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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Brad Johnson, Aug 9, 2004.
That is truly a diseased piece of wood that you have there. I LOVE IT!
Damn that's nice!! How many Brubakers do you have now?
daaayuum! hot stuff!!!
Sure have another Brad. Help y'rself !!
I have 6. It's not like I needed another one but this one came up after a friend found another Brubaker he likes more so he suggested a trade for one of my Elricks. Couldn't pass this one up, it's the other Spalted Maple Xtreme that was made alongside mine. I now have the two firsts
Seems like a good excuse...
Missing is the blue Flamed Maple K5B singlecut 5 that's out on tour.
You are a sick puppy. And I mean that in a good way.
Most fine, Brad. Congrats!
B-E-A-utiful. I am jealous.
You know you want it!
Wow, beautiful collection, Brad!
I thought that looked like one you had... i bet its cool to have twins...
how does he finish the board to keep it from dirtying, etc... ?
Breathtaking basses you have there!
Let me be the first to ask.............
Is the Fingerboard and Top the same piece of wood? Looks like the spalt continues from one piece to the other.
Who is the Blue KSB 5 out on tour with?
Nice one! What Elrick of yours did you trade?
I played that one before it shipped. That's a fair price for an excellent bass IMO. I already have a monster fretless 5.
And mine's unlined
jk. There's nothing wrong with lines IMO IME AFL-CIO
Kevin's standard finish is polyester/polyurethane (not sure which)... either way dirtying is a non-issue. My oldest Brubaker still looks like new.
And yes, I do play (all of) them
The Spalt did come from the same tree. I don't think the original body pieces were big enough to also yield the fretboard. IMO Kevin has a great eye for wood figuring and has a real knack for working out the visual puzzle better than most luthiers I've come across.
Maurice Fitzgerald, with Fred Hammond. I'll admit I'm ready to get it back
The really cool thing is that each of these basses has it's own vibe. The bass Maurice has and my Xtreme 5 are probably the closest tonally... a serious old school 70's Ash. Maple Jazz bass vibe with a monster B string and several other killer tones. There's a subtle difference between them and the six. The Xtreme I just got has a broader top end and the slap sound is big and slightly less focused, with great fingerstyle sound. The fretless is nuts... it's just about impossible for me to play that one and not grin like a damn fool.
Believe it or not, if I had to pick a favorite, the blue/green NBS-1 would be right up there. The fingerstyle growl on this bass in unbelievable. I've had it a few years now and I still don't believe what it does. I took it out last night and there it was again... monster tone. I soloed the bridge pickup and it was easy to go from a singing legato tone to a staccato sound reminiscent of a serious of well-controlled burps. Punch for days. Ran it through the ThunderFunk with one Bag End deep coax 2-10 (D10BX-D). Damn!
Then it has the nerve to slap like a beast. And have one of the best low Bs I've ever heard.