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Bass X-rays

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jkazam, Feb 22, 2021.

  1. jkazam

    jkazam Supporting Member

    May 25, 2007
    Because why not...

    I printed the infinity out on metal and it looks great. I have some photoshopping to do on the rest. The chambered ones look most interesting IMO. Enjoy!

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  2. Mildew Jones

    Mildew Jones

    Dec 18, 2014
    cool...I saw my P bass go thru the xray at airport, would've loved to get a pic of it, wasn't possible.
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  3. jkazam

    jkazam Supporting Member

    May 25, 2007
    Yeah it's a shame I don't have a P to x-ray. I'll have to get one soon.
  4. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    Cool. Years ago I owned a 1980 Veillette-Citron bass, one of whose unique features was a metal plate stamped with the serial number that was embedded between the wood laminations of the body...ostensibly for "x-ray confirmation" of ownership in cases of theft.

    I always wondered "Yeah, but who would go to the trouble to x-ray a bass?!?!" Now I know! :)
  5. J_Bass


    Feb 7, 2008
    Porto, Portugal
    Very cool!
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  6. Mildew Jones

    Mildew Jones

    Dec 18, 2014
    Hmmm...how about a wrap on a bass that's an image of it x-rayed? Clear pickup housings...someone run with that! (or just get the lucite 2 ton instrument)
    tzohn likes this.
  7. jkazam

    jkazam Supporting Member

    May 25, 2007
    Hah! cool idea.
  8. Gsnorgathon


    Jan 15, 2020
    Now this is some seriously high-quality hardcore bass porn. (If anyone needs me, I'll be in my bunk.)
    DirkDerp, dabbler, Winslow and 4 others like this.
  9. Here in St. Petersburg, every underground station has an X-ray unit, and selective checks are routinely performed on passengers, so some luthiers ask the staff to X-ray a bass or a guitar to diagnose e.g. trussrod problems.
    Leo Smith, Rayjay, Mk90 and 1 other person like this.
  10. 1bassplayinfool

    1bassplayinfool -Nowhere Man- Gold Supporting Member

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  11. Gustopher

    Gustopher Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2018
    This is seriously cool. I love mechanical art!
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  12. Orion1985

    Orion1985 Supporting Member

    May 4, 2010
    Grass Valley, CA
    That’s one of the cooler things I’ve seen in a while!
    J_Bass and jkazam like this.
  13. Volker Kirstein

    Volker Kirstein Blippy the Wonder Slug Supporting Member

    Someone hadda do it
    J_Bass, Rayjay, rtav and 5 others like this.
  14. lucas303


    Mar 11, 2019
    Very cool. I didn't realize how much chambering there is in my Ibanez EHB until now!
    jkazam likes this.
  15. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    This is really fun.

    Ox needs a bass like that.

    TimboZ, Rayjay, IBJammin and 4 others like this.
  16. BarfanyShart


    Sep 19, 2019
    DC Metro
    Are those the carbon fiber rods that you see in the Ibanez multiscale? I didn't know whether you could see those on an xray.
  17. hotrodjohn

    hotrodjohn Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2009
    Wal Bass CT Scan for good measure

    DirkDerp, deff, jkazam and 3 others like this.
  18. I can see their truss rods. :wideyed:
  19. jkazam

    jkazam Supporting Member

    May 25, 2007
    CT scout is a good way to do this. I like that you left the strap on.
  20. jkazam

    jkazam Supporting Member

    May 25, 2007
    Yup I was surprised too but they are radio-opaque.
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