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DP Custom 6 SC progress pic

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mark beem, Mar 27, 2003.


  1. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Dave sent me a progress pic of the 6 string he's building for me..

    Here are the specs:
    6 string bass
    single cutaway shape
    35" scale; 24 frets
    standard Pau Ferro fretboard
    2 X EMG-45DC pickups
    3 piece neck: maple/padauk/maple
    body wood: Koa
    quick release bridge (gold - standard)
    gold hardware - standard
    inserts for screws for control cavity cover
     
  2. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Also got word from Mike at Conklin Guitars that they're about to glue up the body.. Said he'd send pics as soon as that's done
     
  3. Billdog

    Billdog

    Feb 27, 2003
    Austin, Texas
    grlgglrgkrlglrglrlglrlgrlglrglrglrlglrgl *drooling*

    That is gunna be sweet man.
     
  4. Conklin? I thought it was a DPcustom? I am not too familiar with the 2 brands, are they interrelated?
     
  5. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    I have two customs being built at the moment.. The DP custom 6 pictured above and a Conklin 8 string. No, they're not related.

    http://www.dpcustom.com

    http://www.conklinguitars.com
     
  6. Ben Mishler

    Ben Mishler

    Jan 22, 2003
    San Jose
    Those are both beutiful basses. You have got to post some pics when they are finished.
     
  7. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    No, it was his design.... I saw one on the gallery page and told him I wanted one like it... So I suppose that it is an option.
     
  8. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    I ordered it last September...


    Yeah, Im pretty stoked about it!!! Had thought about getting a spalted top like the one in the pic on his site... But after a little thought, and finding out from Dave it wouldn't be a huge upcharge I decided to go with the solid koa wings...
     
  9. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    That is a coincidence; Mine originally was going to have a spalted top; then i changed to Claro walnut.
     
  10. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    He has some nice wood selections available...

    I have a friend who ordered a guitar from him with the Claro Walnut...
     
  11. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    Glad it's coming along Mark! Going to be nice.
    Looking forward to seeing them progress.
     
  12. two customs being built at the same time:eek:

    How do you guys do it

    Congratulations, keep us posted

    Matthew
     
  13. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Heh heh heh...

    JT told me his secret!!!!!

    :p
     
  14. Drug trafficking?
     
  15. eli

    eli Mad showoff 7-stringer and Wish lover Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 1999
    NW suburban Chicago
    Naah... priorities.
     
  16. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Finished pic...



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    Full review when it arrives..
     
  17. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    I was just going to ask you about that one!
    When's it hit?
     
  18. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Probably another week... I'll still have to send him the check for the remaining balance.. BS-IV looks to be very cool this year!! :bassist:


    I think next I'm gonna find someone who'll build me a 7 string "Jazz" bass... Talk about a slap in the face of tradition!!! :eek:
     
  19. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    Congrats on the new DP, ProgZilla. Its a beauty.