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Custom Hanewinckel Bass Progress Pics

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassplayer7770, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. SPECS:

    Vintage Series 5-String BO
    Passive Vol/Blend/Tone controls
    Wide Neck (3/4" spacing)
    34" Scale
    Handwound Dual Coil pickups with Alnico V magnets
    Pau Ferro pickup covers
    70's J pickup spacing
    IN/OUT switch (see explanation below)
    Paua Abalone headstock and fingerboard dot inlays (MOP side dots)
    3-piece Maple neck
    Pau Ferro fingerboard
    Alder Body with Walnut top
    Draken body style with full-rounded body edges
    Standard chrome hardware
    Dunlop Straploks

    The IN/OUT switch is interesting IMO. When not engaged, the Blend control will work as expected. When engaged, moving the Blend control toward the neck will favor the outside coils (think J-Bass), and moving the Blend control toward the bridge will favor the inside coils (think MM-ish). All settings are humbucking.


    The Walnut top (quartersawn)
    The Alder body
    The Maple neck and Pau Ferro fingerboard (both quartersawn)
    Closeup of the neck and fingerboard woods...

  2. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    Whats build time like?
  3. 16-20 weeks, and he received my deposit on March 9th.
  4. Here's a diagram showing how the IN/OUT switch works.

  5. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    That should be a really sweet bass!
  6. Thanks a lot. That means a lot coming from a guy who has owned some very nice Hanewinckel basses. :)
  7. Round 2 pics:

  8. Thingus995


    May 30, 2008
  9. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    Yeah, looking good. I'd thought I posted this before, but I guess I didn't - the In/Out switch was my idea! :) I modded my first Hanewinckel bass like that, then asked Pete to do it on my 2nd (a fretless).
  10. I do somewhat recall talking with you about that a few years ago. Definitely seems like a great idea! Are you now a millionaire? ;)
  11. Tag!!
  12. Does that mean I'm "it"? :confused: Not much chance I can catch anybody else. I did something weird to my knee last weekend... ;)

  13. Im just tagging the thread so I can see the finished results of that bass.

    Very Nice!!
  14. Stealth


    Feb 5, 2008
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Tagging for future reference. I always liked the idea of multiple coil combinations - and this definitely looks interesting - I wonder how it should be wired. :smug:

    Will the dual-coils be dual-Jazz style, MM style or are you going with dual rails?
  15. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
    That is going to be a classy looking bass.
  16. What's the scale?
  17. Oh, okay. Gotcha!

    My understanding is the pickups will be dual rails/coils under a single pickup shell/cover. Kinda like the diagram suggests.

    That's high praise coming from you. Thanks!

    I opted for a 34" scale. That's the scale Pete prefers, and I'm pretty sure Cliff prefers it as well.
  18. Here are the most recent pics I received on Friday.


  19. :crying:

    I know there were some people who subscribed to this thread. Any comments regarding the most recent pics?
  20. McStuff


    May 7, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    I'm not subbed, but man that bass is looking slick! It's really coming together.

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