Club Bordwell Part 3

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  1. smperry

    smperry Moderator Supporting Member

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  2. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

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  3. spade2you

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    Woot!


    Any opinions on pickups for a fretless 6 stringparallel chamber with TI Jazz flats? I'm thinking P-MM, but haven't really gotten too far. I have a top and fingerboard selected, but I'll keep things a surprise. This'll most likely be after the fanned 7.
  4. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Supporting Member

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    Fanned 7 - fretless - no lines!!!! :bassist:
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  6. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002

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    Did the guy who ordered it ask for a matching set of earplugs, fingerweights, and a blindfold as well? :D
  7. spade2you

    spade2you

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    Something about unlined and fanned gives me nightmares. :eek:
  8. Tslicebass

    Tslicebass Supporting Member

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    I have dreams of owning a 5 string Fretted (tuned E-C) Parallel Chamber in the future. I was thinking of going with a Dual Coil in the bridge position and a piezo bridge.
  9. spade2you

    spade2you

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    A DC (Nordstrand I'm assuming) is a pretty versatile pickup when you throw in a 3 way switch. The piezo gives the sound of a neck pickup, but a slightly different dynamic. Would you be going with an Audere pre?

    I think piezo and perhaps a Bass Mute would be a good idea in my case.
  10. scottm

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    I just wanted to say that this latest batch of basses is looking pretty awesome Cliff!

    -ScottM
  11. spade2you

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    More updates in The News.
  12. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

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    Bummer... mine's not in it this week. :)
  13. anezthes

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    Love that ziricote top. Amazing!
  14. spade2you

    spade2you

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    Give it a couple days. ;)
  15. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

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    I know, he emailed me. :)
  16. TapyTap

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    Man, I just love the look of a SCB 4-string. :cool:

    Those Ziricote tops in the "News" don't look too bad either!
  17. AaronHuff

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    Does anybody here have a CB with a Pink Ivory fretboard, pickup covers, etc.? I'm wondering how the coloring holds up over time, and what it looks like after it oxidizes a bit.
  18. spade2you

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    If you don't get a response here, since I think there might have been only one CB with pink ivory, perhaps try the Elrick group. I think there's also a guy with pink ivory.
  19. AaronHuff

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    Well, after a little bit of a delay, I'm back on the list! It's still a while off, but I think I have most of the details worked out:

    5-string Ball-Bass, tuned E-A-D-G-C

    Dimensions
    Scale length: 34"
    Neck shape: Oval
    Thickness at 1st: .85" (standard)
    Width at nut: Standard
    String spacing at Bridge: 19mm
    Body thickness: 1.525" (required for battery)

    Construction
    Neck: Modern
    Fingerboard: Honduras Rosewood
    Fingerboard Radius: 16”
    Nut: Stabilized Ebony
    Full faced top: Yes

    Body woods
    Top: Curly Makore
    Maple accent veneer
    Core: Walnut
    Headstock Plate: Curly Makore
    Contol cover: Walnut

    Hardware
    Color: Chrome bridge and tuners, black knobs
    Bridge: Hipshot style “A”
    Tuners: Hipshot Ultralite
    Truss rod: two-way adjustable
    Fretted
    Strap buttons
    Output: 1/4" face mount

    Electronics
    Pickups: Nordstrand Big Split (neck), DC (bridge)
    Pickup covers: Curly Makore
    Preamp: Aguilar 3-band w/passive tone
    Controls: master vol, blend, passive tone, bass, mid, treble
    Switches: active/passive, mid frequency, coil tap for DC
  20. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

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    Here's mine...

    5 String Ball-Bass

    Dimensions
    Scale length: 34
    Neck shape: Oval
    Thickness at 1st: .810(thin)
    Width at nut: Standard
    String spacing at Bridge: 19mm
    Body thickness: 1.525(required for battery)

    Construction
    Neck: Classic (Maple)
    Fingerboard: Stabilized Birdseye Maple
    Fingerboard Radius: 16"
    Nut: Stabilized Ebony
    Full faced top: Yes

    Body woods
    Top: Walnut 53
    Core: Ash
    Back: None
    Headstock Plate: Walnut 53
    Cavity cover: Ash

    Hardware
    Color: Black
    Bridge: Hipshot style "A"
    Tuners: UltraLites
    Truss rod: two-way adjustable
    Fretted: 24
    Strap locks: Dunlop
    Output: 1/4" Side mount

    Electronics
    Pickups: Aero J 5's
    Preamp: Aguilar 3-band w/ passive tone
    Controls: Two rows:
    V(P/P Active Passive)/blend/passive tone
    Treble/Mid/Bass

    [​IMG]
  21. spade2you

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    Another one already?! ;) Not that I can talk since I'll probably be looking at ordering the fanned 7 in about 6 months or so.

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