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My Lecompte is done

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JJBACOOMBA, Nov 10, 2005.


  1. JJBACOOMBA

    JJBACOOMBA Commercial User

    May 31, 2005
    San Antonio, Texas
    Lecompte Bass Owners Club Member #2
    LeCompte VB - 5, unlined fretless (left handed,strung righty), 35"scale

    Standard features:
    Alder body w/ gloss catalyzed lacquer finish
    Dual action truss rod
    Bartolini 59J1 L/S pickups
    Gotoh tuners (chrome)
    Standard chrome bridge w/ 17.5mm string spacing
    Metal knobs (chrome)
    Strap buttons (chrome, large for VB only)
    DR Hi-Beam Strings


    Thuya burl top,maple between the body and the top
    Maple burl inlayed faux pickguard
    Macassar ebony fingerboard
    Bartolini 3.3 a/p 2 band preamp (vol, blend, treb/bass stacked)
    Graphite nut
    Matching Thuya burl head stock
    3 piece maple neck (with satin poly finish)
     

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  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Holy crap! Man, Bud outdid himself on that one, huh?
     
  3. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    what's with the stringing?
     
  4. Cerb

    Cerb

    Sep 27, 2004
    Indiana
    ...
     
  5. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    Definately a candidate for the "Who has a bass no one else has" thread.
     
  6. JJBACOOMBA

    JJBACOOMBA Commercial User

    May 31, 2005
    San Antonio, Texas
    Lecompte Bass Owners Club Member #2
    Trev, I play a lefthanded body, but the strings are strung for a right hander. Its a 5 string, so the B string is on the bottom,G string on top. If you play right handed,just take your bass and turn it around to your left hand. Thats how I learned and no one ever told me that the strings were upside down. LOL!! I've been playing like that for almost 21 years.It has its limits but I manage quite nicely.Never been out of work the whole time. Hope that answers it for you.
     
  7. JJBACOOMBA

    JJBACOOMBA Commercial User

    May 31, 2005
    San Antonio, Texas
    Lecompte Bass Owners Club Member #2
    Very true Bud! I will have to post there too. LOL! Bud you did a great job.Absolutely another one of your works of art.Looking forward to seeing you next week.
     
  8. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Yeah I hear that Bud guy makes nice basses! :D ;)
     
  9. Yeah Im gonna agree with that...someone told me that Bud's basses are pretty good (lol) But yeah Bud you've outdone yourself once again.
     
  10. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
  11. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    Nice bass! Talk about a way to stump a know-it-all guitarist - Five strings, lefty, upside down, and unlined! :D

    Marshall
     
  12. JJBACOOMBA

    JJBACOOMBA Commercial User

    May 31, 2005
    San Antonio, Texas
    Lecompte Bass Owners Club Member #2
    LOL sometimes on a jam night I would just tell a jammer/gtrist" just follow me on the changes" hee hee!!
     
  13. JPJ

    JPJ

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    :D

    Agreed! Congrats on the new bass...looks great.
     
  14. I noticed that a couple of your influences are Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Haslip, both lefties!

    I too am a lefty but I play right handed, always seemed natural to do it that way. I consider myself fortunate in that regard.
     
  15. JJBACOOMBA

    JJBACOOMBA Commercial User

    May 31, 2005
    San Antonio, Texas
    Lecompte Bass Owners Club Member #2
    Im right handed! LOL! I forgot to list Wayman Tysdale former NBA star, monster bass player. Hes a upside down leftie too.
     
  16. JJBACOOMBA

    JJBACOOMBA Commercial User

    May 31, 2005
    San Antonio, Texas
    Lecompte Bass Owners Club Member #2
  17. JJBACOOMBA

    JJBACOOMBA Commercial User

    May 31, 2005
    San Antonio, Texas
    Lecompte Bass Owners Club Member #2
    Picked up my bass from Bud. Bud and his wife are the coolest people you will ever meet. My first look at the bass left me speechless and it was more beautiful than the pics I got and more than I ever imagined. My first reaction when I picked it up was to the feel of the neck. It felt like it was made for me.( LOL! it was ),smooth and not bulky at all. In fact I liked this neck better than my Alembic. Right away I could see Buds attention to detail and flawless craftsmanship. NO NECKDIVE AT ALL!! Nice wieght, approximately 9 lbs. ( hey all I had was the scale in the bathroom). Brought it home plugged her in and WOW, great sound from those Barts. The B string is nice and tight. I quess the 35" scale helped alot there.This bass will get ALOT of playing time. I will post a "real" review later but I must say that after hearing Bud play mine and some of the other beautiful basses he had there,as well as his awesome, and helpful suggestions and ideas that Bud is true to his craft, in that hes a great player that builds great basses. He knows what we want/need. Thanks Bud! I'm already coming up with some ideas on my next Lecompte. More pics to come!!! :hyper:
     

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  18. That body shapes definately pretty unique, at first glance I thought it looked a little strange but after looking at the rest of the pictures I've had a total change of heart and I'm now really liking it! Great bass mate, hope you enjoy playing it.
     
  19. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Ditto here. Wonder if how rare this is. Are we freaks of nature or what (or just plain old freaks ;) )???