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My new bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FractalUniverse, Jan 24, 2003.


  1. FractalUniverse

    FractalUniverse Guest

    Jan 26, 2002
    Valparaíso, Chile
    My luthier is working in a new bass for me and i have some pictures of the progress
    the body is finished, it only needs pickups and some painting....
     
  2. FractalUniverse

    FractalUniverse Guest

    Jan 26, 2002
    Valparaíso, Chile
    and another
     
  3. Oooooooooohhhh....:eek: What woods are being used? That looks pretty sweet and very unique!:cool:
     
  4. FractalUniverse

    FractalUniverse Guest

    Jan 26, 2002
    Valparaíso, Chile
    and another one
     
  5. Johnalex

    Johnalex

    Jul 20, 2001
    South Carolina
    awesome body design. Looks funky without pickups.
     
  6. FractalUniverse

    FractalUniverse Guest

    Jan 26, 2002
    Valparaíso, Chile
    it's laurel, native wood from chile
    But my luthier applied some kind of thing(my english sucks, so i don't know how to describe the thing he used... but its sort of a painting) over it, because in the beggining we discussed the idea of having a painted bass.... but when i saw the wood..... i thought about letting it be natural.....

    I think we are gonna use the paint thought.... there are horrible marks of the thing he used to prepare the wood for the paint.....
    in the pic you can see the white stains of the thing he......
     
  7. maybe you could put a dark stain finish on it, and let the wood grain show through. that body style is great, by the way!
     
  8. FractalUniverse

    FractalUniverse Guest

    Jan 26, 2002
    Valparaíso, Chile
    its a moses neck that i bought with a peaveyfoundation bass really really cheap
    (like 140 US dollars.... beleive it or not)

    Funky bass??? thanks!!!
    my hair also looks funky in the pic
     
  9. FractalUniverse

    FractalUniverse Guest

    Jan 26, 2002
    Valparaíso, Chile
    this one was the pvi, it's a fugly bass, big and heavy.

    I still don't know wish pickups to use on the bass
    a SD MM or some dimarzios
     
  10. Personally, I'd opt for two pickups, but that's just me.
     
  11. FractalUniverse

    FractalUniverse Guest

    Jan 26, 2002
    Valparaíso, Chile
    the body of the bass is really small..... that's why i was thinking in a mm... or maybe two almost together dimarzios j's....


    what about this color for the bass?
     
  12. Perhaps two close J-shaped humbuckers...

    The color is really up to you. That's personal preference. What color do you want to be looking at when you play your bass?
     
  13. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Very interesting design. Not really sure if I like it or not :) but in the end, the bass is for you, not me. :D
     
  14. FractalUniverse

    FractalUniverse Guest

    Jan 26, 2002
    Valparaíso, Chile
    it's really difficult to find pickups here in chile.... you are only able to find dimarzios or emgs on stores
    if you want other pickups you have to order them......
    I was thinking in using a pair of passive emg-hz and then i was thinking on an aguilar obp-3(later).lots of people have told me that those pickups aren't good... I haven't tried them. They told me: buy only the active emgs!!!

    In this moment i have 100 US for pups.
    a pair of dimarzios would be just fine.... (the only problem is that the body is small... and it would look weird....)
     
  15. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    "Gotta fireplace for that?"
     
  16. I've never tried the "real" EMGs, the active ones, but I really love the sound of my Spector Rex with EMG-hzs in it. They sound great! I have heard that they are comparable to the real thing, and they are significantly cheaper. But maybe someone who has used both the hzs and the real EMGs should comment.
     
  17. FractalUniverse

    FractalUniverse Guest

    Jan 26, 2002
    Valparaíso, Chile
    I would really love to hear those comments too

    i mean: active emgs or passive+preamp
     
  18. dougray

    dougray Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2002
    western maryland
    go with the emg P/J setup? active, good luck
     
  19. FractalUniverse

    FractalUniverse Guest

    Jan 26, 2002
    Valparaíso, Chile
    i forgot something important about the pups

    I play lot of funk, fusion, jazz and lots of slaps!!!
     
  20. pmkelly

    pmkelly

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    "my, what a large top horn you have there...."

    :D



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