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. 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. Professor X

    Professor X Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2002
    On The Prairie
    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.