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mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 8288
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2014 - 2:20 pm:   Edit Post

15018

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On my monitor the color is somewhere between these two pictures, but the vibrancy is what you see in the one on the carpet. Despite the tinges to the blue hue in the images, there is no purple or green. I just blocked out the routes with black as I found them distracting.

It looks amazing!
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11529
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2014 - 2:26 pm:   Edit Post

It's gorgeous!
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 8289
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2014 - 2:26 pm:   Edit Post

There are reflections of the handle of my monopod on the left face of the bass.
flpete1uw
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Username: flpete1uw

Post Number: 392
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2014 - 2:57 pm:   Edit Post

Wow, it looks like ripples of water that Orca can swim though and ride playfully on their wakes!
Very soothing look
Pete
moongerm
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Username: moongerm

Post Number: 31
Registered: 8-2013
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2014 - 3:19 pm:   Edit Post

Sweet!
mario_farufyno
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Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 1068
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2014 - 4:40 pm:   Edit Post

wow, Mica, this is amazing!
zomnius
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Username: zomnius

Post Number: 24
Registered: 9-2013
Posted on Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 3:31 am:   Edit Post

beautifull

(saving, saving)
hammer
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Username: hammer

Post Number: 572
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 5:02 pm:   Edit Post

The blue is just electric. Good things do come to those patient enough to wait.
rjmsteel
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Username: rjmsteel

Post Number: 233
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 7:19 pm:   Edit Post

Rusty, I think you have some new Blue to review!

Looks great.
rustyg61
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Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1328
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 9:07 pm:   Edit Post

Yes Richard, indeed I do! While the new blue is under review, I will reserve my judgment until I determine the hue. While Mica assures me this color is not true, I have no doubt it will make me "Woo Hoo!"
rustyg61
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Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1329
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 7:08 pm:   Edit Post

So after talking to Mica & playing with some photo filters, she tells me this is closer to the color of the bass & I love it! It is getting clear coat now, so the next round of pictures should be pretty spectacular! I can't wait!

sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3648
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 7:26 pm:   Edit Post

That looks wonderful Rusty !
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11538
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Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 7:39 pm:   Edit Post

Agreed!
rustyg61
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Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1330
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - 12:10 am:   Edit Post

Thanks guys!
georgie_boy
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Username: georgie_boy

Post Number: 1091
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Monday, October 06, 2014 - 11:28 am:   Edit Post

send it over here!!!!!!
rustyg61
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Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1340
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Monday, October 06, 2014 - 1:14 pm:   Edit Post

I wish I could bring it to Scotland George, but if you ever come to Texas you can play it!
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 8291
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Monday, October 06, 2014 - 7:24 pm:   Edit Post

I got a new camera. Things like basses look better already!

15018

15018

15018


Some of the clear back of the neck catching up now, and the mask removed from the logo. Remember, these are work-in-progress shots, so don't worry about the shiny vs dull areas - it's looking awesome!
rustyg61
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Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1341
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Monday, October 06, 2014 - 8:05 pm:   Edit Post

OH MY GOD MICA!!!!!!!!! I am honestly at a loss for words!!!!!! These are the pictures I've been waiting for!!!! It is absolutely stunning!!!!! It literally takes my breath away!!!! I'm SO glad the Aqua center didn't work out, this is perfect with the Orca!!! It's a good thing you didn't have it painted when I was out there in July, if I saw this in person I would hug you so hard I would probably break you!! WOW!!! Just WOW,WOW,WOW!!!! Please tell Bob he has outdone himself on this one, he hit it way out of the park!!!! The scary part is that it is only going to get better when it is complete! David (5a_quilt_top) was right, "Perfection" Realized!!!!
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 4246
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 12:58 am:   Edit Post

Another beautiful bass on the way to completion.
hammer
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Username: hammer

Post Number: 580
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 6:35 am:   Edit Post

The front lam of the headstock is just incredible. Although I'm pretty much a natural wood guy, I can't get over how impressive the neck looks against the blue maple back. Wow! I'd really need to rethink a new build if I was doing one.
flpete1uw
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Username: flpete1uw

Post Number: 404
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 9:09 am:   Edit Post

Rusty,
I like your choice in keeping neck natural. Is that a standard size Ebony lamenent? This Bass looks like it's going to Roar!

