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36" Scale Elrick SC5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Thumper, Nov 6, 2004.


  1. Thumper

    Thumper Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2000
    Layton, UT
    Does anybody know where this bass is? The original owner would like it back. He also dropped a few hints about my SC5f Elrick (he owned it as well), but it's not going anywhere! :smug:
     
  2. Would that be the wenge-necked one with quilt top? Man, I lusted after that bass when it came up on Ebay!

    Mike
     
  3. Thumper

    Thumper Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2000
    Layton, UT
    That be the one Mike. I'll have a photo up at some point. Turns out he didn't own it, just missed out on the sale (crossed wires) and still wants it.
     
  4. gruuv

    gruuv

    Jan 23, 2004
    Tennessee
    Here's a picture of it if I can figure out how to post it. . . this thing's wild looking. I'll bet it's a monster. . . any info? Anyone?
     
  5. Halftooth

    Halftooth Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Tri-Valley, NorCal
    I tried to work a trade out with the owner at one point after the auction finished, but he sort flaked out and never responded back to my emails. That bass looked pretty cool!
     
  6. gruuv

    gruuv

    Jan 23, 2004
    Tennessee
    Yeah, I was trying to buy it but couldn't get everything worked out. I'm wondering where it went. . .


     
  7. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Couldn't get the link to work....can you download it to your PC, then re-upload it into a post here at TalkBass?
     
  8. gruuv

    gruuv

    Jan 23, 2004
    Tennessee
    I think (hope) this will be easier and work for you. I've got them posted in a Yahoo briefcase under B.A.S. Here's the link:

    http://briefcase.yahoo.com/fatgruuv


     
  9. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Yeah, I can see them now. I've seen it before, too-on eBay I think. I'll keep an eye out. The fingerboard on that one is almost exactly like the one on mine.
     
  10. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    I didn't find the bass, but in searching I found a pic of this awesome 36" Elrick six-string-I think it's only the third 36" Elrick I heard of:
    [​IMG]
     
  11. gruuv

    gruuv

    Jan 23, 2004
    Tennessee

    HA! I used to own that one! Cocobolo board, mandolin frets believe it or not. Actually Rob added a neck pickup before I got it and removed the ramp, but it was definitely a long 36 inches and I loved every minute of the B string. That through my Epi 212 registered on the Richter. Anyway, yeah the wenge on the 5 has some sapwood down at the bottom, I love the way it looks. Is yours wenge or macassar ebony? By the way, where in CT are you? My wife and I are planning on visiting them sometime after the first of the year (we were going to try for December but it's not going to work then). While we're there we're going to head into NYC to catch Wayne Krantz and AJ at Bar 55. . . you're welcome to join us when we go.
     
  12. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    what exactly does a ramp do? is it just like a giant thumbrest?
     
  13. Yeah basically...I also think its so you don't dig in too much into the strings (I dunno thats what gary willis says about the willis ramp on his website) according to him he says if you dig in too much you lose tone or something....
     
  14. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    hrm... how does it stop you from digging in?
     
  15. gruuv

    gruuv

    Jan 23, 2004
    Tennessee
    It bassically acts as a pickup does when you're playing over it (assuming, of course, that your pickups are very close to your strings). The idea is that if the ramp/pickup cover is there it will stop your fingers from travelling as far "through" the string, thus helping to play with a lighter attack, and allowing one to play faster. That is the theory, I'm down with ramps because I have a light attack anyway, and love to play over the bridge pickup.
     
  16. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    why thank you gruuv and I apologize for the temporary hijack!
    That's a sweet bass btw!
     
  17. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Mine is wenge, although I've seen some ebony sapwood that looks very similar. I'm down in Norwich, which is right near both of the casinos in southeast CT. Thanks for the invite-I'd love to see A.J. live. If we can find a babysitter, I'm sure my wife and I would love to go.