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My new franken-backwards-Jimi-jazz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Trevorus, Apr 2, 2006.


  1. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Yeah, that's what I'll call it I guess...


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    I had to fabricate the brass control plate pretty much freehand. I will eventually polish it smooth and fine up the edges a bit. The pickups are lace sensors, which I am going to be making different covers for, and the neck was from a cheap old epi. Notice the hockey headstock? But, it will always get looks. The body is an Essex, and the hardware is from the Epi also. Tell me what you guys think. I need to do some electronics eventually, but it is pretty good as is.
     
  2. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I think the pickguard is ugly as sin.
     
  3. That is AWESOME.
     
  4. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    I actually think the pickguard is really cool. It is a big attention getter.

    Thanks, Pete!
     
  5. You need to give that beast a fitting name. Nice carpet.
     
  6. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    A name... None of my instruments have names. They need them though. Let's start here.. Give me ideas.

    BTW, my wife does the decorating...
     
  7. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Attention getter maybe, but im not a fan of like, bright red.

    Different strokes for different folks.
     
  8. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Yeah, this is to be my crazy bass. I don't do the whole sticker thing, so I go for design elements. I may eventually make a brass one to match the control plate...
     
  9. emblymouse

    emblymouse exempt Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    W'Sconsin
    Lakland Artist Endorser
    When I look at it upside down and backwards it makes my upper lip itch. It's kinda Salvador Dali melty. In a good way.
     
  10. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    You may want to get that lip itch checked out. I might have to take this bass to the clinic and make sure it didn;t catch something from all the breeding going on.
     
  11. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    So it's basically a lefty bass strung righty?
     
  12. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    And played Righty. I'm assuming.


    -Mark
     
  13. Moo

    Moo Banned

    Dec 14, 2002
    Oakland, CA
    It's a wonderful demonstration of the differences amongst us :)
     
  14. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    JimiJazz: I dig the whole concept.
    I'm a tort guard kinda guy, but I think it's a neat concept.
    I don't spend tons of time in the high register...I'd have to lay hands on it for a while to tell if that was gonna be a problem.

    Folks sure will scratch thier heads trying to figure that one on stage:)
     
  15. I think a standard Fender neck would make it complete. Something about that rounded J body and spiky Epi headstock don't jive. Just my $.02
     
  16. You know, and this may not be true, but they make bodies that are for right handed basses.
    I know, call me nuts with all my crazy talk, but I heard it I tell ya!
     
  17. Basshole

    Basshole Banned

    Jan 28, 2005
    I like the kooky headstock, but I'd put a black pickguard on it to match the headstock, and help justify it visually...and speaking of matching, a chrome control plate would match the bridge...the brass isn't really winning you any style points.
     
  18. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    The bridge is black, so black would work. Chrome is good too, but I made do with what I had available to me. I think the disparity between all the elements makes it an interesting piece. I might end up buying a rondo neck and making it fretless. Who knows?
     
  19. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    And played righty as mark wilson said.
     
  20. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I like the idea, I've thought about it as well.
     

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