-new bass- Just took delivery of the F-bird!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Justice, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. Justice


    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
    The F-Bird has landed....

    Built by Talkbass member Budman :bassist:

    Poplar body, modified Thunderbird shape, 69 Charger orange with a
    black faux pickguard that is painted on. All the other hardware is

    Moses graphite 5 string P bass neck 34" scale

    MM style Alnico pickup, contour bridge and sealed tuners from

    1 volume control, and a 3 position switch that splits the pickup from
    full on to front coil only or back coil only. I never use the tone
    controls on my passive basses so I opted not to have one on this bass.

    Strung with Ernie Ball regular Slinkys 45-130


    Full F-Bird build gallery here
  2. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Richland, WA
    Very nice bass Justice! I have been following it's progress on alt.guitar.bass since it's inception.

    I hope to own one of Bud's basses in a few months myself!


  3. Sufenta

    Sufenta Trudging The Happy Road of Destiny

    Mar 14, 2002
    The Signpost Up Ahead.
    Wow, I'm digggin' on that reto-orange bird.
    BTW, what's the story on that black, headless, mini-V you're playing in the live photos?
  4. FireAarro


    Aug 8, 2004
    Very nice bass, dude! I didn't like it so much in that picture above, but when I saw the pics of it strapped on it's tres cool.
  5. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    VERY cool! Is it very neck heavy?
  6. Justice


    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
    Thats my early 80's Steinberger XP2, my first carbon fiber neck bass.

    It is a bit, but we expected that. I have a nice wide leather strap with a rough back that deters sliding and when I have it in playing position, my right forearm helps keep it in place.
  7. plasson


    Mar 21, 2005
    cool! I do like the orange body on the carbon fiber neck!
  8. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    Cool! :D I'm glad you're digging it. The project introduced a few new challenges and was fun to build. How's it sound through your rig?
  9. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    I hope you own one of my basses in a few months too! ;)
  10. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    Very nice, but isn't the head suposed to be backwards?
  11. FireAarro


    Aug 8, 2004
    Not Thunderbird...

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  12. jphase88


    Jul 17, 2004
    New Jersey
    ahh that orange color is very bright. u can prolly blind someone witht that :p taht very hott.
  13. I've wanted to do an altered T-bird for awhile. I have a Mighty Mite 5-string P-bass neck that I want to attach to a Seafom Green 'bird-shape body- like this one, w/a single MM-style PU. Love it!
  14. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Cool! One of my favorite body shapes, with a MM pickup.
  15. Justice


    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
    ya know, I might have an idea where you could get one :ninja:
  16. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Nice! I really like the color, too. Congrats! :cool:
  17. just wanted to say, awesome bass. im diggin that color
  18. Awesome Budman, how much you charge for one of those???
  19. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    I like it too. Nicely done!

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