Any Bass Custom Shop

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Smallmouth_Bass, Sep 17, 2013.


  1. Smallmouth_Bass

    Smallmouth_Bass Supporting Member

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    If you could build a bass from favourite parts of any manufacturer, what would your custom shop bass be?

    (e.g., neck shape, size, finish, woods, electronics, headstock shape, weight, etc...)
  2. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    My Sadowsky 25th Anniversary Modern 5-24 and Fodera Viceroy 5 fall in that category.

    Common to both:

    Mahogany body
    Figured Koa top
    Ebony 'board
    Bolt-on maple neck
    Humbucking pickups

    Sadowsky features:

    Sadowsky preamp
    Sadowsky jazz pickups
    Semi-chambered body

    Fodera features:

    Fodera/Pope preamp
    Fodera/Duncan pickups
    Solid, one-piece body
  3. musicman4gigs

    musicman4gigs

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    were can i get bass plex d.
  4. Smallmouth_Bass

    Smallmouth_Bass Supporting Member

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    I think I would go with:

    32" - 35" fan fret Dingwall (SJ5 headstock)
    Medium thin bolt-on neck, with the satin/gloss finish of a 2008 Fender MIA P
    18mm string spacing at the bridge
    Fender Roscoe Beck electronics
    Brazilian rosewood fingerboard
    Maple neck
    Light, chambered downsized Jazz body (probably alder or ash)
    Total weight 8 lbs
    White finish
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  6. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I don't know of any shops that PLEK basses not made by them, although some may exist. Lakland and Fodera have PLEK machines.
  7. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Casting out the nines Supporting Member

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    Mike Lull will.

    http://mikelull.com/site/repairs.html
  8. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

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    I'd probably go with Dingwall.

    Maybe a "hybrid-scale" 33"-36" Super P with an additional P pickup at the bridge. Basic ash with a maple neck and fretboard, either 3TSB or Natural.
  9. awilkie84

    awilkie84

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    Honestly? Everything I want falls into a Spector.

    USA built
    5 string ReBop body (fully carved & contoured, as opposed to the stock bolt-on USA bass) in gloss bahama blue quilted maple
    Routed for Reverse EMG P5 (not the soapbar model) & Jazz in the bridge
    EMG BQC pre-amp @ 9V
    Birds-eye maple neck with black MoP inlays & body-matched heel
    Legend style headstock & brass nut
    Chrome hardware with those Dunlop strap locks that are flush with the body

    I really wish I knew how to use photoshop. lol It's going to be YEARS before I can afford something like that, and I think it would be a challenge to convince Spector to build it.

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