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Mango Bass Completed!

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by FzzyNoNoseChimp, Apr 18, 2005.


  1. FzzyNoNoseChimp

    FzzyNoNoseChimp

    Mar 13, 2004
    Hey guys,

    Well I've finally completed the Mango bass that I posted about a few months before. She's got EMG Actives and boy does this thing sing. It's a solid Hawaiian Mango bass body and it just glistens in the sunlight. I did this for my senior project at my high school, and I've been using it for our jazz band. I hope you guys di it, and if you would like I can put up some progress pictures as well!

    Oh yeah and I forgot to mention, the whole thing in total cost me a measely $200 dollars considering I got most of the hardware in a package deal. Pretty sweet for a one of a kind bass if ya ask me!
    Rock on.

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  2. Cerb

    Cerb

    Sep 27, 2004
    Indiana
    It's about time. I was beginning to wonder what had happened to this project. The body shape isn't really my thing (the upper horn is to phallic looking), but I love the wood... no pun intended.
     
  3. FzzyNoNoseChimp

    FzzyNoNoseChimp

    Mar 13, 2004
    Yeah the wood did come out well. And about the body shape, to each his own I guess, and you with that word Cerb! Kills me :) Haha.
     
  4. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass ****

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    That body has got "style" for sure, I had no idea that mango trees could grow to that size...neat stuff!!!
     
  5. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Hell, I'm digging the '68/'69 Charger on your T-shirt. My absolute favorite car! Oh, nice bass too :D :p :bag:
     
  6. Quad, I was thinking the same thing about the shirt too!

    That wood is wild! You got yer flam... er...quil... uh...spal ...no...you got a little of everything there don't ya!
     
  7. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass ****

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    Not much of a MOPAR guy, but if it's good enough for Brock, it's good enough for me!!
     
  8. mrphattay

    mrphattay Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2005
    Congratulations on a job well done !
    Beautiful Bass w. a stunning top. You made something that you'll proudly own for life. It's a keeper. When I was in HS I think I made a a crummy, lopsided coaster. Way to go & Take a bow. I love the look. -Bill
     
  9. FzzyNoNoseChimp

    FzzyNoNoseChimp

    Mar 13, 2004
    And it sounds just as good as it looks. Nice warm mid and high range, and the fattest low end that rivals my T-40. So how do you guys think the design came out? I find that because of the way I shaped it, it is 10 times more comfortable to play then my T-40 and just grips your body, and it might even be more comfortable for the players of the "fairer" gender. Haha!
     
  10. FzzyNoNoseChimp

    FzzyNoNoseChimp

    Mar 13, 2004
    Thanks for the praise, but actually that's not a top wood that I glued on, that's 100% solid piece of Hawaiian Mango wood and the tone is magnificent.