Deathstroke Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by drivenmore, Jul 30, 2013.


  1. drivenmore

    drivenmore

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    So I was stopping in at a local pawn shop and came across a wonderful-playing 5 string Dean Sledgehammer for $230. Figured "what the hell?" And picked her up. On the way home, I started thinking "what I can I do to really make this a fun bass?" That's when I decided to give her a new paint job. I've recently become a comic book nut again after many years, so thought I'd try something to bring my two hobbies together :) ImageUploadedByTalkBass1375230672.076782.jpg ImageUploadedByTalkBass1375230682.889154.jpg
  2. drivenmore

    drivenmore

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  3. MMatFoCBass

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    Dat Paint job!

    Congratulations!
  4. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

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    Nice touch with the truss rod cover. What's next? A Robin-themed short scale? :D
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  6. cjmodulus

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    Nice! Excellent choice of character to base it off of too- deathstroke the terminator is a boss!
  7. Rich McCoy

    Rich McCoy

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    Don't tell the Teen Titans.
  8. Woodsbass

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    My project is getting ready for some a**-kicking.

    Bring it on, Deathstroke.

    - Nightwing

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  9. pklima

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    Nice. I know nothing about Deathstroke (though it sounds like the nickname of a really terrible golf player), but that does look like a really fun bass.

    How'd you do the colors on the fingerboard? And the huge sparkles in the middle of the body?
  10. Lublin

    Lublin Supporting Member

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    I wholeheartedly approve.

    Outstanding.
  11. drivenmore

    drivenmore

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    Thanks for the compliments :). I essentially used a blue and an orange spray paint over the whole bass, then covered it all with multiple layers of polyurethane, including the neck.

    The shiny middle part is actually a sequined fabric that I bought for use in my Deathstroke costume for Comic Con.

    Geek alert. ImageUploadedByTalkBass1375269235.721838.jpg
  12. Woodsbass

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    This thread has finally given me the push I needed to get started on my Nightwing bass.

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  13. Doodaddy

    Doodaddy Supporting Member

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    Not super sure what I'm looking at here, but I am confident it is mega cool.
  14. darkstorm

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    You painted the fretbaord to I see. How well is that goiung to hold up before worn thru several places? Any effect on sound? The time I tried a epoxied rosewood board bass I felt it had robbed the bass of woodier tone rosewood is known for.
  15. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks Supporting Member

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    well its no deadpool, but its still pretty rad!
  16. Woodsbass

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    Well, I'm making the decals sometime next week (heading to Quebec for a little vacation). I just made up some paper outlines to get the idea of what it would look like, and to figure out where to place the decals.

    The scotch tape isn't staying. ;)
  17. drivenmore

    drivenmore

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    Go Nightwing bass! :)

    As for the neck, I continue to poly it and will do so continually, so I don't expect too many problems (considering this also won't be my workhorse bass). As the neck and fingerboard are maple, I'm not hearing any real negative sound changes when I play.

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