Preach's Brubaker JXB-6 Xtreme Buckeye Burl 6

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  1. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

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    My friend Preach just received his new bass... it's alright.
    :)

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    Specs: Northern Ash body, roasted Birdseye Maple neck, Buckeye Burl top, fingerboard and headstock and Dark Knight emblem:D. Walnut accent layer. Bartolini Soapbar, Nordstrand Big Single, Bartolini NTMB preamp. Hipshot hardware. 34" scale, 22 fret, 19mm spacing.

    I played it over the weekend. It's okay.
    :D
  2. JonKim

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    Wow that's sick...preach has always been a great influence to me as a bass player. Ever since I was in my teens I used to hang out at atomic just to watch him play and talk!
  3. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X

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    That's nice.




    Tell Preach I said hello.
  4. 24frets

    24frets

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    Preach's bass is killa!
    It sounds almost as good as my buckeye 6:bassist:
    This is ya boy malcolm and I approve this message.
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  6. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X

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    ;) :)
  7. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

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    Is there some sort of advantage in having one Bartolini soapbar and a Nordstand single?
  8. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

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    Other than trying that combo and liking it, I don't know.
  9. TRichardsbass

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    It's just too darn pretty...
  10. Dr. Cheese

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    Is the bass noisy? I believe the Bart is a humbucker and the Big Single is a single coil, so I am not sure if the 60 cycle hum would be canceled with that arrangement.
  11. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member

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    I'm surprised to see Buckeye Burl used as a fingerboard, I thought it would be waaaay too soft and "punky" for that application. Some kind of polymer treatment?

    But, simply gorgeous!
  12. Anthbass

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    CRAZY lookin' bass. Not too keen on the plastic control knobs, but I'd rock the rest of it.
  13. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

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    I don't know. It wasn't when I checked it out but that wasn't in a gig situation. He has a second Bart dual coil on order, this was something they decided to try in the meantime and so far Preach dug it and I think he has gigged with it.
  14. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

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    Preach likes the Bartolini knobs. That's why he has them on this and his other basses.
    :)
  15. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

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    It ain't easy. He just makes it look that way.
    :D

    This is something Kevin's been doing for a long time now... working with exotic woods as fingerboard material. Basically it involves three layers: a thin veneer, a harder surface below that and then the neck, topped off with a poly finish. That's what he did on my Xtreme 5 way back when and that bass has held up very well.

    Here's mine...
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    Untreated Spalted Maple is a barrel of laughs to work with in thin pieces for obvious reasons. Mine has Spalt on an Ebony layer attached to a Maple neck.
  16. Ben Lesser

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    I normally absolutely despise buckeye burl on bass tops, let alone a whole bass, but man, oh man, that is hands down one of the most beautiful basses I think I've ever seen. Absolutely top-notch.
  17. Kwesi

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    Entirely too sick, dude. I'm sure Preach will be more than happy with that beast.
  18. stix_clgi

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    Dead. I do not like buckeye burl....

    In this application however, I will make a slight exception...

    GOOD GOD MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  19. jmclearnon

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    I would get distracted playing that lol, i would start looking at the finer details of the wood and get immersed :)
  20. Dr. Cheese

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    Oh well. I know Kevin Brubaker is a master builder of basses and Preach has a great reputation as a player. Between the two of them, I am certain they knew what they were doing with this bass!
  21. Brad Johnson

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    It may stay like this it end up with a pair of either one... I'm pretty sure they'll try the Bartolini when it comes in. And I haven't brought my JXB-6 six over for a comparison yet... it set a very high bar.
    :D

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