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New bass done!!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nigel Tufnel, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. Nigel Tufnel

    Nigel Tufnel

    Dec 8, 2004
    Finished it up today... Here are the specs:

    Through body eastern flamed maple neck
    Spalted/quilted maple top
    Macassar ebony fingerboard
    Black limba body
    Sadowsky PJ pickups
    Aguilar OBP-1
    TI Jazz Flats

    It plays incredibly. The feel is amazing and the tone is warm, clear, punchy, and aggressive all at the same time. I can't believe it came out so well. Its the second electric bass me and my dad have built. We've also built a frettless ABG, a classical guitar, and two electric guitars. The next one we build is going to be a fretless jazz bass.
  2. Nigel Tufnel

    Nigel Tufnel

    Dec 8, 2004
    And the obligatory family pic:

    The first one is all the ones we've made and the second is every instrument we own (excluding a piano and a pipe organ, which we also built)

    The random piece of wood in the first picture is the top for the fretless jazz. The picture didn't come out to well.
  3. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    nice body design... kinda like a streamer and a spector... great top wood. What's the profile on the neck?
  4. Ilovepink

    Ilovepink Banned

    Nov 17, 2003
    It looks good, congrats! :D
  5. Nigel Tufnel

    Nigel Tufnel

    Dec 8, 2004
    Thanks, when designing my main inspirations were victor wooten's fodera and a jazz bass. The neck is 1 5/8 at the nut, 2 3/8 at the body with 3/4 inch string spacing. Its kinda thick, but I prefer it that way, and I have this theory that thicker necks sound better.
  6. bassjus


    Mar 30, 2004
    Looks awesome man, keep up the good work!
  7. what's with all the short scale 6 string piccolo basses :ninja:
  8. nice bass btw :bassist:
  9. Nigel Tufnel

    Nigel Tufnel

    Dec 8, 2004
    Those belong to my brother. But the 1/512 size double bass is mine :D
  10. Bassic83


    Jul 26, 2004
    Texas, USSA
    That's sweet! Congrats! I'm doing a six neck-through...it'll be a while before it's done, though. I'm working with a friend of mine at my job who is a mad woodworker, very much a perfectionist. Can't wait to get the body wings done and slot the fretboard.
  11. tater tot

    tater tot

    Dec 4, 2004
    very cool, nice specs :bassist: (theres no clapping 1)
  12. Niskamies


    Jan 13, 2004
    Nice bass! Looks kind of like a Fodera. What do the pots adjust?
  13. Nigel Tufnel

    Nigel Tufnel

    Dec 8, 2004
    Volume, blend (I wired it backwards, oops!), passive tone (push/pull for active/passive), treble, bass. There is hardly a difference between active and passive with treble and bass at 0, just a little extra noise from the preamp.
  14. Bassic83


    Jul 26, 2004
    Texas, USSA
    Hey tater tot, are you Ron White's son? ;)
  15. Basso Gruvitas

    Basso Gruvitas Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2000
    Dallas/Ft. Worth TX
    Consider yourself blessed! -- to not only be able to build these instruments, but to share the time with your father.

  16. JTGale


    Oct 26, 2004
    Hummelstown, PA
    That top is awesome! Nicely done. Congrats!
  17. Jeff, how does it balance on a strap?

    It's beautiful!
  18. Great man.. good job!! ;)
  19. Suckbird

    Suckbird Banned

    May 4, 2004
    Looks beautiful!
  20. Nigel Tufnel

    Nigel Tufnel

    Dec 8, 2004
    If there can be such a thing, it actually has body dive if you just hold it by the strap. When wearing it, it balances perfectly.

    Thanks for the great compliments everyone!