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My bass is finished.......

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by mikgag, Dec 2, 2002.

  1. mikgag

    mikgag Guest

    Mar 25, 2002
    Just thought I'd share and see what y'all think......

    Ash body with Ziricote laminate top
    Maple neck (1 1/4"/22) with Ash veneer headstock
    Pau Ferro fretboard
    Ziricote trussrod cover
    Gotoh tuners
    Graphite nut
    CustomShop Contour bridge
    EMG Jazz pickups(18 volt)
    Ziricote cavity cover
    Tung-oil finish
    Carvin hardware
    Copper shielded cavity and cover
    Schaller straplocks
    Ernie Ball yellows

    Build time: 1 night a week for 3 months

    http://bassforum.pointbeing.com/users/mikgag/images/Bass/mikgag bass_10.jpg
    http://bassforum.pointbeing.com/users/mikgag/images/Bass/mikgag bass_13.jpg
    http://bassforum.pointbeing.com/users/mikgag/images/Bass/mikgag bass_16.jpg
    http://bassforum.pointbeing.com/users/mikgag/images/Bass/mikgag bass_17.jpg
    http://bassforum.pointbeing.com/users/mikgag/images/Bass/mikgag bass_1.jpg
  2. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    Looks like a solid bass.

  3. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    Looks very nice. Nice shape, and looks well done.
  4. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    Good looking!

    I love the electronics routing - gorgeous!
  5. elwood

    elwood there is no spoo

    Jul 25, 2001
    Mid-Hudson Valley, NY
    A really excellent looking piece. I love the ziricote, and the shielding in the cavity is impeccable. Very nice work.
  6. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    That's a beauty for sure!
    Wow. I dig the ziricote big time
  7. neptoon

    neptoon Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2000
    Melbourne, FL
    uhhh, wow...is this your first bass? looks really sweet, man. how about your background on building? and you built the whole thing yourself unassisted? i say again...nice. oh yeah....pretty control cavity, too ;)
  8. mikgag

    mikgag Guest

    Mar 25, 2002
    Yup. My first one. My buddy and I just started a company building customs. He's got alot of experience and taught me everything. It was a blast to build and I can't wait to start my next one.
    Here's a pic of our standard model:
  9. elwood

    elwood there is no spoo

    Jul 25, 2001
    Mid-Hudson Valley, NY
    Another beauty. Very tasteful choice of body shape, IMHO. The first one has a Marleaux-esque look to it, and Marleaux is one of my all-time faves. I think you have something here. Best of luck with it.
  10. neptoon

    neptoon Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2000
    Melbourne, FL

    marleaux is what came to mind when i saw it, too. they're both really sweet basses, and i can appreciate the attention to detail. so, you're starting to build customs? could youpoint us to your website or a list of options that you will be offering? it looks like you have a promising future.
  11. mikgag

    mikgag Guest

    Mar 25, 2002
    The website is being made as we speak/type.
  12. neptoon

    neptoon Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2000
    Melbourne, FL
    right on, man...i'm sure you'll keep us apprised of your progress ;)
  13. Walbassman


    Nov 27, 2002
    Nashville, TN
    I like both of the basses. I really like the ziricote top....Very nice indeed. time to start cranking them out.

    Great job...:D
  14. SEXXY. Now add an extra string or two. :D
  15. That looks so sweet. Be sured to post the website adress when you finish it.
  16. mikgag

    mikgag Guest

    Mar 25, 2002

    Will do........thanks.
  17. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Nice bass man............. the headstock looks the same as my Ibanez SR400 :D

    I´d love to learn how to build a bass... maybe when finish at the University......
  18. haplo07

    haplo07 Guest

    Apr 13, 2002
    Tinley Park, IL
    Looks so sexy you must need a cigarette every time you put it back down. lol

  19. mikgag

    mikgag Guest

    Mar 25, 2002
    *cough hack wheeze spew*
  20. incognito89x

    incognito89x ♪♫♪ ♪ ♪ ♫&#983

    Sep 22, 2002
    Royal Oak, Michigan
    :eek: I want one! :eek:

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