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Check this bass out. Nice custom job.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Blackbird, Jun 29, 2003.


  1. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    This bass was made by my friend Kevin Lee, who used to work for Modulus and now works as a cabinet maker. It was made for another friend of mine, but I got to hold on to it for a couple of weeks. It was still in final stages of completion, but it's all there and it's an amazing bass. I thought you guys would like to check his work.

    Sorry about the bad pics.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Here's the whole bass. I should mention that we're waiting for the EQ knobs to arrive.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. By-Tor

    By-Tor

    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    I'm not a big fan of the body, but It does look funtional for the access to lower frets.
    It does look like a nice well made bass though.[​IMG]



    I had to rotate the pic though.
     
  4. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Check out the neck joint.

    The battery cover is not final, by the way. 18 volt Preamp.[​IMG]
     
  5. John Herzog

    John Herzog

    Jun 14, 2002
    Schertz, TX
    What kind of pups does that thing have in it?
     
  6. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Jeez, By-Tor, you're too fast!

    I played that bass at a couple of band rehearsals it cut through very nicely. Sustain for days.
     
  7. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    EMGs.

    Hey what do you know, 6000 posts!:D
     
  8. John Herzog

    John Herzog

    Jun 14, 2002
    Schertz, TX
    With sustain for days, EMGs, and the 18v preamp I'd bet it sounds killer. Overall I'd say it looks pretty good, but what's the deal with the super sized fret board dots? Is it so the sober challanged audience members can see them better?

    GS
     
  9. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    I didn't ask.

    So the dots are bigger than normal. They're still smaller than block inlays.

    It it were my bass, I'd have no dots at all.
     
  10. malthumb

    malthumb

    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    Looks like a pretty nice job there. Bass side looks like a Fender Jazz. Treble side looks like a Danelectro Longhorn. Headstock looks sorta like an Elrick.

    Peace,

    James
     
  11. Thats really an awsome job, and I think it came out really great. I can't even fathom building a bass from scratch (warmoth is my limit for now), and that really is an amazing thing to see.
     
  12. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    That's sweet!!

    Wonder if your friend would like to trade a DP Custom for it??

    :p
     
  13. looks greta.. clips!!!!!

    whats the dillyo with those funky strings?!
     
  14. Sufenta

    Sufenta Trudging The Happy Road of Destiny

    Mar 14, 2002
    The Signpost Up Ahead.
    That headstock looks a lot more like an Ibanez than any Elrick I've seen.:confused:
     
  15. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Prog,

    a singlecut:eek: ?

    Actually I think that this bass would look great as a SC, especially cool with that access to the upper register.
     
  16. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    Hmmm....that body shape doesn't look completely unlike one of my 5s:

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I've always dug this bass!
     
  18. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    Woodchuck - thanks, man! It is a blast to play!
     
  19. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    Image compression artifacts. ;)
     
  20. Sorry BB,but that doesn't tickle my fancy...actually it doesn't tickle much of anything:meh: :)


    Hey...whats with the strings? they're blueish orangeish...thing.

    -Jon:oops: