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mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 3856
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 2:01 pm:   Edit Post

Assembly activity on your bass:

assembly

assembly

assembly
petehnek
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Username: petehnek

Post Number: 6
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Monday, December 18, 2006 - 6:31 am:   Edit Post

Excellent! I am totally psyched to fire this baby up, can't wait til it's done. The months are going to crawl by.
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4029
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2007 - 11:53 am:   Edit Post

It's in carving. Here, Cody is starting to fit the continuous wood backplates:
carving

It's looking good!
petehnek
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Username: petehnek

Post Number: 7
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2007 - 12:06 pm:   Edit Post

Awesome! Looks great, I'm really psyched! Thanks for the heads up, made my day.
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 4745
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2007 - 6:18 pm:   Edit Post

That looks really nice!
petehnek
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Username: petehnek

Post Number: 8
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Monday, January 29, 2007 - 8:14 am:   Edit Post

Thanks, looking forward to the next batch of photos. I really like the process of this, from picking the woods to seeing it take shape. It's really neat.
the_8_string_king
Advanced Member
Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 379
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Monday, January 29, 2007 - 10:17 pm:   Edit Post

Lookin' Schweet, Pete!
petehnek
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Username: petehnek

Post Number: 9
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 6:34 am:   Edit Post

Thanks! While wating for updates I checked out your 6 string custom, looks like it'll be a monster. That's a crazy neck.
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 4150
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 - 2:58 pm:   Edit Post

Lots has happened since the last photos. It looks like your bass will be ready to rub out in a couple of days:

ready to rub

ready to rub

ready to rub

ready to rub
petehnek
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Username: petehnek

Post Number: 10
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2007 - 8:02 am:   Edit Post

Wow, just as I was really jonesing for more pics, here's some great stuff! Thanks for the progress update, the wait is excruciating but worth it.
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 4800
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, February 23, 2007 - 3:55 pm:   Edit Post

Beautiful!
petehnek
Junior
Username: petehnek

Post Number: 11
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Monday, February 26, 2007 - 8:13 am:   Edit Post

Thanks! Man, do I want to see (and play) the finished product!
petehnek
Junior
Username: petehnek

Post Number: 13
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 8:33 am:   Edit Post

Hi Mica,

Any updates? Any new pics? Dying to see where we are.

THanks!
Pete
melihnek
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Username: melihnek

Post Number: 1
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2007 - 8:49 am:   Edit Post

Hi!
It's looking really good. That wood is so beautiful!
cheers,
pete's sis
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 4369
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, March 30, 2007 - 3:50 pm:   Edit Post

The rubout is complete, it's in the setup room, just waiting for electronics to go in now:

setup

setup

The hardware is back from the plater.

James has been at a class all week, so there's a bit of stuff for him to catch up when he's back on Monday. Your bass should be on my dad's bench for the calibration by April 12.
petehnek
Junior
Username: petehnek

Post Number: 14
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Friday, March 30, 2007 - 9:00 pm:   Edit Post

Holy moly! That looks mean. Wow.

Thanks for the update! My birthday is April 13, so that is nice for the calibration.
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4462
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Monday, April 23, 2007 - 5:41 pm:   Edit Post

I forgot we were waiting for the goldplated hardware . It's back and we've got it loaded. Now we just need the guts, and calibration:

setup

setup
petehnek
Junior
Username: petehnek

Post Number: 15
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 11:15 am:   Edit Post

Awesome, looks great! Man, this is like Chinese water torture!
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 4500
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, April 27, 2007 - 5:43 pm:   Edit Post

More water torture:
torture

And James getting it tuned up and ready for the electronics work:
torture

Hang in there!
petehnek
Junior
Username: petehnek

Post Number: 16
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Friday, April 27, 2007 - 9:22 pm:   Edit Post

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. So close yet so far! Gaaa gaa gaaa gaa
the_8_string_king
Senior Member
Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 558
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Friday, April 27, 2007 - 10:05 pm:   Edit Post

Pretty impressive!

Don't fret, Pete... it can't be too much longer, now!
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5019
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, April 28, 2007 - 8:09 pm:   Edit Post

Gorgeous!
melihnek
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Username: melihnek

Post Number: 2
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Sunday, April 29, 2007 - 12:17 am:   Edit Post

heh heh heh....that guy knows exactly what he's doing to you bro, look at that mischevous grin.

I should upload the early pics from our visit, too, eh?
petehnek
Junior
Username: petehnek

Post Number: 17
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Monday, April 30, 2007 - 5:23 am:   Edit Post

Thanks guys, I am totally psyched.

Yeah Meli, go ahead. And you're right, James there is being evil!

Soon, I will have the power....well, I will after I figure out a good rig to play it through.
bassjigga
Intermediate Member
Username: bassjigga

Post Number: 189
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Monday, April 30, 2007 - 6:42 am:   Edit Post

That's an easy one... Glockenklang!
petehnek
Junior
Username: petehnek

Post Number: 18
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Monday, April 30, 2007 - 7:09 am:   Edit Post

Glockenlang? Have to look into that. I notice lots of people using the QSC stuff as a power amp and I want the stereo pre-amp. What does the 5 pin cable plug into? For cabs I've got 2 Ampeg 4x10s...
bassjigga
Intermediate Member
Username: bassjigga

Post Number: 190
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Monday, April 30, 2007 - 8:19 am:   Edit Post

I believe the 5 pin cable plugs into your external power supply, which would then plug into the amp of your choosing.

Anyway, I love Glockenklang. They are high end German made amps/cabs. Very pure sounding - a perfect compliment for Alembics because they will let you hear exactly how the bass sounds.

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