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Hideous Claw Update?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by schmittuml, Mar 6, 2005.


  1. schmittuml

    schmittuml Supporting Member

    Oct 25, 2004
    Lowell, MA
    Hows this thing turning out i need pics im addicted to this after seeing Pacman hahaha :hyper:
     
  2. bass_drum

    bass_drum

    Feb 13, 2005
    Alberta,Canada
    Oui, S'il vous plait Jean nous informes !!!
    (Yeah, plz informe us Jean !!!)

    Sorry, I thought it might help :smug: lol
     
  3. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    I'm waiting too.
     
  4. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    It is going to be hilarious when he finally posts pictures and everyone who has been dying to see it hates it. :D
     
  5. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    Either that, or we'll all have come up with these mental images of some true monstrosity and finally see it and think, "Hey, that's not too bad."
     
  6. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    After the Adler 12, I wouldn't be surprised :p.
     
  7. Stinkoman20xx

    Stinkoman20xx

    Oct 19, 2003
    Im anxious as well please give us an update Jean! :hyper:
     
  8. Jean Baudin

    Jean Baudin

    Aug 27, 2003
    redwood city, ca
    Endorsing Artist: See Profile
    another thread????

    You guys are too much. :help:

    well, it's still being sprayed. So not much to report. I believe the inlay will be going in after that. Then the hardware.

    I'm anxious enough as it is, these threads aren't helping! :bawl:

    Love it or hate it - jaws will drop. :D That or :eyebrow: .
     
  9. Ben Rose

    Ben Rose

    Jan 12, 2004
    Oakland
    Umm, are we there yet?
     
  10. Jean Baudin

    Jean Baudin

    Aug 27, 2003
    redwood city, ca
    Endorsing Artist: See Profile
    The finish is done except for the last coat. The latest holdup is the inlay. The pieces of the inlay are finished and the fretboard is routed out but the inlay hasn't been glued in yet.

    Once that's done the frets go in and then the nut and hardware will be set up and the electronics plotted out. After that, the hardware will be chrome-plated (which will be another delay) and the last coat of finish will be put on, electronics installed - then final set up! :hyper:

    However, even if the entire bass was finished this minute I would not be able to play it. We found out back in October that the current strings available will not handle the scale length.... there are no 36" scale F# or C# strings. We did a mock setup and the nylon wrap was on the fretboard! Hopefully, SIT will pull through for me in the nick of time with some custom length strings (they are working on it!).
     
  11. karrot-x

    karrot-x Banned

    Feb 21, 2004
    Omicron Persei 8
    Update?
     
  12. jja412

    jja412 Fine gear enthusiast

    Feb 2, 2004
    St. Louis
    I'm very closely watching this thread - I too am to horrified to turn away... ;)

    I'm sorry... whenever I read "the hideous claw" I think of Jim Carey in "Liar, Liar." :D
     
  13. Jean Baudin

    Jean Baudin

    Aug 27, 2003
    redwood city, ca
    Endorsing Artist: See Profile
    the inlay is done. the frets are in. the pickups are wired. the electronics are ready.

    intial set-up is waiting for some custom strings before it can continue. :crying: so the bass is in limbo again till I get a package in the mail.
     
  14. karrot-x

    karrot-x Banned

    Feb 21, 2004
    Omicron Persei 8
    Tell SIT I'll kill them if they don't get it ready for you by tomorrow..

    And then tell them I'm sorry, and I didn't mean that.
     
  15. lyle

    lyle Guest

    Jan 10, 2004
    Vernon, B.C. Canada
    anxiety sucks :smug:
     
  16. Las Olas

    Las Olas

    Apr 20, 2003
    Scarborough, UK
    I'm excited! Can't wait to see it!
     
  17. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    Whoa Jean....... The hideous claw is almost alive! Thats crazy. You are indeed a sick man.

    jake
     
  18. 5stringDNA

    5stringDNA

    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    This hideous claw talk is starting to drive me crazy.. any bass with that name is definately going to be "interesting" especially considering Jean. :D
     
  19. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Turns out it's just a four-string P-bass with a small painting of Dr. Claw from Inspector Gadget on the pickguard. It's got five trussrods though.
     
  20. dude you stole my avator ! :D