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My Hyperjazz Is Finally Becoming A Reality...

Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by DiMarco, Dec 23, 2018.

  1. Henrythe8

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    Hagrid with you. Body reveal is a feature I like.
    (Especially with a Purpleheart Fingerboard and veneer to be revealed, but I'm pushing my own weird taste).
     
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    I like the whole concept, I nearly have the same pickups configuartion in Fortress Flashback. But did you still considered another head plate?
    Still if you go the fenderish way, I would highly recommend you 5° angeled headplate, instead of a string tree, like Marusczyk do it :)
    And with the top wood I would recommend black hardware ;)
     
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  3. DiMarco

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    I will just leave this here then. Since the walnut top will be rounded off around the body, the red cedar will show at the edges of the thing.

    [​IMG]
     
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    That escalated quickly !!
     
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    Hyperjizz loading...
     
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    If you like the reveal do it!
     
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    When wetting (with a towel, no funny things happening here) the purpleheart and bubinga to have a peek at what the lacquered instrument will look like we noticed the colour and lightness of these two woods were too close to one another, this would make the joining of neck and fretboard look a bit vague and not as good as I imagined. This was a worry from the start - that's why we checked. A 1mm maple veneer strip will be applied in between the two to create a clear border between neck and fretboard rather then adding bindings to the fb to solve this issue.

    Yesterday I have checked everything with Vincent, pointing out the exact pickup placement and also decided on all the other hardware. Tuners/machineheads will be regular Gotoh, knobs will be Fender Jazzbass style, Pickguard will be 5-ply custom made, switches from switchcraft.

    Pickups and switches wiring will be decided on later today.

    Things are moving pretty rapidly now - stay tuned.
     
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    I named the model Hyperjazz, this specific bass will also be the first of my instruments to ever be given a name. Ideas are welcome!
    Since it has the twin coil pickup setting it apart from regular Jazz Basses and it having so many different wood types/colours, for now I am thinking of naming it "Twinkle". What do you reckon?
     
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    You are becoming an instrument manufacturer ? Designer ?
    I’d name her Skyler. That’s what I hear seeing her.
    Stan would be appropriate (because of Stan Getz Dolphin Album)
     
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    Fretboard onto neck with the maple stripe in between.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I love this. Made it too on my 8-Strings.
     
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    Currently the walnut is being sawn. It turned out a bit brighter then the images in the webshop were, but after one layer of lacquer we'll decide if we're going to artificially darken it some with the next coats of lacquer or not.
    The feeling this will not be just any jazz is getting stronger and stronger.

    My wood choices besides on looks alone are somewhat educated guesses. I expect the bass to be warm and deep sounding because of the body and top woods I have chosen, and have some barky spank to it from the thick boobzinga fretboard. Maple neck was a safe choice, but it turned out to be more purpleheart then maple. I know nothing about the sonic qualities of purplheart to be quite honest.

    With the bridge pickup in humbucking mode I expect warmth and growly stuff. In dual coil (parallel) mode that pickup will not be as loud but sound a lot brighter. Besides that I have the option to use either of its coils as a single. It will be nice!
     
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    My Stradi is Purpleheart/wengé.
    Purpleheart is hard and dense, almost as « bright » as Maple. I’d say it should be in the Boob Inga region, tonewise. I doubt you’ll hear a difference between a full maple and maple/purpleheart, as the combination of wood will be stiffer as a single shaft neck.
    Your guess on the sound seems correct to me.
    Depending on the pickups, it should be able to go over gnarly.
     
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    I just designed this wiring diagram. Can someone check if I made any mistakes?
    The switches are: 2x on/off for the bridge pickup coils, 1x series/parallel switch.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Pots are obviously good, so are the top two switches, pretty straightforward. On the bottom switch however, on one of its two positions you are grounding the twinjazz rear coil output which is clearly a problem. The parallel position is ok.
     
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    Yes, i agree.
    (Not that I’m even remotely qualified, but I trust Jester).
     
  20. DiMarco

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    I don't think so. It is turning the front coil ground wire into the signal carrying wire so the two coils are switched in series, having only the rear coil ground wire as a ground. It is supposed to do this. The series has the rear coil first, followed by the front coil.

    The little wire running from the top left pole to the bottom middle one is there so the pickup ground wire is connected when in parallel mode, in series mode this does nothing.
     
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