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artswork99
Intermediate Member
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 118
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 7:27 am:   Edit Post

Your thread, image stays! Enjoy that beautiful bass!
byoung
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 790
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 9:59 pm:   Edit Post

Thin is in, but fat is where it's at.
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4890
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Monday, October 29, 2007 - 2:22 pm:   Edit Post

The thin one reigns:
tailpiece

Hope you like it.
artswork99
Intermediate Member
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 190
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Monday, October 29, 2007 - 3:25 pm:   Edit Post

I like that! It follows the Omega like Fatmanchu and a nice amount of brass (a little bit bigger than the last thin bird). It appears to be cut from Fatmanchu due to its shape. Very nice, look forward to seeing it on the bass.

Bradley, when is your expected delivery? Could be getting close, eh? Beautiful bass!
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4891
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Monday, October 29, 2007 - 5:04 pm:   Edit Post

Here's the other pictures you requested, Bradley:



byoung
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 805
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, October 29, 2007 - 5:05 pm:   Edit Post

My wicked GIMP skills produced the following:

tail

Open to comments.
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4892
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Monday, October 29, 2007 - 5:07 pm:   Edit Post

Nice GIMPing.
byoung
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 806
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, October 29, 2007 - 5:22 pm:   Edit Post

Day late and a dollar short, I see.

Mica posted the real thing before I finished my post.

We are systems go.
flaxattack
Senior Member
Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 1737
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Monday, October 29, 2007 - 7:00 pm:   Edit Post

i love it brad,,,,
its perfect,
mele_aloha
Advanced Member
Username: mele_aloha

Post Number: 285
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Monday, October 29, 2007 - 8:38 pm:   Edit Post

I think it's a little crooked-

Aloha, Paul
jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 1434
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 1:55 am:   Edit Post

i think it just looks that way due to the reflection and the red ink.
I think it looks very cool Bradley. I'm guessing Pierreyves will have something to say about the alignment though ;-)

Graeme
mele_aloha
Advanced Member
Username: mele_aloha

Post Number: 286
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 10:39 am:   Edit Post

That was a pun Graeme from the continuing saga of crooked tailpieces. LOL!!!

I thought it landed well since there are no screws in it yet!haha

This should be along Bradley's humor line I hope.

P
mele_aloha
Advanced Member
Username: mele_aloha

Post Number: 287
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 10:42 am:   Edit Post

I should correct myself. Not the continuing saga of tailpieces, but the continuing saga of complaints of crooked tailpieces. I have never complained about them as I know that it takes what it takes but then again some complaints have been well deserved also so I'll cut the sarcasm.

Thanks Paul
byoung
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 809
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 7:35 pm:   Edit Post

Part of the reason for this design is that it won't, hopefully, call attention to the sometime necessary practice of mounting tailpieces where they are *visually* off center.

But I will say that I think it looks pretty cool.

Did anyone notice the ebony shim?
artswork99
Intermediate Member
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 192
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 7:43 pm:   Edit Post

I saw the shim under it in the first picture Mica posted. Didn't know it was Ebony, very nice indeed!
mele_aloha
Advanced Member
Username: mele_aloha

Post Number: 288
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 7:49 pm:   Edit Post

Hello Bradley,

All kidding aside, this is my first serious statement in your thread because I love your sense of humor.

But in all honesty I think the tailpiece is the only and the best one that could fit here. And I agree with you, the lines or curves I should say are such that if when Alembic sets it, if it has to be a little bit off, it will show the least amount if any. But I'm sure that is the least of your worries.

I give it a two thumbs up!

By the way, I didn't notice the ebony. Pretty cool.

Good job, Paul
mele_aloha
Advanced Member
Username: mele_aloha

Post Number: 289
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 7:50 pm:   Edit Post

Hello Bradley,

All kidding aside, this is my first serious statement in your thread because I love your sense of humor.

But in all honesty I think the tailpiece is the only and the best one that could fit here. And I agree with you, the lines or curves I should say are such that if when Alembic sets it, if it has to be a little bit off, it will show the least amount if any. But I'm sure that is the least of your worries.

I give it a two thumbs up!

By the way, I didn't notice the ebony. Pretty cool.

Good job, Paul

I forgot to say, Beautiful instrument!
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4957
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, November 30, 2007 - 5:48 pm:   Edit Post

Actual tailpiece with actual goldplating:
tailpiece
byoung
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 840
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Friday, November 30, 2007 - 6:04 pm:   Edit Post

Oh, man. Ohmanohmanohmanohman.

That is the coolest tailpiece I have ever seen.

Wow.
flaxattack
Senior Member
Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 1785
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Friday, November 30, 2007 - 11:24 pm:   Edit Post

looks like a flying wing brad
love it
byoung
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 849
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, December 04, 2007 - 4:26 pm:   Edit Post

tick tick tick tick...

I feel like I did as a kid... Waiting for Christmas Day.
flaxattack
Senior Member
Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 1792
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Tuesday, December 04, 2007 - 6:38 pm:   Edit Post

naughty boys dont get toys,,,
byoung
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 851
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, December 04, 2007 - 7:39 pm:   Edit Post

I've been good!

Well mostly. Besides, I already told my kids that I'm the only jolly fat man that brings them presents.

Here's my 7-year-old's refrain: How many days until christmas? How many days until Christmas? How many days until Christmas...

I've been peeking under the Christmas tree, and I know what I'm getting!!!
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4971
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 - 4:40 pm:   Edit Post

This is where the rubout was when we spoke today:
rubout

rubout
Just a little visual fun for you.
artswork99
Advanced Member
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 243
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 - 6:12 pm:   Edit Post

Wow, wow, wow, etc...
lidon2001
Advanced Member
Username: lidon2001

Post Number: 369
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 - 6:28 pm:   Edit Post

"Just a little...", such a tease...

I almost feel guilty having been able to enjoy the top you originally picked in my hands for over two years already! Hope it gets home soon.
byoung
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 857
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 - 6:30 pm:   Edit Post

The elves are sprinting to an early Christmas finish.

Lord willing and the creek don't rise, should be picking up this week. Looking good.

And beating Flax.
flaxattack
Senior Member
Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 1803
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 9:53 pm:   Edit Post

sweet brad
hope youre picking up yours thurssday since thats when scarlet will be sitting in my hands,,,
it shipped tuesday
:-p
5stringho
Intermediate Member
Username: 5stringho

Post Number: 180
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 4:18 am:   Edit Post

"Its beginning to look a lot like Chrismas" :-) !!

BEEEOOOTIFUL Bassooon, Bradley! Hope ya get to pick her up this week! Don't forget to take the old Brown Paper Bag for treating the hyperventilation!!
Congrats, and enjoy her!! Mike, Tho...
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2763
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 12:45 pm:   Edit Post

Bradley & Flax: Congrats on nice Xmas presents for you both. Of course I had mine WELL in advance of Hannukah! hehehehe

Bill, tgo

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