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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Chris_AtariDoll, Oct 1, 2002.


  1. Chris_AtariDoll

    Chris_AtariDoll

    Dec 8, 2001
    UK
    After a bit of thought i have but together a list of feature i need (and would like) on my next bass

    MUSTS

    Jazz bass body (rear routed, no pickguard)
    5-string (rosewood fboard) neck
    MM pickup
    3-band Active EQ
    not too light.... good balance

    Would Like

    passive switch
    jazz neck pup
    vari-mid
    monorail bridge
    ????????? graphite neck ????????

    Does anyone make a bass with these feature 'off the shelf' or am i gonna have to go custom?

    Chris
     
  2. Tsal

    Tsal

    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    Esh Various II with couple options would look like this:

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    They're made in Germany, so they are less expensive than US-made basses. Check out their sites at www.esh-usa.com or www.esh-basses.com
     
  3. Chris_AtariDoll

    Chris_AtariDoll

    Dec 8, 2001
    UK
    i have a local luthier who is willing to put something together for me... but i was just looking at the options.

    my other option was to buy parts from warmoth and put it together myself... and then just let him set it up and sort the nut etc.

    Chris
     
  4. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
  5. Jugghaid

    Jugghaid

    Jun 28, 2002
    Denver, CO, USA
    Actually in february I'll be able to help you out here.
    I started my own bass company and the first bass is very similar to what you want. The body shape is more of a cross between a Q5 and an MTD kinda sorta.

    Here's the features:

    Specifications and Options

    Neck
    24 medium jumbo frets, Zero Fret, 1-7/8" wide at nut, standard 19mm spacing at bridge, satin finish
    Ebony fretboard
    3 + 2 headstock
    Body
    Contoured body for playing comfort
    5A Quilted top
    Hardware (black)
    Schaller Tuners
    Schaller Straplocks
    Schaller BassBridge 2000
    Schaller Metal Speed Knobs
    Electronics
    Seymour Duncan Basslines SMB-5A MM-style pickup at bridge
    Seymour Duncan Basslines STK-J1N Hum Cancelling stacked J-style pickup at neck
    Seymour Duncan Basslines STC-3P Active Electronics (18V)
    Controls: Volume/Blend/Mid/Stacked Bass-Treble
    Options
    Available in your choice of Translucent Black, Translucent Blue, Translucent Honey, Black Cherry, or Sunburst finishes


    The first run is gonna be 5's with 4's to follow. It will have a slap contour and active passive switch and probably gonna add the coil tap as well. Moses is gonna be building graphite necks for an upgrade.
     
  6. Chris_AtariDoll

    Chris_AtariDoll

    Dec 8, 2001
    UK
    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm NICE!!!!!!

    im planning on selling my warwick thumb to finance the project (I bought the warwick when i really should have bought a new 5-string, but the offer was too good to miss)

    Chris
     

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