Post Number: 7647
|Posted on Friday, March 02, 2012 - 6:22 pm: |
Tony cast up a sample of the "tan" pickup and we're thinking about making them standard on the Inside-Out Brown Bass.
I like how it looks with the Myrtle top.
Post Number: 10582
|Posted on Friday, March 02, 2012 - 6:39 pm: |
Very cool! I'm imagining what it will look like with the hardware, strings, and knobs in place; and I think it will look great.
Post Number: 2344
|Posted on Friday, March 02, 2012 - 6:43 pm: |
Post Number: 1450
|Posted on Friday, March 02, 2012 - 6:58 pm: |
Give me an opaque daphne blue Elan with a maple fretboard, matching headstock and tan pickups, please!!
Post Number: 1168
|Posted on Friday, March 02, 2012 - 7:45 pm: |
OK, yeah, that's very nice - but I think I'd rather see something closer to the walnut. Or maybe the mahagony.
Post Number: 5087
|Posted on Saturday, March 03, 2012 - 10:28 am: |
I like the tan. Perfect for the inside-out BB.
Post Number: 42
|Posted on Sunday, March 04, 2012 - 6:12 am: |
Looks like white chocolate! Delicious!
Post Number: 541
|Posted on Sunday, March 04, 2012 - 10:52 am: |
It's kind of interesting, but the line won't form until you bring back caramel!
Post Number: 2346
|Posted on Sunday, March 04, 2012 - 11:24 am: |
The Custom Build Series II that is still in a hypothetical stage in my mind would most likely have the old " Clear Amber" pickups. I have lots of KOOL ideas and plans. ______
Post Number: 757
|Posted on Sunday, March 04, 2012 - 12:28 pm: |
Post Number: 1032
|Posted on Sunday, March 04, 2012 - 12:35 pm: |
sorry to disturb your mind but IF it was my project, I would have standard black pickups because this color looks like vanilla ice cream and do not put value to the light figured wood.
It's my taste, IMO ;o)
Just a question: what wood for fingerboard, is really a cream fingerboard too ? Or is it scotch ?
Post Number: 7648
|Posted on Monday, March 05, 2012 - 6:48 pm: |
The color is very close to the color of the Myrtle top wood of this bass, a very slightly green tinged tan. It's not for everyone, but I'm sure it will be something that is perfect for some instruments. I think I would like to see some Mahogany knobs to keep the serene look. There is nothing wrong with vanilla, unless you like chocolate (or peppermint, like me!).
Caramel, well, there is a bit of a debate on the exact color. The original color was pretty close to the tan color here (perhaps more of a "diaper" color if you catch my drift). During the 1973 oil embargo, the source of the raw materials changed, and the color took on a deeper, reddish hue. Of course, now, years later, the colors have all aged. I'm still trying to create a color similar to a Kraft caramel (search Google images if you aren't familiar with this confection). I will certainly announce once I achieve it!
The fingerboard on the bass pictured above is Ebony. All instruments in finish have the fingerboard protected with masking tape.
"Clear Amber" pickups had the shield in wrapped copper tape. We also had some clear purple pickups, I have a few in my collects of odds and ends.
Post Number: 2347
|Posted on Monday, March 05, 2012 - 7:57 pm: |
Mica , thanks for the comment regarding the "Clear Amber" pickups. They have been still haunting me ever since the loss of this Bass ;
Next time it will be 100% Alembic_____
Post Number: 1344
|Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2012 - 1:30 am: |
Clear purple ?!!
That just makes me smile . :D
Do you know if any instruments had the clear purple pickups ordered/installed ?