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byoung
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 456
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Saturday, December 23, 2006 - 10:19 am:   Edit Post

Flax,

Please don't order another bass.

After you received three basses for my one, I would be forced to take drastic action.

I kid! :-)

Bradley
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 1945
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Monday, January 01, 2007 - 9:35 am:   Edit Post

Just wanted to wish my Further a Happy New Year... this will be its last in Santa Rosa. Next year in Oakland!

Bill, tgo
byoung
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 461
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, January 01, 2007 - 7:04 pm:   Edit Post

Just a little further, and she'll be home.

Happy New Year.
palembic
Senior Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 2473
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Wednesday, January 03, 2007 - 12:29 pm:   Edit Post

A hippie exotic sandwiched wood in "oak"land?!?!?
Sounds a Further future!
Happy New Year

PTBO
flaxattack
Senior Member
Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 1343
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Wednesday, January 03, 2007 - 9:13 pm:   Edit Post

be careful what you wish for bradley.....
;-)
RUN BILLY RUN!!!!

YES! that IS a live bigass bunny wabbit
byoung
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 469
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, January 04, 2007 - 6:09 pm:   Edit Post

Dude,

Is that guy one of Bill's clients?

Bradley
flaxattack
Senior Member
Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 1347
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Thursday, January 04, 2007 - 6:55 pm:   Edit Post

on the right or left?

have we hijacked bills thread?
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 1957
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Thursday, January 04, 2007 - 7:32 pm:   Edit Post

Yea, you guys hijacked it, and ran even FURTHER away from its intended purpose.

Oops!

"Further".

Guess I'm back on track now.

Can't have that!

While I've never represented either of the above, I have had one or two clients claim to have seen and talked to the one on the right, who I believe is seeking a medical cannabis recommendation ... I thought I heard him say "What's up Doc?"

Bill, tgo
flaxattack
Senior Member
Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 1350
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Thursday, January 04, 2007 - 8:46 pm:   Edit Post

bill
that was a real thumper.......
bad bad......
byoung
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 472
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 7:09 pm:   Edit Post

Ha! That one had me hopping.
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 1967
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 7:59 pm:   Edit Post

Very bunny! Keep 'em coming. I'm all ears! lol

Bill, tgo
byoung
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 473
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 11:25 am:   Edit Post

I'll hop right on it.

Maybe we should just LOP this discussion off before it goes any FURTHER.
rraymond
Advanced Member
Username: rraymond

Post Number: 207
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 11:38 am:   Edit Post

I love the hare raising humor here! BTW, awesome guitar, too!
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 1981
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Monday, January 08, 2007 - 12:39 am:   Edit Post

Mica:

I just saw the thread about colored pickups. Can I get a choice of colors?

Bill, tgo
byoung
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 476
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, January 08, 2007 - 1:31 pm:   Edit Post

Bill,

Good minds must think alike.

Mica,

PTBO mode on:
pics, pics, pics, pics



Bradley
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2007
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 1:55 pm:   Edit Post

Mica:

See 2 posts above. Can I, can I, can I?

Bill, tgo
tbrannon
Advanced Member
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 290
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 2:04 pm:   Edit Post

Bill-

Let me guess- you're wondering if a nice "herbal green" would be possible?
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 3974
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 2:14 pm:   Edit Post

There are colors available. These are all in the cast polyurethane compound, which isn't near as durable as the black ABS plastic shells.

All the colors of polyurethane change over time. The lighter the color, the more noticeable the change.

It just so happens that I recently got a smaple kit of the original BSB color of the pickups. Here is the first test pouring:

BSB test pour

As was true in the past, lighter colors show some inconsistencies. What color did you have in mind?
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2009
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 2:37 pm:   Edit Post

I really didn't have a particular color in mind, I just never thought of it until it came up in another thread. You know me, I like stuff that's a little different. I don't think green would work too well with the amber tint, but the above color might be cool. What colors are available?

Bill, tgo
byoung
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 483
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 3:22 pm:   Edit Post

I think that it'd be cool to have two or more colors mixed together (like a tie-dye-sort-of effect) would be great. Like brown and white, or gold sparkles, or black and red.

The goal wouldn't be to have them mix, but sorta swirl together. Apropos of Alembic's roots? :-)

Could you do a metal flake, or would that freak out the magnets? You could use a non-ferrous metal.

Alternately, what about patterns-- put a shape in the bottom of the mold, and pour another color over it?

Or how about lasers? Everybody needs more lasers.

Bradley
PS- the last suggestion was a joke, but for the rest I'm really serious.
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 3975
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 3:44 pm:   Edit Post

Here's our splash finish, affectionately called "clown vomit":

clown vomit

This is how the different colors of the polyurethane look as Bradley described. Remember I said the colros get darker over time? This was originally a cream color background, and after about 15 years, it's sort of a nicotine stained putty color.

I don't have a photo of it, but Tony has made some "rising sun" designs in red and white that looked pretty cool.

My uncle Bob does incredible artistic finishes, including cool stuff with gold particles. I'm sure it can be applied to a pickup. Keep in mind, that the pickup is in an area that will likely wear, so over time, you may lose parts of your painted on design.
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2010
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 3:52 pm:   Edit Post

Mica: You have me thinking. We'll talk next time I'm up that way. Thanks.

Bill, tgo
bigideas
Intermediate Member
Username: bigideas

Post Number: 111
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 5:07 pm:   Edit Post

There is a picture of one of Henry Kaiser's guitars in the Warmoth strat gallery that has a "Clown Vomit" pickguard with matching Alembic activators.

http://www.warmoth.com/gallery/guitar/strat/henry_kaiser.htm

I think they look brilliant.
adriaan
Senior Member
Username: adriaan

Post Number: 1213
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, January 12, 2007 - 2:42 am:   Edit Post

Hm, anyone for paper marbling patterns?
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2099
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2007 - 10:24 am:   Edit Post

It was hard to pass up the "clown vomit" (my 11 year old was lobbying for this choice), but I'm going with cocobolo covered pickups. I may live to regret this! LOL

Bill, tgo
foth
Intermediate Member
Username: foth

Post Number: 139
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2007 - 12:04 pm:   Edit Post

They're both excellent choices for covers, Bill. The cocobolo matched with the headstock will nicely frame the art work on the fingerboard.
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 4324
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 - 5:43 pm:   Edit Post

Here's the material mock up of the line art I emailed you earlier today:
mock-up
White mother of pearl for the engraved ring, black mother of pearl and golen mother of pearl inside. The orientation matches the rest of the inlays (stand perspective).

Here it is, scaled on a regular Further guitar:
mock-up
byoung
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 573
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 - 7:11 pm:   Edit Post

w00t!

I can't think of a more deserving guy, except me.

:-)

(Message edited by byoung on March 20, 2007)
flaxattack
Senior Member
Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 1412
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 - 7:53 pm:   Edit Post

aces back to back billy
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2212
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 - 9:14 pm:   Edit Post

Mica & Susan:

EXCELLENT! PERFECTO! WORTH THE WAIT!

Let's do it.

Bill, tgo

(Message edited by lbpesq on March 21, 2007)

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