Designing your own bass guitar can be very fascinating, you can develop your creativity and your talent. However there are few repetitive tasks which can turn your creativeness in tedious work.
There are parts of the instruments such as tuners, bridges and pickups that you do not need to spend time over and over again drawing them each time you need them for your new creative work.
Instead spending your time drawing them by using the Bass Guitar Designer´s Tool Kit to speed up your designing process and make your creative process far more enjoyable and productive..
Bass Guitar Designer´s Tool Kit is an library of bass guitar parts you will repetitively need for your bass design workflow. it doesn´t matter if you work with CAD software or with old table, paper and pencil, Bass Guitar Designer´s Tool Kithas all these bass guitar parts in three different formats.
Well, Bass Guitar Designer´s Toolkit™ is a response for all your needs and was created by myself especially for you to solve all these obstacles to your personal bass guitar designing and building success.
Anybody who is listed below will find BGDT™ just perfect
Bass Players looking for a really unique bass guitar
if you are tired of bass guitars looking all the same over and over and you really want a unique bass design then BGDT™ is for you. You can design your own guitar and then ask your local luthier to make it for you. It´s that simple!!!
Amateur and Pro Luthiers
The amazing side of BGDT™ is that it can be used not only by Newbies but also by Pro luthiers searching to simplify design process and by making creative workflow a piece of cake.
This is specially important when you have to develop a new design in very short amount of time and this is where BGDT™ really shines. This feature makes BGDT™ an ideal creative bass design productivity nachine!
It´s actually there, when BGDT™ becomes one of the best investments you can make bringing high ROI in just a very short amount of time.
Fast 15min Mock ups
60 min designs finished in at least 80%
One day finished design projects
One day bass plans development
All this is possible with Bass Guitar Designer´s Toolkit™ System
Come on guys!!!! It´s Okay to make: bird house, coffee tables, stools, display cases, bookcases, wood carved animals.
But why don´t you try something a bit different? Are you a father making wooden toys for your children? Why not try to make a small-scaled bass guitar for your kid?
So, what´s inside of BGDT™ ?
Bass guitar building parts library is the core base of BGDT™ system. I have pre-designed all parts already for you, so you do not need to spend your precious time designing parts like bodies, headstocks, scales, pickups.
All is already done for you!!! So you only need to just concentrate on the funny & creative part of bass guitar design.
Design with CAD software or classic drawing table
It doesn´t matter if you love or hate computers. With BGDT™ you can work using CAD software or classic drawing table as well.
All content is delivered in 3 different formats so you can choose the one that best suits your particular needs.
3 different formats
Bass Guitar Designer´s Toolkit™ is very flexible and allows you to work with
this is the standard format for Rhinoceros CAD software. Rhino is a defacto standard 3D software for product design used by thousands of creative people all over the world.
if you work with any CAD software but it´s not Rhinoceros, then you should use this format.
this format is for all of you who prefer designing your instrument on paper. Just print it on standard or onion paper and use it on your design directly. Please note that that you will be unable to open it with CAD software.
You don´t need to calculate manually bass scale for your bass.
You don´t need even to use a scale calculator, as those are available out there on the web. With BGDT™ they are unnecessary and absolutely useless.
You will get all common scales already calculated like 30", 32", 33" 34", 35" and 36" scale and all of them are already made for you!.
You can create any intermediate scales if you want as well.
Would you like to design a bass guitar with 33,5" or 34,25" scale? Well, that´s easy. You will learn with BGDT™ how to do it (for more info see 6. ...and More Stuff below).
48 Nut Shapes
BGDT™ Comes with a bunch of pre-designed nuts so you do not need to make these nut calculations if you don´t want too.
You will find nuts for a variety of widths.
Additionally, I have included front nut shapes that you can use for making your own nuts when you start building your bass guitar.
100 Body Shapes
I know you are looking for some cool shapes for you bass guitar project.
For this reason I have included not only a variety of different body styles for standard 24-fret layout but also versions for 28 and 36 fret necks. Some bodies ale also available in 22-fret version.
Please note that all body shapes inside of DXF and 3DM folders are 100% editable, so you can stylise them to achieve unique and outstanding bass guitar designs.
You can also edit these shapes so other fret version different from 24, 28 and 36 are also possible.
52 Headstock Shapes
Inside of BGDT™ you will find also many different headstocks with different shapes and different tuners layouts like 2L+2R, 4L, 3L+2R, 2R+3L and so on.
In this case I also wanted to make your life as easy as possible so I have placed tuners already on each 4, 5, 6 and 7 string headstock version!
All headstock inside of DXF and 3DM folders are 100% editable, so you can adjust them to match your particular needs exactly the same way as with body shapes.
Electronic cavities are designed already for each body shape.
36 Bridge Shapes
Inside of Bass Bridges folder you will find many different bridge styles from different manufacturers.
