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Custom design 5-strings

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TheJimster, Feb 21, 2006.


  1. TheJimster

    TheJimster

    Feb 21, 2006
    Pensacola, FL
    Hey i've been looking for a bass constructor who can look at a scketch and build it. I have a specific design that I would like made when I get the CASH....so if anybody kknows anyone let me know..Keep It Hard And Keep It Rockin'!!:bassist:
     
  2. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    Designer: Beav's Graphics
    Most anyone would be willing to do it for the right price. The first ones that come to mind are Benavente, Stambaugh and Dolan
     
  3. tribal3140

    tribal3140 Banned

    Nov 9, 2004
    near detroit...uh
    Dont call bebensee, you might not be young enough to play it when its done!

    divinity by benavente, chris stambaugh or dolan
    like beav said!
     
  4. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR
    Can you show us your ideas? A lot of people here have a lot of experience and can probably give you some good advice (not saying you have to take it.) In part Im just curious to see your design.
     
  5. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    Designer: Beav's Graphics
    lol, Still no word on it, eh?
     
  6. Is Ken Bebensee like one of those Carl Tomphson guys where you put in your order and then don't hear anything back untill 3 years later when it's done? :p I sent him an e-mail about a year ago and still haven't heard anything back...I always picture Ken as some mad scientist who never comes out of his workshop and is never seen or heard from...I've heard he lives out in the middle of nowhere too :smug:


    To the original poster though - I'd definatly look at Stambaugh. He turns out really great looking stuff at a very reasonable price. He does custom body shapes for no upcharge, and just about any other custom option you could think of at the best prices around.
     
  7. ironfist

    ironfist

    Feb 5, 2000
    www.lecomptebass.com
    This guy does custom orders in addition to his standard shapes. Other members speak very highly of instruments and he's very reasonably priced for a custom builder.
     
  8. tribal3140

    tribal3140 Banned

    Nov 9, 2004
    near detroit...uh
    yup 35 months and still no bass!
    it was ready to be routed and finished last year sometime.
    I know he lives in the stix but nobody really knows what he does?
     
  9. Juneau

    Juneau

    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.

    My vote as well. Most builders will NOT do custom shapes at all. Its counter productive if you run batches. If your building one at a time, or just a few at a time, its a little different and Bud does a great job of managing that. That would be my first question when calling around too, will you do a custom shape designed by me? Id be willing to bet 9/10 will not.
     
  10. Grunts0n

    Grunts0n

    Dec 14, 2005
    New Hampshire
    +1 to Stambaugh
     
  11. Juneau

    Juneau

    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    I'll give a +1 to Stambaugh as well. Chris does fantastic work, and is reasonably priced. I wasnt aware he did custom shapes or Id have agreed sooner along with Bud Lecompte.
     
  12. Grunts0n

    Grunts0n

    Dec 14, 2005
    New Hampshire
    Stambuagh, does what ever you want.
     
  13. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
    Did he give you the idea that it would be 3 years when you ordered it?
     
  14. tribal3140

    tribal3140 Banned

    Nov 9, 2004
    near detroit...uh
    he said 18 months.
    I really had no idea that meant .....
    until my late twenties!:confused:
     
  15. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
    So that means it will be half price now, right?:bag:
     
  16. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    Designer: Beav's Graphics
    Indeed :D