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Ladies and Gentlemen: The Ceruse Collection

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by adrian garcia, Dec 23, 2003.


  1. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    well, as it turns out, the thuya bass is not to be, seems like the top didn't want to be cooperative and since the F bass tops are actually bent, we did not want to risk it, so I have a Maccasar topped F bas in the works...
    MEANWHILE.....
    I reacquired Larry Keller's Ceruse BN5, perfect for my upcoming show orchestra gig where I have to wear a tux ...this bass smokes!
    and..
    my BN5 fretles custom came in.. it's basically a BN5 with a fretless diamonwood fingerboard with black lines.. new F basspreamp tuned for fretless.. i will switch the hardware to chrome, and Carey Nordstrand will build me a sort of fingerboard extension/ramp out of diamondwood that will attach somehow and reach the neck pickup...the bass sounds amazing.

    so , sort of a black Christmas around here.. but a good kinda black...
    welcome to the dark side..
    [​IMG]
     
  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Dang! They are sharp Adrian! Congrats
     

  3. uh

    tha


    *droool*





    *passes out*
     
  4. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    Wow! Those are two beauties you have there, Adrian. Looks like the dark side is a nice place to be. :)

    Congrats!
     
  5. Visirale

    Visirale

    Mar 23, 2003
    Orlando
    wow... just wow.

    What's the fingerboard wood on the fretless?

    Beautiful basses :)

    EDIT: ohh durr, I should have read better... Is diamondwood natural or synthesized? What kind of tree is it from... It's beautiful...
     
  6. Peter Parker

    Peter Parker Banned

    Jun 10, 2001
    Adrian, the fretless is incredible looking. One of the most unique basses I've seen. The diamondwood board works great with the ceruse. Post a sound clip, please.
     
  7. Bass7755

    Bass7755 Supporting Member

    Oct 27, 2000
    Roanoke, Va.
    Sorry to hear about the Thuya BN5! But the
    "twins" look great together.:oops: :D :D
    Don't hate me for taking the Maple Burl BN5
    off of your hands.:D I am lovin that bass SOOO
    much! Thanks again.....
    Dan
     

  8. a diamond tree...

    DUH! :rolleyes:

    :D :D :D
     
  9. CaracasBass

    CaracasBass

    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    uuuuuuhhhhh

    (no words......just drooling):cool:
     
  10. I like the diamond wood :)
     
  11. Dymondwood is one of a number of brands of stabilized wood. Usually dyed birch laminates are impregnated with a polymer resin and then cured under tons of heat and pressure. The resulting material is neither completely wood nor plastic but a true amalgam of the two.
     
  12. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    what he said.. and a Partridge in a Pear Tree ;)
     
  13. Visirale

    Visirale

    Mar 23, 2003
    Orlando
    So is the body dymondwood also?

    If so... what's the weight like?

    (heh, what can I say, I'm a newbie who loves wood..)
     
  14. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    Adrian, every time you post a picture, I am just amazed. Both fingerboards seem to be perfectly matched to the finish. Those are incredible looking basses, and I'm sure they play 10 times better than they look.
     
  15. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    thanks, guys.. the body is ash, its a finish process called Ceruse that F bass does , i think almost exclusively ?, I have not seen it on another bass.
    I wanted two basses that would feel the same, except for the frets, - same size, body shape and string spacing.. so little or no asdjustment, other than watching intonation, has to be made form bass to bass, it just worked out that right now i own two ceruses.. didnt plan it, only the fretles was to be, but i dont know if i will sell the fretted even when my maccassar is done because it sounds so darn good..
     
  16. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
  17. JRBrown

    JRBrown

    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    Both of those are nice looking basses.
    I'm still into mine. Tonight, I was again
    enjoying how "natural" it sounds.

    Merry Christmas!

    [​IMG]
     
  18. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    looks good on ya, bro!!
     
  19. Ilovepink

    Ilovepink Banned

    Nov 17, 2003
    California
    Damn I love F basses. I will own one in 2004. Damn.
     
  20. wow, good looks and killer sound! love that clip man!