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NAMM basses

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by budman, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    I've been asked by Carey Nordstrand to display a couple of basses in his pickup booth at NAMM in January. Carey will have two booths, one for his basses and one for pickups. He'll be displaying basses built by other builders in his pickup booth, all sporting his pickups of course. I met Carey at the summer NAMM show in Austin where he mentioned the idea to me. Great idea! Of course I was super-jazzed when the phone call came. I consider this a huge honor. I'm very humbled that Carey invited me to participate. I'm not sure who the other builders will be, but I'm sure they're all great. It's going to be one crazy booth at the show.

    Here's the first pics of the basses that will be at the show.

    LeCompte ECH-6, ash body, walnut accent, flamed maple top, maple bloodwood neck, bloodwood fingerboard with macassar ebony binding, Nordstrand Dual Coils.

  2. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    TRX-5, redwood body, Peruvian walnut accent, myrtlewood top, wenge/maple neck, Bolivian rosewood fingerboard and headstock, Custom set of Nordstrand Fatstacks.

  3. tribal3140

    tribal3140 Inactive

    Nov 9, 2004
    near detroit...uh
    thats one sweet morado fboard!
  4. lucky
  5. eleonn


    Aug 24, 2006
    Lima - Perú
    I've being looking for Peruvian Walnut here in Perú for a month and couldn't find any so far ...and you found some of it in US!!! :bawl:

    BTW ...great work with both basses!! ...love the first one!!!!
  6. Phil Mastro

    Phil Mastro

    Nov 18, 2004

    Those are unbelievable. I LOVE that bloodwood fingerboard.

    Actually, after checking them out some more, the only thing that bothers me is that one of the basses I'm building right now has almost the exact same shape as the TRX, and ironically, the one I'm building is a fan-fret too! I'm jealous that yours come out better. :bag:
  7. msherman


    Nov 20, 2002
    Connecticut, USA
    Bud, your work keeps getting better and better with every build!
    Keep up the good work.

  8. Psychicpet

    Psychicpet Guest

    Mar 13, 2004
    Friend and Endorsee of Larry

    I know a booth that I'm definitely stopping by :bassist:
  9. ebe9


    Feb 26, 2006
    South Africa
    Beautiful work and that fingerboard is spectacular.
  10. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    That TRX is...I lack the words...thrilling, at least!
  11. Wreck


    Jul 27, 2006
    Wreck Guitars
    real professional work, (why no neckthrough models?) no more coments,,
  12. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    Thanks, guys. Exciting times for me.

    Wreck, personal preference. Not a big fan of the neck-through.
  13. Yvon


    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    2 of your most beautiful bass!
    That's an incredible offer from Carey!!
    WHat a generous guy!
    I guess they will be for sale?
    I just bought a computer :(
    But if i can scratch the money i would love to get that six!
    Will it be passive by any chance?
  14. pilotjones


    Nov 8, 2001
    Bud, that TRX is just killing all! Are you going to put a bit of rosewood coverup on the front-exposed heel?
  15. klocwerk


    May 19, 2005
    Somerville, MA
    another "TRX fretboard is frickin amazing!" comment. :D
  16. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    PJ, no cap on the heel. Too late for that. It's beveled already. I'm going to leave it exposed like the TRX-6. Wait 'til you see the crazy Fatstacks going in it. You'll have to play "spot the difference".

    Yvon, I've got HUGE plans for the ECH-6. You'll have to wait and see. :smug: Of course they will be for sale, but after the show. It's getting an Aguilar OBP-1, 2 band preamp, sorry.
  17. Yvon


    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    well, if I buy it, I could always take it off and sell it :)
  18. JSPguitars


    Jan 12, 2004
    Grass Valley
    Very purdy Bud. Great looking basses. :bassist:
  19. **stares at the second one for 2 hours in a row**

    ZOMG!! I want a top and a board like that!!!
  20. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    Designer: Beav's Graphics
    Congrats Bud! Your basses look killer. I hope to have the pleasure of playing one at some point.
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