NBD-Eastwood Backlund Rocker Box

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by B-Mac, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. B-Mac

    B-Mac Happiness is a warm puppy and a great bass Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Well, my Eastwood Backlund Rocker Box was delivered today and I have to say this thing is gorgeous.

    Fit and finish is impeccable. Frets are flawless. Neck is flat. No sharp fret ends. No fret buzz.

    Very solid feel to it. Feels similar to my Gretsch Thunder Jet as far as holding it and playing it, especially the poly finish on maple. Maple Fretboard has a satin finish. Back of neck is poly.

    Has a good low growl on the E string
    Really is 32” scale

    Master tone control doesn’t seem to do much for either pup. Pups are dead silent.

    Based on my Health-O-Meter analog bath scale it appears to be 9 lbs.

    HSC is very nice. Probably made for Eastwood by TKL I’m guessing

    These are early first impressions so more later :)

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    • Body Material - Semi-Hollow Maple
    • Neck Material - Mahogany
    • Fingerboard Material - Maple
    • Finish - Polyurethane
    • Neck Shape - Soft C
    • Scale Length - 32"
    • Fingerboard Radius - 12"
    • Number of Frets - 22
    • Fret Size - Medium Jumbo
    • Nut Width - 1 1/2"
    • Position Markers - Dot
    • Neck Pickup - Custom Wound Double Coil
    • Bridge Pickup - Custom Wound Double Coil
    • Pickup Switching: Three Way
    • Controls - 2 x Individual Volume, 1 x Master Tone
    • Hardware Finish - Chrome
    • Bridge: Floating Tune-O-Matic
    • Tail: Custom Trapeze
    • Pickguard - Plastic with a brushed metal-looking finish
    Strings are GHS Bass Boomers 45-105
    Made in Korea

    Black Binding on the fretboard is really sharp!
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2019
  2. Mark76


    Dec 1, 2015
    I admire your determination to defy TB convention and NOT post any pictures :thumbsup:
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  3. B-Mac

    B-Mac Happiness is a warm puppy and a great bass Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Patience my friend, patience.

    Doing this from my phone instead of PC to get this out sooner :)
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  4. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    i can't tell you how great that ax looks! that ax looks great! what a stunner. congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
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  5. crucislancer

    crucislancer Supporting Member

    Dec 25, 2009
    Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Holy smokes!! Now that is a SWEET looking bass. :thumbsup:
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  6. Rob T

    Rob T

    Apr 21, 2018
    Oh my, that is sweet!
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  7. Looks great!!
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  8. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    That's one cool looking bass.
    Now, you'll just have to start a band called the Retro Rockets or something that would fit that groovy era.
  9. abarson


    Nov 6, 2003
    Santa Cruz
    Quite a stunner!
    Any chance to get some audio clips?
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  10. "And now for something completely different..." is what came to mind when I first saw this one.

    Congrats on your new bass. May it serve you well.

    Play it in good health and enjoy!
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  11. Dynacord


    Jan 1, 2005
    Nice! And looks very well put together. I saw one of the Eastwood/Blacklund guitars 2 or 3 years ago and it didn't seem like the construction and quality of parts was nearly as good - appears they've upped their game. Congrats!
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  12. David Sutkin

    David Sutkin Schroeder Cabs and Maruszczyk bass artist Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2017
    Brooklyn, NY
    That is a BEAUTY man, congrats on the non conventional score! Super pretty aesthetics!
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  13. Phud


    Jul 2, 2017
    NICE!!! Congrats!:bassist::drool:
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  14. bench


    Dec 28, 2007
    i want a 32" scale bass, man. i want one now... :thumbsup:
  15. Look at that thing! Awesome!
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  16. Old Blastard

    Old Blastard

    Aug 18, 2013
    I've been checking that out. Full hollow?
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  17. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    I'm pretty sure George Jetson ordered one of these, too, to go with the other basses in his collection:
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    (Got both of these, no Backlunds though. Yet. ;))

    Hmmmm, in the "Coming Soon"s:

  18. B-Mac

    B-Mac Happiness is a warm puppy and a great bass Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

  19. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Great looking bass, congrats!
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  20. mdogs

    mdogs Supporting Member

    That is the coolest looking bass I have aeen in a long time!!!
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