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Greg's Yancey custom 6

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by greg, Sep 26, 2005.


  1. greg

    greg

    Jun 1, 2004
    Austin,Tx
    Well guys i decided to start a thread on my first custom bass made right here in Austin, Tx by fellow tber Greg Yancey.
    Specs are:
    6 string
    Walnut body
    Flame Koa top
    Ziricote back
    Maple laminates between body top and back
    5 piece ash/wenge neck
    Ziricote fingerboard
    Nordstrand dual coils( or Greg might put his new Dual Coils in)
    Custom made walnut/ziricote pickup covers
    Custom Mike Pope pre-amp
    Ebony Knobs
    35" scale length
    Koa Headstock
    I have some pictures but the files are too large.
    They are also on his webpage though http://www.gregyancey.com/
    click on gallery and it will be the one on the top.
     
  2. I have admired Greg's work for several years now. I would love for him to come to Dallas (maybe to the guitar show??) so I could try his stuff out.

    Congrats on the axe! Sounds great!
     
  3. greg

    greg

    Jun 1, 2004
    Austin,Tx
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    Heres some pics but check out his site anyways...
     
  4. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
  5. Very nice!

    Keep the pictures coming so we can see progress

    Matthew
     
  6. I like the Ash/Wenge neck lams- similar feel, different colors.
     
  7. greg

    greg

    Jun 1, 2004
    Austin,Tx
    Forgot to add...
    Roger Sadowsky is making me a nickel 6 string set for this.
     
  8. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    looks killer! that top is sharp!!
     
  9. A9X

    A9X

    Dec 27, 2003
    Sinny, Oztraya
    Nice looking bass
    Me too. Wonder what this construction sounds like.....
     
  10. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Nice looking avatar...

    :eek:
     
  11. greg

    greg

    Jun 1, 2004
    Austin,Tx
    I PLAYED IT TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    just one pickup right now, wired straight no pre-amp, old strings, no finish on it.
    Best sounding bass ive ever played. Ive played Fodera's, Alembic's, F bass's, Roscoe's, MTD's, and Elricks.
    This is by far the best sounding bass ive ever played. Extremely comfortable and lightweight too.
    Best bess ever laid my hands on.
     
  12. gyancey

    gyancey

    Mar 25, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I didn't get a chance to take any good non-flash pictures of Greg's bass before he picked it up last night. The sun was already illuminating the Pacific so I had to use the flash, which makes everything really hot and weird looking:

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    I'm sure The Other Greg will be along with some comments later. I'm personally happy with it and want a new six for myself now...
     
  13. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Absolutely beautiful!

    Greg (either one), how did you like the Nordstrand dual coils?
     
  14. greg

    greg

    Jun 1, 2004
    Austin,Tx
    How did i like the dual coils..............they kick ass. Ill post some pictures when i have the time to put it down. Ill go more in depth later. Now i gotta go play it some more.
     
  15. fookgub

    fookgub

    Jun 5, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Looks great! Congrats :D
     
  16. Joe Turski

    Joe Turski

    Jul 29, 2003
    Connecticut
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    That sure is sweet. :cool:
     
  17. greg

    greg

    Jun 1, 2004
    Austin,Tx
    Ok well i have pics, but i realized i need someone to host them. If someone could host the pics that would be great. Thanks
     
  18. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Greg, send 'em on over....

    emjazz@hotmail.com
     
  19. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Boston, MA