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Brubaker K5B Custom fretless

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Brad Johnson, Feb 14, 2003.


  1. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Never got around to putting up much as far as pics.

    Spalted Maple top, Catalpa body, Maple neck (black finish), Ebony board (gloss finish), Bartolini quadcoils, Bartolini preamp, Hipshot hardware.

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  2. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
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  3. Very nice!:bassist:
     
  4. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
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  5. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
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  6. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
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  7. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
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  8. Mike

    Mike

    Sep 7, 2000
    Cali
    I bet it's tone and playability are terrible. ;)
     
  9. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Yep, sucks the big one.

    You have to choose one... looks or sound;)
     
  10. Ouch nice, I love the hollowbody and the spalt top, how much does it weigh?
     
  11. lowfreqguy

    lowfreqguy

    Oct 18, 2000
    I had the chance to play this bass this week Awesome, totally awesome. No, really, just about perfect.
     
  12. Starrchild

    Starrchild

    Nov 10, 2000
    The Bay.
    Brad you Big PIMP.:D


    Sweet Bass.:;)
     
  13. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings


    Thanks. It's only hollow at the f hole. Its medium weight, maybe around 8 lbs. Catalpa is fairly lightweight and resonant. OTOH my other K5B is a pretty heavy Ash... just like I requested. Kevin Brubaker has an even lighter wood that he uses, Pawlonia.
     
  14. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    That was you?;)

    Thanks.
     
  15. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Thanks, starchild:D
     
  16. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    It is a satin finish and very fast. I'm guessing the other reason is he thinks it looks good (I agree).

    A bonus is that it messes with people's heads. I've already had someone say the only problem they had with the bass was the graphite neck:D

    I also like the black back, which, along with the black neck is in no way reminiscent of a Zon Legacy Elite.

    JUST KIDDING:D
     
  17. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    mmmmm...me thinks that's the one i played at namm-ola.

    berry berry nice!!!

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  18. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Danke Twain:D