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Custom Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tay, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. tay


    May 31, 2013
    Hello all,

    I've recently been looking into buying a custom made bass. I had a site and person in mind, but I lost the link and I have no clue as to if I got the link from Google or if it was from here. So I was wondering if anyone could give me some information on where I can get me a great quality custom bass.
  2. Betrayer_Bass

    Betrayer_Bass Profanity Fish. Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2011
    Oslo, Norway
    Endorsing: Spector basses, Winspear Picks, Spector Formula 603 strings
    DO you have any more info on it? What did the builder's name sound like? Any aesthetic tips you can give us? With what you've given us it could literally be one of hundreds of bass builders/companies :)
  3. Discharge


    Nov 25, 2006
    Fender custom shop..... *runs*
  4. Cliff Bordwell?
  5. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    Joe Milstein of Gamma Basses?

    He's located in Central New Jersey and can be reached here on TalkBass. His name is his user ID.
  6. Randyt

    Randyt RAAPT Custom Wood Productions

    Jul 21, 2010
    Barrie, Canada
    FBASS....makes an incredible custom bass.
    You can build it online or call

  7. BawanaRik


    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    Wishbass? Steve's all over ebay and the net.
  8. Darrin Huff? :rolleyes:
  9. the wako kid

    the wako kid

    May 11, 2011
    Carvin is excellent. fantastic affordable american-made customs.
  10. He said he wanted a custom made bass. A Huff bass never gets the made part done.
  11. tay


    May 31, 2013
    I forgot his name completely. The only thing I remember is that he makes customs designs on the body, but I'm not necessarily looking for that same person, I'm just looking for different options.
  12. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    What style instrument are you looking for. Your question is very vague. Are you looking for a 15 string, made from exotic woods, or a four string solid color, or anything in between? What is your price range?
  13. We're going to need clues. This is starting to sound like when my wife asks me to find the thing. What thing? The THING, you know? NO I DON'T.
  14. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    +1 to spade2you. We really need some more info, otherwise there will be 250 brands listed here.
  15. BawanaRik


    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    True Dat!

    The great communicators.
  16. tay


    May 31, 2013
    Well 4 string, I prefer short scale basses, someone who could slap on any design on the body I could throw at them, and price doesnt matter for me. If the quality is there, and the person or company has a good reputation I'd pay almost anything.
  17. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Howsabout telling the board here some of your favorite shapes? Or the feel you want? Modern, active? Classic, old school tone & vibe?

    There's still a universe of types and if you could narrow it to a solar system of types, you would probably get great suggestions.
  18. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    Jeezus, is this a REAL post?

    Come on....