Joseph custom basses

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  1. r_bass2

    r_bass2 Inactive

    May 26, 2020
    Hi everyone!

    My friend is a luthier based in Split, Croatia.
    He builds absolute beasts, an amazing player too!

    This is his channel:


    He made this bass for me: 73370563_2979739905387032_34823345727864832_o.jpg 75044896_2979740422053647_8052752788792279040_o.jpg Walnut & ash wings, maple & padauk neck, indian rosewood fretboard, Gotoh bridge and tuners, Ken Smith pickups and Aguilar preamp.

    This thing sounds absolutely incredible.

    This is his recent work:
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    And how it sounds:

    (camera is inverted, the bass is right handed)

    You can listen to more examples on his YT channel or his IG/FB which is linked down below.

    More of his work:
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    IG:
    joseph (@zaja.josip) • Instagram photos and videos

    FB:
    Joseph basses

    Cheers! :cool:
     
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  2. zofhbass

    zofhbass Inactive

    Mar 19, 2018
    Looks and sounds damn good!
     
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  3. r_bass2

    r_bass2 Inactive

    May 26, 2020
    Haha yup, the dude knows his stuff
     
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  4. zofhbass

    zofhbass Inactive

    Mar 19, 2018
    Any fretless models?
     
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  5. r_bass2

    r_bass2 Inactive

    May 26, 2020
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  6. zofhbass

    zofhbass Inactive

    Mar 19, 2018
    A fretless short scale P-bass you say... cause why not :D
    Sounds great and looks ridiculous!

    Both sound really good tbh
     
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  7. bassnote6

    bassnote6 Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2002
    SYRACUSE NEW YORK
    Endorsing Artist:MTD Basses
    I know him well makes a fine bass. Hes got a couple in the making now.
     
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  8. SBassman

    SBassman

    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    Excellent work.
     
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  9. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    nice axes!
     
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  10. zofhbass

    zofhbass Inactive

    Mar 19, 2018
    That would be fun to have indeed!
    All jokes aside, this is stunning work.

    Does he ship internationally?
     
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  11. r_bass2

    r_bass2 Inactive

    May 26, 2020
    Yes. You can DM him about shipping info.
    I know he already shipped to US/Canada and across the EU.
     
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  12. zofhbass

    zofhbass Inactive

    Mar 19, 2018
    Will do. Thanks!
     
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  13. nonohmic

    nonohmic Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    That Ken Smith tribute is sweet
     
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  14. Rojd

    Rojd Supporting Member

    May 29, 2018
    Rocky Mountains
    Those are some real nice basses. I could easily go for one, except I have a feeling they're beyond my wallet. :(
     
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  15. r_bass2

    r_bass2 Inactive

    May 26, 2020
    And it sounds just like one.

    this is an older video of a similar build he did back in 2013. but it sounds just like a Ken Smith
    + with the Aguilar pre... phat city baby

    Oh and about 4th of the price!
     
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  16. r_bass2

    r_bass2 Inactive

    May 26, 2020
    His builds are around €2000 ($2190), depends on the overall specs but around 2k.

    Really not that pricey for what you get.
     
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  17. zofhbass

    zofhbass Inactive

    Mar 19, 2018
    Now that's a Smith if I've ever heard one, damn.
     
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  18. Bryan R. Tyler

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

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Reviewer: Bass Player Magazine
    It’s interesting that you and r_bass2 are having this back-and-forth conversation, seeing as how you’re both posting from the exact same computer…
     
  19. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    Hahahaha! Busted.
     
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