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Lonny Bass #7 almost ready

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Puma, Jan 11, 2012.


  1. Puma

    Puma Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2010
    VA
    Morning everyone. Just want to share my new best friend with everyone. This is from Lon White of Minneapolis MN., "Lonnybass" #7. It is at the tech for final set up right now and should be in my hands shortly.

    Here she is as two plain blocks of wood

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    Here is my man working in his shop, let the dust fly!!

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    A little preview of things to come

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    Gluing the body

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    Sanding leveling and ready for edge beveling

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    Prepping the electronic cavities

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    The completed neck pocket

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    In order to defray the cost a little bit, I bought a neck from Warmoth and sent it out to Lon. Here you go

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    Edge Carving

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    Grain Popping!

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    Body and Neck off to the drying rack

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    Neck attached for the first time

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    Adding Electrons!!

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    LOOKING SWEET!!

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    Lon testing her out. Hope it sounds as good as it looks. I should have it in my hot little hands pretty soon. The bass should be quite versatile!!

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    Here is what is going on inside the bass (besides vibrations):

    Bartolini Musicman for Wide 5
    Bartolini DL5CBC - Extended Stingray Shape

    Bartolini J-5 Neck pickup
    Bartolini 5 String J (Jazz) Style Bass Pickups

    Bartolini 3 band NTMB preamp
    Bartolini Preamp NTMB

    :hyper:
     
  2. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Gorgeous looking bass! Congrats!
     
  3. GmanJeff

    GmanJeff

    May 16, 2008
    Vienna, VA
    Looks terrific, and will undoubtedly sound even better! Congrats!
     
  4. Lonnybass

    Lonnybass Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2000
    San Diego
    Endorsing Artist: Pedulla Basses
    Hi guys, glad you are all digging the pictures! This has been a particularly fun project and one I'm quite proud of...and best of all, it's going to one of the world's beautiful cats!

    By far my favorite moment on any build has to be attaching the neck and body for the first time...it's when you can actually feel all the ergonomics and balance come together for the first time. This one has a very distinct MTD vibe...I think it would make Mike T proud!

    The bass is now into final electronics and setup phase...final completed high quality glamour shots will be posted when ready.:cool:

    Lonnybass
     
  5. Puma

    Puma Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2010
    VA
    It shipped today :hyper:

    GoldStandard5.
     
  6. Empryrean

    Empryrean

    Dec 6, 2010
    Is that ash? I feel it'd sound smarter to ask if it was pine first, but I can't tell. :(
     
  7. Lonnybass

    Lonnybass Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2000
    San Diego
    Endorsing Artist: Pedulla Basses
    Yes indeed. Ash body with a quilted maple top.

    Lonnybass
     
  8. Puma

    Puma Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2010
    VA
    Yep,

    • Body - Ash body
    • Top wood - Quilted Maple
    • Neck - Hard maple and Purpleheart
    • Fingerboard - Bloodwood
     
  9. Arnie

    Arnie

    May 14, 2005
    Kingston, NY
    I really like the knobs.. where were they acquired from?
     
  10. Lonnybass

    Lonnybass Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2000
    San Diego
    Endorsing Artist: Pedulla Basses
    I think those are sourced from Warmoth if I remember right...they are the same ones that Mike Tobias uses on MTDs.
    I also like the Sadowsky style, and occasionally use those as well.

    Lonnybass
     
  11. nice one Lonny
     
  12. Puma

    Puma Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2010
    VA
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    And it sounds awesome!

    :bassist:
     

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