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Custom bass build is underway

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rumblefisher, Apr 22, 2009.


  1. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher

    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
    I am very excited about this!

    Here is the first of what will be many "update" photos of my bass. I finally decided to go with a Koa top (over quilted sapele and quilted maple, which were the other two finalists). Check out what the luthier found! To me, it has excellent color and a lot of character to it.

    And so the process begins...
     

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  2. toniwonkanobi

    toniwonkanobi Supporting Member

    May 23, 2008
    Northern California
    Endorsing: 1964 Ears, LLC.
    Hey, Who's doing the woods for you? And from where did you source the top? I recently completed my own custom build. I think you'll enjoy the experience a lot. The hardest part is waiting for everything to get there (i put everything together in one day...and i didn't mess anything up either!!). Good luck man. -Anthony
     
  3. WoodyG3

    WoodyG3

    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    Thaat top will really look great. Koa is my favorite wood by far. Have fun with this build!
     
  4. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher

    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
    I believe the top came from the good people at noblewoods.com.
     
  5. HogieWan

    HogieWan

    Feb 4, 2008
    Lafayette, LA
    that's gorgeous
     
  6. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher

    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
    Thanks HogieWan...it's not even varnished yet!
     
  7. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Nice Koa. Great color and figure.

    I'm soooo jealous.
     
  8. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher

    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
    More pictures!

    The first two are of the koa pickup covers, and the last is a rough draft of the body that has been since changed just slightly...the horns were brought in so that it looks more P-bassy and less Warwicky. :D
     

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  9. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher

    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
    Body pic...again, been changed just slightly. More pics to come!

    It's cool, by the way, to compare the wood from the first pic of this thread to this pic...it's so dry right now, but it will regain it's brilliant reds and golds once it's been oiled. So anxious to get this bass! :D
     
  10. I like that it kind of looks like a Dano DC bass, only super mega classy.
     
  11. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher

    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
    Classy is definitely how this bass will look, but it will be much less polite sounding ;)
     
  12. K.Ross

    K.Ross

    May 19, 2008
    CHEF...NICE LOOKING WOOD!! I have KOA on my Carvin..I've always thought that KOA was beautiful.
    LOL
    Kent:bassist:
     
  13. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher

    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
    That's a really wild looking bass! :)
    Looks like zebrawood.

    CFclef, not Chef, by the way. :smug:
    CF are my initials, and well, F clef is for bass so I thought it was a cool name.

    Thanks, I'm really happy with the koa. The only other wood I might have chosen would be some crazy Claro walnut, but since this bass is going to have a walnut body I'd hate to be redundant :p
     
  14. K.Ross

    K.Ross

    May 19, 2008
    SORRY CFclef...I've called you Chef all along!!:bag:
    Yep,that,s zebrawood...I decided to get something a little different for my "last" bass.How's the Wendler...are you playing her regular? (I miss the "lightness" of that bass. My XB75PF seems like a monster.) LOL on your build...Looks like it will be REALLY NICE.
    Kent:bassist:
     
  15. Mr. BassmanPT

    Mr. BassmanPT

    Aug 15, 2009
    Europe
    hey CF, nice woods over here! we went different in our custom basses and options but i really like what you have shown so far!

    very nice indeed!

    regards
     
  16. slybass3000

    slybass3000 Banned

    Nov 5, 2004
    Montréal,Qc,Canada
    That is beautiful,looks like a Rob Allen top.
    So #5 CFlef
     

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