NBD Peterbuilt Dynamite 51 P

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by John Schoen, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. Peter Boer built this bass for himself last year and got many positive comments about it. The top is made from a 70 year old crate and the body is one piece of African mahogany. The neck is a fat Allparts Tele neck and the pickup is a custom wound 66 Thunderbucker, overwound to deliver a higher output. It growls and barks, a lovely fat vintage sound with a bit of a sharp edge. It reminds me of Entwistles sound on Live At Leeds.

    Peter decided to thin out his collection and put it up for sale; I love the look of this bass so I went to try it out and fell in love with the sound and feel too. When I picked it up I had that feeling "this is The One". It felt like a pair of comfy slippers but these slippers have steel capped toes to kick serious butt.

    Enough blabbering, now some pictures:




    Very nice touch: etched neckplate with slot head screws.

    Large ferrules.

    Two saddle bridge where the saddles can be tilted and fixed with a set screw, so no problems with the intonation.

    I am sorry that I can't post any sound clips because I only have a phone to record and that doesn't do the sound any justice. :-\
  2. Moving Pictures

    Moving Pictures Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Very cool looking bass! Glad to hear it will work well for you. That's such a great feeling when you find "the one".
  3. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Great looking custom slab bass. Congrats and enjoy that beauty.
  4. Gilmourisgod


    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    The crate top is so cool, any wear on it just multiplies the mojo.
  5. mark beem

    mark beem Wait, how does this song start again?? Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    Love it!!
  6. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Pretty funny...dig!
  7. friendlybass


    Jul 19, 2012
    Loooooooove it! Need me a crate bass
  8. tr4252


    May 27, 2013
    Too Cool!

  9. Nice!
  10. Shedua511


    Apr 6, 2013
    Oslo, Norway
    Agent for Scandinavian countries: Stick Enterprises Inc.
    Very nice! For your information, that instrument is a collaboration effort between Peterbuilt and Grove Guitars: the crate top is Scott's trademark. If you check out his web page, you'll find some shots of your bass: www.groveguitars.com/bass.html
  11. pudge


    Sep 13, 2008
    My grandfather had a antique/junk store when I was a kid.He a whole bunch of wooden boxes/crates like those.I remember thinking they'd be good for something but could never come up with a use for them.I'd kill to have those things now.
  12. digmeout


    Oct 21, 2012
    I like that! Nice bass!
  13. paparoof


    Apr 27, 2011
    fEARful koolaid drinker
    I've seen that one before somewhere and I remember thinking "dayam that's cool." Love it.
  14. JIO

    JIO Be seeing you. Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    The Mission SF/CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    wow - I loved it when I saw it a while back - enjoy!
  15. RedMoses

    RedMoses Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2012
    So much much Mojo
  16. nice!!
  17. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I love that bass congrats and looking at that the writing that was on that crate " 50lbs of dynamite" sounds like a party and I'll bet anything people were smoking around that crate seventy years ago. :)