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Mahagony Burst Finished!!!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by gfried84, Sep 14, 2005.


  1. gfried84

    gfried84 Commercial User

    May 7, 2005
    Owner Fried Guitars Inc.
    just finished up a new bass. Check it out
    Mahagony body
    Birdseye neck with cocobolo fingerboard
    Dimarzio model j pickups
    aguilar obp-1 with vintage tone roll off
    schaller bridge
    hipshot tuning machines
    here are the pics, my feet don't come standard
    pic1
    pic2 pic3 pic4
    Let me know what you think, the bass is entirely made by hand including the neck carve. I am a small builder just starting. If there is anyone in the nyc brooklyn area I'd be glad to let you check it out and give me some feedback,
     
  2. LukeMan970

    LukeMan970

    Jun 22, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    Man i love that burst on there, great bass hope it plays as good as it looks. :bassist:
     
  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Nice bass with a great looking burst, but I have 3 questions:

    1. What is that copper colored spot on the back?

    2. You have a control cavity AND a metal control plate. The whole idea of a control cavity is not to have to use a metal plate. You might want to change to one or the other in future basses.

    3. Couldn't you do something about your feet being in the pictures? ;)

    All in all, though, a very respectable looking job for a first effort.
     
  4. gfried84

    gfried84 Commercial User

    May 7, 2005
    Owner Fried Guitars Inc.
    The copper colored spot is a reflection from my ceiling light. nothing with the finish. the plate is there because I wanted a different look. Its not my first bass and it sounds awesome, great mahagony growl.
     
  5. I live on LI....I'd love to give you feedback about that bass...that thing looks sick
     
  6. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    nice job. what's it weighing in at?
    who did the paint for you?
    how about some better pictures for us, this is your newest baby, show it off!!!
     
  7. Looks awesome, but the headstocks not my favorite. Nice job!
     
  8. jomahu

    jomahu

    Dec 15, 2004
    Bos, MA
    oooooh, me likey. mahogobolo is my favourite combination!
     
  9. Im really anxious to hear how this thing sounds...Mahogany and cocobolo, interesting.
     
  10. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR
    I live in SI. Id love to come check it out some day. I really like the jazz w/no pickguard and metal plate look (on this bass). You really carved everything yourself?
     
  11. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    I always thought that the OBP-1 was boost only, am I wrong?
     
  12. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Ah, I misread what you said. I thought you said it was a first. Never mind.
     
  13. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Out of my mind, back in 5 minutes! Supporting Member

    Since you want comments - nice feet in the pics!















    And nice bass, too! but I'd prefer no control plate.

    Dan K.
     
  14. gfried84

    gfried84 Commercial User

    May 7, 2005
    Owner Fried Guitars Inc.
    Filakovsky
    The aguilar can be wired with a vtc the treble and bass are boost only.
    The bass isn't a light weight, its solid mahagony. I prefer a heavier bass but I have few fives in the works that are swamp ash and should be about 9 pounds or so. once I get my recorder wired up i'll post some clips.
     
  15. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Very Nice, all the best with it. :bassist:
     
  16. cdef

    cdef

    Jul 18, 2003
    NET
    Looks like a neat job, and as has been said, an interesting combo of woods. Not too many mahogany Fender-types about. With a nice body like that, what was your reason for not 'bursting the backside as well, but spraying it black instead?

    One observation: the control plate sits about an inch farther back than on a Fender Jazz, so its lower edge doesn't follow the body contour like it's designed to do. That just looks a little weird, IMO.