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My First Build "The Continental"

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by seedubs, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. seedubs


    Aug 7, 2012
    it all started when my hero's started playing high end custom basses. when i had saved up as much money as i thought basses of this quality would cost, i quickly realized the only way i would ever own one was to build it myself. did lots of research and came to the conclusion i would try and utilize the best elements of the best custom basses available. see if you can guess what the two biggest influences were.
    the neck is a 7 ply laminate including rock Maple, Purple Heart and one Macassar Ebony stringer down the middle with an Ebony fret board and head stock.it is a "radius" tone block consisting of rock Maple and Purple Heart. The body is Swamp Ash with a Claro Walnut highly figured top from Southern California.
    The duel stack Pickups were custom wound by Kerry Nordstrand with passive/active electronics by Pope.
    All other hardware was provided by Hipshot. The Bass is to be enjoyed with a Cuban Cigar and 24 yr old single Malt. Hense the name "The Continental" thanks for checking out my first build. P.S. I did have a great master to keep me out of trouble.
    Finished shots- https://www.icloud.com/photostream/#A3G4TcsmGo2ehW;9034A22D-7D08-4243-BF32-DBCF7B1436EC
  2. Zwieke


    Oct 21, 2005
    I especially love the way the scarf joint came out on the back!
  3. M0ses


    Sep 11, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm that is a nice piece of walnut.
  4. pfox14


    Dec 22, 2013
    Very beautiful bass. Congrats. Love the purple heart in the laminated neck.
  5. seedubs


    Aug 7, 2012
    Thanks guys! Ill Post Some Clips Soon.
  6. kaoskater08


    Apr 1, 2011
    Very nice bass! That walnut is BEAUTIFUL.
  7. haas


    Jan 30, 2012
    Santa Clarita, CA.
  8. HaMMerHeD


    May 20, 2005
    Norman, OK, USA
  9. seedubs


    Aug 7, 2012
    Is the age of selfies. It slipped in there.apologies
  10. pudgychef

    pudgychef Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2005
    Chongqing, China
    looks great! How does it feel?
  11. seedubs


    Aug 7, 2012
    It is sooo buddery. way nicer than anticipated. still adjusting to the expanded tonal variety. my technique is improving as a result. records great too. It sounds sorta like i thought it would . darker than expected but im still exploring the vast filters in the pope system. almost too much control.