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A little Eshenbaugh Singlecut in progress porn..

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SoyBase, Aug 7, 2003.


  1. SoyBase

    SoyBase

    Jul 1, 2001
    Atlanta, Ga
    So its been a while since I've posted about the bass..Well, here it is..

    Specs: Eshenbaugh Custom 5 string fretted Black Forest Singlecut.

    Top/Back: Macassar Ebony
    Core: Mahogany
    Neck: Maple with Mahogany
    Fretboard: Brazilian Ebony (I scored a slab from a guy that got it from a 100+ year old church in brazil) with Maple Binding.

    I can't wait to see this finished!

    I'll get some more shots and post them as they come in...

    Mark is the MAN when it comes to building..
    [​IMG] If you look close, you can see the flame maple in the binding..
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. I'm not a single cut fan, but that is amazing. Can't wait to see the finished product.
     
  3. Bryan R. Tyler

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

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Mmmm...looks chocolatey delicious!
     
  4. Stachio

    Stachio Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2002
    Atlanta
    I was wondering about that one. To be honest, it looks a lot better than your cherry one (which didn't look half bad ;) ).
    The binding looks great. What kind of PUs/pre are you going for ? Is it based on Rob's bass ?
    Lucky bastard ! :D
     
  5. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Love it!!

    Keep the pics coming!!
     
  6. SoyBase

    SoyBase

    Jul 1, 2001
    Atlanta, Ga
    Thanks!

    I havent decided on the PU/PRE setup yet..I really like the MM/J config, but I also love the way Marks signature HB's sound..The pre is between the Aguilar OBP3 or Marks custom pre which both sound incredible. guess I'll figure that out when the time comes..
     
  7. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    since ive come here ive noticed a lot of people like to make singlecuts here. dont see why.
     
  8. Uh, maybe because they like them? ;) Some folks like singlecuts, some don't, but there do seem to be a lot of builders trying them out these days--often at the request of customers.

    Mike

    PS -- Beautiful bass, SB. I like the binding.
     
  9. Love the Macassar!

    That has to be the messiest shop I have ever seen! :eek: :D

    Jeff
     
  10. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Little Rock, AR
    You've haven't seen Ken Bebensee's.
     
  11. dragonbass

    dragonbass Commercial User

    Feb 17, 2003
    N.Y.
    Owner/Builder of LoPrinzi Basses.........................................EX-Sadowsky Guitars Builder
    WOW!!!

    Is that Headstock Huge or what?

    As for Messiest shops....Yeah.. doesn't neatness mean something for workmanship.;)
     
  12. SoyBase

    SoyBase

    Jul 1, 2001
    Atlanta, Ga
    I think the rule of thumb is that the DIRTIER the shop, the BETTER the craftsmanship!

    And on the headstock note, it wont be THAT big! It will look more like this..[​IMG]
     
  13. dragonbass

    dragonbass Commercial User

    Feb 17, 2003
    N.Y.
    Owner/Builder of LoPrinzi Basses.........................................EX-Sadowsky Guitars Builder
    That's still rather LARGE!:D
     
  14. gyancey

    gyancey

    Mar 25, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Very true - I was kind of anti-singlecut until a customer convinced me to give it a try. I still haven't decided if I'll do another. (eventually I'll post pictures of the completed bass)
     
  15. I dig Eshenbaugh's headstock: play bass and open a beer at the same time!
    Soybase, that is one sweet-lookin' in-progress axe. Lookin' forward to seeing it at a future Atlanta GTG.
     
  16. Actually I have a box of random crap I throw all over the workbench and floor right before I take a picture...
     
  17. Actually it will be even smaller than that, just slightly, I'm trying to find exactly the right size for a good look without sacrificing the low end stability, which I think is part of what makes the B sound so solid. I have never been able to get quite the same B with a small headstock without drastically increasing the scale.
     
  18. LM Bass

    LM Bass

    Jul 19, 2002
    Vancouver, BC
    Hey Esh,

    Looks fantastic. Very chocolaty.
    And my shop is WAY messier than yours, so I win.:)
    Laurence
     
  19. smakbass

    smakbass Smakkin basses for 25 years..

    Aug 6, 2002
    Vancouver Canada
    Im waiting for pics of the Mollerup 7 string thats in progress hehehe
     
  20. LM Bass

    LM Bass

    Jul 19, 2002
    Vancouver, BC
    It's done. But no pics yet.

    Anyway, enough thread hijacking,
    back to our regularly scheduled Eshenbaugh!