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Dream Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by anarchy_inside, Oct 8, 2005.


  1. anarchy_inside

    anarchy_inside

    Sep 21, 2005
    Hey all, this thred is going to be devoted to your very own dream bass, (whether you own it or not) also, where possible can you post pics of it aswell? :bassist:
     
  2. Oliver

    Oliver

    Jun 21, 2003
    Perth, Australia
    Warwick Thumb 5 bolt-on
     
  3. Joe Turski

    Joe Turski

    Jul 29, 2003
    Connecticut
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    My dream bass is being built for me at the moment. Here's a quick rundown of what it will be once it's done.

    Stambaugh SCNT4 "Bassnutz" model.

    Mahogany body core
    5 piece neck wenge/purpleheart/maple/purpleheart/wenge
    Wenge fretboard
    Highgloss finish
    Bartolini pre
    4 knob Vol push-pull active-passive/treble/mid/bass
    4 switch pup selection/mid boost
    Redwood burl top & back
    3 Aero J Bass pickups w/matching redwood pup covers & ramp
    Black Kahler tremolo bridge

    Here's pictures of what it looked like as of last Saturday...

    Body.
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    Redwood top
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    Redwood back
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    I've waited 17 years to finally get me my custom dream bass.
     
  4. Ive always wanted to own a rickenbacker 4003. Or any kind or colour.
     
  5. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I own part 1 of my dream collection: a black/black/maple musicman sterling.

    Second, i want a nice fretless jazz bass, whether its a custom or whathaveyou, i havent decided on that yet.

    Third, eventually, i will need a pre 98 Warwick thumb.
     
  6. That redwood top is BEAUTIFUL Joe!

    Hm, I don't have a dream bass at the moment. Maybe a Fodera, or somethin'. I don't know, I'm content with my Fender at the moment, I doubt a 14 year old needs more!
     
  7. A double neck Ric with the top neck fretted and the bottom a fretless.
    Cliff Bordwell's stuff looks pretty "dreamy" too.
     
  8. Joe Turski

    Joe Turski

    Jul 29, 2003
    Connecticut
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    If it wasn't for Pete Skjold, I wouldn't have that top. Thanks again Pete!!! :cool:
     
  9. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
  10. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    That Redwood top is one of the most beautiful pieces of wood I´ve ever seen in my whole life :eek:

    I can´t believe the way it looks.
     
  11. adisu

    adisu I admit it, I'm a "user"

    Apr 8, 2005
    Israel
    well my dream bass is also on building process at a custom guitar shop.
    It's gonna' be a six strings BG:

    Body-mahogany with a maple top
    Fretboard-maple
    PU-2x bartolini XXM56M-T Pickup
    Pre- aguilar with 5 knobs (bass/mid/high/volume/blend)+passive/active switch.
    Bridge -full brass bridge.

    Didn't deside if i should paint it or have Highgloss finish.
    Well it's my dream bass but i'm out of money. :crying:
    So maybe i'll do the color and finish at the same place later when i'll get save some money.
     
  12. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    My FBB. It has been a wonderful 2+ year dream so far. :)

    [​IMG]

    Specs:

    Body: Swamp Ash
    Top: Spalted Maple
    Neck: 5pc. Wege/Jatoba/Wenge/Jatoba/Wenge
    Fretboard: Macassar Ebony
    Nut: Lignum Vitae
    Pups: Bartolini M56C
    Pre: Bartolini NTMB 9 volt
     
  13. McHaven

    McHaven

    Mar 1, 2005
    A bass with the body of a Ric and thunder-bird combined with a nice natural finish. I'd want it be neck-through too. If Bud Lecompte did neck throughs, i'd try to get it from him because he does some very very nice finishes.
     
  14. FunkSlap89

    FunkSlap89

    Apr 26, 2005
    Albany, NY
    My dream bass is the one i own... Warwick Fortress MM :bassist:
     
  15. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway
    a dark colored MTD bass, they are soo nice and sexy looking
     
  16. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Out of my mind, back in 5 minutes! Supporting Member

    Do we have to have just one?
    I have:
    Ken Lawrence Brase 5 - myrtle top, rosewood board with abalone block inlays, gloss finish - my #1 bass

    MTD 535 - Flamed redwood top, avadoire body, wenge/wenge neck - #2

    I want:
    Sadowsky NYC 5- amberburst over flame maple, rosewood board - JJ humcancelling

    Ken Lawrence Chamberbass 5 quilt top - natural finish

    Dan K.
     
  17. 6-string Wal Mach III :hyper:
     
  18. Daywalker

    Daywalker

    Apr 13, 2005
    SOCAL
    Warwick Thumb-5
    Gloss Navy Blue(or Black) finish
    Satin Silver Hardware
    7-Piece Wenge neck
    Ebony Fretboard
     
  19. Mingus Dew

    Mingus Dew

    Jul 8, 2005
    A fretless USA Spector with that neat color changing paint.
     
  20. justateenpoet

    justateenpoet Have you...killed the Venture brothers!?!?

    May 14, 2005
    Connecticut
    I'll echo Dan K's choice of the KL Chamberbass, but make mine a six and make it fretless.