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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Johnny Fila, Dec 19, 2005.


  1. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    here it is.......
    one piece swamp ash body
    all macassar neck
    anyone like?
    anyone dislike?
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  2. personally I would have diffirent knobs on it.. but it looks good ;)
     
  3. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    How does it balance? Looks neckdivey.
     
  4. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    No problem at all. as a matter of fact, after it's all put together, will weigh right around 7lbs 13oz.
    USACG made that neck for me with wood that I supplied, and the tuners are Hipshot ultralites.
     
  5. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Then in that case, I think I'm in love!
     
  6. thats a pretty unusual neck... I like it.
     
  7. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    Yeah, I'm not sure if I like the knobs myself yet. Might just go with black, maybe with abalone inlay to match the neck?
     
  8. yeah that might be pretty sharp :)
     
  9. JJBACOOMBA

    JJBACOOMBA Commercial User

    May 31, 2005
    San Antonio, Texas
    Lecompte Bass Owners Club Member #2
    Thats " purdy" :) Love the color. I have a fretless macasar fingerboard on my Lecompte VB5, love it. I really think those knobs throw off the color. A cool blue stained wood knob/s would look cool, or just go with chrome. Cant wait to see it when its done. Good luck!!
     
  10. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Very nice. Being the traditionalist I am, I'd prefer a chrome bridge and knobs. Gorgeous fretboard.
     
  11. fookgub

    fookgub

    Jun 5, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Yes! The wood knobs look funny to me.
     
  12. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    new knobs have been ordered :)
     
  13. I like it alot! Is that the Warmoth four string Gecko body shape or one of your own?
     
  14. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    As much as i would like to say it's one of my own, you have answered the question I have been waiting for someone to ask: what body shape is that?

    That is the Gecko 4 string aka the G4 since it is slightly different from the Gecko. The neck is all macassar made for me to my dimensions by USACG. What a fine job they. I supplied the wood.
     
  15. phxlbrmpf

    phxlbrmpf

    Dec 27, 2002
    Germany
    Looks great (especially the neck) but I really don't like the body shape.
     
  16. i really like that neck!
    very nice!
     
  17. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Great color combo John ! :bassist:
     
  18. Fretless5verfan

    Fretless5verfan Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2002
    Philadelphia
    definately put those inlays on the knobs...that'd be insanely cool.
     
  19. klocwerk

    klocwerk

    May 19, 2005
    Somerville, MA
    I don't know...
    frankly I'd put some pickups in there myself, but you know. Different strokes for different folks.
    :D



    ('tis shiny, me likey)
     
  20. I love that fretboard. The G4 body reminds me of an Ibanez SR.

    What are you gonna do for electronics?