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DP SC Fretless 5 in Progress !

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by godoze, Jul 26, 2003.

  1. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    Here are a couple of shots of my DP Custom.


    Single cut 5 fretless

    Claro walnut top
    Maple core
    Padauk back

    Cocobolo fingerboard

    5 piece maple/walnut/purpleheart neck

    gold hdwr
    Dave's pickups w/o preamp
  2. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
  3. Bazzist


    Dec 7, 2002
    Nova Scotia
    How does cocobolo sound as a fretless fretboard and will it wear?
  4. Jeff in TX

    Jeff in TX Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    Lone Star State
    Nice!! Keep 'em coming!

    What are Dave's pickups? You're going passive?

  5. not too far off now...

    I really like the back...
  6. Bryan R. Tyler

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

    May 3, 2002
    Man, all these nice progress pics are making me impatient for mine :) Looks good, Don!
  7. SWEETNESS!!! Looks great don! cant wait to hear your review when you get it... :D
  8. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    Jeff, I wanted a passive bass for a change. I figure that if it works out cool, if I decide it needs more color i'll put a preamp in it or change pups or both...

    As far as fingerboard cocobolo reminds me very much of rosewood in tone. it is a very dense heavy wood with very good lateral strength when glued to a neck.
  9. Sweet. Nice woods.

    I'm likin' those big single cuts more and more.
  10. Today I went to a big exposition of wood workers , wood distributors and wood products retailers.. I got myself some contacts who sell cocobolo (Granadillo as we know it locally) for very cheap.. I really got AMAZED.. is not that it was sooo incredibly cheap, but I had never seen such beutiful woods.. in such big quantities..

    but.. anyway.. I just got ver yinterested in cocobolo..

    So.. I have a question:

    How do you compare cocobolo in hardness with toher woods used for fretless fingerboards?'
  11. DP Custom

    DP Custom DP Custom Basses

    Feb 7, 2001
    NC, USA

    I don't believe that Granadillo is the same species as cocobolo ..they have some similarities, but Granadillo isn't as dense or strong.


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