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DP Custom shows up at ATL Discount Music

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by j-raj, Jun 28, 2003.

  1. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN

    Here is a weird little coincidence... About a year ago I was at GC Marietta, (10 minutes north of ATL) and I saw this bass.

    Then About 6 month's ago, my friend and I saw it again, now at the other GC location... still not a big deal, merch goes from one GC to another all the time. Then I was getting some strings and a mic stand about a month or so ago and I notice that it was sold.

    Seemed like a tough sell ... a real rough-made custom, with extremely high action and no visable name on it.

    Then this afternoon I was at ATL Discount Music and I saw it again... Now on consignment from the cat that picked it up from GC a short while ago.

    Didn't think much of it, except when I asked the sales guy about it, he said it was a great custom job (he actually said 'it's Fodera-like', I wasn't sippin anydrink to spit out at the moment, but would have had their been liquid in my mouth) he mentioned this luthier, Dave Pushic.... Made me think of Progzilla and the situation that he went through... so I snapped a couple shots for y'all to peruse...

    Any thoughts?



  2. lamarjones

    lamarjones Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    Man, if you only knew the story on it....

    It will surface soon...
  3. Interesting headstock...never seen a 2+4 before... ~ Tyler
  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    That's Jeff Rader's old DP Custom. It has been owned by at least 4 or 5 Talkbassers. I wouldn't mind taking a turn, if I had the money.
  5. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    WOW, that one has been around. I've seen that one a number of times. I think I was even offered it at one time :rolleyes:
  6. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia In Memoriam

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    the weird thing is- its actually not bad looking bass at all! except for maybe the headstock-
  7. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I've played it before. The story on it is that it has some buiding issues. Uneven board, bad frets, playability and things of that sort.
  8. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    That bass has been around the block sooo many times now...I came close to buying it myself once, but I've got no urge for it now. By now I hope the price isn't above $700.
  9. furiously funky

    furiously funky Guest

    Dec 28, 2002
    this may sound ignorant, but that looks like a physically deformed fodera. i don't think i would want one. :/
  10. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    The body seems to be Hanewinkle inspired.
    The bass is beautiful, too bad the craftmanship doesn't match.
  11. Ew. :spit:
  12. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    Wow, that thing's been around! Before long, the price is gonna be down to a point where it would be worth it just to strip the hardware and electronics. Too bad about the playability, cause I think it's one of the nicest Buckeye tops I've seen. Did it have a Maple board when Jeff got it? That seems different to me.
  13. why doesnt some one buy it and fix it...............
  14. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    The fretboard was always birdseye maple. The problem with the buckeye top to me is the inclusions. See those big dark spots? That's not part of the wood; those are inclusions that DP filled with an epoxy of some sort, so it's kinda holey.

    And warwickben, Jeff had a lot of things fixed on it when he first got it; after a point, you can't really fix up a bass anymore, or at least if you do you'll be spending almost as much as a new one would cost you.
  15. Whatever happened with Prog's DP?
  16. Jeff in TX

    Jeff in TX Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    Lone Star State
    I think that bass is on it's 7th owner in a little over a year (that I'm aware of).

    I did spend over $200 after I received it from Dave just to get it playable. That doesn't count all the "cosmetic" issues with the bass. I would expect others have since tried to make right as it does have some very nice woods.

    I would not recommend it to anyone unless you want to pull the electronics and use the body for a clock. :eek:

  17. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    I've sent it back to Dave for rework... And I'll keep on sending it back until Im satisfied with it..

  18. Too funny on the buckeye burl DP. When it was at the Guitar Center in Marietta, I made plans to go check it out but never did. Bassmonkeee did, though.. he had some interesting things to say. Maybe he'll chime in.
  19. bassmonkeee


    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    My mother told me if I couldn't say anything nice not to say anything at all.
  20. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    Wow... I go away for less than 18 hours a bunch of stuff surfaces on this bass...

    As I mentioned it was on consignment and the sales guy said the owner is asking $1300... does that sound right?

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