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Bass #002 is DONE (pics included)

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by kris pung, Sep 8, 2004.

  1. kris pung

    kris pung

    Jul 25, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Here are the Vitals:

    Soild one piece Bubinga body
    Bubinga neck w/ Ebony fingerboard
    Rio Grande "Muy Grande" p/j pup set wired V/V/T
    Hipshot bridge and Ultralite turners
    DR High Beam strings

    I just got it wired up last night so I'm still getting an overall feel for her. My intial reaction is is very snappy with some great mid range growl. It also has a very bright articulate slap tone.

  2. kris pung

    kris pung

    Jul 25, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Here are a few more pics.
  3. Nice Job! I get the impression of a Wal mating with a Conklin. The dark woods - especially the neck - are the most appealing thing.

    About how much does it weigh? :bag:
  4. kris pung

    kris pung

    Jul 25, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Hambone, Wal basses were diffently in the back of my mind when I was doing the design. I would have loved to to have done a chambered body, but I was lacking the tools. She tips the scales at around 11 1/2 pounds and sustains for days.
  5. saviodo


    Aug 12, 2004
    Houston Tx
    i love the headstock
  6. At 11½ pounds, how's YOUR sustain? ;)
  7. kris pung

    kris pung

    Jul 25, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Hey Hambone, I like heavy basses and I'm young so it wasn't a problem. I have a much lighter 5-string (8 pounds) that is my main axe.
  8. teej


    Aug 19, 2004
    Sheffield, AL 35660
    Geez.... mine is only about 5 pounds. It would definitely take awhile to get used to the transition from 5 to nearly 12 pounds!
  9. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Sweet bass, kinda like a Soundgear with a twist... (no, literally :p)

    Very impressive.