My Pushic DPCustom is done PICS

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Loucks, Jun 10, 2001.

  1. Loucks


    Jun 10, 2001
    I've never posted here before, as I just read what everyone else says. That's usually enough for me. But, I just got the final pictures of my DPCustom and thought I'd share. The neck is maple/padauk/maple and the body is a sandwich of lacewood/maple/lacewood. Its my own design with Bartolini Pickups/EQ and gold hardware. Schaller RollerBridge. He didn't have all of the gold knobs he needed at the time of the picture so only one is shown.


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  2. Wow, that bass looks gorgeous! I never realized it before, but I love the look of lacewood. Now I've got to do more thinking about which woods to use on my DP Custom.....hopefully I'll have it figured out by October or so when I'll actually have the money to get it all started!
  3. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Justin - Another lurker comes out of the cyber vapor. Welcome! You are officially a real person now! ;)

    Thanks for the pictures....quite a looker! I was really tempted by that Australian lacewood when I was picking out my woods but resisted.

    Now that yours is done, maybe Dave will have time to sign off on my final spec's, (jeez, he must be swamped!).

    If you would let me know;

    - Is it very "bright" sounding?....{considering your wood choices)

    - The fingerboard; what is it? zebrano? goncalo alves? bubinga? (woods vary so much depending on the growing conditions)

    - Which Bart harness model did you select and why?

    I bet it has a much sleeker, flashier, sheen than a photo can capture.
  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Welcome to Talkbass, Loucks, as a poster anyway.:)

    Very nice indeed! Makes me want to call Dave up and start designing my custom 6 stringer! Woohoo!

    Come out of lurk mode one more time and give us a review after you receive your bass.:)
  5. G


    Apr 12, 2000
    Another beautiful bass from Dave Pushic. Congratulations on a nice design. You have made it that much harder for me to not call up Mr. Pushic and discuss my order...
  6. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    hey loucks!

    congrats on a very nice looking bass - that body style is really cool - very unique. you'll have to let us hear some samples of it - i bet it sounds awesome. :D
  7. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Congrats, very cool bass!

    The fingerboard is Pau Ferro, no?
  8. That's pretty wild man. Welcome to Talkbass and congrats on the bass.
  9. Loucks


    Jun 10, 2001
  10. Loucks


    Jun 10, 2001
    Here is the electronics set up:

    M45C quad coils, and an HR5.2 A/P 3 band EQ harness I believe (active/passive push-pull switch on the volume, mid freq push-pull on the mid).
  11. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    You ordered QuadCoils??
    May God have mercy on your soul!!
  12. Loucks


    Jun 10, 2001
    Oh... I take it I'm going to want to have them replaced? I just told him I wanted Bartolinis and a 3 bander and that's what he said he put in. Well, that's a bit of a downer on the coming bass. Oh well. 20/20
  13. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I am not sure exactly what Luis meant in his post, but I am sure that it was not a knock on the Bart quad coils.

    I've heard nothing but good things about them.
  14. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Loucks - That shouldn't have any effect other than a little overkill. You'll have a 3 band and from what I understand from the pickup guru at Bass Central, the number of coils just accomodates the number of switch positions/bands. Other than that, the pickup performance of a given model is same (other than Bart's, "deep/brighter/birghtest" thing for a given model).

    So, you may find you're already set if you want to go to a 4 band/4 position switch down the road.
  15. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    That is one of the coolest basses I have ever seen...Pushic or not! Sweet hunka bass...what headstock do you have on it? Type 1, 2, or a custom one?
  16. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Sorry .. I didnt want to make you think they are bad.
    They are not Bad... they are great Pickups.
    I have one of those in my Fretless C. Curbow.

    Its just that I prefeer Dual (For Series/Parallel) or Triple (For Series/Parallel/SingleCoil)
    than Quad Coil (P-Bass/Reverse P-Bass /Series4 OR Parallel4/Series4/Series2 OR "Insert your ultra options Here)

    QuadCoils are extremely versatile,as you can see, but if you want a great Series/Parallel/Single Coil, nothing beats the Triple Coil.

    I see your bass does not have any switches and thats why a Quad Coil may seem odd for that kind of aplication, because the pickups are Hardwired in a way you cannot choose how you want the coils wired.

    Its just that...
    After all, they are Barts man!
  17. Loucks


    Jun 10, 2001
    I was afraid to bog it down with switches. I may add the pickup configuration switches later. I'll let my ears decide, and if I want it, I'll add the switches
  18. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Have you seen my Pushic Bass??
    It has 4 Switches!!
    Even I was afraid of them.

    1- Neck Series/SingleCoil+Dummy/Parallel
    2- Bridge Series/SingleCoil+Dummy/Parallel
    3- Active-Passive Selector
    4- In-Phase/Out-of-Phase Selector
    Midrange Push/Pull Freq Selector
  19. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    What does In Phase/Out of Phase mean, Luis?
  20. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    It looks beautiful, I'm assuming it plays, and sounds mutually as well... Welcome to TB too.