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Bass built for me! Done!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Joshua Pickenpaugh, Jun 11, 2002.

  1. Joshua Pickenpaugh

    Joshua Pickenpaugh Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2001
    Hey all...the fretless 5 I've had built for me is done, I'm just waiting for it to be delivered. And like a new mother, I can't wait to show 'er off. Here she is!

    The bass is made by Ohio luthier Trey Combs, and features a zebrawood top, with wenge, purpleheart, and zebrawood neck streamers. The FB is macassar ebony, and the cover for the control cavity is a matching peice of wenge. It has bass-vari.mid.-treble EMG's, and an option for either strings through the body or not (Gotoh hardware).

    I'll give you a review of the bass when I get it in a couple days! Yippie!
  2. Joshua Pickenpaugh

    Joshua Pickenpaugh Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2001
  3. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    really nice!
  4. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.

    Have fun with her and tell us how she plays!
  5. That's just beautiful, man.
  6. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    Man, that looks nice. What's the main wood for the body, as seen from the back?
  7. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    YEah.... thats a nice looking bass. how does she sound?
  8. Joshua Pickenpaugh

    Joshua Pickenpaugh Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2001
    Thanks guys...the wood on the back is wenge. I'll be getting the bass in a couple days, so I'll post a report about it then. Luthier Trey has commented on it's jaco-esque mwahhh....yippie!

    More later...
  9. RedV


    Mar 19, 2002
    Eustis, FL
    Absolutely gorgeous, man...congrats!:)

  10. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    That is one VERY NICE LOOKING BASS!!!!!! Congrats!!!!!
  11. Nice bass. Beautifull wood!

    Btw, the perspective looks really weird in the first picture!:)
  12. RS


    Aug 27, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    Not to rain on your parade, but I find it ugly looking. But if it sounds good who cares.
  13. Well I think it looks great. I'll bet it will play nice too. Congrats! :)
  14. neptoon

    neptoon Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2000
    Cape Canaveral, FL
    sweet bass, man. i'm really interested to see how that wood combo works out. or hear from you, anyway ;) keep us posted!
  15. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    does he have a site?
    how much are his basses?
    thanks man . it looks good!

  16. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    SWEET! Nice bass.

    I like the headstock design, original yet elegant.

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