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It's a little warm in here, I think I'll take off my NEW BASS!!

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by Ed Fuqua, Mar 6, 2019.


  1. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    image. image. image.
     

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  2. bass12

    bass12 Say "Ahhh"... Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Sweet! Any idea of the instrument's history?
     
  3. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    Yes, since it actually IS a new instrument. Built by Jed Kriegel, scroll carving by Sten Havumaki. Although I'm told that Jed imports the bodies in white and finishes them in his shop. That scroll looks like it's been up ther for a coupla centuries, though, don't it?
     
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  4. salcott

    salcott Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    NYC, Inwood.
    Congratulations, Ed! It looks great.
     
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  5. unbrokenchain

    unbrokenchain Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2011
    Asheville, NC
    (whistles in admiration..) Removable neck, or is the little hole below the button for something else?
     
  6. Love those tuners too.
     
  7. Kudos to Mr. Pavluki for the scroll carving.
    Didn’t realize there were craftsmen still doing this kind of detail these days.
    What wonderful work!
     
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  8. Selim

    Selim Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    New York City
    Pretty.
    Is that back made of ash?
     
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  9. Sam Dingle

    Sam Dingle Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    New Orleans
    Congrats. Is it setup the same as your other bass?
     
  10. John Sprague

    John Sprague Sam Shen's US Distributor

    Mar 10, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Sales Manager, CSC Products Inc.
    It's rare to see antiquing that looks this legit. It doesn't looked antiqued, it looks old. Congrats to Jed and Ed!
     
  11. John Chambliss

    John Chambliss Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    Stunning. And Spiros with Oliv D/G .....
     
  12. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    I'll ask, but pretty sure it's maple....
     
  13. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    They make them in the shop. Check out Jed's website for close ups of the tuners and the neck removal mechanism.
    www.jedkriegel.com
     
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  14. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    Yup, removable neck. The mechanism that attaches the neck also allows you to adjust your string height, so it's a one piece bridge on there.
     
  15. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    He's gonna kill me, it's Sten HAVUMAKI. His shop is called Oak & Laurel Woodworking. Sorry Sten!!
     
  16. Joshua

    Joshua WJWJr Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 23, 2000
    Connecticut
    Wow! Love it!
     
  17. Well then...

    Major props to Mr. HAVUMAKI!

    Again, it looks a beautiful instrument with a stunning topper!
     
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  18. Reiska

    Reiska

    Jan 27, 2014
    Helsinki, Finland
    Audio clips or didn`t happen! Anyhow, corgeous bass, congrats!!! Havumaki is propably finnish origin, Havumäki, beautiful work. I dig the Spiro / Oliv setup too.
     
  19. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    I'm still playing around with it a little bit. Jed had it set up with the same string height, but it feels so much looser on this bass that I'm experimenting with increasing the height a little bit. The Spiros were definitely a nice surprise on this bass, the feel like they're a much lower tension than when I played them in the past.
     
  20. Keyser Soze

    Keyser Soze Supporting Member

    Dang! Just beautiful! If she plays and sounds as good as she looks, you're set. Congrats to all involved. Stunning work!
     

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