WANTED: Someone to build my Dream Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Gbass75, Feb 22, 2014.


  1. Gbass75

    Gbass75 Supporting Member

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    Truth be told; I'm not in any position to make this a reality, at the moment... in fact, I'm needing to sell a bass or two; due to the recent death of my father-in-law, and my family's need for funds.

    That said, I'm wondering if there's someone from within our TB community who is recommended as "THE GO-TO GUY" for putting together your custom bass (in my case, the P-Bass I've always wanted; that doesn't exist).

    Should I be asking this in the "Luthier's Corner?"
  2. Selta

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    Valenti would be where I'd go.
  3. bungletrpg

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    Seconded.
  4. stacker

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  6. GBassNorth

    GBassNorth

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    Fellow TBer Johnk_10 builds some of the nicest looking Fender style basses I've seen. I hear he's great to work with and his pricing is very fair. Check him out.
  7. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

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  8. Jepus

    Jepus Supporting Member

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    Nino Valenti. Amazing builder.
  9. Low Class

    Low Class Supporting Member

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    If you want a "Fender style" bass the list of luthiers is endless who will put together a nice parts bass. But if you want something that is closer to a real P Bass I know a guy in Eastern Europe that has dissected preCBS guitars and basses and builds them to exact specs. Keller Custom Handmade Guitars. I've had some of his work in the past and he's building a couple of Jazz basses for me now. His prices are very reasonable.

    http://www.keller-guitars.com/233.169/show_gallery/24
  10. Tunaman

    Tunaman Supporting Member

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    So many make P basses, its up to what you mean by YOUR dream P

    Carvin is making P basses now, I just ordered mine...
  11. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

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    You can put together you're own dream P with the amount of aftermarket stuff now.
  12. Tunaman

    Tunaman Supporting Member

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    warmoth too... you're right. That would be the most "licensed" replica
  13. mybassisalemom

    mybassisalemom

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    Ask Darrin Huff
  14. cnltb

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    Not from within the TB community, but...
    I'd sure go to this builder;
    http://magnusguitars.de/

    Great sounding instruments!
  15. Mike Sorr

    Mike Sorr Hack with nice gear. Supporting Member

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    Valenti if you don't mind spending a few extra bucks and getting exactly everthing you want down to the last screw.

    Gamma if you want a great bass for under $1000.
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  17. Gbass75

    Gbass75 Supporting Member

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    I know... I just don't trust myself to do a good enough job. I'm a pretty good player, but I'm no craftsman!!!

    I've heard good things about Gamma... I'll check out the others, too!!!

    Thanks y'all!!! Keep 'em coming!
  18. Bassmanmike1

    Bassmanmike1 Supporting Member

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    Ditto John K. Here's his homepage http://johnkvintageguitars.homestead.com/index.html
  19. Gbass75

    Gbass75 Supporting Member

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  20. Gbass75

    Gbass75 Supporting Member

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    Does Valenti have a site?
  21. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

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