I have included many bridges available actually on the market, so it doesn´t matter if you live in the United States or Europe these are widely available and you will find one which you like the most.
All standard spacings are included.
26 Pickup Shapes
Major manufacturers are included. You will find classic shapes as jazz bass or precision bass, also many modern shapes with single coil double coil design. There are plenty to choose from.
6 Models of Tuners
Even though I have placed tuners already on each headstock shape, you are free to choose different ones.
Classic Big Ear style tuners are included and modern style as well.
Hipshot Xtender style is also included for those of you who plan to use this kind of tuner on your bass guitar building project.
11 Layouts for Electronic Cavities
Use these cavity drawings when you design your own body shapes.
As other components of Bass Guitar Designer´s Tool™ Library, these cavities are 100% editable so you can adapt them easily into your bass design projects.
Bass Guitar Designer´s ToolKit™ also include very useful and easy-to-use B-Calc™ software which will speed up your next bass guitar design project.
If you have ever had to design a new nut, I´m sure you know already what I am talking about.
Sincerely it can be a pain in the *** :-))))
B-Calc™ help you calculate spacing between strings, depending on the number of strings, string gauges and overall nut width.
Calculate nut spacings on instruments with up to 7 strings
This awesome software calculates nuts from 4 up to 7 strings. To make things even easier for you, reference tables with standard tunings are included in each screen
All parameters are adjustable like:
nut total width
number of strings
distance from the bottom nut edge to first string
distance from the upper nut edge to the last string
gauge of each string ( see more info below)
Choose string gauges for each string independently
You are not limited to standard string gauges.
Let say you want to use medium gauge strings, but since you prefer lighter bottom you would like to change just one or few strings gauge outside of the norm.
Well that´s easy, just type your desired string gauge inside the string gauge box.
Everything will update accordingly to your chosen dimensions.
Work with Imperial (inches) or Metric (millimeters) units systems!
It doesn´t matter if you work with millimeters or inches. B-Calc™ is compatible with both systems. Switch from metric to imperial Tab in a moment.
If you are Professional bass builder and you have clients overseas, you can calculate these dimensions and report them to your client in just in few seconds.
Mac OsX and Windows versions are included!
B-Calc™ comes in both native Apple OsX and Microsoft Windows versions. You can use both without any limit on as many computers as you want!
Is B-Calc™ for bass guitar only?
No, no, no. You can use B-Calc™ for any nut calculations. This software was originally designed for bass guitar, however you can calculate following musical instruments nuts as well:
and any stringed instrument with up to 7 single strings
Bass Design Video Tutorials included with Bass Guitar Designer´s Toolkit™ are core teachings of the entire system and guide you step by step in the entire design process.
If you follow all explanations you will be able to design your own instruments in no time!
These videos are designed this way so all processes of your bass guitar design should take about 60 minutes or less once you master these steps with your bass guitar design finished at least at 80% of the time.
Along with Video Tutorials, The Workbook is included as well.
It really does not matter which learning process you prefer: reading or watching you will be able to learn all the steps necessary in order to make your own bass guitar designs.
This workbook contains all steps described in video tutorials and also contains some additional information and access to resources.
Once you have mastered basics of BGDT™ SYSTEM thru videos, this workbook should keep your memory fresh day-by-day each time you start a new bass guitar project.
Now, CAD software is what you need to be able to make your bass guitar designs. Unless you prefer working on a classic drawing table you will need very good Pro CAD software to work fast and efficiently.
I have to share a story with you. The idea of Bass Guitar Designer´s Toolkit™ came to me mostly two years ago!!! I had that crazy idea on THE SYSTEM for bass guitar design. I got all components to make it work, but got stuck on CAD software.
You will see, there is a lot of absolutely extraordinary software which is perfect for designing instruments but there is one problem, the price!
Most of them cost thousands and thousands of dollars. This was the biggest handicap I had. Think about it!!! How I can offer you such a awesome system as BGDT™ if you have to spend an additional, let´s say, $1000 or $2000 or even $5000?! That´s crazy!
So I spend a lot of time researching, testing researching and testing again, until I did find this little gem! This CAD software is not only perfect for designing instruments but it also will not cost you even one penny!
Finally I found the last piece of puzzle, so the BGDT™ could come into reality.
Inside of Bass Guitar Designer´s Toolkit™ you will find instructions how to get this Top Class CAD software absolutely free of charge and of course 100% legally
I want to give you even more value with BGDT™ System so I decided to include some additional material which will be available shortly in your BGDT™ Content Page.
Here is just a short list of upcoming extra material:
Video Tutorial on designing neck pocketing for bolt-on instruments
Video Tutorial on designing a hollow/chambered cavity for bass guitar body
Additional Bass Guitar Parts Library
After clearance of your payment you will get access to downloadable files on the product page.