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NBD...well new neck day. lotsa pics.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Justin Tuskey, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. Justin Tuskey

    Justin Tuskey Supporting Member

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    Finally. after 3 months of waiting, its here. My custom Ibanez ATK fretless neck. Taken care of by Bob Groat, Michael Dolan's finishing guy. Ive been wanting to do this for a long time now and finally did. I defretted it and sent it off, and this is what came back. enjoy.

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    single white dots at every fret.
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    The neck, headstock, and fretboard are maple. before they were natural and had a cool vibe, but I wanted to go for a sleek black and chrome look. I got it, thats for sure. I am extremely happy with the end result. it also plays very well. although when I pick it up its almost too nice to play, but I remind myself its a tool to use, not just to look at. I have the action lowered almost all the way (all the way actually bottoms out a little) and I can get mwah and slop, or punch and definition when I want it. finally a fretless bass that feels comfortable to me! Ive owned 4 in the past. Ive loved playing them, using their sound, but they just werent...me. hope yall enjoy as much as I am.
  2. Chinchila

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    Wow that's awesome. What finish did you use? Won't it wear out when you play? At least in the fretboard...
  3. Justin Tuskey

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    Thanks man, Bob used thick coats of poly on the fretboard. he likes using that vs using epoxy. it should hold up just fine, Im not doing any guitar style bends on it, but yes there are going to be string marks along the neck. Oh well, its what I wanted ;)
  4. AltGrendel

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    pic 3 is stunning.
  5. Need2KnowBasses

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    Absolutely beautiful. One of the slickest looking fretless basses I've seen.
  6. MiniMoose234

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    That looks absolutely amazing
  7. Figjam

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    Thats amazing.
  8. BananaKing

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    Pure sexy.

    Congrats!
  9. Matt R.

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  10. LiamR

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    Sexy. As. Hell.
  11. Lazarus.Bird

    Lazarus.Bird Mr. Personality Supporting Member

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  12. tideEightyeight

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    its like glass! very nice indeed.
  13. Madwatch

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    good call. Looks sweet
  14. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Wizardry! Supporting Member

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    Oh man, that is sheer class!
  15. I<34080

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    more like sheer glass.

    I can hear you all signing and booing now.
  16. Hawkbone

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    fretless bass in a tux - classy! Best looking fretless I've seen. Can't beat the visual appeal of black and chrome.
  17. jefwho

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    If you ever decide you need that base stolen for the insurance money let me know.
  18. lespaulmarshall

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    Are they rounds? Needs flats man! Very nice indeed
  19. P. Aaron

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    Cool lookin' bass. Congrats!
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