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Neat Custom Shop Fender

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. madbassplaya


    Dec 28, 2007
    i agree.

    although, i would think it may be a bit weak sounding.
  2. rapturebass


    Dec 6, 2008
    I like it...
  3. WRXbase


    Jan 14, 2009
    Clayton, NC
    One TBer recently built himself a Warmoth single-J(bridge) bass, also.
  4. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford

    Feb 15, 2008
    Good lorday lorday! That thing is oozing industrialized mojo!
  5. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    That looks like the bass Fender built for Christian Olde-Wolbers from Fear Factory. It was really unique, I'm pretty sure it is. The listing even describes it was used on tour.
  6. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks I build Grosbeak Guitars and Basses Commercial User

    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    Grosbeak Guitars
    Thats the first thing that popped into my head too.
  7. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Thought he used a maple board, block & binding CS Roscoe Beck?

    Though this does look like a really stripped down, balls to the wall Roscoe Beck too, even the right bridge, pickup, and pickguard....
  8. Stifflip


    Jan 20, 2006
    So basically it's a Roscoe Beck signature without a neck pickup and, for that matter, without the versatility of the said model. I guess I'm missing the wow factor here, since I don't find anything special in the looks of it either. It's like a Musicman SUB and a Roscoe Beck signature had an unwanted child, who will never grow up to be anything special.
  9. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    I've seen him pictured with few different ones.
    Actually I just found the '01 BP interview, and he's pictured with both the maple board one, and the rosewood board one above. Says the pickup is by Bill Lawrence.
  10. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Yup, all Roscoe Beck pickups are Bill Lawrence, I'm not 100% how the relationship works, its either Bill designed them, and Fender produce them in mass, or he builds up a bulk of them every so often for Fender. But him and Roscoe beck worked closely to design them, and to make sure the single coil mode matched his '62(I think, definatly 60s) Jazz bass in both tone and volume.
  11. Any reason in particular? :eyebrow:
  12. vegas532


    Nov 10, 2006
    Pensacola, FL.
    + 1000000. I'm almost positive that that's one of his. :eek:
  13. I do believe Bill sometimes make those humbuckers encased in the MIA Deluxe Precisions as well.
  14. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    In the 5er model Fender no longer do, there was a Roscoe Beck at the bridge, AFAIK, the new 4 string ones are not made by him.
  15. F1Filter

    F1Filter Guest

    Feb 9, 2005
    I just confirmed this with Christian. The bass was part of some of their gear that got stolen back in '99. He's in the process of getting it back now.
  16. Mine?


  17. Well, the did it again.
    A beautiful instrument with one icky pickguard.
    Price wasn't too bad though, either way.

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