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bigbass
Intermediate Member
Username: bigbass

Post Number: 114
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, November 08, 2006 - 11:33 am:   Edit Post

Thank you, Adriaan, for the post and the visuals. That's a real artistic and clever looking tailpiece. Nothing is late in this regard.
tbrannon
Senior Member
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 408
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 4:30 pm:   Edit Post

Am I the only one dying for an update on this one?

It's none of my business, but enquiring minds want to know.... =)
bigbass
Intermediate Member
Username: bigbass

Post Number: 118
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 1:12 pm:   Edit Post

Spock....Help me....Help me Spock!


(We are waiting for sample mock up drawings of the tailpiece for further direction)
to_81_0190
Member
Username: to_81_0190

Post Number: 59
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 - 2:41 am:   Edit Post

I'm looking forward to watching next update on this one too!

Toshiaki
bigbass
Intermediate Member
Username: bigbass

Post Number: 119
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 9:22 am:   Edit Post

Hmmm....Everyone is getting hungry. What a wonderful omen. Thank you Spock!
zach
Junior
Username: zach

Post Number: 25
Registered: 4-2007
Posted on Sunday, June 03, 2007 - 4:05 am:   Edit Post

beautiful bass, although I dread to think how long it will take to tune!
bigbass
Intermediate Member
Username: bigbass

Post Number: 120
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 - 11:35 am:   Edit Post

I actually think it would only be a few moments.
811952
Senior Member
Username: 811952

Post Number: 1136
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Friday, September 14, 2007 - 6:19 pm:   Edit Post

I'm ready to see this pup completed! Beautiful instrument so far. Stunning.
bigbass
Intermediate Member
Username: bigbass

Post Number: 122
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2007 - 12:09 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks for the gingered "push"!! The tail piece is being created into a model at this time. There will probably be something new to see in a few days to weeks. I, too, can hardly wait.
bigbass
Intermediate Member
Username: bigbass

Post Number: 123
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, March 31, 2008 - 11:55 am:   Edit Post

Any sign of progress? Anyone cought any fish...ah...birds or tailpieces?
briant
Intermediate Member
Username: briant

Post Number: 163
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, March 31, 2008 - 5:42 pm:   Edit Post

I'd forgotten all about this one! That is so terribly cool. The neck is gi-huge-ic!
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 5272
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 6:44 pm:   Edit Post

David and I have been talking on the phone, but I haven't updated the Club yet. Here's a picture of the tailpiece yesterday:
tailpiece

And today it's mounted on the bass for testing the custom wound strings:
tailpiece

So we're still hashing out the finish on the tailpiece. It will be goldplated along with the rest of the hardware, but instead of a big shiny mirror, we are thinking of either a hammered or engraved design. Also, I think a bevelled edge would look cool. Whatever we do, we want to get the decision made soon so this bass can be born!
artswork99
Advanced Member
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 331
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 6:52 pm:   Edit Post

Wow!
tbrannon
Senior Member
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 715
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 10:36 pm:   Edit Post

That tailpiece is not at all what I expected- and yet I totally dig it.
briant
Intermediate Member
Username: briant

Post Number: 170
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 12:08 am:   Edit Post

That looks bad friggin' ass!! Love it!
jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 1734
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 12:57 am:   Edit Post

Wow, I'd almost forgotten about this bass. That's an amazing looking tailpiece and as Toby has said, not at all what we expected after the last discussions.

Graeme
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 5290
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Monday, April 28, 2008 - 12:54 pm:   Edit Post

Another in-prgress shot of the tailpiece:
tailpiece
bigbass
Intermediate Member
Username: bigbass

Post Number: 124
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 7:59 am:   Edit Post

Ahhh....Thank you. I needed that!
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 5326
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, June 13, 2008 - 5:07 pm:   Edit Post

This is the sample of the hammer finish on a scrap tailpiece:
hammer time
The tines show you why the hammering has to come first!

We're getting a blank all hammered up for you, and we'll machine your final tailpiece from it.
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 5570
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 5:12 pm:   Edit Post

We reworked the tailpiece shape (again!), and all the parts were sent to the plater this week:
hardware

hardware

hardware

Love the hammered look. It's on the face of the bridgeblock, the tailpiece and the bridge rails.

Pickups are in spray:
pickups
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 7054
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 6:30 pm:   Edit Post

A hammered bridge block; now how cool is that!
artswork99
Senior Member
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 466
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 6:47 pm:   Edit Post

Very nice! So many stunning features. Destined to become a COTM.
2400wattman
Senior Member
Username: 2400wattman

Post Number: 589
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 6:48 pm:   Edit Post

Smashing!!
crgaston
Senior Member
Username: crgaston

Post Number: 470
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 6:52 pm:   Edit Post

(rimshot)

Nice one, Adam!

And great bass! Can't wait to see it finished!
2400wattman
Senior Member
Username: 2400wattman

Post Number: 590
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 12:43 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Charles, I wasn't even HAMMERED when I thunk it up!
funkyjazzjunky
Intermediate Member
Username: funkyjazzjunky

Post Number: 190
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 1:25 pm:   Edit Post

A piece of art takes shape

I cannot wait to see this bass
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 5578
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 7:33 pm:   Edit Post

You haven't seen this shiny for a while:
spray
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 7065
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 7:43 pm:   Edit Post

Beautiful!
jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 1921
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 1:02 am:   Edit Post

Beautiful indeed. I'm getting jealous again ;-)

Graeme
bigbass
Intermediate Member
Username: bigbass

Post Number: 125
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 1:11 pm:   Edit Post

Wow! Amazing and beautiful plus. Wonders never cease. What a great angle shot of the back. With all that visual depth, what does the front now look like? It is very exciting to know this instrument is moving ahead. Thank you.

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