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Username: bassconbeatz

Post Number: 6
Registered: 11-2007
Posted on Wednesday, April 09, 2014 - 7:25 pm:   Edit Post

Just curious of the history of my baby. It's pretty new. Certificate state it was completed 5/15/13 but the serial number indicates it was built in 2011. Any information provided is greatly appreciated.
Username: bassconbeatz

Post Number: 7
Registered: 11-2007
Posted on Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 5:42 pm:   Edit Post

Some pics of my black and gold beauty.

Username: bassconbeatz

Post Number: 8
Registered: 11-2007
Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 8:51 pm:   Edit Post

Lovin this this thing

Username: mica

Post Number: 8451
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 3:40 pm:   Edit Post

This is a funny one! The original owner bought a few variations on this theme, and production was held on a couple of the last ones to see if he wanted any changes. At one point, this was going to have plated hardware, so the serial number was issued when the hardware was made and prepped for plating, but that changed, along with a bunch of other stuff. Anyway, here's what is in the file:

Orion 5-string bass
OLB5 11C14187
top: whitest possible Flame Maple
accent: Walnut pinstripe
body: Mahogany as orange as possible
neck: 5-piece Maple with 4 Walnut pinstripes
scale: 34" long
fingerboard: Ebony 1.75 x 2.93
side markers: aluminum dots
inlays: mother of pearl ovals
finish: solid black*
truss rod cover: brass, signed on underside by Ron
pickups: MXY56
controls: Signature
originally made for: Bass Central, FL as a custom order
birthday: May 15, 2013

*The finish was changed to opaque black in December of 2012.

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