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My First Build "The Continental"

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by seedubs, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. seedubs

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    it all started when my hero's started playing high end custom basses. when i had saved up as much money as i thought basses of this quality would cost, i quickly realized the only way i would ever own one was to build it myself. did lots of research and came to the conclusion i would try and utilize the best elements of the best custom basses available. see if you can guess what the two biggest influences were.
    the neck is a 7 ply laminate including rock Maple, Purple Heart and one Macassar Ebony stringer down the middle with an Ebony fret board and head stock.it is a "radius" tone block consisting of rock Maple and Purple Heart. The body is Swamp Ash with a Claro Walnut highly figured top from Southern California.
    The duel stack Pickups were custom wound by Kerry Nordstrand with passive/active electronics by Pope.
    All other hardware was provided by Hipshot. The Bass is to be enjoyed with a Cuban Cigar and 24 yr old single Malt. Hense the name "The Continental" thanks for checking out my first build. P.S. I did have a great master to keep me out of trouble.
    Finished shots- https://www.icloud.com/photostream/#A3G4TcsmGo2ehW;9034A22D-7D08-4243-BF32-DBCF7B1436EC
  2. Zwieke

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    Beautiful!
    I especially love the way the scarf joint came out on the back!
  3. M0ses

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    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm that is a nice piece of walnut.
  4. pfox14

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    Very beautiful bass. Congrats. Love the purple heart in the laminated neck.
  5. seedubs

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    Thanks guys! Ill Post Some Clips Soon.
  6. kaoskater08

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    Very nice bass! That walnut is BEAUTIFUL.
  7. haas

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    Beauty
  8. HaMMerHeD

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  9. seedubs

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    Is the age of selfies. It slipped in there.apologies
  10. pudgychef

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    looks great! How does it feel?
  11. seedubs

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    It is sooo buddery. way nicer than anticipated. still adjusting to the expanded tonal variety. my technique is improving as a result. records great too. It sounds sorta like i thought it would . darker than expected but im still exploring the vast filters in the pope system. almost too much control.

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