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Longest you've waited for a custom bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Deano Destructo, Jul 13, 2004.

  1. Deano Destructo

    Deano Destructo Music Man/Upton addict. Hasn't slept since 1979. Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2000
    Seattle, WA.
    How long have you waited?
    What did you get?
    Was it worth every nail-biting moment? :)
    How long is too long?
  2. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    I think it was about 8 months. I'm a patient person. So, it wasn't too bad.

    This is what I got (click picture for more pictures):

    <a href="http://www.bassviews.org/showlisting.cgi?lid=262"><img width=300 src="http://www.bassviews.org/perl/showimage.pl/758"></a>
  3. kazuhank


    Nov 12, 2002
    Portland, OR
    6 months for a Lakland 44-02 with Duncan p/u's. After it arrived, I realized that the Bart preamp was still not for me, so I sold the bass for a loss. I realize that this is a short time compared to some truly custom basses, but that was a long 6 months to wait and then be disappointed.

    I used the dough to pick up a Skyline Hollowbody that is making me very happy. :cool:
  4. rusty


    Mar 29, 2004
    I've waited since March and I'm still waiting. Chances are, my bass is only gonna be ready sometime Oct/Nov :(
  5. BTBbassist

    BTBbassist join us for mankala hour!

    Apr 20, 2002
    Westlake Village, CA
    One year, four months. Snakewood DP Custom.

    In his defense, Dave had some health problems during that time, and had to rebuild some parts of the bass that didn't turn out correctly...

    Shipping today... :) Hopefully worth the wait...
  6. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    I'll let you know once it gets here! I'm still not sure how soon that will be, but construction is in progress.
  7. Deano Destructo

    Deano Destructo Music Man/Upton addict. Hasn't slept since 1979. Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2000
    Seattle, WA.
    What are you waiting on and how long has it been so far?
  8. slowburnaz

    slowburnaz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Tucson, AZ
    I've been waiting for my D. Huff bass for about 1 year and 7 months.

    We're still figuring out exactly which woods we'll use for the body, but the neck is birdseye maple with bubinga stripes, and most likely a cocobolo fingerboard.

    It's a 5-string with the Z body style and ball scroll. Two Bartolini P4 pickups, in the "turbo" placement (think Thumb or Zon Sonus Special). Both pups will be able to be switched individually from reverse P, to dual-coil, to single coil, with the outer 2 coils active when both pups are on single coil. The preamp is the 18-volt NTMB 918F, in the 5.4 harness.

    I CAN'T WAIT ANY LONGER!!! :crying: :crying: :hyper:

    Just kidding, Darrin... kinda. :D
  9. lsimy

    lsimy Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2003
    Virginia, USA
    I'm waiting on a Warrior Signature lefty 5. In all fairness, it's being done under the buy-to-build program. As you send them money, they continue into another phase of the building process. It is said one can take all the time they need. I'm hoping no more than 4-6 months on this one.

    A great way to get a nice high-end bass without damaging the credit card !! I'm doing purely cash.

    I'm also outlining the process on my website at:

  10. Jean Baudin

    Jean Baudin

    Aug 27, 2003
    redwood city, ca
    Endorsing Artist: See Profile
    I waited 1 year and 8 months for my Conklin Pac-Man 9-string. It's partially my fault as I had to have special pickups made that took Bartolini forever to finish. The date on the headstock says "12/00" but I didn't end up getting it till sometime in '01.
  11. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    9 months + on my newest Conklin...


    Well worth the wait though!! :D
  12. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Man, I'd get all twitchy after about 3 months. You guys have patience I don't.
  13. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Little Rock, AR
    I'm suprised Bill got them that soon! Unless you order several hundred of the same thing Bartolini takes forever if at all.

    17 months for a Ken Bebensee that I sold 5 months later. Such is life.
  14. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    1 year, 2 months for this:

  15. about 7 months for the roscoe. 4 weeks for my long lost geddy. (shipped from japan)
  16. McHack


    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    Geez, I'm @ 2+ months, just for the neck, to the parts bass I'm building... This is freakin' me out, as I still have to assemble & set it up!
  17. Corwin81


    Mar 18, 2003
    Ames, IA
    gonna be waiting probably a week to two weeks for this from Nino.
  18. lsimy

    lsimy Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2003
    Virginia, USA
    Oh man, that's nice !! Like a Geddy Lee on steriods. I like !! :hyper:
  19. BassFelt


    Mar 26, 2002
    Funny you asked: I'm waiting a month short of two years on a custom built 6-string J. It drives me mad! The problem is/was due to the guy's fathers' health problems and related travels abroad though, so I wan't to get tough on him, and he's given me every opportunity to bail out. I know it's almost finished now, and I'm expecting a call soon.
  20. teacherguy


    Feb 21, 2004
    Cincinnati, OH
    I waited 13 months almost to the day for my DP Custom. To be fair, as was stated above in another reply, Dave had some health problems which set him back several weeks. He also ground off the original maple burl top and put on a new one (which is GORGEOUS!!) and that delayed the process again.

    NO, it was NOT worth the wait. I really want to like it, but...
    I love the looks but not the playability. :meh:

    I'm slowly tooling up to try my hand at building! We'll see...