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Finished my custom bass finally....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MascisMan, Sep 19, 2008.


  1. MascisMan

    MascisMan Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2003
    Dallas, Tx
    Worked on it off and on for about a year, gathering parts here and there. I think it turned out great! Here is a list of the parts:

    Michael Dolan custom neck
    -flamed maple (tru-wax/tru-oil finish)
    -black block inlays
    -1.5" nut and 32" scale
    -Hipshot tuner
    -bone nut

    Custom Warmoth SG bass body
    -mahogany
    -custom humbucker routes
    -Schaller 463 bridge
    -Gibson top-hat knobs
    -B/W/B pickguard (also made by Dolan)

    Lindy Fralin Bassbucker pickups

    RS Guitarworks Vintage wiring kit
    -Vol/Vol/Tone

    I actually finished/stained the body myself. Its a satin walnut finish.

    The bass sounds great. Very vintage sound. Maybe a cross between a Rick and a Thunderbird? Fingerstyle is very warm and smooth. A pick gives more definition and grind. Lots of oomph either way though. This bass is definitely NOT for slapping.

    I played it through an Orange AD200, GK 800RB, and MarkBass CMD102P and it sounded great through all of them.
     
  2. MascisMan

    MascisMan Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2003
    Dallas, Tx
    couple more pics
     
  3. sweet! I love old gibsons like this - I actually own a vintage one but dont play it very often... its worth to much (actual and sentimental). How much did this cost you, approx?
     
  4. MascisMan

    MascisMan Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2003
    Dallas, Tx
    a little over a G.

    Thanks!
     
  5. Nice job! Looks awesome.
     
  6. MascisMan

    MascisMan Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2003
    Dallas, Tx
    Thanks!
     
  7. magickbass

    magickbass Guest

    May 24, 2008
    Holy s*** that looks good!! That neck seals it, imo. Good job!
     
  8. MascisMan

    MascisMan Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2003
    Dallas, Tx
    Thanks again!

    I really wanted that old school vibe. Wanted a bass that looked a little more blue collar.
     
  9. Dang! Really nice job. I like the subtle pg.
     
  10. Slax

    Slax

    Nov 5, 2007
    Long Island, NY
    Very nice! I wish I could put together something that well. :thumbs up:
     
  11. bh2

    bh2

    Jun 16, 2008
    Oxford, UK
    Very nice job... well done indeed!
     
  12. René_Julien

    René_Julien

    Jun 26, 2008
    Belgium
    Looking good. Nice job.

    I hope you enjoy your piece of art. :bassist:
    Although that is not the right bass for me, I respect that instrument that you built yourself.
     
  13. lightningDolt

    lightningDolt

    Feb 9, 2008
    Excellento !! Have alot of parts kicking around Yours is a Great inspiration-
     
  14. MascisMan

    MascisMan Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2003
    Dallas, Tx
    Thanks for all the kind words! I will try to get some soundclips up eventually.
     
  15. Muddslide

    Muddslide

    Feb 23, 2007
    Mobile, Alabama
    Unbelievably molten HOT!

    Congrats!
     
  16. Navybass

    Navybass

    Mar 12, 2005
    Norfolk, Va.
    Very nice looking bass. Good job.
     
  17. JGR

    JGR The "G" is for Gustav Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 29, 2006
    Maryland
    President, CEO, CFO, CIO, Chief Engineer, Technician, Janitor - Reiner Amplification
    Well done - love the SG shape for bass!

    JR
     
  18. Grizzly700

    Grizzly700

    Mar 18, 2008
    Maryville, TN
    One word:

    Want! :hyper:
     
  19. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 God of Thunder and Rock and Roll Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    ` That is HOT ! Dolan built a neck for a NR Thunderbird I'm resurecting. pheonix003.
     

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