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NBD...Custom Devon Modern Gen5 Ash Burst

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by campbems, Feb 8, 2019.


  1. campbems

    campbems Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    I have this beauty heading my way from the master luthier Devon Smulle. This beauty should be a good addition to my bass stable. Best basses I’ve ever had in my hands.

    Specifications
    • body:
    • Chambered Ash
    • top:
    • Grain Enhanced Ash
    • neck:
    • 3-piece maple
    • fretboard:
    • 24-fret Ebony with Evo Gold Frets
    • scale:
    • 34 inch
    • pickups:
    • Nordstrand DC5s with coil-tap switches
    • preamp:
    • Nordstrand 3b, 18-volt, 3-band with master volume (with push/pull for active/passive), tone, blend, treble and mid (with push/pull for mid-shift switch) and bass
    • hardware color:
    • Black with gold accents
    • bridge:
    • Hipshot A, 19mm
    • tuners:
    • Hipshot Lollipop
    • finish:
    • Clear gloss on body and headplate/satin on neck
    • cover:
    • Magnetically-fastened electronics covers
    • weight:
    • 9lbs, 3oz
    1815_j5_00. 1815_j5_01. 1815_j5_02. 1815_j5_03. 1815_j5_04. 1815_j5_05. 1815_j5_08. 1815_j5_09. 1815_j5_10. 1815_j5_11. 1815_j5_12. 1815_j5_13. 1815_j5_14. 1815_j5_15. 1815_j5_16. 1815_j5_17. 1815_j5_18. 1815_j5_19. 1815_j5_20. 1815_j5_21.
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2019
  2. StevieMac

    StevieMac

    Mar 17, 2005
    Vancouver, BC
    Stunning, congrats!
     
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  3. Awesome! I just learned about Devon from this year's NAMM thread/coverage. Their stuff looks fantastic.
     
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  4. Kevin Wolfe

    Kevin Wolfe Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2018
    Lakeland, Florida
    Man that’s just amazing. I love his work and the variety of choices he offers. Not just the same ol’ same ol’.
    I have been curious though, what’s the purpose of relieved pocket on the back behind the string Ferrell’s?
     
  5. campbems

    campbems Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    Just part of his new Gen5 design. He has that recess for easier access of the cable. It ticks behind the strap. He has a video on YouTube showing the design and how the strap holds the cable in place.
     
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  6. Kevin Wolfe

    Kevin Wolfe Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2018
    Lakeland, Florida
    Ok, that makes perfect sense now!
     
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  7. campbems

    campbems Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
     
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  8. Kevin Wolfe

    Kevin Wolfe Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2018
    Lakeland, Florida
    That’s brilliant. It would sit in a stand perfectly.
     
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  9. Eneade

    Eneade

    Jun 14, 2008
    France
    That is some dark maple you have there !
     
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  10. nilorius

    nilorius

    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    On the back, under the bridge it looks kind of strange.
     
  11. Very cool! And interesting jack design. I like it!
     
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  12. campbems

    campbems Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    The neck is a finish he uses to make some of his basses look vintage and worn in.
     
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  13. fat_nermil

    fat_nermil Supporting Member

    Dec 18, 2010
    Richmond, VA
    That is a gorgeous piece of craftsmanship.
     
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  14. Eneade

    Eneade

    Jun 14, 2008
    France
    Ok for the neck.
    But the fretboard is black, are you sure it is maple?
     
  15. campbems

    campbems Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    The fretboard is Ebony.
     
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  16. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    Looks killer! Not to derail your thread but what's the unfinished bass in you avatar?
     
  17. campbems

    campbems Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    That #2 Custom Devon that is being finished this weekend. Both if these basses will be heading to me this coming monday. It is a Cocobolo Top with Alder Body with matching Wood knobs and Nordstrand DC pickups with a 3 band Nordie Preamp with Coil taps for each pickup and Vintage Tone Control.



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  18. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    Wow! Both are gorgeous. That top on #2 is stunning. Congrats! :thumbsup:
     
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  19. idoker

    idoker Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    Charlotte, NC

    Well... I was going to wait for the "sale" he said he was going to have, and then snab that exact bass.... you beat me to it. And in doing so, probably saved me a bunch of $$$ that I probably shouldn't spend right now. So.... Thanks, and bummer :(

    The bass looks great! Let us know how it sounds.
     
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  20. campbems

    campbems Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    Thank you...Here is Build #3 he will have finished in the next 2 months. It is a Gorgeous Buckeye Burl with matching wood knobs and Nordstrand Big Rig Pickups. My wife is probably going to kill me lol.

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