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Lecompte ordered, cant wait:)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JJBACOOMBA, Aug 11, 2005.


  1. JJBACOOMBA

    JJBACOOMBA Commercial User

    May 31, 2005
    San Antonio, Texas
    Lecompte Bass Owners Club Member #2
    Finally ordered a LeCompte VB - 5, unlined fretless (left handed,strung righty), 35"scale

    Standard features:
    Alder body w/ gloss catalyzed lacquer finish
    Dual action truss rod
    Bartolini 59J1 L/S pickups
    Gotoh tuners (chrome)
    Standard chrome bridge w/ 17.5mm string spacing
    Metal knobs (chrome)
    Strap buttons (chrome, large for VB only)
    DR Hi-Beam Strings


    Thuya burl top
    Maple burl inlayed faux pickguard
    Macassar ebony fingerboard
    Bartolini 3.3 a/p 2 band preamp (vol, blend, treb/bass stacked)
    Graphite nut
    Matching Thuya burl head stock
    3 piece maple neck (with satin poly finish)
    Will hopefully post pics soon. Thanks Bud, You Rock!! :hyper:
     
  2. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    Ok, I've seen it spelled a lot of ways before but that's a new one. ;)

    You didn't mention the fun part. You want it strung righty. I'll actually be able to play it. :cool:
     
  3. JJBACOOMBA

    JJBACOOMBA Commercial User

    May 31, 2005
    San Antonio, Texas
    Lecompte Bass Owners Club Member #2
    OOOOPS!! Sorry Bud! Am looking forward to seeing you play. :bassist:
     
  4. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    Racine,Wi
    Join the club man :hyper: mine is in the works also! Buds basses are beautiful.
     
  5. Justice

    Justice

    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
    :ninja: and they taste great too! :ninja:
     
  6. Nice! Thuya has become the flavor of the year for me. That bass will look nice! I can't stop staring at my top but it's been only 6 weeks or so. I'm waiting to see if it ever gets old....
     
  7. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    We decided to go for a sliver of maple underneath the Thuya. Should look nice.
     
  8. Like a laminate between the top and body? That should look very nice with the matching maple pick guard. I'm going to luthier school in January and I have a lot of ideas in my head that I hope I can turn out even if just for myself. I like what you are doing with your instruments. Not standard but very classy all the same. Can't wait to see how this bass turns out! You and JJBACOOMBA need to keep lots of pics and such coming! ;)

    :D
     
  9. JJBACOOMBA

    JJBACOOMBA Commercial User

    May 31, 2005
    San Antonio, Texas
    Lecompte Bass Owners Club Member #2
    Right On Jay!! Bud has been a tremendous help and his suggestions are on the mark. I can say if anyone is interested in a Lecompte custom bass, know that Bud is always there to answer any questions you may have. Makes you feel at ease knowing that he is so into his work and making the bass you want. I will try to figure out how to post pics as it comes along. Thanks!
     
  10. When are you going to start getting pics for us porn-addicts? :p
     
  11. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
  12. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    I just bought the wood for one of those and ordered a set of Dark Stars from Fred a few days ago. It'll have a chambered ash body with a walnut accent stripe and a flamed anegre top with an inlayed Bolivian rosewood faux pickguard. Also a maple set neck with a matching bolivian rosewood fingerboard and anegre headstock. It'll be constructed like the modern boutique single cuts, scooped out in the back. It'll have radiused corners with forearm and belly contours. Fred said I should build two. :)
     
  13. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    Yeah, it's a maple sandwich. Good luck with the school. Sounds groovy. Love the Stambaugh, btw.
     
  14. Thanks! I can't wait to see this bass of yours. I'm really getting into inlaid wood pick guards. I've already marked up the top of that Stammie popping the strings. Have you made the pick guards with a different finish than the top before? I guess it would need to be done before the glue up. Hmmmm....... maybe too much work?
     
  15. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    A different finish? No. The thing is they're not really pickguards. They just give the illusion of a pickguard. I sometimes call them faux pickguards. It's just another way to bring a fancy wood into the design other than traditional laminates or trim. I'd like to think this was an original idea. I've never seen it done before, not with pickguard shapes. The only thing I can compare it to is the Conklin melts. Actually, I've done one inlayed pickguard out aluminum diamond plate. It's recessed and flush with the top and has no finish on it except for the industrial looking polish. I call it "Bloody Knuckles". This bass is getting assembled this weekend. I can't wait. :hyper: There's a couple of pictures of the body on the gallery page of my website. I'm not allowed to post pics of works in progress outside of the Luthiers Corner. I suppose you could do something like that with wood. Maybe some arcylicized wood that could be removed and repolished...Here I go giving away good ideas. ;)
     
  16. Worshiper

    Worshiper

    Aug 13, 2004
    New York
    so bud, what's the bass build count now...like 300...haha. It's seems like everyone around here either has or is getting a LeCompte Bass. Not that that's a bad thing at all. They are great. From what I hear in sound clips they sound amazing as well.
     
  17. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    300 and I'd be a rich man. I'm writing a ton of quotes though. Every one is going to sound a little different. I'm trying to put together a recording session with a local first call drummer to do some drum tracks for me so I can record sound samples as I roll them out. Look for that in a month or two.
     
  18. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Oh man, oh man, oh man...if I order one can I get mine before Fred???
     
  19. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    Fred didn't order one, but I think he's contemplating it. I'm just building this one.
     
  20. Start ordering now everyone because soon Bud is going to have one of those crazy 2 year waits just like Carl Thompson....