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Just for kicks... Post your Hi-End Custom!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pablomigraine, May 16, 2011.

  1. Rumblefisher


    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
    A picture is worth a thousand words, but something tells me that one is somewhere in the ballpark of forty thousand ;)
  2. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    if words were worth a dollar, you'd be about right :D.
  3. buyfordollar.
  4. YogaBear


    Jul 27, 2009
    need to have information about that bass, it's too pwetty fo ma eyez, oh no!
  5. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Little Rock, AR
    Man that's what I'm talking about!! What a great looking bass. Got any more pictures?

  6. nickbass79


    Nov 11, 2009
    North Carolina
    Cliff Bordwell 6 Fretless:
    Carl Thompson 6 Fretless:
    Cliff Bordwell 32" Big McNeely:
  7. FC Bass

    FC Bass Alembic and Mesa/Boogie junkie

    Jun 9, 2006
    Sorry, had to quote myself... I forgot about this one:

    Well south of $10K :hyper:
    My other Alembics sport same quality but were well south of $3K
    Only the Elan 5 was custom build for me:

  8. I'm at the low end of your 3-10K range, but here's mine from Mystery Guitars in Santa Cruz:

    35" Semi Hollow (wings) Mahogany neckthrough. Cocbolo top and fretboard with small, Lakland-tyle frets and sapwood inlays. Single/HB switchable Chi-Sonic pickups, Babicz bridge, passive. Currently strung with Chromes and thumps like nothing else I've ever had.





  9. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Sarcasm: Just ONE of the many services I offer! Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Palm Coast, FL
    YES, IT IS! If I could play a 6'er I would have it as I was at Bass Alone the day John put it up for sale! (VBG!) You picked up a fantastic bass!

    Dan K.
  10. Y'know...I haven't really gotten too many photos of that that are "good", should change that....it's a fantastic bass, by the way, light, plays itself, and sounds like the voice of doom. :)
  11. michele


    Apr 2, 2004
    Have you received the Thompson recently? I'd swear I saw that bass on Carl's bench when I picked up mine last March ...
    That's a beauty BTW!

  12. nostatic

    nostatic Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2004
    lost angeles, CA
    Endorsing Artist: FEA Labs
    thankfully not high-end on price (ahh, buying used), but looks the part and scratches the stunt-bass itch (and 7.3 lbs)



  13. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    John had it for sale for a looong time before I picked it up. It used to be on the splash page for his website. I checked in often, he had some very cool instruments that you didn't see every day. Then one day he dropped the price to a ridiculous level and it was go time. Money well spent.
  14. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Little Rock, AR
    Please do. More pics the better.

    When I was working at gibson,(I know god forbid) when an Ash Killer B would come down the line I was always excited about finishing it. We had some nice swamp ash and they always sounded killer.

  15. southpaw420


    Aug 25, 2007
    HA! gotta love that. Some really beautiful basses in this thread.
  16. Does this qualify?

  17. pablomigraine

    pablomigraine Commercial User

    Feb 9, 2005
    New York
    VP & Managing Director - Willcox Basses

    Lets see some more!!
  18. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Sarcasm: Just ONE of the many services I offer! Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Palm Coast, FL
    Well, here's mine - Ken Lawrence Brase with a swamp ash/myrtle body (thin sheet of wenge between the two) and a maple/chechen neck. The inlays are abalam and it is one of the few basses Ken has made with a gloss finish.

    Electronics are modified Seymour Duncans and you can also bypass the preamp entirely (little switch). This is an amazing bass and I am always surprised at how little recognition Ken gets. In my humble opinion, it is every bit as good as any Fodera or other high-end bass I have seen.

    Dan K.
  19. R Baer

    R Baer Commercial User

    Jun 5, 2008
    President, Baer Amplification
    I'm another big fan of Ken Lawrence. Here's my Associate 5. Like Dan said, Ken doesn't do many gloss finishes and the burst finish makes it very unique.

    Northwest Ash Body w/ 1/8" Wenge layer between the front and back layers.
    Maple/Wenge neck with Pau Ferro board and headstock.


  20. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains: FretNation.com
    thats hot... info?

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