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Guitar of the Month

April 2018

2 Months in a row for our JBA-4 Ash body Bass kit.  This month Guvna’s JBA-4 was the Judges pick for Guitar of the month.  Can’t fault that Blue stain.

Here’s what Guvna says about the build:

“finish: ebony timbermate
craftsman pigmented stain (nitrocellulose-based stain) ‘tinted’ with green/blue tinters by hand
wattyl rediseal nitro sealer ‘toned’ with green/blue tints sprayed
wattyl Stylwood pre-cat nitro lacquer sprayed
back of neck/headstock is just sealer and clear coats

hardware: used all the stock Pit Bull Guitars kit parts
great fun building and now playing this kit – cheers all!”


March 2018

Congratulations OzzBike on your JBA-4 Build, our Guitar of the Month for March 2018

PBG Jazz Bass Ash Body with Blackwood neck.

Walnut Timbermate ONLY….then Feast Watson Fine Buffing Oil then Gilly Stephensons cabinetmakers wax then Bowdens Own Carnauba Wax

Vintage Amber Colortone stain….about ten coats of Tru Oil and then Bowdens Own Carnauba Wax.

Gotoh elephant ear tuners
Tusq nut
Wilkinson Bridge
All parts bridge and neck pickup chrome ashtray covers
All parts thumb rest
Strap Locks

1 x Bourns Premium 250K push pull series/parrallel pot, 1 x dishback CTS 250K A curve volume pot, 1 x dishback CTS 250K A curve tone pot
Orange Drop .473uf cap
Switchcraft jack socket
Tone Rider Jazz Bass neck and bridge pickups
Vintage push back wiring everywhere except for bridge earth wire.


February 2018

Sonic Mountain’s “Black Cherry” SG-1 was the judges’ pick for February 2018 Guitar of the Month.

Specs: Customised Grover Tuners
Custom Truss Rod Cover
Lace Alumitone Pickups
Gotoh Push/Pull volume pots that switch either Humbucker to single coil
All Parts Chrome Knurled Knobs
Stock bridge, nut and Tail Piece – to be upgraded at some point, but are actually quite nice anyway.
Ernie Ball 10’s
Finish is Black stain, red fountain pen ink, black stain again then multiple coats of Septone clear top coat and about a million hours of cutting and polishing.

January 2018

Congratulations to Adam Barnes, whose stunning GR-1SF was the Judges’ pick for January 2018 Guitar of the Month.

Specs: GR-1SF stained with Dingotone Bushfire Sunrise and Black Stump, clear coating with Tru Oil.

Upgrades: Gretsch Blacktop Filtertron pickups , Bournes mini pots, braided wire, Graphtec tusq nut and a Roller bridge.


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