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My Cliff Bordwell (CB Basses) Build

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dmeesq, Feb 28, 2017.


  1. dmeesq

    dmeesq

    May 1, 2015
    My Cliff Bordwel Bass build is now in progress,
    Heres the specs and pics as they come in.....

    CB Basses

    Big McNeely-Bass 4-string
    Dimensions

    Scale length: 34
    Neck shape: Round

    Thickness at 1st: .850(standard)
    String spacing at Bridge: 19mm 21 fret

    Body thickness: 1.625(required for Push/Pull knobs)

    Construction
    Neck: Maple ”Classic”
    Fingerboard: 2-tone Katolox

    Fingerboard Radius: 16”

    Nut: Dymondwood

    Full faced top: Yes
    Body woods

    Top: Buckeye Burl

    Accent: Black

    Body: Alder

    Accent: Black

    Back: Dyed thru Maple burl 96

    Headstock shape: “CB”

    Headstock plate: Same wood as top

    Cavity cover: Black

    Hardware

    Color: Gold
    Bridge: Hipshot style “A”
    Tuners: Ultralites

    Truss rod: two-way adjustable

    Fretted: 21
    Strap locks
    Output: 1/4" Side mount

    Electronics
    Pickups: Nordstrand (3) Jazz/P/Jazz (Stu Hamm)

    Pickup covers: standard

    Preamp: (6) Nordstrand 3-band
    Controls: V/V/V T/M/B

    Switches:na


    Gig Bag

    Protec gig bag

    Luminlay side dots

    21 fret nc

    TOP Buckeye Burl

    top.

    Fingerboard 2-tone Katolox

    neck.

    Headstock, Same as body top Buckeye Burl

    head.

    Back, Dyed thru Maple burl

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  2. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    Very, very nice! Excellent specs too.


    I really love Cliff's work from the pictures I've seen of his basses. When I can afford to, I plan on having him build me a 6-string in his Rami body style.
     
  3. Basshappi

    Basshappi

    Feb 12, 2007
    Tucson,AZ
    Oh my, that is going to be so nice!
     
  4. dmeesq

    dmeesq

    May 1, 2015
    Progress DSCF1783-s.JPG
     
  5. Ronen

    Ronen

    Feb 9, 2003
    Milky Way Galaxy
    Beautiful!
    I'm also on the current batch but didn't get any photos other than what's on FB/instagram. I assume mine is at about the same stage.
     
  6. What was your build time? Still about a year?
     
  7. dmeesq

    dmeesq

    May 1, 2015
    Yes, its been about that long I would say. Seems thats about average for Cliff. Cant rush quality.
     
  8. dharmashawn

    dharmashawn Owner, Handlebar Moustache Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Oct 20, 2010
    Connecticut
    Love mine and play it more than my Carl Thompson right now!!! FB_IMG_1487476201986.
     
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  9. dharmashawn

    dharmashawn Owner, Handlebar Moustache Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Oct 20, 2010
    Connecticut
    Perfect balance and under 7lbs

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  10. dmeesq

    dmeesq

    May 1, 2015
    Nordstrand Pickups in. s-DSCF1801.JPG
     
  11. dmeesq

    dmeesq

    May 1, 2015
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  12. dmeesq

    dmeesq

    May 1, 2015
    DSCF1810-s.JPG Progress
     
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  13. dmeesq

    dmeesq

    May 1, 2015
    DSCF1820.JPG Back progress
     
  14. dmeesq

    dmeesq

    May 1, 2015
    17523532_1476688802382102_2970853880657743592_n. Progress DSCF1819.JPG
     
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2017
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  15. campbems

    campbems Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    That buckeye Burl will look amazing when finished.
     
  16. dmeesq

    dmeesq

    May 1, 2015
    So Cliff is a funny guy. I ask if he has any updated pics for me, this is what I get. Can you say tease? ssDSCF1848 - Copy.JPG
     
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  17. dmeesq

    dmeesq

    May 1, 2015
    IMG_1084hhhgh. 20170503_162333[1].
     
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  18. Basshappi

    Basshappi

    Feb 12, 2007
    Tucson,AZ
    SCHWINNNGGGG!!!!!!
     
  19. dmeesq

    dmeesq

    May 1, 2015
    20170510_191010. 20170510_191044.
     
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  20. campbems

    campbems Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    The back wood looks as good or better than the front. Beautiful bass.
     

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