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Solid body violin basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pudge, Jan 11, 2013.


  1. pudge

    pudge Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    NY
    Please post a pic of your solid boddied violin bass.Ihave a 30" neck and looking to make a smallish body for my grandson and thought a violin sytyle body would be cool.
     
  2. FrednBass

    FrednBass

    Feb 24, 2012
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  4. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    Groom Lake, NV
    Disclosures:
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Here's my LeCompte VB5.

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  5. pudge

    pudge Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    NY
    That's the style i was thinking of,cool.Gonna have to be 30" scale though.I saw one as someones avatar hope the check in.
     
  6. msb

    msb

    Jul 3, 2002
    Halifax,N,S. Canada
    The Gibson EB1 . Their first bass back in 1953 .
     
  7. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    Groom Lake, NV
    Disclosures:
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Dunno if Bud would make a 30-inch scale, but he might.
     
  8. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens
    That's the prettiest bass on TB. Too many strings, but beautiful.
     
  9. HenfieldJ

    HenfieldJ

    Feb 10, 2007
    Detroit
    Do you really want a solid body violin body bass? The Hofner and Hofner clones are all hollow body. You can find many of these out there, some are really inexpensive, so it would be easier to purchase than build.
     
  10. Hobobob74

    Hobobob74

    May 21, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    +1
     
  11. loopee

    loopee Gold Supporting Member

    May 12, 2009
    Surrey, B.C. Canada
    I have a Dillion Beatle Bass with Roto's on it that's been sitting in it's hardcase for the last 10 years.....haven't been using it......might as well sell it....I didn't use it much and never even gigged it.....it has a solid block in the middle and could be compared to the Contemporary model......
     
  12. sanderic

    sanderic

    Jun 3, 2011
    1969 Gibson EB-1 in original case with Dimarzio Model One pickup added.
     
  13. sanderic

    sanderic

    Jun 3, 2011
    Picture did not send. Message "exceeds my quota see attachments".
     
  14. DrSpunkwater

    DrSpunkwater

    Sep 17, 2012
    When I think "Solid body violin bass," the first thing that comes to mind is the Gibson EB-1. Cool bass, though I hear it's heavy as hell.
     
  15. sanderic

    sanderic

    Jun 3, 2011
    Not heavy at all. The lightest bass in my collection.
     
  16. pudge

    pudge Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    NY
    Just looking to make a slab body to mate with a neck i have.I saw one in an avatar here but neglected to write persons mane down.
     



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