The Muckelroy Bass Club Part 1 (It's high time!)

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  1. JeffLieby

    JeffLieby

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    Greetings Talkbass!

    I wanted to start a group on here to help spread the word about a wonderful luthier down here in Texas named Brady Muckelroy. Many people may know him from his work as one heck of a bassist, but perhaps you didn't know that he is building some of the finest custom basses these eyes have ever seen. To have a player of his caliber hand crafting instruments is really something special.

    When I approached Brady about my first build, I already had another builder (I won't name names) in mind. A friend posted a picture on Facebook of a bass built by Brady that he purchased, and it was beautiful. This complicated things. I at least wanted to have a conversation with Brady before I went with the builder I was planning on going with originally. Fortunately one conversation was all it took. I knew from Jump Street that Brady was the guy for this particular instrument. I could tell immediately that is was not just another job for him, but that he genuinely cared about getting the right instrument in my hands and he was actually excited about the build.

    With Brady you get a direct line to the actual person building your bass, frequent build update pics via text message :hyper:, and a master craftsman that genuinely cares about you.

    If you are in the market for a custom build he can be reached:
    By phone at 512-618-1781
    On the webs at www.bradybass.com
    and on Facebook

    For those who already have the priveledge of owning one of these fantastic instruments, let's get the word out about this great little (He's actually quite tall) luthier down in Texas.

    The specs on my build are:
    34" scale 6 String Neck-Thru Singlecut HMC Bodystyle
    Lined Fretless Lacewood Fingerboard
    Walnut Body
    7 Piece Maple neck with a Bloodwood center and Wenge and Maple stringers
    Buckeye Burl Top with a Birdseye Maple cap over the neck
    Reed James Custom AL-NEO humbuckers
    18v Muckelroy preamp (Volume, Blend, Passive tone (Active/Passive push/pull), 3 band EQ, and a Series/Parallel switch for each pickup)
    Black Hipshot Hardware

    Pics to follow in the next post...
    (BTW, these are not all of the pics that I was sent throughout the process, these were just the ones on Brady's Facebook. I am at work and won't be able to add the others until I get home.)

    P.S. I will go ahead and take #2 and leave #1 for Brady
  2. JeffLieby

    JeffLieby

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  3. JeffLieby

    JeffLieby

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  6. jazzbo58

    jazzbo58 Bassist for The Patrick Godbey Band Supporting Member

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    Hi Jeff! This club is long overdue. I love my 4 string Ensemble. Brady puts his heart and soul into every build.

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    Cheers,
    Jim
  7. JeffLieby

    JeffLieby

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    That's a fine looking Muck you have there!

    I love when soundmen come up to me and tell me it is the best sounding bass they have EVER heard. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy!

    Welcome aboard, you may have #3.
  8. jmceachern36

    jmceachern36 Supporting Member

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    I've got one on the way. 32 inch 5 string.

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  9. JeffLieby

    JeffLieby

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    Very nice! Is that an Ambrosia Maple top?

    I have a 32" Solo 5'er on order (Piccolo Bass), and a fretted HMC 6'er as well.

    I'm trying to catch up with David Piggott.
  10. jazzbo58

    jazzbo58 Bassist for The Patrick Godbey Band Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Jeff!

    Cheers,
    Jim
  11. jmceachern36

    jmceachern36 Supporting Member

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    Yes. Ambrosia maple top. Swamp ash body maple fretboard. Cherry and maple neck.
  12. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

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    Brady is aces.
  13. jbossolo

    jbossolo

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    Brady is the man. Some of the best handmade axes in the world, built right here in Texas!
  14. srcTW

    srcTW Supporting Member

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    This one has my name on it. One of his NAMM pieces. Needless to say, I'm very excited about this 5 string solo.

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  15. Hankl

    Hankl

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    Can I join? Have one in the works, not finished yet. 32 inch 5 string coming my way.




  16. 3rdcurve

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  17. JeffLieby

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  18. 3rdcurve

    3rdcurve Supporting Member

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    So apparently my luck has turned, because I won Brady's first raffle! Super Stoked!!! My first Muck is a Swiss Army knife of tones, this one I am gonna keep simple with a single passive P style pickup. I'll post pics as they roll in!
  19. JeffLieby

    JeffLieby

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    That is a awesome 3rdcurve. I drug my feet getting my entry in, and did not get it done. One thing is for sure, you are going to have at least 2 awesome basses when you get your next Muck.

    Does your first one have the AL-Neo pickups?
  20. 3rdcurve

    3rdcurve Supporting Member

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    Thanks! Yes, it's got a pair of the ALNEOS. That bass is just full of great tones!
  21. JeffLieby

    JeffLieby

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    They are crazy good man. I have a pair in mine, it is unbelievable how good they sound.

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