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Preach's Brubaker JXB-6 Xtreme Buckeye Burl 6

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Brad Johnson, Dec 10, 2012.


  1. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
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    Boom Bass Cabinets
    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

    JonKim Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2011
    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 Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
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    That's nice.




    Tell Preach I said hello.
     
  4. 24frets

    24frets

    Jun 29, 2005
    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 Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
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    ;) :)
     
  7. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Is there some sort of advantage in having one Bartolini soapbar and a Nordstand single?
     
  8. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Disclosures:
    Boom Bass Cabinets
    Other than trying that combo and liking it, I don't know.
     
  9. TRichardsbass

    TRichardsbass

    Jun 3, 2009
    The Real Jersey Shore
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    F CLEF LLC, Music Industry Consulting and Sales
    It's just too darn pretty...
     
  10. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    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 Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
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    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    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

    Anthbass

    Jul 24, 2006
    Canada
    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 Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Disclosures:
    Boom Bass Cabinets
    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 Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Disclosures:
    Boom Bass Cabinets
    Preach likes the Bartolini knobs. That's why he has them on this and his other basses.
    :)
     
  15. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Disclosures:
    Boom Bass Cabinets
    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. 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

    Kwesi Supporting Member

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

    stix_clgi Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2008
    Accokeek, MD
    Dead. I do not like buckeye burl....

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

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

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    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

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Disclosures:
    Boom Bass Cabinets
    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