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New Custom-built Adamovic is nearly ready!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Andy Will, Dec 30, 2005.


  1. Andy Will

    Andy Will

    Apr 11, 2003
    London, England
    Hey Guys and Gals!

    The wait is nearly over for my new custom-built bass from Adamovic! This is a bit of a treat, as very few (if any) of you have heard of this Bass builder.
    Here are the work in progress pictures from over the past few months:-
    http://www.adamovic.nl/xJU002.htm

    Also, to get an idea of how it will roughly look when finished, here are the photos of the original prototype built for me earlier this year:-
    http://www.adamovic.nl/xJU001.htm

    The original was great but we fine tuned a few things to get it perfect for my playing style and tone such as, the switch positions, neck joint and electronics. Sound-wise, I was aiming for a cross between my Warwick thumb and Fodera Monarch which was extremely successful. :)

    Hope you like it as much as I do! Will give a review next week once the finish has dried and final assembly is complete!
    Let me know what you think so far!

    Best regards and Happy new Year to you all,

    Andy
     
  2. Looking good. Never heard of the luither but he seems to know his salt.

    You realise that you have committed yourself to providing pictures and possibly sound clips together with a detailed review.
     
  3. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    That is one singlecut I would probably play.
     
  4. Andy Will

    Andy Will

    Apr 11, 2003
    London, England
    Uh oh, gotta provide the whole lot now then!
    Will let you everyone know all the details a.s.a.p. ;)

    The prototype was already the most comfortable Bass I've ever played while standing up, so this one should be amazing!
     
  5. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder: Wing Bass
    Can you provide the vitals? Scale, spacing, pickups, preamp, etc... It looks very appetizing.
     
  6. Andy Will

    Andy Will

    Apr 11, 2003
    London, England
    Of Course. Here are the main specs. as requested:-

    Body: Flamed ash top, walnut body
    Neck: 5-piece wenge/maple/wenge/maple/wenge
    Fingerboard: Wenge
    Pick-up: EMG TW
    Electronics: Aguilar OBP-3 (18v)
    Finish: Oiled
    Scale: 34 inch
    Neutrik locking Jack
    Hipshot D-tuner and hardware
    Graph-tech nut

    Not sure about the exact spacing, but its nothing unusual or wide.
    The electronics will be set up with three knobs (one dual) and two switches(to be placed just below the bridge) as follows:-
    Volume (with push/pull Active/Passive)
    Bass
    Treble/Middle (Dual concentric)
    Switch one: Single/Dual Coil mode on the EMG Pick-up
    Switch two: Mid Frequency Shift

    Let me know if you would like any other details!

    Cheers!
     
  7. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder: Wing Bass
    The body looks pretty thick, does he do chambered?
     
  8. Andy Will

    Andy Will

    Apr 11, 2003
    London, England
    I think the photograph makes it look a little thicker than it is (we all gain a few pounds in front of a camera! ha ha! :D ). The whole thing is quite compact which is great for me as I'm not a huge build. We tried to make it as small as possible with the normal scale length, instead of resorting to 33 inch scale which I was considering at first.

    Nikola at Adamovic has only recently moved into Bass building full-time, but has been building/reparing for quite a while part-time. His Basses are superb!

    Haven't seen a chambered body from him yet, but am sure it's an option!
     
  9. mike sancho

    mike sancho SANCH

    Feb 10, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    Very nice looking! I like the wood combo, what are the specs?
     
  10. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder: Wing Bass
    Hey Mike... Andy posted them above.
     
  11. Andy Will

    Andy Will

    Apr 11, 2003
    London, England
    Just made the appointment, gonna collect it on thursday night! :hyper:

    Will get to test it on a gig this Saturday for the first time!
     
  12. teacherguy

    teacherguy

    Feb 21, 2004
    Cincinnati, OH
    That is very sweet!
    I would bet the body isn't much more than 12" across (30cm)!
    I looks very compact much like my Cort Curbow judging by the photos.

    Jon
     
  13. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Very nice. Nice shape and all.

    Liking that truss rod slot.
     
  14. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    I was expecting an ugly futuristic pointy bass coming into this thread, (don't ask why, I guess it was the name) but boy was I wrong, I loves it! can't wait to see final pics and hear this bad boy.

    EDIT: Loving the flamed ash!
     
  15. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
  16. Very cool. I'd never heard of that luthier but his stuff all looks really nice!!! I especially like the Jupiter singlecut body shape, and the headstocks are cool too :)
     
  17. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.