Solo SBBK-10 DIY Headless Electric Bass Guitar Kit

Rated 4.50 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

$ USD 229.99

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Product Description

This DIY guitar kit has everything you need for building your own SB Style Electric Bass Guitar. You will only need some basic tools and finishing supplies. This kit includes all parts and step-by-step instructions to build a complete, playable custom guitar.  All challenging wood cutting, drilling and shaping has already been professionally done, as well as fret leveling and dressing.

Kit includes:

  • Ash body with a poly sealant
  • Unfinished maple neck with blackwood (engineered rosewood) fingerboard
  • Strings
  • Strap Buttons
  • Neck Pickup (mounting screws and height adjustment springs included)
  • Bridge Pickup (mounting screws and height adjustment springs included)
  • Bridge
  • Volume & Tone Controls
  • Neck Plate
  • Ground Wire
  • Jack Plate with Screws
  • Cord
  • Hex wrench for truss-rod adjustment
  • All mounting screws are included

IMPORTANT (in addition to our standard return policy): due to their nature kits can be returned only in virtually untouched condition and in original package.

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Poly Resin Sealer

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Fretboard

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Hardware and Electronics
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Controls

Pickups

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2 reviews for Solo SBBK-10 DIY Headless Electric Bass Guitar Kit

  1. Sy
    Rated 4 out of 5

    Sy (verified owner)

    Hi,

    I just finished this kit and I’m very happy with it. At the end I got a bass that is very accurate. The neck and the frets was perfect and also the body. Don’t use the strings who is come with the kit, they are not good at all. I had to shim the neck to get a proper strings height. If I compare this kit with my Squier J-Bass, I got a better playability with my SBBK-10. The pickup sond is right but lower than my JBass.

    A suggestion to Solo, That will be great if you can open a forum to share the information between Solo and us and keep everyone up to date. As I can see there is an evolution with your kits, and to have a forum, we will be able to find the right information quickly.

    The shematique for the electronique was right and not right depending which document you use. The pickup had extra wires and for a person like me who it’s is first time, I waste a lot of time to find out the right pinout because the documents were not well done. And it’s took time to have the information from Solo because the tech was sick. ( 1 week 1/2). So it’s another reason why I think a forum can be good.

    At the end, like I said, I’m very happy with this kit and I’m looking to build a guitar from Solo very, very soon. You can see pictures of it on my instagram @stlouissyl

    And excuse my bad English.

    Sy

  2. yyz_ttr
    Rated 5 out of 5

    yyz_ttr

    I have to say that this kit builds one really good instrument. Like the previous reviewer, I had to shim the the neck to get the bridge saddles to engage the strings and provide some adjustability. The bridge also need to be moved 1/8 inch further out to allow the saddles to accept a good intonation and also allow the string ball end to be removed from the tensioner block without unlocking the saddles at every string change. Once these minor issues were worked out…the bass plays great! The stock pickups are passable but I had a bad pot out of the box. The quality of work was really good save the neck heel being cut too low and bridge position being too close to the neck (all of which are very correctable problems). I like the fact it is a full scale length bass that can use standard single ball end strings (most Steinys need double balls which limits your string choice). Lube the bridge tensioners with a high film lube like lubriplate to make string tuning workable. The saddles are free floating and are locked into place by a allen screw on the top side of the bridge…it works but is not the easiest thing to setup. Since you manually have to push the saddles back and forth to set intonation you have to make sure the neighboring saddles don’t get moved from where they are set. A pair of small flatblade screwdrivers with a bit of electrical tape (to keep from scratching the powder coat on the bridge) to pry with seemed to work fine. I cut the sealer off of the neck and I’m thinking that I’m going to leave it that way. The neck was flat out of the box and did not require a great deal of relief adjustment….but because of the design…was the easiest, most accessible, truss rod adjustment I have ever seen! It fits into a regular six-string gig bag. The ash top looks nice enough that I think it will be a while before I attempt to finish it. I am impressed with the kit and building was a joy. The finished product exceeds the quality of some of my factory built jobs.

    Guy

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