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Egyptian Bass (Part 2)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Stickk, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. Dig It

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  2. Dislike It

    23 vote(s)
  1. Stickk


    Sep 2, 2008
    Here's a picture of my soon to be Egyptian Bass (the design is kinda messed up, scanners don't take hand-drawn pictures that well. This picture's kinda sloppy; I drew it in class today).

    -All Maple Fretted Precision Bass Neck, 20 frets, '51 headstock
    -2 Jazz Bass Pickups
    -Bad Ass II Bridge
    -Body: Ash stained ebony with a Zebrawood Laminate Top. Alembic Scorpion Body
    -Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, Killswitch, Series Parallel Switch

    What do you think?

    NOTE: Jordasch came up with the term "Fendorpion."
  2. Disappear


    May 9, 2008
    Gold hardware man. That and bright, high value colours. Accent in black?

    This could be good.
  3. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    It's not my thing, but if well executed it could be cool and original. Do what makes you happy.
  4. Korladis

    Korladis Banned Supporting Member

    I'm not usually one for gold hardware, but in this case I've got to agree. Definitely goes with the theme.

    Make sure you do the body a nice color, too.
  5. If you use ash you might want to enhance the grain (check out some F-basses without an exotic top!). There was some other dude here who built an Alembic-ish body and attached a Fender-type neck to it, I think he burned the grain to enhance it, you might wanna give it a go!

    I really dig the 11-12-13th frets inlay... :)

    Good luck.
  6. Looks like it could be cool. Gold hardware would definitely be awesome w/ the theme involved. IMO, I'd want a bigger body to balance it out more (both visually and to prevent neck dive).
  7. ironrat


    Sep 24, 2008
    I suggest you to leave the Eye of Horus out of the first fret. Instead do it on the headstock. Btw, you can shape the headstock to resemble a scorpion sting. Something like this, I am terrible at drawing


  8. Matt Dean

    Matt Dean Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    SF (North) Bay Area
    +1 on the following...

    ...could be cool!
  9. Stickk


    Sep 2, 2008
    The inlays are mainly going to be laminated abalone, so there will be high value colors.
  10. Stickk


    Sep 2, 2008
    I did that with my Fender Omega build, which can be viewed in my "It's Alive (Part 2)" thread.
  11. Stickk


    Sep 2, 2008
    While gold hardware would be cool, I'm going to have to stick with silver. This is because this bass is being transformed from my white jazz bass.
  12. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    Have to agree, gold hardware, plus an ebony fretboard and brass frets would really make the bass, but you have to work with what you have i suppose.
  13. ironrat


    Sep 24, 2008
    ...................!?!?!?!? WHAT!?!?!:eek:


    Gold hardware will look awesome on that bass! Come on Faraohs were buried with gold!
  14. You're going to re-cut the J-Bass to that body style?

    How then are you going to have striper woods? Or will that just be a paint job? I would just have the Jazz's fretboard inlayed with the Egyptian symbols, and then just change over to new gold hardware.... maybe even a new pickguard (I'm sure even something gaudy [like the pyramids] would look cool on a bass like that)............ Add some flats, and, if you're really in the mood for a makeover (and have the cash), have a shop route out the body and install a humbucker.

    [EDIT] All this is, of course, assuming that you leave it as a white Jazz, and don't cut the body.

    Just my opinion... and with that, I have given myself GAS.
  15. Vakmere


    Sep 6, 2007
    TUT 4 string?
  16. Soverntear


    Mar 17, 2008

    he does make a good point, plus im sure finding someone to trade silver for gold hardware shouldnt be toooo hard
  17. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    Um.. I havent received anything for naming this beast?

    I expected some type of recognition. ;)
  18. Stickk


    Sep 2, 2008
    Fair enough, you are now mentioned at the bottom for naming the bass.
  19. ironrat


    Sep 24, 2008

    Call her Hatshepsut:

    The King Herself
    What motivated Hatshepsut to rule ancient Egypt as a man while her stepson stood in the shadows? Her mummy, and her true story, have come to light.
  20. Stickk


    Sep 2, 2008
    I'm likin' that name better than Harere!

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