NBD- ASAT inspired parts bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Beetfarm615, Feb 19, 2018.

  1. Beetfarm615


    Feb 15, 2017
    Assembled this just this week. Wanted it to look like something found in the back of an auto shop in the 60s. Experimenting with different straps and strap button positions to tame neck dive. But even more noticeable is that the headstock sits a few inches further away from my body due to the fulcrum point.

    Body-USA Customs Big T, Reranch Daphne blue, satin clear nitro
    Neck-Ebay cheapie but nice looking birdseye maple with Purpleheart board
    Electronics- Dingwall by Nordstrand parallel fret from @bmihalov
    Hardware- Q-parts, zinc covers by me.
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  2. alack


    Nov 20, 2000
    Well done!
  3. bassclef112

    bassclef112 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2003
    Astoria, NY
    Noice! I have an ASAT and there is definitely a draw for me to that look! Yes, the real trick is finding your fulcrum point
    between straps and attachment points. I didn't move anything, but I managed to find something with a good strap.

    Anyway, an excellent assembly. The bass looks great! I really like that you made your own pu covers. Noice again!

    What's in the cryptic "Dingwall by Nordstrand parallel fret" setup? Explain please....
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  4. Beetfarm615


    Feb 15, 2017
    Thanks! Nordstrand FD3 pickups. I don't know if they make them anymore. Nordstrand Dingwall FD3 - Best Bass Gear
  5. bassclef112

    bassclef112 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2003
    Astoria, NY
    Wow...I'm old and trying to stay on the new gear curve becomes increasingly more difficult.
    I have no idea what a "Dingwall Sound" is vs everything else (I've never heard one in person), though clearly it is a popular voice.
    Enjoy it! :thumbsup:
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  6. Crusher47

    Crusher47 Tattoo'ed Freak

    Apr 12, 2014
    Fort Worth, TX
    Great job!
  7. Mammoth_Bass

    Mammoth_Bass Check out my band Mammothor!! Supporting Member

    May 2, 2016
    Sandown, NH
    Love it!! I’m a sucker for tele style basses!
  8. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    That’s a monster, congrats! Very nice details.

    Having owned 7 ASAT basses (formerly known on TB as ASATMAN) the vibe is certainly a double edged sword. Cool classic design but awkward ergonomics. I came up with a strap extension to replicate the hang similar to a standard P bass. Couldn’t play them otherwise. But not everybody has an issue with neck dive.
  9. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    good show! nice looking parts, but i like the gestalt! looks fun! congrats on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
  10. Eilif

    Eilif Grooving under the MDW runway.

    Oct 1, 2001
    That is lovely. Nicely done.
  11. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Yowzuh!!! That turned out great!!!
  12. Drifter_Bass


    Apr 5, 2017
    MPLS, MN
    That looks fantastic! Congrats on a bass-well-assembled.