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Club Stambaugh - Show your Stammies!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Joe Turski, Dec 3, 2005.


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  1. Joe Turski

    Joe Turski

    Jul 29, 2003
    Connecticut
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    In light of all the new Stambaugh's being built, I thought I'd just start a new thread for all the killer basses Chris has been building. Do you have a bass built by Chris? Show that bad boy!!

    Here's a few pictures of Mark Roberts fanned fret 9 string in progress.

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    Sweet looking bass you have going on there Mark! Can't wait to see it once it's finished.
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    And here's a few shots of my baby.....

    Specs:
    Mahogany body
    Redwood burl top & back w/matching pup covers & ramp
    5 piece NT wenge/purpleheart/maple/purpleheart/wenge
    wenge fretboard
    3 Aero E4jd pickups
    18 volt Bartolini pre (not sure the model #)
    4 knob push/pull active passive vol./treb/mid/bass
    4 switch 1 per pickup 1 mid boost
    Kahler 2410 tremolo

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    Mine should be done either this week, or next week. (keeps fingers crossed) I'll be doing a full review and interview with Chris in the near future.

    What do you own from Chris?
     
  2. mark roberts

    mark roberts Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2004
    Lawrence, KS
    Thanks for posting the pics, Joe. I sure like the redwood on your bass. The figure in it is just going to be so deep once the clear coat is on and buffed. Chris said the figure in the Bubinga on mine will take on more and more definition and depth as the layers of oil/varnish are applied. :hyper:

    Happy holidays to all! :)
    Mark
     
  3. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder: Wing Bass
    Wow Mark, that looks incredible! Is that Chris' first fanned bass?
     
  4. Wolfehollow

    Wolfehollow

    Jan 21, 2003
    Pensacola, FL
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  5. mark roberts

    mark roberts Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2004
    Lawrence, KS
    :) Yes, first fanned-fret and I believe it is also his first 9-string.

    Thank you!
    Mark
     
  6. Joe Turski

    Joe Turski

    Jul 29, 2003
    Connecticut
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    I believe this is Chris's first fanned fret & first 9 string.

    Edit: Mark beat me to it.


    Here's another bass that Chris built with the same top as Marks.

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  7. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder: Wing Bass
    I'm getting excited again for my Stammie next year... 6 or 8 string fanned w/Redwood top and birdseye board. :hyper:
     
  8. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    Wow, double sweetness with those first two!
     
  9. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Here's mine!! Wonderful bass!!

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    I'll definitely have another one sometime in the future.. Probably either a 5 or 6 string single-cut.
     
  10. mark roberts

    mark roberts Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2004
    Lawrence, KS
    :cool: Great pics of a very sweeeeet bass!
     
  11. Joe Turski

    Joe Turski

    Jul 29, 2003
    Connecticut
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    You know, I've been drooling over your bass since the first time you posted it.

    I don't even have my first bass from Chris, and I'm already planning my second. Thankfully, I have a very understanding wife. She even said, "It's really a good price for what you're getting." No wonder I married her. :)
     
  12. unity bass

    unity bass

    Dec 15, 2003
    Modesto, Ca.
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    Walnut top & back, spanish cedar core
    Maple-wenge-bubinga-wenge-maple neck
    macassar ebony fingerboard
    ebony covered Aero humbuckerers with single coil switch for each
    Bartolini 3 band pre with active/passive switch

    I friggin' love this thing...

    Chad
     
  13. mark roberts

    mark roberts Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2004
    Lawrence, KS
    Man, oh, man...it's all about the woods and what the man does with them...another exquisite bit of art with wood! :)
     
  14. In reversed order. :rolleyes: I don't have any of #2 yet. Chris is the MAN. :bassist:
     
  15. chrisp2u

    chrisp2u

    Aug 15, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    Nice stuff guys. This 5-string fretless has been around the board a bit. I just bought it from D.A.R.K... so I think I'm the 4th TB'er to own it. You've probably seen it before... but I did change the cheap-o looking bart knobs to some ebony knobs to match the fretboard :D

    Chris tells me that it's a bit different than what he usually does (not susre exaclty what that means :)). It does have a double truss which is uncommon for his 5-stringers.

    I'm planning on hittin Chris for a custom next Summer, and very much looking forward to it. The one he just finished up for Poon is absolutely amazing looking too.
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  16. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Chris does amazing work for sure.

    To any of you guys who I was trying to get some pics for, very sorry. Havn't been able to make it to Chris' place still. It's been a VERY busy last few weeks.

    Joe-let me know when you pick up your bass. I'd still like to make the time to head over and meet you.

    Cheers.
    Andy.
     
  17. Andy, if you do get up(over? down? :rolleyes: )there anytime soon I'd love to see some pics of mine too, if it's not too much hassle.
     
  18. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I promise, when I do get over there I'll take pics of your bass, as well as most of the other instruments to show. I have to go over this week one way or the other because Dan, from Luthiers Access, bought some figured red cedar from me for a top that Chris is going to use.
     
  19. Joe Turski

    Joe Turski

    Jul 29, 2003
    Connecticut
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    As soon as Chris tells me it's ready, I'm dropping everything and heading up there. I've been preparing for it's completetion. I tried calling Chris yesterday to see how things are going, but he didn't answer the phone, I'll try again today.

    I'll shoot you an email when I'll be heading up, hopefully we can work it out so we can meet there. I'd love to have you jam out on my bass before I take her home for worship. I'll give you my cell phone # in the email, just in case.
     
  20. That certainly should be something!
     



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