Doublecut doodle poll - VOTE PLEASE!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BeeTL, Oct 30, 2013.


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Pick one, please!

  1. Double-cut

    20 vote(s)
    18.2%
  2. Jazzen-backer

    72 vote(s)
    65.5%
  3. Back to the drawing board

    18 vote(s)
    16.4%
  1. BeeTL

    BeeTL Supporting Member

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    EDITED with updated drawings:

    For a second original design, I keep coming back either an LP double-cut for bass or a "Jazzenbacker".

    Both would fit in a standard case.

    What say you?

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  2. wild4oldcars

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    your jazzenbacker reminds me of the ibanez black eagle with those horn swirls. very cool. might look a tad out of balance tho, maybe too small.
  3. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member

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    Jazzen-backer!

    I really like the idea, the top horn is still long enough to avoid neck-dive, and the concept is pretty cool. I'd like to see how that will turn out.
  4. jbd5015

    jbd5015 Cool cars & Bass guitars Supporting Member

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    definitely do the jazzenbacker. any further thoughts on the finishing details on that hybrid?

    i would guess this would be more along the lines of a 4004? more contour and no binding or pick-guards? its a great shape and the right top would make it cool without guards, but i think a solid color might make a guard of some sort work well.

    regardless, id bind the neck if i had the choice haha...thatll be sweet!!
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  6. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

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    Jazzenbacker

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  7. xUptheIronsx

    xUptheIronsx Conform or Be Cast Out.... Gold Supporting Member

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    I am seeing the double cut in black, with white binding? Looks like a cross between a Les Paul, Gibson Grabber, and SG. I like how it sort of takes the best of all of these shapes. If you don't use it, I might think about Borrowing it from you down the road to sue on my own custom idea
  8. Basshappi

    Basshappi

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    Do both, make the LP a short scale.
  9. BeeTL

    BeeTL Supporting Member

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    I've the refined the double cut a bit more so the cutaways are more in the Florentine style, and I really like it.

    I need to draw Jazzen-backer to scale and will probably may refine the treble side lower bout a bit more to evoke the NR T-Bird shape.

    We'll see how that goes...it may be more of a Thunderbacker by the time I'm done.

    I'll probably update the first post over the weekend.

    :)
  10. maxiegrant

    maxiegrant Bassist in Transition Supporting Member

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    That is just a really sweet looking instrument. I may have to run one down someday.
  11. wild4oldcars

    wild4oldcars

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    sweet? really? well, to each his own, I think it looks like a cheapo Chinese ric copy. id be happier running one over than running one down. Imo of course.
  12. BeeTL

    BeeTL Supporting Member

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    EDITED post #1 with updated drawings.
  13. ejaggers

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    I vote Jazzen as well

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  14. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Don't just TalkBASS - PlayBASS! Supporting Member

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    The first one brought this to mind.

    Now that I look at both drawing more, I see both concepts combined in it.
  15. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Don't just TalkBASS - PlayBASS! Supporting Member

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    For those visually challenged! :D
  16. BeeTL

    BeeTL Supporting Member

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    With the revision to the drawing, I'm thinking ThuNdeRbacker may be more appropriate now.

    Capitalized n & r for non-reverse.

    :)
  17. wild4oldcars

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    idk if its just me, but no matter how hard I try, I see zero tbird likeness in the thunderbacker (still a jazzenbacker to me). maybe im just not accustomed to nr tbirds, but idk. its still a really really cool body design, BeeTL. should the building urge call upon me someday, this would certainly be a contender :)
  18. BeeTL

    BeeTL Supporting Member

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    I'm sure the influence is subtle, but the NR TBird has a very pronounced offset black-widow hourglass shape with straighter lines than the Jazz bass.

    The bass-side upper bout and treble-side lower bout reflect those elements.
  19. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Don't just TalkBASS - PlayBASS! Supporting Member

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    I think the original drawings should stay with the original post and subsequent drawings added as new postings because comments that have been posted in response to your various previous drawings are no longer relevant anymore, confusing the decision processes going on here. :meh:

    The earlier drawings that are missing now would have been useful to compare with the updates you are replacing them with.
  20. BeeTL

    BeeTL Supporting Member

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    Makes sense...sorry about that.

    Here you go:

    Double-cut V.1
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    Double-cut V.2
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    ThuNdeRbacker V.1
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    ThuNdeRbacker V.2
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    ThuNdeRbacker V.3
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  21. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Don't just TalkBASS - PlayBASS! Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Brad, much appreciated. How about trying a graft of the horns of the Double-cut V.2 with the main body of the ThuNdeRbacker V.1, that may look pretty nice. :cool:

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