1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  

NBD: Time Machine Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Doner Designs, Jan 3, 2019.


  1. Doner Designs

    Doner Designs Steve Doner Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2012
    Metro Chicago Area
    Doner Designs is an alias for Steve Doner
    I set up a build thread for this 3 or 4 years ago and hardly anyone is following it anymore so I figured I could do one more thread with pictures of the finished instrument. We plan to sell it in a charity auction and donate the proceeds to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Foundation.

    For those interested in the journey, here is a link to the old build thread. Pictures of the finished bass are shown below. Many thanks to Sweetwater for the photo shoot!

    Lots more information and photos are available on our Facebook page.

    Time Machine Bass Project - Build Thread

    lights_front CROP Rotated.

    lights_front - CROP. Lights. lights_front. Lights_2. lights_3. H4N. H4N_front. H4N_detail15. H4N_detail13. H4N_detail12. H4N_detail11. H4N_detail10. H4N_detail9. H4N_detail8. H4N_detail6. H4N_detail4. H4N_detail2. H4N_angle. H4N_detail1. lights_front - CROP.
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2019
    Lowbrow, fretno, P. Aaron and 100 others like this.
  2. Nice NBD thread! Love this bass!
     
  3. tenor.

    Congratulations on all the good press this has been getting. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
     
    two fingers, mbell75, Herrick and 7 others like this.
  4. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    too much! :hyper:



    nice job. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
    jamro217 and Doner Designs like this.
  5. bassdude51

    bassdude51 "You never even called me by my name." Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    Central Ohio
    By God! A flux capacitor! When ya hit 88 bass notes in a song............"you're gonna see some serious *hit!"

     
  6. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    I remember the build thread from a while back. Something about the programming to make the lights on the flux capacitor work, or something like that.

    The finished product looks great!
     
    jamro217 and Doner Designs like this.
  7. dabbler

    dabbler

    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD
    AWEsome! Just be careful with it, because you KNOW if you play any faster than 88 beats per second (or is it beats per minute? Oh well you better be real careful!), you won't be on stage any more to finish the song with the band! :laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2019
  8. Doner Designs

    Doner Designs Steve Doner Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2012
    Metro Chicago Area
    Doner Designs is an alias for Steve Doner
    Same stage different year?
     
  9. Doner Designs

    Doner Designs Steve Doner Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2012
    Metro Chicago Area
    Doner Designs is an alias for Steve Doner
    Thanks for all the kind words everyone!! We put out a press release today and are expecting some buzz over the next week or so.

    After doing this for almost 10 years we seem to have found our sweet spot.

    Next project might be a Mad Max double neck guitar/bass with (faux) flamethrower. The idea seems to have traction. Somebody on Instagram double dog dared us to go through with it so it seems like it’s mandatory now.
     
    redstrand, Valsmere, muggsy and 7 others like this.
  10. Bodeanly

    Bodeanly Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2015
    Chicago
    Awesome! :thumbsup:
     
  11. Yahboy

    Yahboy

    May 21, 2008
    Oh man..... this thing look pretty cool.

    Where is the Time stone ?:smug::smug::smug:
     
    Doner Designs and jamro217 like this.
  12. Tim Skaggs

    Tim Skaggs

    Sep 28, 2002
    What does it weigh?
     
  13. OMG!!! I usually hate stuff like this but that is ONE AWESOME BASS!!! Absolutely love it! Too cool!
     
  14. jamro217

    jamro217 Supporting Member

    What's the best time for metal? :roflmao:


    Excellent job.
     
    Doner Designs, Spidey2112 and FerK like this.
  15. Bodeanly

    Bodeanly Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2015
    Chicago
    I was gonna ask, but I always ask and then someone makes fun of me for asking.

    But... yeah, what’s it weigh?
     
  16. I like it. I would never own it but I dig the creativity.

    Mugre
     
    Doner Designs likes this.
  17. FunkyEel

    FunkyEel

    Dec 29, 2018
    Portland, Oregon
    When the producer asks you to bring a P with flats and you show up with this. :D
     
  18. Philibuster

    Philibuster Supporting Member

    Does it come with a box? ;)

    Very, very cool. How did you hook up with Sweetwater for the photography?
     
    Doner Designs likes this.
  19. dabbler

    dabbler

    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD
    IF the stage is THERE in that year! Or the venue, for that matter!
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2019
    Doner Designs likes this.
  20. From the build thread - just over 10lbs.

    @Doner Designs I was following the original build thread with great admiration. Such a great build thread and the whole thing is epic. Great work.

    Is the wiring on the back a little impractical for playing standing up?
     
    Doner Designs likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.