Custom Benavente build pics.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fivestringdan, Jun 11, 2012.


  1. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

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    I never get the opportunity to do this but Chris was gracious to send a few pictures of the neck and fingerboard.

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    When complete it will look like I think the first DCD 7 string!

    Purple heart top, birdseye board, swamp ash body.

    I am very excited to be owning a Benavente again. Chris is one of the best luthiers in the world and I can't wait.
  2. LutherHeggs00

    LutherHeggs00 Supporting Member

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    Subscribed. I love watching the whole process.

    I owned a Bennie once - a Vintage Vortex 5'ver. I sold it. What a stoopid, stoopid mistake.
  3. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL A Hard Rockin Lover of GREENBURST Supporting Member

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    The waiting game! The build pics are fun to go back and look at after you have bonded with your custom instrument. Congrats, I hope it brings you much happiness upon its completion. :cool:
  4. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

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    Same, I had a 219B and loved it. I can't remember why I sold it because it was an unreal instrument. Is that birdseye not sick! Exactly what I wanted.



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  6. jasonmasters

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    Once yours is done I'll be ordering the second DCD 7 =p
  7. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

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  8. jasonmasters

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    He's building me a 7 string fretless scd right now. One at a time =)
  9. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

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    Ah, he maybe building both in the same batch so we should take delivery around the same time. I'm glad you went with Chris. He is very cool guy and a hell of a builder.
  10. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Thou shall not F*** up the groove Supporting Member

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    Nice pictures mate! You sure have a unique bass! Benavente basses are awesome!
  11. jasonmasters

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    Yeah I don't imagine I'll ever own another bass brand at this point. a fretted and fretless benavente 7 seems like a pretty unbeatable combo!
  12. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

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    Aluminum nut? Yeah or nay?

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  13. LutherHeggs00

    LutherHeggs00 Supporting Member

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    I like the look much better than the brass ones he uses (it matches the strings), but does it effect sound/vibration transmission? If not, then go for it.
  14. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

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    Yeah I think it looks great! Since the bridge is the same material I figured it wouldn't affect the sound in a negative way.
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    fivestringdan Supporting Member

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  16. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Thou shall not F*** up the groove Supporting Member

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    Looks promising so far!! :hyper: To get back at the aluminum nut : I can't really give an opion about it, since I'm not familiar with it. I do now on the other hand that a brass nut would let the bass sound clearer.
  17. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

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    I guess we'll have to see when it's complete because I changed the nut to aluminum.



  18. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Supporting Member

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    That is some nice Birdseye on that fingerboard!
  19. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

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    I think so too Cliff thanks. :D

    I'm a big fan of your instruments please keep up the good work.



  20. jasonmasters

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    Hey Dan! I thought I'd ease the pain of waiting and send you some pics of yours!

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  21. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

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    Sick! Thank you Jason!

    More pics from Chris.


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