Share your D.I.Y. project!!

Fusk8
@favio-montealegre
3 years ago
16 posts

Hello everyone, i invite you to  share you D.I.Y. projects and experiences here. :) 

I have a rogue delay clone that i made in a D.I.Y. pedal workshop, it souns really great, the circuit was redesigned by the MST engineers ( a  D.I.Y. Pedal company from La Paz Bolivia) and it sounds great!

I will upload photos as soon as i fix it ( it doesn't work anymore :( )

Nidzan
@nidzan
last year
5 posts

I have received an old beat up bass guitar from a friend as a gift. He wanted to get rid of it because it was not in playable condition and it was completely wrecked. That is not an exaggeration. The neck edges were crumbling and you would cut your fingers if you attempted to play it. The electronics did not work and the body had a huge chunk of wood simply broken off as if somebody hit it with an ax. I've never seen an instrument in such a bad shape not counting the ones broken to pieces during onstage performances and I have never seen one of those live either. He explains that it was his dads old bass and that it is from the seventies. Now I am not much of a bass player nor know a lot about them but the shape of the body was resembling a shape of a Les Paul which made me do some research about it.It turned out that the bass was a Jolana Diamant Bass made only from 1976 until 1979. Even though the thing was beaten to hell, as a music lover I have felt sad about it. I mean the thing had seen almost 40 years of service and someone kept it for that long so I have decided to try and repair it. My friend and I went to my friend’s dad carpentry shop and gave it an overhaul. We fixed the neck and patched the body and sanded it down. Gave it a completely new paint job and cleaned and polished all of the metal bits. After that, our friend fixed the wiring and to everyone’s surprise, the bass worked. It was missing the plastic dials on it but it was completely usable. Now the bass hangs on my wall and I sometimes play it for fun. Although I mentioned I don’t know much about it so I am not sure what is the quality of the bass, I am happy that I have managed to breathe new life into something that is almost 40 years old and extend its use by hopefully another 40 years. Attached are the pictures of it when we were sanding it and the way it turned out in the end.

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PaulJones9
@pauljones
last year
26 posts

Wow, amazing work! It's nice to see vintage instruments repaired and working again. What about the sound, did it change at all? You can always get new pickups and improve the sound of any bass. Unless if the built-in pickups sound great already.

Nidzan
@nidzan
last year
5 posts

Thanks, m8, since I've had the bass, the last 4 - 5 years, I hadn't noticed any change in the sound, not sure how it sounded 30 years ago though :P We kept everything as it was except for the wiring since it was roached completely. In my opinion though, it sounds fine and makes practicing all right but I wouldn't use it for live events,but then again I don't know much about bass guitars as I am a vocalist xD