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NBD....Gorgeous Custom Devon Spalted Maple beast.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by campbems, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. campbems

    campbems Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Devon Smullen just sent me pics of my newly finished Devon Classic J5 with the prettiest Spalted Mample top I've ever seen. This bass has is all folks as he really went all the way on the electronics and coil taps.

    • Body:
    • Chambered Ash
    • Top:
    • Bookmatched Spalted and Figured Maple
    • Neck:
    • 3-piece maple
    • Nut:
    • Bone
    • Fretboard:
    • 22-fret Ebony with oval inlays
    • Scale:
    • 35 inch
    • Pickups:
    • Nordstrand BigBladeMan with coil tap switches
    • Preamp:
    • Nordstrand 3b, 18-volt, 3-band with stacked volume/master tone, blend, mid (with push/pull for mid-shift switch), and stacked treble/bass. Switches: coil-taps for each pickup and active/passive switch
    • bridge:
    • Hipshot, 19mm
    • tuners:
    • Hipshot Lollipop
    • Finish:
    • Gloss with satin on back of neck
    • Cover:
    • Magnetically-fastened battery cover
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  2. Wowza that's a beautiful bass, and the top wood is unbelievably awesome! drool
    I think it would look better without the pick guard, but it's looks fantastic as is!

    You've sure got a lot of very nice basses Campbems :thumbsup:
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  3. Greginperth


    Feb 10, 2018
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  4. FunkyD

    FunkyD Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2011
    NJ, USA
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  5. ELG60

    ELG60 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Another winner.
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  6. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
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  7. campbems

    campbems Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    I’ve got D-Cline designs making me a set of custom Knobs in ebony body with a ash laminate and Spalt Cap from top wood with Abolone marker line on sides. Should really make this bass pop.

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    Last edited: Oct 9, 2018
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  8. eastcoasteddie


    Mar 24, 2006
    Gorgeous!!! drooldrooldrool
    Those knobs will look great on the black plate.

    I can’t wait to hear how it sounds!!!
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  9. TonyRo

    TonyRo Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2017
    Cleveland, OH
    God that's a beautiful bass. Spalted Maple, so underrated imo.
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  10. Mark_70


    Dec 31, 2013
    that's one good-looking bass..
    Fantastic top wood!

    Hope it plays as nice as it looks?!

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  11. Greyvagabond


    Aug 17, 2007
    Los Angeles
    WOW, beautiful. Black hardware looks classy AF.
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  12. MattZilla


    Jun 26, 2013
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  13. Matt Morgan

    Matt Morgan Fellow Conspirator Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2001
    Plano, TX
    Absolutely amazing.
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  14. campbems

    campbems Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    WOW...I’ve come to expect nothing but the best from Devon Smullen and his amazing abilities. This is the 5th one he’s made for me over my time knowing him and this one and he keeps stepping up. Anyone looking for a custom handmade bass owes it to themselves to check out this master Luthier. What a beast of a bass!!!

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  15. :woot:drool:thumbsup:
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  16. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    That is really, really pretty.
    Play great music on it, and enjoy.
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  17. FingerDub

    FingerDub Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2016
    Beautiful, however I wish the control plate didn't cover the top.
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  18. 10cc

    10cc SUSPENDED

    Oct 28, 2013
    I wish the attention to detail was also present when it came to matching the battery cover.
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  19. eastcoasteddie


    Mar 24, 2006
    But then you wouldn’t be able to find it...
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