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mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 3891
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 5:13 pm:   Edit Post

Each one starts with a neck, and here's yours:
assembly
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4334
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 5:08 pm:   Edit Post

The mock up for the body shape adapted for set neck construction is:
mock-up

Note, this has the more current scupting on the Omega cutout. The original one is a bit "stubbier." just let me know which one you prefer.
keavin
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Username: keavin

Post Number: 1091
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 3:46 am:   Edit Post

this one looks interesting, havnt seen a upper horn like this in a wile...w/a set neck too!?
2400wattman
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Username: 2400wattman

Post Number: 311
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 11:12 am:   Edit Post

Other than the set neck, thatbass is old school Keavin. Dig?
keavin
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Username: keavin

Post Number: 1095
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 5:24 am:   Edit Post

Hell yeah man!
estring
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Username: estring

Post Number: 3
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 12:10 pm:   Edit Post

Hey there!
Yep,Its gonna be a set neck.I Am realy.realy,realy,realy looking forwrd to getting this bass!I got the idea to choose this shape from seeing the Greatful Dead Movie and realy dug Phil Lesh's tone and when I saw the shot of his bass(especially the soundcheck section of the film)i was floored by the sound AND look and thought"well,there's absolutely no way I can afford the Amazing Quadrophonic Series-????Pickup System,but I realy Love the fundamental Tone of their Instruments and that body shape was incredibly Beautiful!!!and,I realy dig their set neck construction.So,Voila!! best of both worlds!!
pace
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Username: pace

Post Number: 311
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 8:07 pm:   Edit Post

Congrats Chris!

Best of ALL worlds if I do say so....

so what are you planning for electronics?!?
estring
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Username: estring

Post Number: 4
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 11:12 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Pace
Thanks,Im planning on keeping it pretty simple,Im getting Essence Electronics(Vol,Pan,Filter) with a Q switch added.
pace
Advanced Member
Username: pace

Post Number: 313
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 1:27 pm:   Edit Post

Good choice Chris. IMO, If it doesnt have a Filter&Q a lot of that Alembic magic is lost....

It might be the angle of the photo, but that neck looks beefy~ how many strings?!?

I'd ask what woods are gonna be used for the body, but you might want to keep that a surprise..... Either way, all the best!
-Mike
estring
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Username: estring

Post Number: 5
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 2:12 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Mr Mike..
It's a four string,If it is to be beefy,totally ok with Me,I'm a big fan of that from
playing Upright and a fretless P-Bass for along time with that similar feel.As far as the Body,Its Mohagany for the "bass"wood and Ca,Walnut for the bodytop&Peghead laminates.I LOVE the look & sound of Walnut,it's a warm,middy
sound with lots of cut both lows and highs without being to extream eather way.
keavin
Senior Member
Username: keavin

Post Number: 1106
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Friday, March 30, 2007 - 6:26 am:   Edit Post

Question...........this is a big body Bass, is it going to be chambered ?
estring
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Username: estring

Post Number: 6
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Friday, March 30, 2007 - 12:57 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Keavin
Nope,It's gonna be a solid body,that's DEFFINETLY a great, great idea though!
-Chris
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4501
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, April 27, 2007 - 5:45 pm:   Edit Post

It's in the clamp, so I can't show you the carving details until next week, but the neck is getting glued to the body now:
neck to body
estring
Junior
Username: estring

Post Number: 16
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Friday, April 27, 2007 - 6:33 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Mica!
WOWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!! This is going to be an absolutely beautiful Bass!!
estring
Junior
Username: estring

Post Number: 19
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 12:25 am:   Edit Post

when I get this bass,I am not leaving my house for weeks because I'll be playing it so much!!!
-Chris
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4729
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 - 1:43 pm:   Edit Post

Waiting for the finish to cure before the rubout starts:
rubout
The top wood is simply gorgeous.
the_8_string_king
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Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 669
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 - 2:25 pm:   Edit Post

Wow!
byoung
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Username: byoung

Post Number: 738
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 - 6:25 pm:   Edit Post

That is really, really beautiful.
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5422
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 - 6:00 pm:   Edit Post

"Wow!" was my reaction too!
82daion
Member
Username: 82daion

Post Number: 69
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 - 6:23 pm:   Edit Post

The walnut and the body shape make for a sublime combination.

I can't wait to see it finished!
estring
Junior
Username: estring

Post Number: 21
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2007 - 1:28 am:   Edit Post

Me Too!!
estring
Junior
Username: estring

Post Number: 22
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2007 - 1:32 am:   Edit Post

Hey mica
Thanks for the photo update!WOW! this is gonna be one beautiful sounding and looking bass!!
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4824
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - 4:56 pm:   Edit Post

Chris came and picked up this bass yesterday, but here is the completed instrument for everyone else to enjoy:
done!
5stringho
Intermediate Member
Username: 5stringho

Post Number: 130
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - 5:59 pm:   Edit Post

WOW!

Gorgeous Bass, Chris! Bet she sounds as good as she looks. The walnut looks great!
Take care of her, and have YEARS of enjoyment with her! Congratzzzz!!!

Mike (the 'Ho)......
mele_aloha
Advanced Member
Username: mele_aloha

Post Number: 255
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - 8:59 pm:   Edit Post

Santa Maria!

Can we come to your house?hahaha-ah
Smart yet-warm-yet beautiful!

See ya in a few days,

Paul
the_8_string_king
Senior Member
Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 815
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2007 - 5:45 am:   Edit Post

Congrats, it looks great! And I like your control configuration!
estring
Junior
Username: estring

Post Number: 26
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Sunday, September 23, 2007 - 11:49 pm:   Edit Post

Hey
Thanks guys! IT DOES in every way sound as good as she looks.this is a truly amazing instrument!!
-Chris

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