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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Vince Bertolani, May 10, 2021.
I know 3 things: it's pretty, it's got 5 strings, and it's not mine.
That's obvious I said anything helpful would be nice, even though that was very nice... anyone else please!?
I tried some google searches but no obvious hits, too much "CBD oil" spam. Good luck, hoping someone on here knows. It's rare that the experts here are all stumped.
Yeah me too...
It's got good pickups and hardware and a great preamp from the pickups manufacturers.
A few more pictures might bring something to light.
The pickups could be a lead, though it may take some extra work. I see http://delano.de is the maker's site, and they've got an Artist page as well as recourse for inquiries. Maybe they'd recognize that make by a luthier's initials?
I'll guess it's a project bass. Tuners hanging off the back of the hs doesn't look pro to me. The volute is odd also. And does it not have strap pegs? (can't see any)
On further review, that's my take as well.
The way that one switch is sunk into the wood is another indicator; whoever installed it did something wrong when torquing it. And that knob is almost on top of the pickup, close enough to actually interfere with some playing techniques. Moreover, the pickup routing? Not straight or even. Same for the rear cover.
I'm starting to think the CBD² is more what it sounds like, and not someone's initials
Heck of a good project. Looks extremely playable and I bet it sounds awesome! Not sure what the fret wire is made of.... can't be all that eventually darkened from sitting, it must be something darker than the shiny nickel we're used to. Almost like something akin to bell brass warwick frets as they age and need a bit of a cleaning?
Looking at the end of the fretboard and how the tuners line up, I'd say it's a homebuilt (albeit a darn decent one). CBD is either a joke, or the builder's initials or band or something.
If you think this one is wild, you should see the THC² version.
Yeah, the woodwork looks crude. Poorly finished. I'm going to guess a home build with some nicer innards being used.
Ummm, I'm not seeing any pictures.
It looks like a gallant effort, with all good intentions. But...its symmetry is suspect and the builder must not have been quite up to the task. The ingredients could definitely produce a great bass.
Crafted By Delano
Crafted By Dave?. Made with CBD oils...dunno but it looks nice
The fretboard looks like wenge. The neck appears to be maple with purpleheart stringers. The body wings look like they might be pecan. Placement of the string tuners is, erm, "unique". Something about the truss rod access looks odd as well.
Some things look well done, others could use improvement. Based off of the glue lines, carving of the volute, and the ever-so-slight fudge of the pickup cavity, I'd say this is a handmade one-off.
I know I like it.
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