none more wenge NBD carrigan scroll

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by kkaarrll, May 6, 2016.

  1. kkaarrll


    Jun 1, 2014
    all wenge everything Carrigan Designs Scroll fretless
    34" inch scale
    2 Nordstrand mm5.4 pickups (quad coil)
    bridge in 70's jazz position
    both pickups with 3 way switch-Up- Parallel, Middle- "Single Coil", Down- Series.
    Delano sonar 3 preamp
    forward knob-blend
    volume knob-all knobs ebony
    output jack arrow wenge custom artist inspired

    1.75 inch width nut
    17mm string spacing bridge
    12" radius
    11 lbs

    I got it last night and have only played it for an hour or so. Wide range of tones obviously.
    HUGE sound in passive. The b string is the best I have tried.

    I am still learning my way around the preamp, but what little I messed with it last night, it works well.

    Very happy with the bass and the whole process. James Carrigan from Carrigan Designs (can find on facebook) did a great job. The craftsmanship is superb.

    I can put up build pictures if anyone is interested. It was amazing to watch the guy move forward in his work.
    Last edited: May 8, 2016
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  2. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Looks cool. Congrats.
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  3. kopio


    May 8, 2012
    Boise, ID
    Holy Freaking Cow.....that thing is gorgeous! Love the look of the build!
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  4. kkaarrll


    Jun 1, 2014
    Another special thanks goes out to @Carey and @maurilio for helping me select, walk through the process, and then get custom made these incredible pickups.

    and to @Doner Designs and @line6man and others thank you to talkbass for helping me understand how pickups work and the sounds they get in my quest for this bass
    Last edited: May 6, 2016
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  5. ffutterman

    ffutterman Talentless Bass Enthusiast

    May 7, 2010
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  6. kkaarrll


    Jun 1, 2014
  7. ffutterman

    ffutterman Talentless Bass Enthusiast

    May 7, 2010
  8. twinjet

    twinjet Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    The word beautiful would be an understatement. Congratulations.
  9. kkaarrll


    Jun 1, 2014
    does anyone have an idea where I could get a gig bag/case that would fit?

    this thing is a good 2 inches taller than my l2500 sitting in my 5 guitar rack
  10. Worldeeeter

    Worldeeeter Inactive

    Mar 29, 2010
    Asheville, NC
    It should fit in a Mono gig bag (M80).
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  11. Lo-E


    Dec 19, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    That's a really lovely bass. Enjoy it!

    If you measure the bass top-to-bottom, most case companies publish the inside dimensions of their bags.
    For instance, my fretless 5 is very tall at 47". The igig bags are 47.5", so I knew it would fit when I ordered it, and it does. I believe that other brands will also accommodate 47" basses. Check and see how tall yours is.
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  12. kkaarrll


    Jun 1, 2014
    thanks, I will look more into it. After playing this thing more, I am just in love with the sounds it gets.

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  13. Lo-E


    Dec 19, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    I don't know how to break this to you, but those are the sounds you get.
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  14. kkaarrll


    Jun 1, 2014
    thank you

    you are right

    the sounds I can get out of the thing

    passive single coil blended however has been a joy
  15. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Really stunning bass . HNBD
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  16. kkaarrll


    Jun 1, 2014
    4 hours of playing on it today

    couldn't be happier, just a great experience
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  17. DDXdesign

    DDXdesign formerly 'jammadave' Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 15, 2003
    Dude. That's gorgeous. I miss my Carrigan sometimes, and I've thought more than once about getting James to make me another. He and his wife are good customer service people. And just look at what he can make!
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  18. I watched the build for this one on Facebook with great envy - wenge is probably my favourite wood, and this looks absolutely gorgeous!!!

    I was GASsing for a Carrigan before, and this bass pretty much drives that through the roof. :)

    Congrats on the amazing score!
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  19. kkaarrll


    Jun 1, 2014
    I will be getting a fretted one to match sooner or later
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  20. kkaarrll


    Jun 1, 2014
    all purpleheart fretted, same electronics..................................................?
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