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Ohhhh My, My New Bass (pics inside)!!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Quadzilla, May 7, 2005.


  1. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Just pulled the trigger on this beauty!!! :hyper: :hyper:

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  2. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    LeCompte ST-5 electric bass, serial #6.
    Handmade in the USA.

    Features

    Two piece ash body
    Walnut top w/ flush inlayed spalted elm faux pickguard
    Three piece ash and maple neck
    Dual action truss rod
    Macassar ebony fingerboard
    Medium jumbo frets
    Bone nut, 1 7/8 inches wide
    Gotoh tuners
    ABM bridge, 18mm spacing
    Chrome metal knobs
    Bartolini 72M55C soapbar pickups
    Bartolini NTBT 3.3 A/P preamp w/coil splitter switches
    Spalted elm and walnut pickup covers
    Separate battery box
    Body finish - hand rubbed catalyzed lacquer
    Neck finish - satin polyurethane finish
    35" scale length
    DR Sunbeam Lites strings
     
  3. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

    that does indeed look very nice !!

    i've talked to Bud about a four string version ,
    he's got some really beautiful designs ...

    congrats !!
     
  4. PunkerTrav

    PunkerTrav

    Jul 18, 2001
    Canada & USA
    I saw that in the for sale section. Looks very nice. That headstock is kinda Tobiasesque. :smug:

    We all look forward to a review when you get yoru mitts on her.
     
  5. Cerb

    Cerb

    Sep 27, 2004
    Indiana
    Nice score! That's one of the nicest looking I've seen. The inlaid pickguard and body contrast extremely well. I love Budman's designs.
     
  6. NoNoise

    NoNoise Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2005
    New Jersey
    I've also talked to Bud about building a bass, but it looks like it's going to have to wait (money problems :bawl: ).
     
  7. cgworkman

    cgworkman

    May 14, 2004
    Ohio
    Love the body shape!

    Congrats!!
     
  8. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Bud made a nice bass!

    (The body shape reminds me a bit of Wolfehollow's Marchlewsky)
    Enjoy! :cool:
     
  9. FenderHotRod

    FenderHotRod

    Sep 1, 2004
    Arkansas
    WoW... That's a great looking bass...Didn't you just get a G&L not to long a go?
     
  10. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Yeah, I love the G&L BUT the spacing is a little tight for me so I just listed the G&L on Ebay... Shame too because other than the spacing, the G&L plays sooooo sweet. Low action, no frett buzz and the flamed maple blue burst option is STUNNING on the G&L. Oh well, off to something else. I can only hope that the LeCompte plays as smoothly and as well as the G&L (but with the wider spacing)!
     
  11. Funky Tune

    Funky Tune

    Apr 28, 2005
    Puerto Rico
    ayyy me vine...... :cool:
     
  12. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Very nice! Congratulations.:cool:
     
  13. wow, that looks great. i bet you're gonna love playing that through your groovebass head :bassist:
     
  14. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    wow man that thing looks like a dream. Have fun with that one
     
  15. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Man I'm jonesing so bad for this bass, I can't wait. And to think that I almost bought a Pedulla.... :smug: (I did almost buy one, but somebody got it first, but I'm more than sure I would have been happy with that also). Also almost got a used FBB, but this came along...
     
  16. Anti_Wish

    Anti_Wish

    May 14, 2004
    Boston, Ma
    yes congrats on the great bass. does anyone have a link to the lecompte (sp?) web site?
     
  17. Anti_Wish

    Anti_Wish

    May 14, 2004
    Boston, Ma
    i just noticed the word lecompte is an anagram (i think thats what you call it)

    lecompte
    complete
     
  18. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

  19. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    I'm mainly a four stringer and have no problem with the string spacing on this bass. It's just under 3/4", center to center, at the bridge and has a 1 7/8" nut. The tone is all there too and with the splitter switches there are lots of options. I think you'll get a real kick out of it. She ships on Monday. Have fun with it. :)
     
  20. WOW. I usually don't like fruity boutique multi-wood affairs, but that is very classy looking. Beautiful figuring but not flamed or anything overstated like that. Cool shape too. If it sounds as good as it looks, you made a great choice.