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my new custom :) (very first custom and Filipino made)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by vic_6, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. vic_6


    Dec 19, 2004
    Manila, Philippines
    my 5 string custom. done by elegee guitars. the luthier is Jon dela Cruz. proudly locally made.

    the specs are:
    2 pc swamp ash single cut body. based on benavente's SCB design (with my own and jon's little adjustments)
    maple neck - one piece. quartersawn
    light bird's eye maple board
    (neck and board are based on the MTD 535 design with my own and Jon's adjustments)
    21 jumbo frets with 0 fret
    kamagong (it's a relative of ebony) top with matching headstock
    the knobs, pick up covers and the nut are also kamagong

    black hipshot hardware - A style bridge and ultra light tuners
    electronics are Jon's own design but the knob config are mine.
    pick ups: 2 dual coils with wood covers
    electronics: knobs - voume, volume, tone, stacked bass/treble, stacked dual mids and an active passive swtich. preamp - 9 volt

    edit: sorry. i meant the neck is quartersawn. it was flatsawn at first. changed it now.
  2. britrit


    Jan 22, 2006
  3. vic_6


    Dec 19, 2004
    Manila, Philippines

    headstock. you can also see the zero fret and kamagong nut

    ash back

    full back

    board. you can kind of see the birds eye but not so well

    board. you can see the maple's grains better but still not the birds eye.


    more knobs

    even more knobs

    here it is :)




    back of the headstock. sorry for the quality. couldnt edit it well and couldnt take a better pic
  4. vic_6


    Dec 19, 2004
    Manila, Philippines
    girlfriend meets the mistress. hehehe!




  5. vic_6


    Dec 19, 2004
    Manila, Philippines
    wow. you reply fast. haha!
  6. poptart

    poptart Commercial User

    Sep 13, 2005
    Owner: Bass Direct
    Very cool - thinking of a sc custom myself with similar specs, thanks for the picys. ENJOY:cool: :hyper: :D
  7. vic_6


    Dec 19, 2004
    Manila, Philippines
    thanks :) single cuts rock! hehe!
  8. Chronicle


    Sep 13, 2006
    that neck sure looks big, look at the g/f pic. She can barely get her fingers across it lol
  9. vic_6


    Dec 19, 2004
    Manila, Philippines
    well the bass is pretty big. the neck is based on the MTD 535 and MTD kingston. something in between, in a way. 19mm spacing and 1.9" at the nut.

    and she's small too. she's only 5'4. the only bass i have that she can use properly is my Eb-3 copy and the hamer cruise. hehe
  10. BEADG


    Jan 8, 2006
    North Carolina
    I'm impressed with the length on the A string, provided it's tuned BEADG?

    I'm always amazed at how luthiers can still find new and interesting headstock designs too! I like it. :cool:
  11. sweet bass yo
  12. Very nice!! Congrats :)
  13. 180+DecibelBass

    180+DecibelBass Inactive

    Oct 14, 2006
    Gulf of Mexico
    Looks uncomfortable.
  14. jazzbo58

    jazzbo58 Bassist for My Man Godbey

    Apr 21, 2001
    New Orleans, LA USA
    Beautiful Bass! Congrats!!

  15. fryBASS


    Aug 8, 2006
    New Haven, CT
    woah whats the 0 fret for?

    nice bass :)
  16. It gives an open note the same sound as a fretted note.
  17. Which is which? :D
    And re: uncomfortable- it looks that way to me too, if the bass belongs to the aforementioned young lady(who is likely outweighed by the bass:ninja: ). Very nice(the bass).
  18. vic_6


    Dec 19, 2004
    Manila, Philippines
    the length of the A string? well yeah it is pretty long. hehe!

    thanks :)

    well that's just my girlfriend testing out MY bass. hehe. i'm not that big either, 5'11" but it fits me perfectly since i was there every step of teh way when the bass was being built and the contours on the back and everything were shaped to fit me perfectly. :)

    and thanks :)

  19. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    New York
    its huge! nice though. i cant wait to finalize my custom singlecut soon!
  20. labgnat

    labgnat Inactive

    Oct 29, 2005
    outta this world
    great bass man. It's different looking than a lot of standard single cut customs, but not way over the top or anything, but original looking, which is key with a custom. i like it a lot.

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