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DP Custom 6 string - construction pics

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jeff Rader, Aug 10, 2001.


  1. Hey Jeff, I'm not seeing the pictures.
     
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Works fine here!

    The wood looks very, very nice.
     
  3. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I can't wait to see this bass when it's finished!!!!!! :)

    <a href="http://www.theoremnyc.cjb.net"><img width=275 height=48 src="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1174383&a=8647027&p=41535909&Sequence=0&res=high"></a>
     
  4. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    Hey Jeff!
    DidN,t know you had a DP on the work!
    That will look great, like Nino I can't wait to see the finished product!

    You have DP and a Sadowsky coming?
     
  5. Yeah... just worked out that way. I had wanted a 6 string for certain occasions and Dave was willing to build it to my design specs. He has been very helpful in pointing me in the right direction when I got off course. He has also been dead honest letting me know that some things aren't quite as important as marketing departments may make them out to be. :eek: :D

    I've really enjoyed working with him and am looking forward to seeing his work.

    Jeff
     
  6. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    That's beautiful! Buckeye Burl has always been my #1 favorite wood!!! Beautiful!

    Whats the plan for the upper horn? And wait, if they fill that with clear acrylic, won't that mean you'll have some of the body wood showing through?

    Which brings me to the next question...what're the specs? :D
     
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  8. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Ooo, I like the wood choice! I assume a gloss finish, considering the clear acrylic? And please, please say Ebony fretboard! :D

    Maple neck, as well?

    Anyhow, beautiful bass! Im jealous. :(
     
  9. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Angus, remember that my Pushic has a PauFerro board?...
    When It gets fixed it will have an Ebony Fretboard.
    Didnt stand pauferro, it absorbed the snap too much.
     
  10. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    Jeff,

    Congrats on getting that started.

    I too had no idea you were working with DP.

    Sadowsky?

    Share the body and headstock shape with us soon, ok?

    fred
     
  11. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    <i>Arnold Drummand voice on:</i>
    <b>"Whacu talkin' 'bout, WILLIS!!!!!"</b>
    <i>Arnold Drummand voice off.</i>

    Marketing deptartments know exactly what we want. ;) :D
     
  12. The finish will be hand-rubbed gloss. The fretboard is birdseye maple (sorry - I really like the sound of maple fretboards on fretted basses!). The neck is a 5-piece maple with wenge stringers.

    The Sadowsky is under construction. 5 string fretless with a Spalted Maple top - a first for Roger. Should be here by November. I'm sure it will make a great partner for the Lightwave.

    The headstock design on the DP is a 2+4 design where the B and E strings are on top and set back on the headstock. The A,D,G and C strings are in line on the bottom. The goal is to get more tension on the low strings by extending them. There is debate if that will in fact be the case, but I like the look anyway ;)

    The body is a combo of different designs I like with tweaks here and there. Nothing wild, just a little different than the more traditional Fender shapes.

    I guess while I'm at it, I'll share the electronic design. Having the jazz bass vibe fully covered with my Sadowsky, I wanted a 6 string that is a "Swiss Army Knife" of tone. The PUs are Bartolini quad coil, the electronics are also Bartolini with 3 band EQ, passive option, single coil, multi, and split coil (think P-bass). The preamp is powered by 2 9-volt batteries that will be placed in the control cavity - I didn't want battery boxes on this bass. Teh control cavity cover will be made from the claro walnut and (hopefully) will slide off.

    I had considered building a 6 string myself and then remembered how long it took to build the 4 string and how the garage didn't see a car for almost 2 years! Dave has allowed me to spec everything down to the position and pattern of the controls and his prices are reasonable. This is a very fun project for me.

    Jeff
     
  13. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham

    Feb 13, 2000
    DC
    Your bass is gonna be killer.

    It's kinda similar to the one DP is making for me right now. I have the same neck and body, but I have a full quilted maple top and no separate wood on the back. The electronics are also similar, but I got triple coils instead of quads. Can't wait to get it.
     
  14. When are you expecting your DP?
     
  15. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
    Didn't work for me either. I'm using Opera, not IE or Netscape; wonder if that's why?
     
  16. Very nice!:D :) :p :cool
     
  17. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham

    Feb 13, 2000
    DC
    To tell you the truth I haven't been in contact with Dave for a couple weeks. Guess I didn't want to bother him. When he started building it in the beginning of July he said it would probably be ready by the end of August, but since he's gotten a lot busier recently I'm guessing it might get pushed back to the beginning of September.
     
  18. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Im using Mozilla, didnt work for me either.
    The Web page doesn not use standard HTML, it seems to add some IE propietary stuff.
    Althougt you can see some if you click on View/Index.