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final lion pics

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by Jeff Bollbach, Jun 25, 2003.


  1. Jeff Bollbach

    Jeff Bollbach Jeff Bollbach Luthier, Inc.

    Dec 12, 2001
    freeport, ny
    Some of you asked for some pics of the finished head-I finally got around to it. Would have been sooner but the sun has not been very cooperative here of late. I bet Nick will razz me for this one-
     
  2. Jeff Bollbach

    Jeff Bollbach Jeff Bollbach Luthier, Inc.

    Dec 12, 2001
    freeport, ny
    another
     
  3. Jeff Bollbach

    Jeff Bollbach Jeff Bollbach Luthier, Inc.

    Dec 12, 2001
    freeport, ny
    the eyes have it
     
  4. Jeff Bollbach

    Jeff Bollbach Jeff Bollbach Luthier, Inc.

    Dec 12, 2001
    freeport, ny
    side view
     
  5. Jeff Bollbach

    Jeff Bollbach Jeff Bollbach Luthier, Inc.

    Dec 12, 2001
    freeport, ny
    back
     
  6. Jeff Bollbach

    Jeff Bollbach Jeff Bollbach Luthier, Inc.

    Dec 12, 2001
    freeport, ny
    and front. Look close in back and you'll see a participant of my "Chelonian breeding project".
     
  7. Boy, there's a beaut, don't it?


    Jeff, your lion has the satisfied look of having just devoured a dragging drummer.
     
  8. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    The artisanship is outstanding.

    Judging from the posture of the lion, it looks as if you could just as easily do a stallion. I think that would be very nice. Anyone ever seen such a thing?

    Chas
     
  9. Damon Rondeau

    Damon Rondeau Journeyman Clam Artist Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2002
    Winnipeg, baby
    Outstanding work, just beautiful. To me, that's how ornamentation should be: damned little of it, but if it's there, go for it.

    Any exotic wood tailpieces this time around? Hard to tell from the photo...
     
  10. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    That's some damn fine work there, Jeff - you must be a patient man. How much does that scroll weigh compare to a normal one?
     
  11. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Maui
    Fabulous. Now for the big question, as they say over at MIMF; Howzit sound?
     
  12. Very nice! I like the "just chillin" expression. I'm curious, anybody seen a bass with, say, a gargoyle or something odd like that for a scroll?
     
  13. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    There's a guy at UNT who has a man holding a beer mug for a scroll....
     
  14. Jeff Bollbach

    Jeff Bollbach Jeff Bollbach Luthier, Inc.

    Dec 12, 2001
    freeport, ny
    Damon-This is a piece of Claro walnut given to me by Ken Smith [thanks, Ken]. A cutoff from one of his EB's.
    Chris-The neck is pearwood, which I chose because it takes detail better than maple. It is a step heavier than maple plus the head is more massive than a scroll would likely be. How much heavier I dunno.
    Marcus-it sounds like a bass. Which always surprizes me. First i am surprized when the neck doesn't come flying out as I tune it up. Then I 'm surprized when all the notes actually come out. This bass does sound good if I do say so myself. It has a small wolf on the low A-not the best place to have one, but I'm working on it.
     
  15. Jeff Bollbach

    Jeff Bollbach Jeff Bollbach Luthier, Inc.

    Dec 12, 2001
    freeport, ny
    Dang, I forgot my manners. Thanks for the kind words guys!
     
  16. Sorry I missed this thread - Very nice work! Your lion has personality - no stereotypic lion that.
     
  17. mhartery

    mhartery

    Jun 27, 2002
  18. arnoldschnitzer

    arnoldschnitzer AES Fine Instruments

    Feb 16, 2002
    Brewster, NY, USA
    A Fench bass--is that from Fance?