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Adamovic basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by thijser, May 20, 2009.

  1. Since a couple of months i'm learning to building basses from Nikola Adamovic. We have made some pictures of a 9 string bass we finished recently and would like to share hem with you!






  2. Mr. Ray

    Mr. Ray

    Feb 20, 2009
    Very nice craftsmanship. I am impressed with your custom bridge.Are the saddles wood? Can you make custom bridges for 4 strings??
  3. edubb


    Dec 6, 2006
    awesome looking basses.
  4. basste


    Oct 8, 2003
    gorgeous.. :cool:
  5. Doodaddy


    Jan 11, 2005
    West Monroe, LA
    Oh my wow
  6. Alienation


    Jul 29, 2008
    :eek: Stunning bass.

    It reminds me of Warr instruments although they are another animal altogether.

    I wonder how it would sound bowed? :cool:
  7. Thanx for the nice replys!

    We also have finnished another bass. i will post the pictures later this week.
  8. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    I want it!
  9. BananaKing

    BananaKing Supporting Member

    May 15, 2008
    Vancouver, B.C.

    What an awesome looking instrument!
  10. Skelf

    Skelf Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2005
    Moffat D&G Scotland
    Builder AC Guitars.
    I am a big fan of Nikola's work. I did not know he taught building as well.
    Say hello from me.

  11. kjs


    Sep 13, 2008
    Very pretty! I think i would like that body on something with less strings! Very pretty woodwork...
  12. Bryan R. Tyler

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

    May 3, 2002
    That is one gorgeous bass- the woodwork on everything from the knobs to the bridge shows a great sense of aesthetics. That completely flat fingerboard looks scary to play though :D
  13. Thanx all! for the really really nice comments!
    The body is called the "Super Nova" which is also available in 4,5, 6 or 7 strings.
  14. FunkMetalBass


    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    What does something like that cost?

    And do luthiers frequently take on apprentices? I would love to be an apprentice for a year, just to build myself a couple cool basses.
  15. Andy Will

    Andy Will

    Apr 11, 2003
    London, England
    I saw this bass in the workshop just before it was finished and Wow is a major understatement! :eek: What a work of art! Was picking up my new Jupiter model which looked like a midget hanging up on the wall next to the 9-string! :D

    Will be dropping by to see Nikola and get some photos done of my new Bass this afternoon so, can post them later in the week.

    Let me just point out that this is my 3rd Adamovic Bass now and I love them all sooooooo much. The build quality and playability are amazing, plus Nikola is a top guy to deal with too. He even personally delivered my new Bass to me at my house, which is something you wouldn't normally see from Fodera or Sadowsky!;)

    You can spot my first two on the Adamovic site as they are the only ones with a Single EMG pick-up and Aguilar pre-amps (1 Jupiter model and 1 'Jazz'-ish shaped one).
  16. Alienation


    Jul 29, 2008
    I keep looking at this bass and I have visited the website as well.

    I really like the Super Nova design.

    Thanks for the post.
  17. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I just picked up this bass in a trade tonight, and I must say, I am super impressed! My first chance to play this bass came a few weeks back when I traded some other gear with its owner, and I was immediately smitten. One thing led to another, and I was eventually enticed into trading my cherished early model Tobias Contender 4 and a cab for this bass and another bass. I could not be happier with the Adamovic. It is all passive and has tone for days! :bassist: :bassist: :bassist: :cool:

    I'll take some better pics later, but this is from a post by the original owner:


    And of course, that 9-string is stellar! Very nice work!
  18. TapyTap


    Apr 26, 2005

    This evening I was talking to my wife about how impressed I am with Nikola Adamovic and his wonderful works of art. It couldn't have been much more than a few hours ago when I mentioned to her how surprised I was that Tom Bowlus of Bass Gear Magazine fame had never mentioned owning one...I kid you not! :eek: (...and yes, my wife knows about you and your magazine from her bass-crazy husband. :D ) While searching TalkBass for all things Adamovic related, I couldn't believe my eyes when I came across this thread tonight!