My new Frankenbass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Micolao, Sep 16, 2016.


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  1. Micolao

    Micolao

    Sep 7, 2005
    Italy
    Here it is!

    G&L JB Tribute neck,
    38 mm brass nut
    Schaller tuners
    aftermarket bridge with fast release (similar to the one mounted on some old fender specials)
    neutrick jack input
    stunning ash top and ash body with tonal chamber & recessed jack made by Benvenuto in HAZIEL BASS bassi elettrici artigianali :bassist:
    aluminum pot knobs
    EMG X jazz pickups

    I've named it LOOPO:cool::cool::cool:
    What do you think?

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  2. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    really nice looking instrument! congratulations. :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Micolao

    Micolao

    Sep 7, 2005
    Italy
    Thanks!
    It's going to be upgraded soon with an adjustable brass nut.
     
  4. mojomike001

    mojomike001

    Mar 28, 2013
    South Florida
    That's very attractive. I've never seen a recessed jack like that.
     
  5. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    That's a nice piece of ash. :thumbsup:
     
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  6. OneZeke

    OneZeke

    Sep 7, 2016
    Ireland
    Love the jack recess. Very nice indeed
     
  7. StevieMac

    StevieMac

    Mar 17, 2005
    Vancouver, BC
    I think that is pretty darn cool. Congrats!
     
  8. Micolao

    Micolao

    Sep 7, 2005
    Italy
    :);)Thanks

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  9. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ
    Nice!
     
  10. Micolao

    Micolao

    Sep 7, 2005
    Italy
    Ps: it's called Loopo because it has more or less the same colors of my cat, called Loopino.
    Loopo in italian sounds like Lupo which means Wolf and Loopino was intended to mean little loop but sounds like little wolf.

    Yes, I know no one cares about it. :smug::smug::smug:



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  11. BassGreaser

    BassGreaser

    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    GORGEOUS!
     
  12. cattzap

    cattzap

    Sep 4, 2016
    Nice. I see by the bridge that your a firm believer in intonation. I love (maybe) seeing basses and guitars with the bridge setup in a strait line or even a smile shape. Seeing them, not using them.
     
  13. mellowgerman

    mellowgerman

    Jan 23, 2008
    Orlando, FL
    that's a swell lookin' lute
     
  14. tbplayer59

    tbplayer59

    Jan 20, 2013
    Too nice to be called a Franken-bass. Especially the body. That's just a nice custom build.
     
  15. TinIndian

    TinIndian Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2011
    Micco Florida
    That has a really cool look to it.
    Congrats!
     
  16. sharp!
     
  17. Eilif

    Eilif Holding it down in K-Town. Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2001
    Chicago
    Very nice!
    For some reason I really like that method of recessing the jack. Really cool and I love the grey stain.
     
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  18. Tanner5382

    Tanner5382

    Sep 26, 2010
    Canton, GA
    Very cool!
     
  19. Molto bello!
     
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