and tested the pot again and it was fine. I am guessing the metal covered Gibson pickup wire was touching the pot legs and shorting it out. I moved the wire a bit and closed it up. All good now. How annoying. LOL
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Re: Little Buster

Post by X-Ray Spex » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:03 am

mcatano wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:09 am
Just as a random aside, that body would look really nice with an aftermarket aluminum neck.
Seconded, been thinking that since the start.
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Re: Little Buster

Post by HNB » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:06 pm

Finished! It sounds great. I like Gibson's ceramic humbuckers.

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Re: Little Buster Finished Pg. 5

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:46 pm

Very sweet Chris 8) Really like it!
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Re: Little Buster Finished Pg. 5

Post by mackerelmint » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:43 pm

Super cool.
This is an excellent rectangle

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Re: Little Buster Finished Pg. 5

Post by HNB » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:34 am

Thanks!!
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