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NBD Hilton

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Smelly, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. Smelly


    Jun 4, 2017
    I'll start this out admitting this is the first bass I've ever paid for without seeing first...."that's insanity!" some might say. However I was due to pick it up LA last week and the night before the trip there my appendix decided it wanted to move out(dontcha hate bad roommates?)....so I opted to have it shipped. It's been built off the radar of social media, I've never seen anything outside a pic of wood shavings. Oh and a headstock teaser last week or so. However, I know Pete Hilton isn't one to disappoint so anyways onward with the unveiling!!!

    I gave Pete the specs I want; 32" 4 string, Hipshot hardware, Aguilar preamp, single pickup, and listed a couple wood choices I like.....and here it is.
  2. Smelly


    Jun 4, 2017
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  3. Smelly


    Jun 4, 2017
    Spec: Aguilar OBP-3 preamp, Kent Armstrong music man pickup, Hipshot tuners and bridge. Woods; Body: mahogany core with ebony/red veneer top and back, bocote stripes. Neck: mahogany with ebony fingerboard, bocote/red veneer binding. Headstock:mahogany with ebony/red veneer top and back. Nut:bocote and bone.
  4. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    way cool! beautiful bass! congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
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  5. JeroB666


    Dec 22, 2012
    I guess some people like to live on the edge :)
    If it were me I would have wanted all the updates!

    That is one beautiful bass!
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  6. nonohmic

    nonohmic Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
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  7. grinx


    Mar 24, 2003
    Raleighwood, NC
    never heard of 'em. beautiful. nice green sticker on the first pic too >;^p
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  8. Smelly


    Jun 4, 2017
    Just plugged in and jogged around the block a bit and am thoroughly pleased. First time owning a 32" and I should have done this a looong time ago....back to the cave to make sounds!
  9. Looks pretty sweet!
  10. grinx


    Mar 24, 2003
    Raleighwood, NC
    saw his website. $5000+. it looks it. I think I just fell in love with his headstock name treatment, and the wood sandwich colors, and and and...
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  11. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    He knocked that out the park!! congrats I would love to hear what it sounds like?


    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
  13. BEADG63

    BEADG63 Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2015
    Buffalo, NY
    OOOOOOHHHHH!!!! Dude! drool That is beautiful. That guy does nice work....play the crap out of that thing:bassist:
  14. BEADG63

    BEADG63 Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2015
    Buffalo, NY
    You plugged in and jogged around the block? Just how long IS that cord? :roflmao:
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  15. Mvilmany


    Mar 13, 2013
    Upstate NY
    Nice woodwork. I also like your green wall decoration!
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  16. L Anthony

    L Anthony

    May 14, 2009
    Beautiful!!! Me likey! (drooling sounds...)
  17. MVE


    Aug 8, 2010
    Nothing wrong with that...
  18. Mikey F

    Mikey F

    Aug 12, 2014
    Denver, CO
  19. stigbeve


    Sep 24, 2014
    She's perty
  20. Man, that is gorgeous. Somehow stunning and low key at the same time.

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