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jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 2082
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 3:15 am:   Edit Post

Ooooh. Want some.

Graeme
altgrendel
Junior
Username: altgrendel

Post Number: 29
Registered: 5-2008
Posted on Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 6:54 am:   Edit Post

As beautiful as that is, the fretboard is still my favourite part of this bass.
hydrargyrum
Senior Member
Username: hydrargyrum

Post Number: 448
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 11:54 am:   Edit Post

Man, I cannot wait to see this finished.
funkyjazzjunky
Advanced Member
Username: funkyjazzjunky

Post Number: 319
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 2:26 pm:   Edit Post

Wow
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 5853
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Monday, February 09, 2009 - 12:27 pm:   Edit Post

Everyday this one inches closer to completion:
hardware
Bridge on!
foth
Intermediate Member
Username: foth

Post Number: 195
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, February 09, 2009 - 2:10 pm:   Edit Post

This bass is so cool that when the full picture of the finished bass arrives, all of our monitor screens will explode...
bigbass
Intermediate Member
Username: bigbass

Post Number: 133
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, February 09, 2009 - 4:50 pm:   Edit Post

Wow! Good work Mica. Doesn't this have the look of elegance? Quite deadly on the visual plane I would say. Can we get a picture of the 5 pin jack? It's hide-and-go-seek is given back six picture posts. I don't believe I've ever seen one mounted there.
Thank you. ~David
byoung
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 1163
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, February 09, 2009 - 6:29 pm:   Edit Post

This bass is giving me bad pains of need.

Where are my stockings?

Bradley
811952
Senior Member
Username: 811952

Post Number: 1618
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 6:11 pm:   Edit Post

Stockings indeed. This is my dream instrument!

John
bassfingers
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Username: bassfingers

Post Number: 196
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Monday, February 16, 2009 - 11:16 am:   Edit Post

The hammer finish on the bridge and tailpiece looks stunning.
olieoliver
Senior Member
Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 2097
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, February 16, 2009 - 2:28 pm:   Edit Post

I agree, the hammer finish is great. This bass is going to be incredible.

OO
rastaman
Junior
Username: rastaman

Post Number: 21
Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Friday, February 20, 2009 - 7:39 pm:   Edit Post

i got to see this one in person on the tour this month. It was simply amazing, the fretboard to the that sweet hammered tail piece. incredible
californiaman
Junior
Username: californiaman

Post Number: 12
Registered: 6-2008
Posted on Friday, March 06, 2009 - 6:44 pm:   Edit Post

More pictures please.
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 5950
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, March 13, 2009 - 9:40 pm:   Edit Post

More or less finished:

doneish

Actually, everything's done, but we are waiting for the new octave string for the C. For the 36" scale, there's too much tension on it - Le Yipe!

As soon as the new strings are here, will get them on this bass and get this bass to you.

You asked about the weight - I got about 14 pounds. So it's not the heaviest one we've ever made, but it's certainly no featherweight.
to_81_0190
Member
Username: to_81_0190

Post Number: 93
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Friday, March 13, 2009 - 10:36 pm:   Edit Post

Wow!!! I didn't know that this bass has 36" scale until now. The sound should be realy monstrous!

Toshiaki
3rd_ray
Intermediate Member
Username: 3rd_ray

Post Number: 195
Registered: 2-2008
Posted on Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 9:46 am:   Edit Post

Wow! Beautiful! Congrats!
byoung
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 1192
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 10:30 am:   Edit Post

That picture makes my tummy feel all fluttery.

A truly amazing instrument.

Bradley
byoung
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 1194
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 10:34 am:   Edit Post

And Mica,

Do you keep omitting the headstock shots just to torture me? It's worse than waterboarding!

Bradley
rob_the_fiend
Member
Username: rob_the_fiend

Post Number: 83
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 12:39 pm:   Edit Post

That one gives "the Lions Roar" a run for its money.
Must be one of the most beautiful basses you have made. Stunning.
dannobasso
Senior Member
Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 984
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 3:10 pm:   Edit Post

David, Truly an piece of functional art worthy of coveting by anyone from the most skilled to the new initiate. If I was in another type of group it would be a 12 not a 10 for me. Congratulations on an instrument of a lifetime. May it inspire and delight you and I thank you for sharing it with us on these pages. Play it in great health for many, many years to come.
hydrargyrum
Senior Member
Username: hydrargyrum

Post Number: 474
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 7:07 pm:   Edit Post

Amazing.
bigbass
Intermediate Member
Username: bigbass

Post Number: 134
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 2:18 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks everyone for your comments and sentiments. It is nice and wonderful to hear that this project is worthy of your posts. This instrument is certainly a 'looker'. Can't wait to see more pix (back, whole instrument?) and in conclusion, to actually get this in my hands to create. It is very exciting, no? In the meantime, I wait in frazzled anticipation and quietude.

