My Read Custom is finished!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Taustin Powers, Oct 30, 2003.

  1. I present to you the "T-Bass":

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    I should get her next week.
  2. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    very, very, perdy'
  3. Aram


    Feb 2, 2003
    New York, NY
    Good lookin', bro! Can you list the specs for us?

  4. Certainly:

    Item: Custom Four String Bass

    Neck through construction
    Neck laminations: 5 piece maple/wenge stringers
    Fingerboard: Birdseye maple
    Face marker dots: none- custom “T” inlay at 12th fret
    Scale length: 34”
    Neck width and profile: Similar to Warwick Streamer Stage 1
    Fret size: Medium
    Number of frets: 24 plus zero fret
    Graphite reinforcement: No
    Headstock cap: Matching body wood
    Headstock shape: Custom per sketch
    Finish: Hand rubbed satin

    Shape: Custom per sketch
    Body wood: Swamp ash
    Top wood: Crotch Maple
    Finish: Hand rubbed satin

    Pickup(s): Bartolini CB series soapbars with ebony covers
    Preamp: Aguilar OBP-3, 18 volt
    Controls: Volume, blend, treble, mid, bass; mid freq switch, two coil tap series/parallel switches
    Active/passive switch: Push/pull on volume
    Output jack side or front: Side

    Hardware color: Gold
    Bridge: ABM with roller saddles and top loading, 19mm spacing
    Tuners: Gotoh GB7
    Strap buttons: Recessed Dunlop strap locks
    Strings: DR Hi Beams .100-.040
    Case: Gator Cases semi-hardshell case

    Tone: Bright, percussive, punchy, not overly bright, lots of wood in the sound
  5. MyNameIsMUD


    Sep 25, 2003
    I love that shape.

  6. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Looks pretty cool, Taustin! Any pics of the back? The last three frets are pretty far down on the body-are they easily accessible?
  7. Pic of the back:


    Couldn't tell you about the accessibility of the frets - I don't have it yet. But it does look like it might be challenging...
  8. fretlessrock

    fretlessrock Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2002
    It looks like Jack did good for ya. I got a chance to play a bunch of his basses and they were all very good. The cool thing was that they were all different necks, weight, electronics, styles, but they were all very well done. He reminds me more of builders like Rob Allen and Rick Turner than someone like Benevente or Hanewinkle.

  9. JPJ


    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Looks like a pretty killer bass, TP! Congrats!!! :D I really like the cleanliness of the design and LOVE the top. ;)
  10. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    Although I don't own any of Jack's basses, I have always been a fan of his work. You've got a beautiful instrument there. I hope it brings you a great deal of enjoyment.
  11. cods


    Sep 16, 2003
  12. Deep


    May 8, 2002
    Very, very nice !!!!:D
  13. Very nice looking.

    Not a big fan of the small headstock though:)

  14. I second that!

  15. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Boston, MA
    That came out to be a very beautiful bass! Tell us more. I know that you've played out with it!!! I just talked to Jack....
  16. kboyd


    Jul 6, 2002
    That's one of my favorite maple tops yet. You should be thrilled.
  17. bill h

    bill h

    Aug 31, 2002
    small town MN
  18. Stephen Soto

    Stephen Soto

    Oct 12, 2003
    Damn man!! That looks so awsome man... I don't like the small headstock either, but that is one badass bass.
  19. Killdar


    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    Jumpin' jahosifat yeeha!