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My new garage built banana bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Peter Parker, Jun 23, 2004.


  1. Peter Parker

    Peter Parker Banned

    Jun 10, 2001
    Here's a few pics of my very nearly completed bass. A friend of mine called it the banana bass and I guess it fits. It has a yellowheart top and back, walnut core with mahogany accent lines. It's got a morado fingerboard, 35" scale, maple and purpleheart neck. I like it quite a bit. I wish I had a better way of taking pics though.
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  2. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    What pick ups are those?, they look like the fender RB 5 pick ups.
     
  3. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    PS Congrads on the nice work :hyper:
     
  4. Peter Parker

    Peter Parker Banned

    Jun 10, 2001
    They are Fender RB's. I really like these pups.
     
  5. girlybassplaya

    girlybassplaya Guest

    Mar 24, 2004
    USA BABY!
    wow. . . thats very beautiful! is this your first? great work
     
  6. sheepdog

    sheepdog

    Feb 20, 2003
    Birmingham, AL
    are those coil taps? If they are, that looks similar to ideas I have had (similar to Brad Houser, etc...)

    Definately try to post some sound clips when you get them.
     
  7. PunkerTrav

    PunkerTrav

    Jul 18, 2001
    Canada & USA
    I agree! That bass looks great. I bet it sound shuge with those pup's.

    Good job,
    Travis
     
  8. nice work. I totally love the bass, although the fnish may have been a bit darker, but then again, it wouldn't be a banana bass
     
  9. lyle

    lyle Guest

    Jan 10, 2004
    Vernon, B.C. Canada
    i never new spider man made basses! crazy :smug:

    o ya, nice bass man clips is a must!
     
  10. danshee

    danshee Banned

    May 28, 2004
    Chicago, Illinois
    Much better than I did with my first "Frankenstein" :meh:
     
  11. sheepdog

    sheepdog

    Feb 20, 2003
    Birmingham, AL
    its missing something....hmmmmm.....


    I got it, its a no string bass!

    :D
     
  12. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    First off, I love your design and execution

    I'm sort of a wood freak and would appreciate answers to some questions -

    > Is that yellow wood - "satinwood" or "pau amarello" ??? From the little I know, those woods are open pored. Was it hard to work with ???

    > Why did you use that unusual wood"..........(price? easy to work with with? etc.)

    At any rate, I really like your work!
     
  13. Peter Parker

    Peter Parker Banned

    Jun 10, 2001
    Thanks for the comments :)

    Rickbass, I'm not sure of what other names yellowheart is known but I stumbled upon it at Woodcraft and thought it would make a nice top and would contrast very well with my core of choice, walnut. It's a fairly hard wood though not as hard as purpleheart. I did my first lacquer finish on this bass and must say it turned out great, not near as hard as expected.

    I will be putting on strings and setting it up in a few minutes. I'll let you know how it sounds and may do some clips.
     
  14. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    Yellowheart is also known as Pau Amarello.

    Looks cool!
     
  15. jbay

    jbay

    May 23, 2002
    Singapore
    Looks like an MPG :)
     
  16. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I thought it looked like an Eshenbaugh J-5 to me.
     
  17. Peter Parker

    Peter Parker Banned

    Jun 10, 2001
    It seems that any bass that doesn't have some sort of crazy shape looks like something else. Of course, basses with odd shapes get lumped into the Carl Thompson thing. I thought about designing something different but every shape I came up with was either ugly or looked like something else. I don't know if it's my age or what but I'm getting a little bored with the wild designs out there. That's why I went with something very simple with a nice flow. I know my design isn't all that original but I like it ;)
     
  18. Jean Baudin

    Jean Baudin

    Aug 27, 2003
    redwood city, ca
    Endorsing Artist: See Profile
    my new basses from conklin have yellowheart (pau amerello) in the necks.

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  19. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Oh, I never said I didn't like it. It's a fine design, I just said that's what it reminded me of. It'd be like saying a Sadowsky looks like a Fender. Not a slam, just noticin'.

    I do like the yellow top though. It's banana, without being outrageous.
     
  20. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member


    Peter

    Did you have to take them out of a bass or can you buy then else where?