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MUCKELROY CUSTOM BUILD (MEDIUM SCALE CONTENT)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ebonalley, Aug 18, 2012.


  1. ebonalley

    ebonalley

    May 17, 2010
    I have a custom build on its way with Brady Muckelroy out of San Marcos, Tx http://bradybass.com/ Thought I'd share the progress.

    Here are the general specs:
    "Bernal" model 5 string 32" scale
    -neck through construction
    -3 piece neck (wenge with bloodwood center)
    -wenge fretboard (compound radius / 20" @ nut to 25" @ 24th fret
    -walnut body wings
    -Nordstrand MM bridge pickup/ J neck pickup (slanted)
    -active (vol, blend, treb, mid, bass, 2 way switch for bridge pickup for series/ single coil)
    -gold hardware (16.5mm S.T.S. spacing at bridge)
    -string through body

    upperwing.

    bass.

    centerpiece.

    neck3.

    neck.

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    More to come...
     
  2. steelbed45

    steelbed45 TRemington Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2011
    Nolanville, TX
    Looks great so far - I hope you get the chance to post some sound clips down the line.
     
  3. I used to work at the HEB warehouse in San Marcos. Great party town. Totally unrelated to the thread.
     
  4. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    What made you decide to slant the J pickup? Looks really nice...make sure to post the finished product!
     
  5. ebonalley

    ebonalley

    May 17, 2010
    Predominantly aesthetics. The pup configuration was inspired by the Warwick PNut III. The tonal implications seem debatable based on my reading. It seems logical that it would serve the same purpose as a reverse P though.
     
  6. younggun

    younggun

    Jul 19, 2008
    San Antonio
    Brady did some work for me on my CB fretless (added lines). I had the opportunity to visit his workshop and see his work up close. He's an outstanding craftsman (and musician to boot).
     
  7. That's really cool! Congrats and keep the thread updated whenever you get updates, please. That's a nice looking bass.
     
  8. jbossolo

    jbossolo

    Sep 22, 2011
    Brady is making some masterpieces out of that little shop. I'm definitely getting one done in the near future. He is also a superb bassist. Lovely choice of woods. Sub'd.
     
  9. facepalmmaster

    facepalmmaster

    Jan 4, 2012
    Looks great, but belongs in the luthiers forum, im not sure if you can move threads...
     
  10. Adam Wright

    Adam Wright Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2002
    Arlington,Tx
    GHS Strings
    no, it doesn't. People always post threads in Basses when they are having a bass built by a luthier.

    Really cool looking bass. I've been following Brady's builds on FB. Nice to see a TB'er getting one of his basses. The ebony topped 4 stringer he built looks amazing.
     
  11. ebonalley

    ebonalley

    May 17, 2010
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  12. Nice looking bass.

    Have you investigated 32" scale strings? I know Curt Mangan is making 32" scale low Bs and Es for basses like thi.
     
  13. I'd bet regular scale strings will work since its a string through. I use long (34") scale strings on my strung-thru 32" five string.

    String-thru was an option I wanted because the string market has a much wider selection of five string sets for "normal" scale.

    Nice progress! The excitement waiting for a bass and getting photo updates is a special feeling, huh?
     
  14. I really like the neck heel on that!
     
  15. ebonalley

    ebonalley

    May 17, 2010
    The pics are great. I feel like a proud father. :hyper:
     
  16. ebonalley

    ebonalley

    May 17, 2010
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  17. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    The neck looks to DIE for!
     
  18. jbossolo

    jbossolo

    Sep 22, 2011
    Amazing. I'll be seeing it in person next week! If you'd like I can take some more pics. Let me know.
     
  19. ebonalley

    ebonalley

    May 17, 2010
    So close to being in my hands. 392022_10151223477698530_1761843372_n.
     
  20. It's amazing! I was just thinking about this bass earlier. The build time was really pretty quick, huh?

    Probably not to you though. :p
     

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