Originally Posted by kris pung
Got the bass back from my tech today and I'm really happy with how it turned out.
I just now saw this Kris -
Really nice build! Love the way you finished it - kind of a tiger/zebra antigua look! And you did a super job of composing the grain pattern. How did you manage to get the lower neck flange to nearly match the body grain? I know you are probably less inclined to keep working on it now that it's built-up, but I could definitely see some of that body finish on the neck/headstock. As in, the same dark halo going lengthwise on the edges, leaving the center wood exposed and full dark on the headstock back and edges w/the face left as is. (sorry- ignore me I'm just excited!) It looks like you positioned the upper strap button on the back of the horn - I did that on both the Steinbacker and the Supersonic and I love it there both visually and functionally. Is it passive or active, and if so what type of preamp did you use? And strings? I bet it sounds/plays great! Also - who did your headstock decal? I've had great difficulty finding someone who does quality water-slide decals and can deal with creative design issues.
To me the build process is creative, challenging and fun, and the final product is a reward that expands/inspires your own creativity as a musician. Rock on!
My Supersonic should arrive next week from Pat Wilkins - psyched!