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Custom Bass Wait Support Group Needed!!! [Part 2]

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by paul, Dec 7, 2006.


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  1. paul

    paul Staff Member Founder Administrator

    Jul 20, 2000
    Texas
  2. mark beem

    mark beem Wait, how does this song start again?? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    Wow!! Beautiful bass, Stew!!! :eek:
     
  3. thanks, Mark. you have no idea how excited I am!

    :D

    well, as the only other person I know who's invested in plotz-proof shorts, maybe you do...

    :p
     
  4. mark beem

    mark beem Wait, how does this song start again?? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    What are the specs (or else if they've been posted already, point me to the thread please ;) ) on it??? Looks like a Nordstrand pup.
     
  5. Juneau

    Juneau

    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    Come on Mark, you know Stew by now, there are no other specs hehe. It is a Nordy pickup I remember :)

    But to quote Stew from previous post:

     
  6. mark beem

    mark beem Wait, how does this song start again?? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    Yeah, I know, but I'm a wood-o-phile too.. ;)

    Looks like there's lots-o bird's eye maple going on there!! What's the story on the top?? Is that discoloration some spalting occurring as well?

    :bag:
     
  7. well, as everything in the life is different now, I had Bill go in a different direction. some of the specs will be a surprise.

    34" scale maple/purpleheart bolt-on neck
    9mm spacing at the nut, 17 or 18mm spacing at the bridge
    alder, ash or royal paulownia for the body wood
    birdseye maple top, fretboard, pickup cover & headstock cap
    single custom Nordstrand Fat Stack p-up

    I don't know what the finish will be, gloss or satin...
     
  8. Juneau

    Juneau

    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    Stew, so is the bass above not yours? How you changing the body wood lol??
     
  9. HA!

    no, she's mine alright!

    I asked Bill to surprise me, so I'm not sure which wood he went with for the body... but I can't wait to find out! she should be coming my way *really* soon!

    :D
     
  10. Juneau

    Juneau

    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    Ahh I see lol. I was confused how you could not know which when it was already built lol.
     
  11. mark beem

    mark beem Wait, how does this song start again?? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    On the finish, will it be natural or are you planning a stain / color on the top? If natural, I'd recommend the satin finish. I really liked it on my old 8 string.
     
  12. trainyourhuman

    trainyourhuman

    Apr 12, 2000
    MI
    Stew... Dude... THat is already my favorite Conk of all time. It has officially bumped the melted top lightwave sixer out of the top slot.

    Oh, and it looks like I'm on this waiting list again too.
     
  13. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Gear Reviewer - Bass Musician Magazine

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    Stew that looks incredible, easily the most appetizing conklin I've seen (although I'll try to restrain myself from eating it!)

    That single fatstack is super cool looking. I bet its going to sound amazing all passive. I really love how my Nordy DC's sound!! And my next axe (in like 10 years:D) will be a fretted with fatstacks for sure!

    Congrats Stew! I hope its in your hands soon! Any plans for a fretless then?
     
  14. j-raj

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

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
  15. NickyBass

    NickyBass Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Southern New Jersey

    Wow, that wood really popped out.

    I have a bass in the finishing stages. I can't wait to see my new top come alive like that.
     
  16. agh! how do I reply to everyone? lemme see here...

    I'm hoping for a plain satin finish as that was what my first custom Conklin had and that thing was the silkiest, sexiest beast, but again this has been up to Bill's discretion. this bass is very special to me (akin in many ways to the Bee which so many people contributed to) and Mr. C always manages to surprise me and blow my expectations/hopes out of the water.

    thanks for the cool words, G, and welcome back to the list!

    thanks, Jake. and I'm glad you're not going to snack on my new axe! I have passive FS's in a bass I made a while ago and the sound is just wild! somehow I think your next custom will be less than 10 years away... fretless? I'm building/rebuilding one and Darrin Huff is making me one as well... YUM!!

    if Carey wants the bass at NAMM I may bring her to the booth but I'll definitely have her at the house where we're crashing. if we do an after show hang (maybe at BassQuake?) I'll try to bring her along... that Bene is gorgeous!!

    whew! am I caught up? do I have the slowest connection of anyone at TB?
     
  17. j-raj

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

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    Cool, can't wait to see it.
     
  18. :D
     
  19. j-raj

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

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    I guess there was a more up to date pic that I should have posted:

    P4030042.
     
  20. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Wow!!

    That's is gorgeous!!
     

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