#1 Edited by billymagnum (827 posts) -

Hi people!
Just wanted to share my latest geek-craft project. Yes, the concept has been done before but I wanted to put my own spin on it.

#2 Posted by mracoon (4971 posts) -

That's really cool! How long did it take you to make?

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#3 Posted by billymagnum (827 posts) -

@mracoon: thanks! it came together surprisingly fast! i had a rough build going after just a few hours one day and then spent a good day and a half on it this past weekend.

i sort of just went for it and luckily i had no problems

#4 Posted by rmanthorp (3950 posts) -

Awesome!

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#5 Posted by Damodar (1393 posts) -

Ha! Nice!

So I imagine you mostly play it standing up then, not exactly the best shape for resting on your leg. How is the neck mounted? What's the button? Split the pickup? Bypass volume/tone?

I guess most important question, how does it sound? It's a passive pickup, right?

#6 Posted by CorruptedEvil (3385 posts) -

I feel like this would be best if it didn't require cannibalizing the NES, still cool though.

#7 Posted by Fattony12000 (7418 posts) -

Could you make a Famicom bass?

#8 Posted by Bollard (5554 posts) -

What a crazy thing.

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#9 Edited by Rejizzle (309 posts) -

Super Cool! Now if the NES was still functional that would be something.

#11 Edited by billymagnum (827 posts) -
@damodar said:

Ha! Nice!

So I imagine you mostly play it standing up then, not exactly the best shape for resting on your leg. How is the neck mounted? What's the button? Split the pickup? Bypass volume/tone?

I guess most important question, how does it sound? It's a passive pickup, right?

no its actually more comfortable to play sitting than it appears! actually tilted up snug between the legs ala flying v sitting technique is not bad at all.

the neck is still mounted to the original body but the body was cut down as much as possible.

the button is a momentary volume killswitch. i was originally going to make the reset button a killswitch but unfortunately its the opposite kind or switch needed. it is naturally off and i needed a naturally on switch. instead of wasting more time with that i scrapped the idea but i can change that anytime. it is much more useful closer to the strings and it looks like a controller button.

i thought of making the power button actually a boost and the pickup is not split but i did think about it. i read that this particular pickup sounds awful split.

a lot of unrealized ideas but in all honesty, i wanted it finished sooner than later and im super happy with it as it is!

@corruptedevil said:

I feel like this would be best if it didn't require cannibalizing the NES, still cool though.

take comfort in knowing it was DEAD. no fixing it so i recycled!

@fattony12000 said:

Could you make a Famicom bass?

sure i could...but it looks like im going after my c64 next

#12 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (5515 posts) -

That's awesome duder!

#13 Posted by cmblasko (1236 posts) -

That's awesome! Now make my SNES into a drum kit.

#14 Posted by billymagnum (827 posts) -

@themanwithnoplan: why thank you!

@cmblasko said:

That's awesome! Now make my SNES into a drum kit.

ok but i get to keep it deal? ok deal.

#15 Posted by GideonAmos (199 posts) -

Looks awesome! You should totally put floyd rose on that.

#16 Posted by billymagnum (827 posts) -

Looks awesome! You should totally put floyd rose on that.

that would be so much hassle

#17 Edited by billymagnum (827 posts) -

ive got more guitars being donated by friends and i have quite a few consoles to choose from. which should i make next?

c64 bass?

ps1/ps2 guitar/bass

genesis guitar/bass

#18 Posted by zedman (88 posts) -

That is epic. I want one, nice one duder

#19 Posted by Harpell (168 posts) -

Next step: Original Xbox electric cello.

#20 Posted by GERALTITUDE (3327 posts) -

That is extremely cool. I would buy one.

#21 Posted by billymagnum (827 posts) -

it was cool being in the community spotlight for the first time. i hope all this fame doesnt go to my head....

a lot of people ask me why im not mass producing....well simply put....that's not what i'm after. besides theres already some dude out there that does that for $200+ a pop

i just like making cool stuff for personal satisfaction :D