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NBD: Stambaugh content

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rstellar13, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. rstellar13

    rstellar13 Sarcastic Panda Supporting Member

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    Hey all,
    Yesterday morning I picked up my first ever custom bass, and it is such an amazing experience and just an awesome thing to do.
    Ok, so my Stambaugh is a fully custom bass, Chris and I designed the body together, and what woods to use for the neck and body. I chose this awesome redwood to for all the awesome figuring in the grain. I went with headless because it seems so much easier and brings the weight down a lot, underneath the ramp are two nordstrand big splits.
    In total the bass weighs 7 pounds and I enjoy it a lot.
    If you would like to see all the photos of it here:

    http://s1325.photobucket.com/user/ricky_stellar/library/Stambaugh custom 5 string?sort=3&page=1

    For some reason TB won't let me upload.
  2. Splods

    Splods

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    That is very impressive, I hope you enjoy playing it.

    Are you accustomed to Headless basses? How does it feel in comparison?
  3. rstellar13

    rstellar13 Sarcastic Panda Supporting Member

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    First headless, it feels so much better and way more balanced. I love it, and the tuners are very precise.
  4. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Casting out the nines Supporting Member

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    7lbs? Wow, that's a featherweight for a fiver.

    If you want to post individual photobucket pictures, the share links make it easy.

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  5. snyderz

    snyderz Supporting Member

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    Very nice. Could you explain all the knobs and switches?
  6. mark beem

    mark beem Supporting Member

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    Congrats! Great looking bass!
  7. RLK

    RLK

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    Turned out great, rstellar13!
    I didn’t realize the inlay was going to be so big!
    I was assuming it would have to fit between the 11&12th frets.

    Is this bass chambered?
    I ask because of the shallow forearm contour (which I prefer over a deep contour that cuts into the shape of the top wood.)

    At any rate congrats!
    It looks like you made a lot of good decisions here.
    Would you mind posting the specs?
  8. rstellar13

    rstellar13 Sarcastic Panda Supporting Member

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    The specs:
    5 string with a High C
    Body: Mahogany
    Top: Redwood
    Board: Cocobolo
    Neck: Maple Budinga, Purple heart M/B/P/B/M
    Solid body, set neck
    black Hipshot headless system
    Two Nordstrand big splits, under the ramp
    Aguilar OBP-3
    33 inch scale
    19mm spacing
    7 pounds
    Electronics:
    So the knobs from front to back:
    Master Valume, pickup blend, passive tone, bass control, mid control, and treble tone control
    Swtichs from front to back:
    Active/Passive, Mid control switch, Kill switch
    Custom inlay designed by my artist friend Ana Raiola
    Dunlop strap locks
    TKL Hardshell case
    Ebony strip between wood blanks
    18v

    Attached Files:

  9. Basshappi

    Basshappi

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    Fantastic looking bass, congrats!
    7lbs..wow!
  10. rstellar13

    rstellar13 Sarcastic Panda Supporting Member

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    rstellar13 Sarcastic Panda Supporting Member

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    ImageUploadedByTalkBass1393299698.325762.jpg ImageUploadedByTalkBass1393299718.224498.jpg
    The inlay is a compass and the rose is made of rosewood? And flamed Maple then the letters and dots are material
  12. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

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    :cool:

    Sweet Bass.
    I'm also waiting for my third Stammie.
    Enjoy your bass.
  13. Adam Wright

    Adam Wright Supporting Member

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    right on man, Chris is a true master at his craft and his prices are amazing. 33" scale is the way to go and the B will sound devastating if you ever decide to go the traditional 5 string route.

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