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Just waiting on some strings...

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by budman, Apr 15, 2005.


  1. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    ...and I can plug 'er in.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. BarryS

    BarryS

    Oct 17, 2004
  3. DougP

    DougP

    Sep 4, 2001
    no kidding! thats great.
     
  4. Fasoldt Basses

    Fasoldt Basses

    Mar 22, 2005
    Stevens Point, WI
    Karl Thompson, Builder (Formerly Fat Karl)
    me gusta. me gusta mucho. si si, y quiero. :D
     
  5. Cerb

    Cerb

    Sep 27, 2004
    Indiana
    D-d-d-damn! O_O
     
  6. DougP

    DougP

    Sep 4, 2001
    do you have anymore pics of it?
     
  7. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    I'm waiting on the strings to arrive. They should have been here today. I planned on taking some closeup studio shots tommorrow for my website, but it may have to wait until Sunday, that is if the strings do arrive tommorrow. I still need to cut the grooves in the nut and do a setup. I want to do all that before I take the photos. I'll post a link when I have the photos up.
     
  8. andvari7

    andvari7

    Aug 28, 2004
    Ennui
    What kind of strings are you getting that you need to order them?
     
  9. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    DR Sunbeams. There are no DR dealers around here, at least that I know of.
     
  10. Bassic83

    Bassic83

    Jul 26, 2004
    Texas, USSA
    GC on NASA Rd.1 has DRs. Don't know if they have Sunbeams, though.
     
  11. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    Noted.

    Just after I read this the mailman delivered. Back to work!
     
  12. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
  13. Suburban

    Suburban

    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    Good work, Bud!

    The figure of the top is marvellous!
     
  14. Bassic83

    Bassic83

    Jul 26, 2004
    Texas, USSA
    It felt good, too- even without strings. I got a chance to play his VB4, and it felt good too. He does good work!
     
  15. very nice indeed! I enjoy the headstock very much!
     
  16. Skorzen

    Skorzen

    Mar 15, 2002
    Springfield MA
    Great looking bass man, I dig the ash neck I used ash on my last bass worked great. Is the center lam on the neck Maple? My only complaint is the headstock decal, something clearer or an inly wold look better IMHO.
     
  17. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    Ya win some, ya loose some. I used a satin poly finish on the fiver neck and I agree, the decal doesn't look right. I think I'm going to start using a dual finish on my necks. Catalyzed lacquer on the face of the headstock and satin poly on the rest of it. Here's a pic of my VB-4 headstock. Same ash, same decal material, catalyzed lacquer finish though. The decal paper virtually disappears. And yes, the center strip is maple.
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Skorzen

    Skorzen

    Mar 15, 2002
    Springfield MA
    yeah the decal on that four looks great.