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Custom Builders

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by full_bleed, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. full_bleed


    May 27, 2005
    I've noticed that there are quite a few custom builders that are posted throughout TB, but it takes a bit of digging to find them sometimes. I'd like this to be a little more bassist friendly for us. So if you wouldn't mind post your favorite custom builders or all of them that you know of. Just make sure that you read what has already been posted that way we can keep the mutiple posts to a minimum. :bassist:
  2. mark beem

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

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
  3. full_bleed


    May 27, 2005
    wow :eek: well I guess if it's not listed there then post it here.
  4. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

  6. full_bleed


    May 27, 2005
    Maybe this thread should be about which builders to be weary of and which give you the best bang for your buck since there are so many out there. For instance I thought I saw someone around here with a “ one man’s trash is another man’s wish bass” sig. Don’t just bag on a builder though. Give us some reasons you didn’t care for the instrument. Hopefully there will be many opinions on this subject.


    Nov 24, 2001
    New York,NY

  8. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    The guys I like (that I've had personal experience with), other than the obvious...;). Bang for the buck varies but I'd highly recommend any of them.

    Rob Elrick
    George Furlanetto of F Bass
    Mike Tobias of MTD
    Carey Nordstrand
    Chris Stambaugh
    Scott Ambush
    Chris Benavente
    Mark Eshenbaugh
    Fred Bolton of Bee Basses
    Bud LeCompte
    Brian Ristola

    Still waiting to get my hands on a JP;)
    If Jamie White of Bone Basses starts building agin, he's high on my list.

    Some are more custom than others. It helps a great deal if you have an idea of what you want AND can articulate it.


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