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Anybody dealing with ETS lately

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by tjclem, Mar 9, 2006.


  1. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    I have been waiting well over a month for parts. Pretty poor customer service. Just a warning to all.......t
     
  2. My experience was just the opposite, very fast. They quoted 2 weeks to build and I had the bridges in 3.
     
  3. ssaikume

    ssaikume

    Feb 10, 2004
    Basque country
    Me too.......

    Can be a shipping problem.........
     
  4. Phil Mastro

    Phil Mastro

    Nov 18, 2004
    Montréal
    I ordered some stuff about a month ago, and they apparently just shipped last week. Supposedly someone was ill or something. At least that's what Norbert told me.
     
  5. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass

    That is what we were told 3 weeks ago.......t
     
  6. Luke Sheridan

    Luke Sheridan Commercial User

    Dec 30, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    I build guitars and sell them. Strings, too
    Norbert was sick for the past few weeks. He's been very apologetic and he knows people are looking for bridges. My two transmissions just shipped out yesterday.
     

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  7. Basschair

    Basschair .............. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Stockton, Ca
    :eek:
    Those bridges are sweet!

    Where the hell have I been?
     
  8. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Very nice! No gold screws available though? I thought maybe they would plate their own, along with the knobs and bridges.
     
  9. Wow they have some really nice hardware does anyone know what kind of price point he is at they have no prices on the web site. I prolly want to use some of there stuff for a new project. Very nice looking stuff.
     
  10. teej

    teej

    Aug 19, 2004
    Sheffield, AL 35660
    Wow, I didn't know they would etch the bridges like that (or did you do that?).
     
  11. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    ETS does it, for a pretty small fee. Someone else here had it done, might have been Geoff.

    Pretty cool that you don't have to be Marleaux or Drozd to have that done for you.
     
  12. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    I also think they made JP's for his 12-string f*nned-fret bass.
     
  13. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    If you email them they'll email you a price list. Very reasonable.
     
  14. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Yep ETS is behing this incredible piece of hardware:

    [​IMG]

    Transmission bridge is just the hippiest bridge on the market :D

    No "JPbasses" logo on y bridges though. It's already on the headstock and the pickups. Enough for me.

    JP
     
  15. teej

    teej

    Aug 19, 2004
    Sheffield, AL 35660
    Some people just aren't content with 4 strings... they had to have 3x that. :rolleyes:

    If they can machine metal bridges, I wonder if they can do wood?
     
  16. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    and some people have to keep making that "4 string BS comment" :rolleyes: ;)

    Ets machine should be able to machine wood with no problem. The problem is to deal with wooddust. A metal oriented CNC is often not protected for wood dust getting in the bearings and so on.

    Peace,
    JP
     
  17. teej

    teej

    Aug 19, 2004
    Sheffield, AL 35660
    I'd like to play a 12-string, just to say that I've done it.
     
  18. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    If ETS uses a CNC with flood coolant, they'd probably cut dry for wood, with a possible higher charge because of cleanup. If it were acrylized wood, of something unaffected by water, like perhaps cocobolo, they might just cut wet though.

    Likewise if it's manual milled rather than CNC, you might expect a somewhat higher charge to account for cleanup.

    Cool idea, though!
     
  19. Hookus

    Hookus

    Oct 2, 2005
    Austin, TX
    I emailed for priceing, but cannot open the attachment.:mad:
     
  20. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    e-mail me tjclem@cfl.rr.com I have it I don't know if they have raised prices lately or not though....t