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Le Compte basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lo end PUNCH, Jul 12, 2005.


  1. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    Racine,Wi
    These are truely interesting. I'd love to see pics from some owners or the man himself, cant seem to find a website. :)
     
  2. http://www.lecomptebass.com/
    The 6th link in Google searching for "Le Compte bass". There are numerous pictures on his website. Enjoy.

    Edit:
    Bud LeCompte is also a TalkBass member, in case you didn't know. He is "budman"
     
  3. Worshiper

    Worshiper

    Aug 13, 2004
    New York
    he posts in the luthier's corner and in the "where's the beef thread" there are tons of examples of his work.
     
  4. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    I have a Lecompte ST-5 (the one pictured on his site). It's truly an amazing bass. I have owned MANY basses and love this one more than any I have owned. My others basses get vitually no attention either!

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  5. jow83

    jow83

    Jun 3, 2005
    Sydney, Australia
    Wow guys these basses look cool. How do you rate them in terms of value for money? they look like a steal, how does the workmanship etc rate?

    Can anynoe else show any pics?

    nice 5 string man!
     
  6. FireAarro

    FireAarro

    Aug 8, 2004
    austr-
    Woohoo, he has a Dark Star bass design. Hot.

    I actually photochopped your bass into a Dark Star bass before, Quad. Sorry :D.
     
  7. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    Excellent. :D
     
  8. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Agreed 110%! :smug:
     
  9. budman

    budman Commercial User

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

    I'm working on a smallish, boutiqued Guild/Gibson ES style chambered solid body design that will have Dark Stars. I've got the design down on paper. I hope to start on it when I get this current batch out done.
     
  10. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    I've "known" Bud for the last 5 or 6 years now, and I would buy a bass from him any time!
     
  11. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Great looking basses! Does anyone have one? How do you like it?
     
  12. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Look further up :rolleyes: in the thread to see my response to how I like it. I also wrote a review of it in the "Gear Reviews" section of this site.
     
  13. Nikolai

    Nikolai

    Apr 20, 2004
    Theres just something about the wood on that bass that dont appeal to me, but the craftsmanship and design looks real nice!
     
  14. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    Racine,Wi
    That VBX 5 looks cool, I'd love to see one of those built. Any plans for six strings and/or custom string spacing? These basses have the most original headstocks I've seen in a long time, did you really work hard to achieve this or did it just come naturaly? Anyhoo, your prices are very competitve and thats a GOOD thing in the bass biz. :bassist:

    Beautiful!!!!
     
  15. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Funny thing is that the wood is a fair bit darker in person and it certainly is less "flat" looking than in the pics. What I mean by saying that is the clear coat is much more shiny in person. The lighting that Bud used to shoot the pics (or the camera) must have done this. Everybody who sees the bass in person is blown away!
     
  16. Justice

    Justice

    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
    Yes, Quads bass looks much better in person than in the pictures..

    "hot sexy melted chocolate" or something like that... :smug:
     
  17. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    Thanks. I just so happen to have a VBX - 5 going right now, well almost. The neck, top and body blank are being glued up right now. I should start cutting things out in the next few days. It has an alder body with a korina top, inlayed faux swamp ash pickguard, maple neck with macassar ebony fingerboard with matching korina headstock and my "LeCompte" soapbars. :hyper:

    All of the models are available in six string form, except for the T4T.

    ...and the headstock was a bugger to come up with. The hardest part.
     
  18. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Yo Bud, do us LeCompte lovers a favor post some more pics on your site. I know that you added a couple new ones a week or so ago, but prospective buyers and current customers like myself would love to see even more of your work. Please don't take this as a rant, just a suggestion. :)
     
  19. budman

    budman Commercial User

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

    I certainly will, but it'll be over the next few weeks. My paint shop is over flowing at the moment. I've got two customer basses that are near completion with five more right behind that and two customer basses rolling in soon. You'll enjoy seeing your ST's little brother. It's an ST SS - 4 made from the same pieces of walnut and ash.

    I'm having a blast!
     
  20. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Very cool. Can't wait to see my bass's little bro! Thanks!