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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Abluesbassist, Nov 19, 2004.

  1. hey here is the first one let me know what you think
  2. i designed everything my self
  3. TampaBlues


    Oct 28, 2002
    Tampa, Florida
    Nice Bass, Very unusual. The Black dots that run across the top are those actual holes?? I couldn't help but notice the Carvin Combo in the background. How do you like it and would you recommend it to others. I've never actually talked with anyone who owned one of those and I have often wondered about that combo?
  4. yes it is a semi hollow. the woods are

    body: brazilian cherry/ flamed maple/ mahogany
    neck : purple heart, maple and cherry
    fretboard: zirecote (sp?)

    Lane poor pickups: Humbucker in bridge and jazz in neck
    aguilar OBP-3 preamp
  5. these we taking at the shop of the guy who built it the combo does sound nice though. never played it out just in his shop.

    the idea for the holes came to me in a dream believe it or not
  6. flea claypool

    flea claypool

    Jun 27, 2004
    That Sir is a very NICE BASS!!!! i Like the shamrock!!!
    Mite do that sometime!!!

  7. iamthebassman


    Feb 24, 2004
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    Amazingly ugly bass.
  8. FunkinA


    Sep 13, 2003
    ^ this guy must have some really hot basses! I like it! who made it?
  9. iamthebassman


    Feb 24, 2004
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    Yes, I have many great basses but what does that have to do with anything? If you re-read the original post you'll find that it says "let me know what you think". I did as he asked.
  10. FunkinA


    Sep 13, 2003
    ^sorry i didn't mean to offend.
  11. iamthebassman


    Feb 24, 2004
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    it's cool.
  12. Lackey


    May 10, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Nice! That's a clever idea with the holes, adds a fun touch.

    But....need more info. Who built it? Scale length? String spacing? Tone? Playability?

    enjoi it
  13. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
    Do you have any pictures of the back?
  14. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    that is different for sure! Pretty unique! How's it play and sound?

    The holes are kinda like Chris Benavente puts on his semi-hollow basses.... and kinda like Ovation puts on some acoustics
  15. rusty


    Mar 29, 2004
    That's a pretty big SC :) The holes are a nice touch, but IMO it would have been nicer if the graduation of the holes were greater. Semi-hollow... mmm... :) Specs!! Soundclips!!
  16. Bassstud1

    Bassstud1 Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2001
    LaPorte Indiana USA
    I congraduate you on taking the effort to build that bass. Not my cup of tea, but as trying to design my own bass I can appreciate the effort that you put into it. Enjoy and let the creative juices flow. Congats again on your finished project.
  17. BoiNtC


    Nov 25, 2002
    NYC, USA
    The single cut side looks oversized, doesn't look like it would sit well on a strap... But as long as you like it :) seems interesting!
  18. FireAarro


    Aug 8, 2004
    Looks like a great bass. Can't say I like the body shape that much, but I love the holes. 'Tis cute.
  19. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Thanks. I didn't want to have to be the only one.
  20. You shouldn't say anything until you've made your first custom bass.