Just thought I'd share a few photos of my latest Saga, a "P" Style bass. My
church band is called The Field Hands so this bass "brand" is a Fieldhand.
I've sent one full pic if you want it for the web site and then there are
others of the details just for your interest.
Here's a brief synopsis. I used the basic Saga body and neck. Cut the
headstock with a hack saw and then filed and sanded it. Used a work
bench tool to hold my hand drill and carefully drilled the holes for a
string-thru bridge. I also drilled a hole for the input in the edge of the
body so there'd be no input jack on the pick guard. I ordered a pearloid
pick guard from Warmoth with holes just for volume and tone pots. Got a
heavy-duty bridge and a set of Kent Armstrong pick-ups from WD Music. I
replaced the volume pot with a 500K pot and the tone pot now has a .047
capacitor. The Kent Armstrong pick-ups are great and with just a tweak of
the tone knob, I can go from a nice mid-range smoothness to a classic growl.
I lined the pick-up and control cavities with copper tape and it's extremely
I didn't go the nitro route on this one,
but instead got a couple of cans of Duplicolor auto spray that is easy to
apply and dries quickly. Clear-coat on top of that. A little light sanding
and hand-polishing and that was it.
I'm glad to see such a variety of submissions from Saga builders. I've met
Dave Slusser via email and we talk weekly.
Thanks for the site and I hope you enjoy the pics.