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My Marchlewski

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dirty Road Cola, Jun 6, 2004.

  1. Dirty Road Cola

    Dirty Road Cola Guest

    Sep 8, 2000
    Gainesville, FL
    Thanks to Wolfehollow, I can now furbish you all with pics of my new bass. It's currently in the plank stage, but I figured you guys might wanna see pics anyways.


    Quilted Padouk Top
    Walnut Body
    Padouk/Wenge Neck
    Ebony Fingerboard bound with Maple
    3/4" string spacing
    1 3/4" Nut
    Nordstrand Dual Coil Pickups
    Demeter Preamp
    Headless with ABM single string bridges
    24 frets


    2 more available here: http://www.clarkandcompany.cc/neal.htm

    Thanks so much to Jon for snapping the pictures and making a website.
  2. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    very cool. i like his body style. similar and yet original. nice. :)
  3. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    very very nice! I really want to try out one of his basses
  4. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Im gonna try and visit his shop some day. I have a friend in Pensacola so maybe I can visit both in one trip.

    Looks like its gonna be a great one.
  5. Josh Curry

    Josh Curry

    May 29, 2003
    Frisco, TX
    Ooooooh! Another one by this guy. Damn he's good. I can't wait to see this one take shape.
  6. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
    Is Jacob Marchlewski located in Florida?
    I'd like to talk to other builders in FL.
  7. malthumb


    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    And how many strings you want with that?
  8. Dirty Road Cola

    Dirty Road Cola Guest

    Sep 8, 2000
    Gainesville, FL

    12, with 15 drone strings. ;)

    5 stringer.
  9. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Bah. 5ers require 1.85" (or about 1 7/8") and no less. What you're doing is blasphemy.
  10. Scott French

    Scott French Dude

    May 12, 2004
    Grass Valley, CA
    No doubt... I saw 1 3/4" and thought, wow someone actually prefers the same nut width as me.... for 4 strings!
  11. Dirty Road Cola

    Dirty Road Cola Guest

    Sep 8, 2000
    Gainesville, FL

    Quiet Pope Jerk the IV. ;)
  12. Wolfehollow


    Jan 21, 2003
    Pensacola, FL
    Hes got a real cool idea going on the bridge end... it will be very cool when carved.

    Jake is located in Milton which is right outside of Pensacola, FL... Im a teacher so Im off this summer if anyone wants to road trip I have an extra room... just let me know... :)

    Ill get some more pics of this later in the week.
  13. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    *Getting my hijack on*

    Scott, you pretty much just sold a bass there, buddy. I can't deal with Jazz necked 4 bangers. It feels too cramped from the 5th fret on, like trying to play 4 on a broom handle. It literally hurts my hands to play those skinny 1.5" (at the nut) necks. 1.62" is my absolute minimum, with 1.75"/45mm being preferred.

    I adore luthiers who build P necked instruments as a "standard." Keith Roscoe at least makes his 4s 1.6" which is closer.

    Up with the wide spaced 4s!

    *Back in the real thread*

    Nice bass you've got spec'ed out, DRC. I can't wait for it to take shape.
  14. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Aparently this guy is in Gainesville but I havent talked to him. I just saw a link posted on the Gainesvillebands.com boards.

    Where are you located? Im in Gainesville and Id love to make a trip but that depends on whether or not I get my car up here and out of Miami where it sits in my parents driveway.

    My Tacoma 5 string seems to have the same size neck as a P bass but it feels fine to me. I was suprised at how comfortable it was when I first got my hands on it and the tight spacing actually made it really well suited for doing certain pick techniques.

  15. Wolfehollow


    Jan 21, 2003
    Pensacola, FL
    Pensacola is 5 hours from gainesville... go north on 75 then west on I-10... you cant miss it! :)
  16. Akito


    Dec 1, 2003
    That's going to be a nice bass. I really like the single string bridge/tuners. Mine is a 4 with a drop d, don't think they make a single string bridge with that feature. I look forward to seeing more!

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Staff Member Supporting Member

    Very nice, he is doing some cool stuff. I really like the bass he did for James who is here on TB.
  18. Scott French

    Scott French Dude

    May 12, 2004
    Grass Valley, CA
    It's good to know other people out there like the wider neck. After toiling in obscurity for so long I was suprised to find out how many people prefer the skinny 1.5" jazz nut width. Hopefully I'll get to build at least a few more wide spaced 4's. I started my 5 today and your comments inspired a wider board instead of the middle of the road one I was originally planning.

    Sorry to go off topic! I look forward to seeing this one come together.
  19. Basso Gruvitas

    Basso Gruvitas Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2000
    Dallas/Ft. Worth TX
    Hey Cola,

    Any new developments on your bass? Any PICS?? :hyper:
  20. Wolfehollow


    Jan 21, 2003
    Pensacola, FL
    A whole bunch of pics are going up tomorrow... when I got out there to get my knobs (see other thread)... he had everything set up to take pictures, I saw them through the camera... check the site sometime tomorrow.