NBD: Stambaugh content

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rstellar13, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. rstellar13

    rstellar13 Sarcastic Panda

    Sep 2, 2012
    Allentown, PA
    Hey all,
    Yesterday morning I picked up my first ever custom bass, and it is such an amazing experience and just an awesome thing to do.
    Ok, so my Stambaugh is a fully custom bass, Chris and I designed the body together, and what woods to use for the neck and body. I chose this awesome redwood to for all the awesome figuring in the grain. I went with headless because it seems so much easier and brings the weight down a lot, underneath the ramp are two nordstrand big splits.
    In total the bass weighs 7 pounds and I enjoy it a lot.
    If you would like to see all the photos of it here:

    http://s1325.photobucket.com/user/ricky_stellar/library/Stambaugh custom 5 string?sort=3&page=1

    For some reason TB won't let me upload.
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  2. Splods


    Oct 7, 2012
    Adelaide, SA
    That is very impressive, I hope you enjoy playing it.

    Are you accustomed to Headless basses? How does it feel in comparison?
  3. rstellar13

    rstellar13 Sarcastic Panda

    Sep 2, 2012
    Allentown, PA

    First headless, it feels so much better and way more balanced. I love it, and the tuners are very precise.
  4. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Northern California
    7lbs? Wow, that's a featherweight for a fiver.

    If you want to post individual photobucket pictures, the share links make it easy.

  5. snyderz

    snyderz Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    Very nice. Could you explain all the knobs and switches?
  6. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Congrats! Great looking bass!
  7. RLK


    Apr 15, 2006
    Clinton Township, MI
    Turned out great, rstellar13!
    I didn’t realize the inlay was going to be so big!
    I was assuming it would have to fit between the 11&12th frets.

    Is this bass chambered?
    I ask because of the shallow forearm contour (which I prefer over a deep contour that cuts into the shape of the top wood.)

    At any rate congrats!
    It looks like you made a lot of good decisions here.
    Would you mind posting the specs?
  8. rstellar13

    rstellar13 Sarcastic Panda

    Sep 2, 2012
    Allentown, PA
    The specs:
    5 string with a High C
    Body: Mahogany
    Top: Redwood
    Board: Cocobolo
    Neck: Maple Budinga, Purple heart M/B/P/B/M
    Solid body, set neck
    black Hipshot headless system
    Two Nordstrand big splits, under the ramp
    Aguilar OBP-3
    33 inch scale
    19mm spacing
    7 pounds
    So the knobs from front to back:
    Master Valume, pickup blend, passive tone, bass control, mid control, and treble tone control
    Swtichs from front to back:
    Active/Passive, Mid control switch, Kill switch
    Custom inlay designed by my artist friend Ana Raiola
    Dunlop strap locks
    TKL Hardshell case
    Ebony strip between wood blanks

    Attached Files:

  9. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    Fantastic looking bass, congrats!
  10. rstellar13

    rstellar13 Sarcastic Panda

    Sep 2, 2012
    Allentown, PA
  11. rstellar13

    rstellar13 Sarcastic Panda

    Sep 2, 2012
    Allentown, PA
    ImageUploadedByTalkBass1393299698.325762. ImageUploadedByTalkBass1393299718.224498.
    The inlay is a compass and the rose is made of rosewood? And flamed Maple then the letters and dots are material
  12. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003

    Sweet Bass.
    I'm also waiting for my third Stammie.
    Enjoy your bass.
  13. Adam Wright

    Adam Wright Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2002
    right on man, Chris is a true master at his craft and his prices are amazing. 33" scale is the way to go and the B will sound devastating if you ever decide to go the traditional 5 string route.