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Custom Rim Bass (pics)

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Theshortlist_to, Aug 15, 2005.


  1. Theshortlist_to

    Theshortlist_to

    Apr 20, 2005
    Heres kind of a step by step of how the bass went from my design to the bass being done.

    The luthier is Rim Basses (Mcdade)

    Specs:
    • Bubinga core body
    • Tulip wood veneer
    • Quilted Maple top
    • One piece Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fingerboard
    • dual action truss rod
    • Birdseye veneer on headstock
    • Gotoh tuners
    • ETS MkIII Bridge with custom tailpiece (black)
    • Bartolini J in far back bridge position
    • Bartolini BC Soapbar in Rapture RB4 Position
    • Aguilar 3-band Preamp with A/P switch

    Initial Design
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    Test piece of bubinga/tulip wood/maple
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    Robbies initial full scale draw out.
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    The Bridge
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    How i imagine it will look.

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    comments?

    Thanks,

    Tom
     
  2. The cut on the body is very interesting, and very alluring. I'm absolutely in LOVE with the headstock and bridge, and even the 12th fret inlay looks pretty sweet...

    ...Dare I say it?...

    Well, I guess if I had the money, I'd order me a custom Rim job...

    ... :bag: ...

    j/k


    ~Ryan
     
  3. JSPguitars

    JSPguitars

    Jan 12, 2004
    Grass Valley
    Hehe...........who doesn't like a rim-job?

    Yet another Tool shirt.....this one looks much newer though.

    I also really like your headstock design. That top piece looks great finished....really came alive.
     
  4. Theshortlist_to

    Theshortlist_to

    Apr 20, 2005
    Thats Robbies style headstock, its nice gives it a classy feel.

    everyone does love a rim-job and in this case rim has done a good job...






    that was awful.
     
  5. full_bleed

    full_bleed

    May 27, 2005
    Arizona
    looks real nice! how much did that bridge end up costing?
     
  6. Theshortlist_to

    Theshortlist_to

    Apr 20, 2005
  7. yeah, that is a really cool looking bass!
     
  8. mcdade

    mcdade

    Sep 27, 2004
    London (UK)
    Hi All,

    Cheers for the comments guys,glad to see people are into this bass.Still waiting on the bridge from ETS,should have some more pics up soon on this thread.

    All my work friends have took the piss out of me about the whole Rim job thing.

    Robbie.
     
  9. RE:PEAT

    RE:PEAT

    Jun 24, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    Love the headstock!
     
  10. mcdade

    mcdade

    Sep 27, 2004
    London (UK)
    Hi All,

    Here are some latest pics of the bass,just final coats of poly and then we will be doing setup.


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    Cheers,

    Robbie of RM Basses,or maybe RIM Basses.
     
  11. That bridge makes the bass look like it's smiling! It looks great man, awesome job!


    ~Ryan
     
  12. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Sweet looking, but the only thing I have a problem with is how close the upper horn is to the neck/.
     
  13. Theshortlist_to

    Theshortlist_to

    Apr 20, 2005
    Thats how i designed it, it doesnt effect playablity, purely for aesthetics.

    it was based on a single cut design with a bit chopped out.
     
  14. mcdade

    mcdade

    Sep 27, 2004
    London (UK)
    :) Hi All,

    Robbie Here from RIM Basses,the bass is now finished and looks great.It sounds good too,playing it thru my Mesa 400+ and 2 Acme B2 cabs it has a great piano like tone and a lovely slap sound.

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    Going to be doing some soundclips next week and some studio pics also,

    Cheers,

    Robbie.