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mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 5011
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, December 28, 2007 - 8:17 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Fell. I've been collecting some pictures of your bass construction. Here's a few:

assembly

assembly

assembly

It's starting to take shape.
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 5013
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 12:18 pm:   Edit Post

The body is getting glued to the neck in the pipe clamps right now:
assembly
bassjigga
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Username: bassjigga

Post Number: 279
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 1:04 pm:   Edit Post

Wow I like this piece of Coco bolo!
bassman10096
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Username: bassman10096

Post Number: 1052
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 2:37 pm:   Edit Post

Nice! Lots of color and dynamic swirls and shapes.
artswork99
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Username: artswork99

Post Number: 252
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 2:45 pm:   Edit Post

Oh, how sweet that piece of Coco bolo is! Quite psychedelic. Thanks for sharing the construction Fell and enjoy the process!
lbpesq
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2818
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 4:28 pm:   Edit Post

Great piece of cocobolo! Welcome to the swirly club!

Bill, tgo
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1056
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 5:44 pm:   Edit Post

That is gonna look amazing when it's all sprayed up.
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5930
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, January 04, 2008 - 5:57 am:   Edit Post

Wow!
legwag
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Username: legwag

Post Number: 1
Registered: 1-2008
Posted on Friday, January 04, 2008 - 7:34 am:   Edit Post

Thanks so much Mica for posting these pictures and to everyone for their comments. I am getting so excited, the bass is going to look (and sound) so great! And I love that piece of coco bolo!
Fell
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5941
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, January 05, 2008 - 7:41 pm:   Edit Post

Congrats Fell! And welcome to the board!
briant
Junior
Username: briant

Post Number: 38
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Sunday, January 06, 2008 - 6:26 pm:   Edit Post

Wow. That already looks amazing with no finish on it!
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 1558
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, January 07, 2008 - 4:55 am:   Edit Post

Fantistic wood Fell. And welcome to the forum from Scotland.

graeme
psychicpet
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 1-2008
Posted on Monday, January 14, 2008 - 12:50 am:   Edit Post

what a top!!!!
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 5058
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 5:11 pm:   Edit Post

Your bass was in carving recently:
carving

carving

carving
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6029
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 5:32 pm:   Edit Post

Nice heart omega!!
5stringho
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Username: 5stringho

Post Number: 196
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 7:08 am:   Edit Post

Hey, Fell!

That's gotta be about the most AWESOME piece of cocobolo I've seen. Congratulations! She's gonna be a BEEEEUTEEEE!!

Enjoy, Mike, tho
bassman10096
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Username: bassman10096

Post Number: 1061
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Friday, January 18, 2008 - 3:37 am:   Edit Post

Great contrast and figuring on that top! Wow! I can't wait to see more.
Bill (the other one)
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 5098
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, February 01, 2008 - 6:35 pm:   Edit Post

This was from yesterday while your bass was getting preset:
preset
That's when we level the fingerboard and install the frets. Then it's back to finish for the rest of the polyester clear coats.
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 5102
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, February 01, 2008 - 7:02 pm:   Edit Post

But wait, there's more from tonight:
herdeg_spray1.jpg
see how it just "pops" with the finish on it.
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 1611
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2008 - 10:27 am:   Edit Post

That top is outrageous!! I love it.

graeme
georgie_boy
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Username: georgie_boy

Post Number: 353
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2008 - 10:36 am:   Edit Post

Have to agree 120% with Jacko!
Geez, the whole bass looks and, will sound just awesome with these woods.
Yet again I ask------why not Series electronics if one goes this far??
Just my 0.02$
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 5112
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 1:59 pm:   Edit Post

Darn broken picture link! Again for your viewing pleasure:
spray
artswork99
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Username: artswork99

Post Number: 277
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 2:45 pm:   Edit Post

Beautiful! Congratulations Fell.
briant
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Username: briant

Post Number: 96
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 7:18 pm:   Edit Post

Hotness. Pure hotness.

Something I would LOVE to do: A/B your bass against the custom Rogue that is currently being built for me. We have the same neck recipe and the same basic electronics package. I'm really really curious how much difference the body/top woods make. I seem to recall talking to Susan really early on about that and her saying on the neck through basses the body/top woods don't make nearly as big an impact. Still do - just not as much as on a set neck or bolt on.
legwag
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Username: legwag

Post Number: 2
Registered: 1-2008
Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 7:44 am:   Edit Post

Hi Mica,

Thanks agian for posting these beautiful pictures. The word on the street (i.e. from Peter) is that the bass may be ready fairly soon. Do you happen to have any new pictures that show the progress?

Thanks again,
Fell
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 5306
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, May 16, 2008 - 4:03 pm:   Edit Post

Fell's already got the bass in hand, but a finished picture is always good to share for the followers of the construction process:
done
I'm in love with the grain radiating from the treble pickup.
bassjigga
Advanced Member
Username: bassjigga

Post Number: 327
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Friday, May 16, 2008 - 4:04 pm:   Edit Post

I love this one. Might be one of my favorite pieces of coco bolo.
robinc
Junior
Username: robinc

Post Number: 12
Registered: 5-2008
Posted on Friday, May 16, 2008 - 5:34 pm:   Edit Post

that top is insane! Congrats, Fell

-Robin
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6572
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, May 16, 2008 - 8:10 pm:   Edit Post

Great bass! Wild top!
dadabass2001
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Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 898
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 9:30 am:   Edit Post

That has to be one of the "busiest" pieces of coco bolo I've ever seen. You're gonna get some great comments and attention with this weapon in your arsenal.
Congrats,
Mike
hifiguy
Intermediate Member
Username: hifiguy

Post Number: 164
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Monday, February 16, 2009 - 10:48 pm:   Edit Post

Luscious. Gorgeous. Completely Insane. Play her long and well.
briant
Advanced Member
Username: briant

Post Number: 267
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 12:24 am:   Edit Post

Hotness.

I'd love to A/B that with my Rogue 5 to see if the tops make any sort of significant difference. I know with Alembics the neck woods are dominant - but I'm curious with so much similar if the top has a slight affect. Both my Alembics have Signature electronics and they do sound different with everything flat - I'm guessing that's the ebony in the neck on the 5 string.

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