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Club Fbass (thread 13)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tom7, Apr 13, 2014.


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  1. Gnal

    Gnal

    Apr 22, 2014
    @pbass6811, my personal favorite fade is the natural -> brown fade you have on your flames Ash BN.

    For the BNF, piano Black is cool, but it would be a shame to hide the grain on the body is it is particularly striking. Maybe you can get a picture once the body wood is selected and then decide?

    The red fade you mentioned is the in stock page a beauty and the blue fade above is also nice, but I’m partial to the bursts.

    What about a Red burst, there was a gloss red burst BNF with a painted ramp in this thread but I cannot locate it right now. But it was stunning.
     
  2. BassJuju

    BassJuju Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2016
    Kentucky
    Agreed... the grain is beautiful. On the website, I really like the Auburn Burst. I don’t think there’s a bad choice and can’t wait to see what you choose.
     
  3. wthompson007

    wthompson007

    Jul 14, 2017
    You can also come up with your own custom color or fade. According to Marcel "we can do anything".
    I decided to put that to the test for the VF5 jj being built right now. We came up with something they have never done before. The scary part is not knowing for sure what it will look like because it's never been done, there's no picture you can look at and say I want that. I trust them enough to believe it will turn out like I think it will. Maybe you can design your own fade our burst as well.
     
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  4. @pbass6811 @wthompson007 - Great Idea! Devise a finish we’ve never seen before.
     
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  5. Gnal

    Gnal

    Apr 22, 2014
    Here is @thewildest BNF6 it’s just jaw dropping.
     
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  6. pbass6811

    pbass6811

    Nov 10, 2008
    Indy, IN
    The funniest part about these statements is that when I was thinking about a second BN5, I was actually contemplating a custom color before I picked up the Brown Fade! I ran a couple of ideas by the guys to see if they were possible and what the cost would be. As cool as it might be, I don't want to invest in what could turn out to be a $1k paint job on a bass that's already north of $4k.

    I went with the Blue Fade finish. Adding the black hardware will give it a pretty stealthy look. It would've been cool to go unlined, but I'm just not ready for that...LOL! According to Donovan, I do still have a few weeks to change my mind about the finish, so we shall see, but I like the Blue Fade a bunch.
     
  7. wthompson007

    wthompson007

    Jul 14, 2017
    The blue fade is nice and was one the finalists in my debate
     
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  8. FingerDub

    FingerDub SUSPENDED

    Jan 8, 2016
    I can only dream of owning one of these basses one day, and I come in this thread to drool over these incredible looking instruments. That said I I would have gone with the blue fade also. There is a 33 in scale 5-string that has the red fade on it on the web sites in stock page. I really like the way that looks also, especially with the ebony board. In the picture you provided the change between the two colors seems a bit abrupt if you will, instead of more fade. Anyway, congratulations, I can't wait to see it.
     
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  9. Absolutely fine. As I mentioned earlier, you couldn't go wrong with any of your choices.
     
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  10. Tom7

    Tom7 I'm so bright, my mom called me son! ;-)

    Jan 31, 2000
    Eagle River, Alaska
    Here's some FBass love for those of us who are Chicago fans...
     
  11. wthompson007

    wthompson007

    Jul 14, 2017
    Any more stuff like this you can find, please don't by shy in posting it. Cheers
     
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  13. Tom7

    Tom7 I'm so bright, my mom called me son! ;-)

    Jan 31, 2000
    Eagle River, Alaska
    Oh, you mean stuff like this? ;-)

    Here's Dmitry Maximov again, with another Chicago cover, this time on a BN5. Sounds so good! This Chicago cover playlist is one of my favorite music playlists on YouTube.

     
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  14. Tom7

    Tom7 I'm so bright, my mom called me son! ;-)

    Jan 31, 2000
    Eagle River, Alaska
    I'm watching their YT playlist. Some songs have a different bassist, playing a 1960s Fender Jazz, others have Dmitry and his FBasses. Here's another with his BN5:

     
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  15. wthompson007

    wthompson007

    Jul 14, 2017
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  16. I just realized I missed part of the description. An AC5 Signature on a VF body.

    Yes, the ground work does look familiar to me, I guess I'm going for a merging of different components in my VF6-PJ Fretless build.

    Did you use it as a trade-in for something?
     
  17. wthompson007

    wthompson007

    Jul 14, 2017
    I wish that AC was mine, I never would have traded it.
    I was just at the shop having George do a setup on Fabiana (my BN5) and as I went for my usual tour saw your new bass hanging around.
    Also got to see the body of my new VF5 jazz. The neck hasn't been cut yet. 20180514_125749. 20180514_125811. So far I'm liking the grain :)
     
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  18. LOL I had a feeling I missed the point of your reply.

    That is nice to know. Doesn't look like much changed from 2 weeks ago.

    Your grain looks awesome! What kind of finish have you decided on?
     
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  19. wthompson007

    wthompson007

    Jul 14, 2017
    Don't quote me on this but Marcel said yours should be completed in about 2 weeks. Lucky bugger!
    My finish is going to be something they've never done before. It's a variation of an auburn fade with walnut grain enhancement. If it turns out like I'm hoping it should be awesome.
    Check out these BNs with with VF pickguards they're working on now. Pretty cool. 20180514_141134. 20180514_141123.
     
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  20. I sent Marcel an email this morning for an update. Turns out my update came from you. :)

    Your finish choice sounds intriguing. I can't wait to see the final product.

    That looks real good. I'm getting a Tort pickguard on mine.
     
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