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Headless singlecut 6 string (bolt-on) in progress

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by budman, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    This is for TB'er, Lo end PUNCH. It's based on a design he came up with. I did a little massaging here and there to make things work, but it still basically his design and has a lot of the elements that he came up with. It's definately going to be an interesting project. I'm looking forward to it.

  2. msherman


    Nov 20, 2002
    Connecticut, USA
    I like how the figure in the Walnut works with the body shape:)

  3. pilotjones


    Nov 8, 2001
    Opened thread...

    read intro paragraph...

    looked at drawing, considered the design...

    scrolled down, saw ash body blank, very nice...

    scrolled down, saw the top...
    ...jaw dropped! :eek:

    Absolutely perfect for that body shape!
  4. pilotjones


    Nov 8, 2001
    Beat me to it!
  5. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Wow...wow...and wow.........
  6. tribal3140

    tribal3140 Inactive

    Nov 9, 2004
    near detroit...uh
    that top is great and a very official sounding name too

    "marbled claro curly crotch with english walnut graft":eyebrow:

    although your cutting off the graft still an excellent specimen of claro and all of its nicest features in one!:D
  7. ebe9


    Feb 26, 2006
    South Africa
    I really like that body design, granted I have a major thing for singlecuts these days.

    That top is gorgeous.

    Any idea yet as the the electronics and pickup combination?
  8. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    I don't really like the shape, but if lo end puch like it, great for him.

    But the wood will be amazing!!
  9. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    Top is TOP!

    Intreaguing mix of shapes in the body, too....:eyebrow:
  10. Thonk


    Sep 14, 2003
    Nice Design,has a kleinel/kubicki feel to it sweet looking top cant wait to see the progress shots on this one

  11. ii-v


    Mar 27, 2005
    SLC, UT
    Bud's basses just scream original to my eyes. Another great design!
  12. what? no fanned frets? that's the only one needed to make it THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL BASS EVER. :)

    As always bud, tip top work.
  13. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    I gave a guy a quote for a headless, fanned-fret five string the other day. It was very expensive...
  14. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
  15. Phil Mastro

    Phil Mastro

    Nov 18, 2004
    Mmmmmmmmmmmm... singlecut... :)

    As usual, Budman coming up with the steezy designs. I dig it bro, I dig it. :D

    And those headless' are starting to grow on me too... GAS attack is imminent. :scowl:
  16. Dean N

    Dean N

    Jul 4, 2006
    Pittsburgh, PA

    What a great match of wood figuring and body shape! I love the spider web effect of the figuring and how it matches the perimeter of the body. hopefully the hardware won't cover that figuring too much...
  17. pilotjones


    Nov 8, 2001
    Hey Bud,

    Just ballparkish: how much of an adder to have the controls on the upper horn instead of the usual position? Just wondering.
  18. ebe9


    Feb 26, 2006
    South Africa

    Any chance you are willing to share? :D
  19. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    That was actually my idea, something that I've always thought was the most practical place for controls, especially in a live setting, it's right there and a lot more visual. The original design overall was my idea but Bud added his expertise and luthier's wisdom to come up with something that I think is VERY innovative and special, This is an instrument that I have had in my head for many years and actually Bud and I have been discussing the bass for well over a year, literally hundreds of emails!! This bass is actually one of two from Bud that I hope to have built over the next few months, number two being a top secret until everything is finalized. Thanks for all the great comments on the design, I'm kind of a real artsy fartsy type guy when It comes to design, I'm sure bud has had many headaches dealing with my ideas lol. That top really is amazing and a big thanks to Bud for finding it.
  20. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    Aggy and the Barts.

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