My frankbass is getting close!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Human Bass, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. Human Bass

    Human Bass

    Aug 26, 2005
    So my unique bass is almost done. Unique because I believe its a combination never done before. The neck is a Status carbon fiber, the body is Brazilwood and Brazilian Blonde Oak. Its heavy but not over the top and balances quite well when I held it by the horn.

    I liked how the body design went, a mix of precision and jazz. Now its about removing the excess of wood, carving the pickup and pre holes, adjust and rock the world!

    Some blurry pics, my hands tend to shake a lot. :atoz:




    Oh, I loooved the Status neck. Its wide, but quite flat, I could even play 1 finger per fret with less effort than usual.
  2. That looks really awesome!
  3. splitcoilsenior


    Jan 18, 2009
    Wait a Carbon Fiber neck, wahhhh?
  4. neatobassman


    Jul 16, 2005
    Antelope CA
    I think you made the bass wrong, it's upside down.
  5. Human Bass

    Human Bass

    Aug 26, 2005
    I was born wrong. :smug:
  6. Human Bass

    Human Bass

    Aug 26, 2005
    Its kinda common nowdays. Modulus, Zon and Status are well known companies who work almost exclusivily with CF necks.
  7. Human Bass

    Human Bass

    Aug 26, 2005
    bump for slightly improved pics. :smug:
  8. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    Still not done? :atoz:

    Im waiting!
  9. it lacks something...i can't quite put my finger on it.... awesome.jpg there we go
  10. Human Bass

    Human Bass

    Aug 26, 2005
    I like how for being brazilian I could get Brazilwood for cheap while foreignes have to pay ridiculously high prices for some Brazilwood on a bow. :D
  11. So when can we expect new pics?
  12. Human Bass

    Human Bass

    Aug 26, 2005
    Ahmm, I just improved the quality of current ones. I expect the bass to be fully done in 2 weeks.
  13. Human Bass

    Human Bass

    Aug 26, 2005


    So, as you guys can see, I still have to install the pre-amp. But the body is quite comfy, even if a bit heavy, it balances wonderfully.

    Oh, I guess some of you will note how the pup is quite close to the neck for a MM one. Well, it happened the guy routed the pup cavity in wrong distance, when i pointed out he was so "Oh fuuuu...".

    But I said no problem, since everything is so rigid and dense in the bass, the pickup close to the neck may round the tone for good. And I dont like, he will make a shield to cover the first hole and drill a new one, for free of course. Don't know about the tone yet, but the feel and ergonomics are top notch. I loooove the status neck.
  14. Human Bass

    Human Bass

    Aug 26, 2005
    Oh, another observation. I love the Fender MIA Deluxe bridge, since each saddle has 3 or 4 grooves, I was able to aligned the strings with the pup poles effortlessly.
  15. Tommygunn


    Nov 8, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    Dude! Nice house... :cool:

    The bass is ok too! :D
  16. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    Pretty cool. Not sure if Im a fan of the natural body with the black carbon neck, but to each his own!

    Good to see its almost finished!

    P.S. Killer crib man!
  17. UnderTone


    Mar 22, 2009
    Tucson, Arizona
    that's a big +1 from me reminds me of a house that would be on minority report or a house from one of those pharmaceutical commercials showing how futuristic and clean their product is.

    ...nice bass:D
  18. Stickk


    Sep 2, 2008
    Nice crib!
  19. bassplayeroreo


    Jun 8, 2009
    Tel Aviv
    ohhhhhh my god freaking awesome!
  20. lowbass68


    Feb 3, 2008
    Nice job.