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my bass is almost done!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FLOYDtheBARBER, Feb 11, 2004.


  1. my custom bass should be finished by mid-march! woo!
    specs:
    4 string fretted
    spanish cedar body core
    walnut top and back
    maple neck
    ebony fretboard
    bartolini mm pickup
    32" scale

    it'll have a ziricote bridge and passive electronics; on to the pics!
     
  2. VS

    VS

    Jun 6, 2002
    Mountain City, Tennessee
    Discounted Gear: Peavey
    This has to be one of the most interesting customs I've seen in a while FTB. Any particular reason on the 32" scale? Who is making it for you,or are you doing it yourself? -Luke
     
  3. Electricmayhem

    Electricmayhem

    Dec 18, 2003
    NH
    Interesting scale choice.
    Looks pretty cool.
     
  4. Shane Kanady is making it for me; i met him over at the ctbasses bass board. good guy; talented up-and-coming luthier as well!

    i wanted the 32" scale because i have a 34" fretless, and a 35" fretted. i need a fretted that's a bit smaller and easier to move around on than the 35. so i figured i'd jump all the way to a 32 instead of just down to a 35 (and maybe a recent primus concert had a bit to do with my renewed interest in a shorter scale:D) it may be weird to start playing the short scale, being used to the longer one.

    i love shane's design! the body scroll is great; it was going to be straight through the body; then he got the idea to have the back walnut piece be solid over the cutout, to give it a carved-out look. i really dig the way it's turning out!
     
  5. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    That's cool Floyd! If we ever have a NE get together you'll have to bring it!
     
  6. Scott D

    Scott D

    Apr 21, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
    How'd you swing a custom at 16?
     
  7. i thought that looked like a carl thompson
     
  8. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    Defintely!!

    Your new custom is looking really nice, FTB. Congrats!
     
  9. Fender73

    Fender73

    Nov 24, 2003
    UK
    Cool spec'd bass. - look forward to seeing some pics when it's completed.

    I know what the wait is like, i've just received my Jaydee which took the best part of 5 months to complete - well worth the wait though!!

    Cheers

    Graeme
     
  10. i'm glad that you all like Chris' bass thus far
    thank you for the kind words Chris
     
  11. well, shane is the man!

    thanks for the comments, guys. this bass is gonna rock!