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mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4122
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 8:37 pm:   Edit Post

Here's some of the stuff happening on your bass now.

First, the top laminate of 5A Quilted Maple:
top
I know it's hard to tell, but this is a gorgeous top. Quilted Maple looks less interesting after sanding, but once it's in the finish department, you'll see all the dimensional figure "pop."

The body and neck are assembled, ready to get the bookmatch to center top fit:
body

And the Fan peghead:
fan
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4340
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, March 23, 2007 - 6:21 pm:   Edit Post

It's red now, and we're deciding on the control layout (don't mind the masking tape as scratch paper):
layout


Here's the first idea for placement of controls:
layout
It's going to be a tight fit anyway you place them, even with the larger Essence control cavity. We're able to push the volume knob over the edge of the lip and undercut the cavity on that edge. I'll make a more accurate representation after we discuss it some before we start drilling holes.
tbrannon
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Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 343
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, March 23, 2007 - 6:25 pm:   Edit Post

Cool!!
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 4902
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, March 23, 2007 - 7:22 pm:   Edit Post

Yes, that's cool!
earthling2663
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Username: earthling2663

Post Number: 4
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 10:22 am:   Edit Post

That control layout looks fine. I should certainly be able to grab the volume control when I need it.
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4502
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, April 27, 2007 - 5:47 pm:   Edit Post

Cool. I let James know about the conrol layout approval, and he'll be able to get the bass back in production.
earthling2663
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Username: earthling2663

Post Number: 7
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 3:09 pm:   Edit Post

Mica, looking at the control cavity, are we missing a switch? Two Q switches, the input jack, where's the neck LED switch?

I can only assume you put it on there someplace...

Let me know.

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