NBD: Dunable R2 - Black Limba w/ Bigfoot Humbucker & Reverse P

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  1. Jeffrey A-Bomb

    Jeffrey A-Bomb Drink Coffee & Destroy

    Oct 14, 2000
    Silver Spring, MD
    This bass is SICK! Got it from Chicago Music Exchange and couldn't be happier.

    Description from the site:

    This Dunable 4-string R2 bass features an aggressively cut, black limba body for tighter sound. Pair that with a Bigfoot Humbucker and a Reverse "P" Style split single-coil pickup and you've got one nasty machine. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, at your service.

    Model:
    R2 Bass
    Serial #: 1790
    Weight: 9 lbs 10.4 oz

    Neck Wood: Maple
    Fingerboard Wood: Macassar Ebony
    Fingerboard Inlay: Standard Dots
    Side Dots: Standard Dots
    Nut: Bone

    Body Construction: Bolt-On
    Body Material: Black Limba
    Pickguard: None
    Strap Buttons: Strap Locks
    Color/Finish: Satin Polyurethane Amber Burst

    Hardware Finish: Black
    Bridge Pickup: Bigfoot Humbucker
    Middle Pickup: Reverse "P" Style
    Bridge: Hipshot "A" Style
    Tuning Keys: Lightweight Clover

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  2. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Nice. Rock that baby!
     
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  3. Congrats on your new bass. May it serve you well.

    A quite radical but tasteful (IMO) implementation of the RD shape. Would love to try one someday.

    Play it in good health and enjoy.
     
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  4. cataract

    cataract Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Birmingham AL
    Huge fan of Dunable and would LOVE to rock one of their basses. Congrats! Looks amazing.
     
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  5. Jeffrey A-Bomb

    Jeffrey A-Bomb Drink Coffee & Destroy

    Oct 14, 2000
    Silver Spring, MD
    Thanks! I actually have one being built now and saw this pop up at Chicago Music Exchange while waiting. Immediately nabbed it and sold another bass to cover it. Something truly unique and fun about Dunable basses! The R2 being built has block inlays, Swamp Ash body, and single coils in more of a Rickenbacker config w/ a series/parallel switch. It'll compliment this perfectly.
     
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  6. cataract

    cataract Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Birmingham AL
    That’s such a good build, will definitely be worth the wait.. I understand the not wanting to wait- just got the bass I’ve been waiting for since last December.
    You should definitely share some clips when you’re able!
     
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  7. RobTheRiot

    RobTheRiot

    Aug 31, 2016
    las Vegas, nv
    Congrats, that’s a beauty!

    Really a beautiful piece of wood, and a unique over all bass.

    Hope you get years of enjoyment with it!

    *Neither here nor there, but is there something strange happening w/ the trussrod cover, or is it just my eyes & a strange angle?
     
  8. Jeffrey A-Bomb

    Jeffrey A-Bomb Drink Coffee & Destroy

    Oct 14, 2000
    Silver Spring, MD
    Ha, thanks! It's artistically cut ;) Has a single screw. Looks weirder at that angle than it does straight on.
     
  9. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's

    Now THAT is how I would build a bass! Exactly!! IMHO the P pups SHOULD have been reversed from the start. AND my modified Hagstrom has a big humbucker for the bridge pup.
     
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  10. non

    non

    Aug 4, 2015
    not crazy about the headstock shape with that body but that is a beautiful piece of wood.
    how thick is the body? looks thick.
     
  11. Jeffrey A-Bomb

    Jeffrey A-Bomb Drink Coffee & Destroy

    Oct 14, 2000
    Silver Spring, MD
    Not much thicker than my other basses. It has a belly cut and quite a few curves and corner rounding. Feels surprisingly good.
     
  12. Jeffrey A-Bomb

    Jeffrey A-Bomb Drink Coffee & Destroy

    Oct 14, 2000
    Silver Spring, MD
    The custom I'm getting will be this, but with all black hardware and single coil soapbar styled pickups w/ a series/parallel switch. Hopefully be getting it in a month or two.



    It'll have the same pickups as the Jeff Matz High on Fire bass.
     
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  13. cdwthunderfoot

    cdwthunderfoot

    Nov 29, 2015
    Illinois
    I played that black Limba r2 from the OP a couple times at Chicago music exchange. that bass is awesome. I'm glad you bought it so I wouldn't have to sell a kidney for more gear.
     
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  14. somebrains

    somebrains

    Feb 7, 2017
    I never thought the RD shape would come back.
     
  15. Jeffrey A-Bomb

    Jeffrey A-Bomb Drink Coffee & Destroy

    Oct 14, 2000
    Silver Spring, MD
    Me neither, but I really dig it! I'm more of a Rickenbacker 4003 and Fender player and this body feels right. First saw this Dunable body shape on a rig rundown for the band Power Trip and fell in love w/ it. Then I saw some videos of Sacha demoing the guitars and playing them in the band Intronaut and was sold.
     
  16. somebrains

    somebrains

    Feb 7, 2017
    I had a 2nd year RD in high school for a minute.
    Bought it bc I wanted an Explorer, couldn't find one bc the Internet didn't exist + one never showed on on Daddy's Junky Music.
     
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  17. FingerDub

    FingerDub Inactive

    Jan 8, 2016
    Are you also a DJ mr. Bomb?

     
  18. Jeffrey A-Bomb

    Jeffrey A-Bomb Drink Coffee & Destroy

    Oct 14, 2000
    Silver Spring, MD
    Hahaha, no, no I'm not. Hope he's cool though!
     
  19. FingerDub

    FingerDub Inactive

    Jan 8, 2016
    He's amazing. He plays a lot of clubs in Vegas, his name is DJ Jeff Bomb. I went to college with him. It wouldn't surprise me if you were him and it was him buying a bass to lay down bass lines for his own DJ tracks.
     
  20. Yay!!!