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Ok, finally...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by McHack, May 21, 2004.


  1. McHack

    McHack

    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    I've been stalling & deciding & planning & waffling & picking & choosing & evaluating & blah blah blah blah,,,, all for the purpose of deciding what components to include in my first self-built parts bass. Here's what I've got so far...

    Body:
    I originally was going to use a Warmoth Explorer, made from Black Korina, but have changed my mind, & really kinda like Warmoths Dinky P body, but will still be using Black Korina. Still waffling on whether to make it an arch top or not,,, but I'm really thinking I'll do it. Finish, I need to get my hands on it first, but will probably rub some black dye into it to darken it up, & then go w/ clear nitro finish.

    Neck:
    I'll be using a USACG birdseye or flame maple J-spec neck, w/ a USB-4 head w/ a standard satin finish.

    Pups:
    P/J configuration. This is where I'm really still waffling, as I just haven't had the time/experience to properly know,,, "THESE" are the pups I want.... However, I do like the Bart sound, so will probably just go Bart w/ an NTMB pre.

    Hardware: Hipshot Ultralite tuners, & bridge,,, all chrome.
     
  2. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    sounds pretty good. If you want to have someone try it out when you get it finished, just stop by my place! :)
     
  3. McHack

    McHack

    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    Ok, I've changed my mind yet again, but this time, I've put my money where my mouth is...

    I just ordered a slab of Wenge, & am having it shipped to USA Custom to have Tommy build me a J-Bass spec neck, w/ an Ebony fingerboard...
     
  4. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile

    Nice! I might go wenge/ebony for a fretless some day
     
  5. McHack

    McHack

    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    Update: It came today, Warmoths Trans Blue poly finish is a dark navy,,almost midnight blue, on Black Korina. The grain really bites thru in certain angles of light, and looks almost black in other angles.

    I just took a couple of pics, but its 10pm & the pics didn't come out NEARLY as nice as it looks in natural lighting... I'll post more tomorrow.
     
  6. you sir, are a tease. ;) look forward to seeing them!
     
  7. McHack

    McHack

    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    Ok, here we go... Even in daylight, it photo's dark...

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  8. Eyescream

    Eyescream

    Feb 4, 2004
    Knoxville, TN
    Mmmm... black korina.

    Pretty!