There are a lot of people who can help with this here.
The pictures you posted aren’t showing up. Try to edit your post and see what isn’t working. If that doesn’t work, post a link to what you bought. That’ll give folks a better idea of what you working with.
Right on Barney I definitely appreciate that. This my absolute first build. I would take used cheap plywood bodied basses and guitars. Then say I built it. When in reality all I did was change the strings, and completely rewire it, and change the pots and the values. But, this is actually a first for me. I’ve got the ebony wood stain coming tomorrow. Also a sanding block so I’m not holding the sandpaper in my. Also got an electronic sander.
Thank you for that information. I truly appreciate it! The body is ash and the neck is maple. I’ll definitely check out that link you sent me.
I paid $150 for a jazz bass kit. Comes complete with everything you need to build it. Basically all your doing is painting the bass, and soldering the pickups to their own pot.
I have some evil genius ideas. I want to do to her. She will be beautiful and sexy with side of darkness and sinister. I’ve bought a set of jazz bass humbuckers. I still have to get a set of strings. Which I’m thinking about flat or tape. With the white nylon tape wound. Even go old school with both the bridge and pickup covers.
The neck is not pre finished. That and the body has not been pre sanded. I have to prep the body and neck both. Before I start staining it. I also want to burn Generic Jazzy Bass in the headstock. Near the bottom of the fender style headstock. Burn Evil Genius Creations. I most definitely will post my progress. Because this is my very first build. I will need all the knowledge from everyone on here. Out of every bass forum I’ve been on. BassBuzz is my absolute favorite forum. Plus there is a lot more respect, and understanding that everyone doesn’t have the same amount of knowledge. So they don’t give any sarcastic answers. Making the other one feel like crap.
Yes this is the first I’m doing anything of this caliber. I’ve had another account on here, but couldn’t get back into my account. Anyway, you have just provided me a lot more information that I had before.
I have found that it is the paint finish that will drive you mad.
I did Pitbull kit that worked out well last year, but still had trouble getting a smooth finish- luckily I was not after a glass like finish.
I am currently refinishing another bass but the paintjob is driving me nuts, perfect is the enemy of good and I keep stuffing it up striving for perfection, so I stopped. Should be done soon.
I also have another on the way, started like so many other projects because I had spare parts, this will need a bit of neck pocket reshaping potentially stuff-up-able.
Waiting on a few parts to start this and it will likely be a deep transparent red finish.
I like the link above to the stain preparer too
Depending on the level of smoothness you have there. I’d start with 200 or 400 then work all the way up to 1000. Actually I went all the way up to 10k which is at that point is just polishing, lol. At 800 to 1000 you can’t really tell the roughness already.