FBass VFF6-PJ Build Wait Thread

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TolerancEJ, Jun 26, 2017.


  1. I've finalized specs and sent a down payment last week to begin the build of my second FBass. I have enjoyed my BN6 so much, that I decided I also want a VF6 Fretless.

    FBass VFF6-PJ
    Maple Center Block with Ash wings, 3-pc Maple neck
    Finish: Lake Placid Blue with Tort pickguard
    Fretless Gabon Ebony fingerboard with BNF-style fret markers in the upper register.
    P / J Pickup Configuration
    34.5" Scale
    24 fret range, 19mm spacing
    Chrome hardware.

    I wanted a chrome pickup cover over the P-pickup but Marcel advised there are no covers large enough for a 6-string.

    Also, I had originally inquired about a splittable humbucker in the bridge position. Marcel said they/Aguilar don't offer a splittable humbucker at this time. They are considering one by the fall, but they're planning it for the BN/BNF models.

    I will be posting progress pictures as Marcel provides them to me.
     
  2. Novarocker

    Novarocker

    Oct 12, 2015
    Detroit
    Not a big 6 string guy, but I dig your style. That'll be a sweet bass for sure.
     
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  3. I've heard back from Marcel. My build is official and has been placed in the queue. Construction will begin in about 2 months.
     
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  4. Confirmed a detail today. The PJ pickups will be from Aguilar.

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  5. kittywithabanjo

    kittywithabanjo Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2014
    Coquitlam. BC
    Sounds very interesting have they made a vf6 I can't recall seeing one.

    Nevermind I found pics of Rich Browns bass
     
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  6. I have seen that one before. It looks fantastic!

    My build will be a VF6 Fretless in Lake Placid Blue w/ Tort pickguard.
     
  7. kittywithabanjo

    kittywithabanjo Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2014
    Coquitlam. BC
    Sounds awesome Fbass is one of the few brands I have gas for....I have a surf green pj5 Dave Reimer bass due soon.
     
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  8. Received an update today. Due to NAMM builds stepping up, my bass will be delayed 2 1/2 months.

    However my bass will now be built by George personally up to the finishing process. That was an unexpected surprise.
     
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  9. Received excellent news today that my VF6-PJ Fretless is currently being built by Mr. F Bass himself, George.

    You are reading correctly. I ordered in June 2017, had it fully paid by September, and it has only begun January 2018. Proud to see FBass getting so much love from musicians around the world. :woot:

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  10. kittywithabanjo

    kittywithabanjo Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2014
    Coquitlam. BC
    So when can I try it :bassist:
     
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  11. Hey! :) I had forgotten you’re sort-of nearby. It actually would be cool to meet another TB’er, especially another who would truly appreciate this beauty. There was a Vancouver GTG awhile ago that I wasn’t able to make.

    Marcel’s timeline including finishing estimates 2.5 months, so mid-March.
     
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  12. kittywithabanjo

    kittywithabanjo Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2014
    Coquitlam. BC
    I do frequent the local bass geekiness sessions when I can...
     
  13. nonohmic

    nonohmic

    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    Dig the color options, looking forwrd to see how it looks.
     
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  14. @nonohmic I'm sort of expecting this concept: I've attached a pic of a VF5-PJ but mine will be a 6-string and it will have a fretless fingerboard. I've also included a pic of a BNF6, to use the neck as a reference.

    Actually, using my phone, I zoomed-in on Marcel's build pic (a few posts above). Indicated in pencil, I see they're putting a BNF neck onto the VF body.
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  15. I had originally wanted a chrome pickup cover over the P-pickup but Marcel informed me no companies manufacture one large enough for a 6-string.
     
  16. jasesng

    jasesng Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2007
    Singapore
    Dingwall Guitars (Endorser)
    Some possiblities here at the bottom of the page:
    ATELIER Z GUITAR WORKS|Accessories
     
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  17. Hey! That’s very cool.

    Hmm... I’ve never played a bass with a pickup cover. Should I go through with it, or will I just end up taking the pickup cover off again?
     
  18. kittywithabanjo

    kittywithabanjo Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2014
    Coquitlam. BC
    I guess it depends where you play in relationshio to the p pick up I usually play a bit behind it on my PJ..
     
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  19. As I just posted in the FBass Club thread, I received an update on my VF6-PJ Fretless from Marcel. They're just waiting for a custom Hipshot Bent Plate string-through bridge, and fit the neck. Then off to the spray booth for the Lake Placid Blue finish. :hyper:

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  20. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism

    Looking forward to seeing the finished product. I have always wanted to try an F-Bass. I considered them for a custom fretless build last year but they out of my price range. I did somewhat cop their position markers for my build though, I have dots at every position over the 12th.
     

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