Danno: Yo man, How do you think this would sound on your El Whappo Jr.?
dannobasso
Senior Member
Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 990
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 2:59 pm:   Edit Post

Beyond stellar. The tonal palate you will have at your fingertips will be beyond the dreams of avarice. I've played Tripp's wide 8 and this should surpass it in sustain and deep tone.

The Accugroove (to me ) is a very uncolored sound, no controls for tweets and mids, each component is separated from the others. Full sound that is reproduced not enhanced.
chrisalembic
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Username: chrisalembic

Post Number: 9
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 3:06 pm:   Edit Post

wow, what a sound machine! i love the fretboard, the tailpiece, the wood, the electronics, the scale length, the number of strings... such a complete instrument! i would love to hear it!!
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 5952
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 8:28 pm:   Edit Post

Here's a couple more pics:

done

done
artswork99
Senior Member
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 603
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 9:07 pm:   Edit Post

That is beautiful... as I lift my jaw off the desk...

Congrats David, Play it Healthy!

Art
jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 2150
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 1:45 am:   Edit Post

Absolutely stunning. This is such a 'complete' instrument. There's not a single aspect that lets it down. You're one lucky guy David!.

graeme
altgrendel
Junior
Username: altgrendel

Post Number: 49
Registered: 5-2008
Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 4:52 am:   Edit Post

Well, the weight might pull you down, but other than that....

Definitely COTM material.

(Message edited by AltGrendel on March 17, 2009)
gregduboc
Junior
Username: gregduboc

Post Number: 37
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 8:20 am:   Edit Post

No words for it. It is just fantastic!!!
I'm stunned....
Greg
bassistlaw
New
Username: bassistlaw

Post Number: 1
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 9:58 am:   Edit Post

Wow!!!

Can this be the next Featured Custom?
Pretty Please!
Anyone else see a bearded face on the back?
olieoliver
Senior Member
Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 2193
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 10:03 am:   Edit Post

I saw it. Reminded me of "The Shroud of Turin".
altgrendel
Junior
Username: altgrendel

Post Number: 50
Registered: 5-2008
Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 10:23 am:   Edit Post

Looks kind of like this:

dadabass2001
Senior Member
Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 1045
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 5:19 pm:   Edit Post

Is that an Elfwich cookie?

Mike
the hungry one
tommy
Junior
Username: tommy

Post Number: 37
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 7:01 pm:   Edit Post

Looks like....Never mind.
hb3
Advanced Member
Username: hb3

Post Number: 348
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 8:45 pm:   Edit Post

That's not a beard, he's putting his hands together in prayer or supplication.
811952
Senior Member
Username: 811952

Post Number: 1636
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Friday, March 27, 2009 - 6:08 am:   Edit Post

Wow. Wow. I'd love to hear it. Wow. I fear I'll need more than one stocking for this!
bsjansen
New
Username: bsjansen

Post Number: 1
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Sunday, May 24, 2009 - 7:11 am:   Edit Post

What are the woods on this beast?
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 8111
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, May 24, 2009 - 7:48 am:   Edit Post

Hi Bernard, welcome to the board! The fingerboard is Macassar Ebony. I believe the top and back are Burl Redwood. The neck is Maple, Purpleheart and Ebony. I think the main body is Purpleheart with Maple accent laminates between it and the Redwood. And I'm thinking the headstock top and back laminates are the Burl Redwood as well.
bsjansen
New
Username: bsjansen

Post Number: 2
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Monday, May 25, 2009 - 8:24 am:   Edit Post

Thanks a lot. That sounds like one tasty hippie sandwich.
byoung
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 1214
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, May 25, 2009 - 6:20 pm:   Edit Post

The fingerboard is Camatillo.

Bradley
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 8126
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, May 25, 2009 - 8:29 pm:   Edit Post

I went back and reread the thread; you're right, I stand corrected!
bigbass
Intermediate Member
Username: bigbass

Post Number: 135
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 9:55 pm:   Edit Post

Ah oh...it's on its way.

(Message edited by bigbass on July 14, 2009)
sonicus
Intermediate Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 188
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 10:10 pm:   Edit Post

Now, ______this is really an instrument that I would like to hear !
byoung
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 1226
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 5:55 pm:   Edit Post

If this does not make Featured Custom, I don't know what will.
hendixclarke
Senior Member
Username: hendixclarke

Post Number: 857
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 6:52 pm:   Edit Post

I got to SING!

"Just once in a lifetime
A man knows a moment
One wonderful moment
When fate takes his hand
And this is my moment
My once in a lifetime
When I can explore a new and exciting land

For once in my lifetime
I feel like a giant
I soar like an eagle
As though I had wings
For this is my moment
My destiny calls me
And though it may be just once in my lifetime
I'm gonna do great things"

I seen that bass in person, and it's a huge work of art that's un-describable in words. PURE REGAL, AND TAKING NO PRISONERS... THIS BASS IS SMACK-DOWN-DROP-DEAD-DANGEROUSLY-LETHALLY BEAUTIFUL.

Perfect 10 - I want my coffee mug of this bass!

(Message edited by hendixclarke on July 15, 2009)

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