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I got a face lift !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Brian Barrett, Sep 4, 2003.


  1. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
  2. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    yay!
    (double post, delete one of the threads)
     
  3. Bass7755

    Bass7755 Supporting Member

    Oct 27, 2000
    Roanoke, Va.
    YES Brian that looks great.

    I am pretty sure I voted matching finger
    board in your poll.:D

    Edit: I voted to match the top.
    Yes I went back and looked.

    Dan:p
     
  4. Killdar

    Killdar

    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    mmmmmmmmmm!.....looks great!

    The only thing I find unattractive about that beautiful bass is the color inside the sound holes though. Any chance the color of the inside could be made to be...black perhaps? It would then match the bridge and tuners rather than being that odd, unnatural looking grayish color.

    I want one anyway! :bawl:
     
  5. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    Its actually black ebony veneer. Thats the flash making it look lighter in the sound holes. I could have gone with Mahogany back and left it brown which would have blended with the top, but I opted for a flame back.
     
  6. dragonbass

    dragonbass Commercial User

    Feb 17, 2003
    N.Y.
    Owner/Builder of LoPrinzi Basses.........................................EX-Sadowsky Guitars Builder
    NICE!!!

    I really like the Mesquite knobs/pickups covers.

    Now who's going to build you a Mesquite Hipshot Style "A" Bridge & Tuners????????????:D

    Congrats!!!
     
  7. Killdar

    Killdar

    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    Hmm. Interesting how the flash completely changes the color....Usually ebony will retain its color, or a least look more brown, but gray is weird. Perhaps if the indide was finished the same as the outside it would look more black....but I guess there's nothing that can be done now. It's still awesome though.
     
  8. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    that works much better for me, Brian
     
  9. MUCH Better!

    It looks great! I would love to play one of those.

    Jeff
     
  10. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    :ninja: I liked the contrast of the old way :bag:
     
  11. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    there's ALWAYS one.....:rolleyes:



    :D
     
  12. I like it much better in that configuration. Is that your personal bass Brian?

    Geoff
     
  13. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    Geoff and Adrian - proud members of the matching pickups and knobs club!!!
     
  14. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    Geoff, yes thats my fretless that Hman and Msellers have both been trying to steal:bawl:


    Heres my 4 string thats getting ready to be started sometime I hope soon.

    Macc Ebony top and Back with Black Limba core with Ziricote Stabilized board.
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  15. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    Or should I let the Black Limba body be seen with no back on it. I think the Limba looks beautiful.....


    What do you all think?
     
  16. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    let the limba been seen by all means!! that is perfect contrast to the top!- listen to me, i tell ya!! :D
     
  17. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    :rolleyes: thinkin' they're all High and mighty

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    Contrast == Good
    :bassist:
    :p
     
  18. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    you're a member of the matching bridge and knob club!! get out of out tree house!! ;)
     
  19. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    D'oh!

    *slowly backs on out of the tree nervously whistling 'I'm your Boogie man'*

    :bassist:
     
  20. You bet Adrian.

    There are so many amazing basses out there. I predict a massive collection for me. I can't wait until I get commissioned in a few months. I am going to be living in poverty for a while... j/k. ;)

    Adrian, I am still working on getting out to LV while I am down here in the US. I have the Dingwall and I hope to make it out when you have a Nordstrand or Benavente in stock.

    Geoff