Originally Posted by RickBlair
The German-carve looks awesome! Roger Rossmeisl would have been proud! Great colour too! Really beautiful! Can't wait to see it w/the pearl guard and all those knobs! Would love to hear this 3-EMG tone beast! I can only imagine!
The guy who made the body blank for me did a nice job with the carving. I had to do a lot of sanding and re-shaping of the points to get them the way that I wanted. It was nice to have an original Mosrite for reference.
I had spotted that paint color at the auto parts store a while back and thought it looked a lot like the original 65 Mosrite blue. Not exact, but I'll take a pic of the 2 basses together for comparison.
The bridge is functional but isn't exactly a thing of beauty, kind of like the original bridge. The bridge cover and pearloid pickguard should complete the sortofvintage look.
I tried the bass with the big band tonight and it sounds pretty huge. The low E is beefy and the high C cuts through better than my Carvin fretless. The tone sounded pretty even across all of the strings. The string spacing is taking a little getting used to - I haven't had a 5-string with Fender spacing at the bridge before but I kind of like it.
A guy was recording the rehearsal tonight for a promo of our next gig. If it sounds OK I'll post a link. I'll probably do a recording myself and put it on photobucket or youtube.