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Custom goodness for me

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jazz Ad, Oct 8, 2004.

  1. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member


    It's not even in my hands yet but it's in France. So I don't know how it sounds and plays but it already qualifies as one of the most beautiful basses I've ever seen.

    Pretty head she has.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    And a sexy back.

    Another view.

    Coolest thumbrest E-V-E-R. On the pic is was just finished, like a fresh tattoo. :)

    So what do you think ? I'm a proud daddy :)
  2. Juneau


    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    Thats beautiful man :)
  3. dont


    Jul 25, 2004
  4. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    Only the first pic is fully finished.
    The others are progress pics.
  5. Kavorka


    Mar 28, 2002
    Austin, Texas
    Awesome looking bass. Who makes it? Does it have lightwave pickups? Looks like a lightwave bridge but without all of the knobs.
  6. Jeff in TX

    Jeff in TX Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    Lone Star State
    Very nice!! Congrats!!!
  7. BlasphemyArise


    Jul 15, 2004
    very very nice!!! wish i had one :crying:
  8. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    It's a custom from JAF.
    Lightwave PUs indeed, with Icetone piezos too.
    I don't like onboard EQs so mine has none.
    Controls go as follows :
    - Volume.
    - Passive tone, push-pull for magnetic pickup emulator activation.
    - Piezo blend, push-pull for piezo range (full range or mids-highs).
  9. Jean Baudin

    Jean Baudin

    Aug 27, 2003
    redwood city, ca
    Endorsing Artist: See Profile
    digging the thumbrest... the horns seem strange to me - one's pointy, the other is curvy. Is it just me or does it seem like the builder should of just made them both curvy or both pointy? :eyebrow:

    Otherwise, it looks great. :D
  10. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    Yeah the thumbrest is simply awesome. It took a long time to come to this. I like to rest my thumb and usually the middle of the body looks empty on Lightwave equipped instruments. The 5 strings suggest a sheet of music with the bass clef on it.
    As for the horns, they kinda grow on you. At first I wanted them to come with something else but finally I find it totally great.
  11. Oh boy... Absolutely gorgeus, I could eat that thing!
  12. lyle

    lyle Guest

    Jan 10, 2004
    Vernon, B.C. Canada
    I love the shape and the thumb rest is beatuiful. Your right lightwaves usaully do look bare and that makes it look great. congrats :)
  13. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
  14. Sonorous


    Oct 1, 2003
    Denton, TX
    It looks fantastic.

    I'm not sure how I feel about the input jack on the back though. I'm thinking it might be uncomfortable. Then again, I've never tried it.
  15. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España

    that flat-to-3d thumbrest its really nice and fits right on that spot
  16. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    I have the jack in the back of my other basses too, so it was a requirement. I find it very practical. It's in a spot where the bass never touches your body, regardless of your playing position.
    It's also well hidden and the jack won't move at all, provided that you slide it between the body and the strap.
  17. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    Wow! That is a pretty wild design. Congrats!
  18. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    Woods used :
    Alder for the core of the body.
    Honduras Mahogany for the thru neck.
    Purpleheart for inlay, knobs (not on the pics), fretboard and neck stripes.
    Pau Ferro for string retainer, head laminate, table, back and electronics plate.
  19. bassmanatlarge


    Jan 30, 2003
    Both horns have different purposes...one is long and pounty to reach out far enough for proper balance, the other is to sit comfortably in your crotch while sitting...If you want a long pointy horn poking in your crotch it's fine with me :rolleyes:
  20. yeah that thumb rest is awesome...beautiful bass.

    (edit) what kind of tuners are those?