Pete
5a_quilt_top
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Username: 5a_quilt_top

Post Number: 372
Registered: 6-2012
Posted on Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 11:23 am:   Edit Post

How much blue?

None more blue.

FWIW: I thought the first attempt was incredible.

Dood - this version is more than worth the extra time & effort.

It really does look like a "ripple in still water when there is no pebble tossed..."- especially the headstock lam.
pauldo
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Username: pauldo

Post Number: 1290
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 12:57 pm:   Edit Post

liquidy goodness
rustyg61
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Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1342
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 1:51 pm:   Edit Post

Pete, I loved this neck recipe when I saw it on Will Gunn's bass, so I decided to use it for mine & I couldn't see painting over such a beautiful combination of woods! The Ebony is extra wide (3/8") compared to the Vermillion laminates which are 9/32". The extra width in the Ebony should give it great bottom end & help balance it out with the brightness of the Quilted Maple top & back. It's hard to see in the picture but there is a pinstripe maple laminate on either side of the Ebony. Here's a close up -

groovelines
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Username: groovelines

Post Number: 775
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Thursday, October 09, 2014 - 7:10 am:   Edit Post

Hey Rusty,

When the time comes, shoot me an email to confirm the correct shipping address. wink, wink, nudge, nudge, say no more.
rustyg61
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Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1345
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Thursday, October 09, 2014 - 10:18 am:   Edit Post

Michael, I'm hoping we will have a Texas Gathering after I get my bass so you you can see it in person! I can't wait for the next round of pictures!
groovelines
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Username: groovelines

Post Number: 776
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Thursday, October 09, 2014 - 11:48 am:   Edit Post

Me, too. That would great. But as alluded to in previous post, seeing it in person is already covered. Just helping out in my small way.
rustyg61
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Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1346
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Thursday, October 09, 2014 - 12:07 pm:   Edit Post

Well, it's being shipped to Guitar Rez on an undisclosed date, so I guess you could camp out there between now & when it arrives to beat me to it! LOL!
groovelines
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Username: groovelines

Post Number: 777
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Thursday, October 09, 2014 - 12:54 pm:   Edit Post

D'oh! Well, I'm sure they could probably care for the bass better than me. Maybe... ;)
rustyg61
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Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1347
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Thursday, October 09, 2014 - 3:16 pm:   Edit Post

They are going to check & adjust the neck after it hits the Texas humidity before I pick it up.
edwardofhuncote
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Username: edwardofhuncote

Post Number: 67
Registered: 6-2014
Posted on Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 4:45 am:   Edit Post

Wow Rusty, that blue burst is amazing. Good call!
rustyg61
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Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1350
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 10:33 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Gregory!
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 3593
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 4:34 am:   Edit Post

I'm usually not turned on at all by coloured Alembics but that really is a nice blue Rusty.

Graeme
rustyg61
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Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1353
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 8:41 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Graeme!
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 4258
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 2:20 am:   Edit Post

I too would prefer a natural wood if I was having a custom build.

However I think if it was a white maple wood that was really dramatic like this one, choosing a transparent coloured finish would still allow the natural beauty of the wood to be seen. As you know I have a natural finish maple quilt Series II europa that is as dramatic as this one and I still think visually for me it's too loud and if I was was choosing the maple quilt for a new build I would have a slight brown/amber tint to tone it down.

This one is sure to stand out on stage.
rustyg61
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Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1354
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 5:25 am:   Edit Post

Jazzyvee, your Maple Series II is the bass that made me fall in love with the Europa body. Your bass is stunning! I do want mine to stand out on stage & I think it will also! I can't wait for the next round of pictures!
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 4261
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 8:27 am:   Edit Post

No doubt about it your bass will make it's presence seen and felt.
rustyg61
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Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1358
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 3:02 pm:   Edit Post

Now I need to practice harder to hone my skills & make them worthy of the attention this bass will get!
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1359
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014 - 1:29 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Mica, are they still spraying clear coat or is it in cure out yet?
moonliner
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Username: moonliner

Post Number: 279
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014 - 10:52 pm:   Edit Post

That blue is stunning! That is a gorgeous bass…. congratulations on an exquisite instrument!
rustyg61
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Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1360
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 8:44 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Keith!

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