Note from GuitarAttack: A good, out of the box
kind of bass. Love the pickups and the dogs. Great work!
Dear GuitarAttack --
Great site. The guys in the forum have been extremely helpful with the build
of my first Saga kit. (I also love the KGS music I found here!)
The kit is the Saga JB-10 jazz bass replica. The body and neck are the only
original Saga parts.
I built a Carvin kit last year but regret building a five string bass
because I still have trouble playing it. As a result, I built the Saga. I
figured that I had some extra cash and the opportunity to build what I want
so I replaced everything but the wooden bits.
The pickups are Q-Tuners www.q-tuner.com. They have a very crisp and clean
sound just as the manufacturer claims. I highly recommend them.
The individual bridges and the tuning keys are from Hipshot.
The polished aluminum control cover and pickup rings are custom made from
fretsonthenet, www.fretsonthenet.com. Ask for Dave. His prices are very good
and the quality is top-notch.
Controls are standard fare 500k from StewMac.
Strings are DR Red Devils.
The paint scheme is supposed to resemble an AC Cobra 427 (The coolest car in
I finally finished everything except aligning the individual Hipshot bridges
and screwing them in place. For now, the threaded bushing for the
string-through mount is holding them secure.
The individual bridges are cool but a huge pain to install. They each have
to be grounded. I used a strip of adhesive copper bonded to the body under
the front edges of the bridges
I also still need to adjust intonation so the location of the string-grooves
are just randomly placed.
The decorative covers over the pickups are slightly crooked because I mixed
their proper locations. When I secure the bridges I will swap the locations
and they will line up properly.
Thanks to everyone for their inputs! It sounds great. When I get a chance, I
will try to upload some sound files.
I included a shot of my assistants, Riggs and Hobson. They will never be the
same after breathing the paint fumes!
Thanks for putting this site together!