Behold, The Hideous Claw!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jean Baudin, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. Jean Baudin

    Jean Baudin

    Aug 27, 2003
    redwood city, ca
    Endorsing Artist: See Profile






    Okay, here it is... not quite finished... (still waiting for the wood knobs).

    More than 15 people were involved in the making of this bass. Everything is totally custom. I can't say who gave it to me (yes, this was a free bass from a Nuclear Rabbit fan) - Although, Michael Dolan and his crew did the gloss finish and final assembly (different people will involved in the design and construction) - he came in at the tail-end of this 2 year project.

    I will post new pictures when I have the knobs, with the back and full body shot... I took those just now, but they all came in fuzzy.
  2. Mikkel-S


    Jun 27, 2001
    Herning, Denmark
    Stunning Jean, simply stunning... Wow..
  3. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Hideous indeed :D

    Great stuff Jean!
  4. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    Man! That IS hideous. In a good way, I think.
  5. Absolutely amazing, Jean!! What a behemoth!
  6. Tryxx

    Tryxx Sputnik Forums: Bass Mod

    Jun 1, 2005
    Hurst, Texas.
    Wow... *Is floored*

    That's beautiful!
  7. plexibass


    Jun 30, 2005
    that is the coolest looking bass i've ever seen. the tuning pegs are badass. it amazes me that people can play necks that big. beautiful jean, absolutely beautiful!!!!
  8. Joe Turski

    Joe Turski

    Jul 29, 2003
    :eek: :eek: :eek:

    Holy ****!!!! That is unbelievable!!!

  9. baba

    baba Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2002
    3rd stone from the sun
  10. thestevo


    Aug 12, 2004
    Absolutely stunning Jean!
  11. bassisten


    Sep 15, 2004
    Bergen, Norway

    Holy mother of £$£€@€... That's a VERY nice design, beautiful indeed. :eek:
  12. wow...
    i'm speechless!
    is there a smiley with his jaw dropping to the floor?
  13. McHack


    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    thats pretty amazing looking... i'd be afraid to pick it up...
  14. Yup, hideous:p

    Actually, this is a work of art, not a bass. I wouldn't even dare play that...
  15. whoapower


    Jul 14, 2005
    Austin, TX
    Incredible piece of work. Hopefully we'll see a few vids of you playing that beast!
  16. duckbutter


    Mar 30, 2005
  17. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars