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Post Pictures of Control Cavities!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Whisper, Jul 29, 2004.


  1. Whisper

    Whisper Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2001
    New York, New York
    I'll start off with this one, since I don't have one worthy of posting yet:

    [​IMG]
     
  2. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Wow, i just cut out the control cavity for my bass today! ill try and take some pictures of my NAKED and un-shielded cavity ;)
     
  3. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
    Here is a partial shot of an unfinished one of mine.
    The top you can see is a Dyed-Thru(blue) Maple burl.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. wyliee

    wyliee

    Jul 6, 2003
    South Hill, WA
    OK, you asked for it... F Bass and Alembic preamp in the same bass. and more.....

    [​IMG]
     
  5. DaveDeVille

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

    Holy Sh** !!!
    that looks like i dumped all my scrap parts into a box and shook it real hard :D { just kiddin' }
    i could never imagine trying to work on something like that !!
    absolutely amazing !!!
     
  6. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    The sound you hear is my jaw dropping to the floor. That is some set of electronics that you have there.
     
  7. DougP

    DougP

    Sep 4, 2001
    NO KIDDING! can that thing run Windows XP?
     
  8. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    [​IMG]
    Here is an OBP-1. There is a:
    Master Volume
    Blend
    Treble w/push-pull for coil tap in the bridge p/u (EMG 40TW)
    Bass/Vintage tone stack.

    [​IMG]
    Here is a natural DLX 5 that I built with an older Aguilar OBP-1.
    Volume
    Blend
    Treble
    Bass

    [​IMG]

    Here is the Koa Jazz I built a while ago that I built. I installed a Sadowsky preamp.
    Volume
    Blend
    Treble
    Bass w/a push/pull for preamp bypass
     
  9. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:


    :eyebrow:


    Ummm-umm! Nothing better than some copper-wire macaroni with meat- no pot-balls!
    :D :D :D
    :p



    Have you ever showed it to a tech? I wonder what faces he would make

    like that smily with the eyes jumping out that Smash used to have... I seen what I saw...
    :smug:
     
  10. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    It looks like he doesnt have the buttons Ctrl Alt & Del wired in, so its useless without it...









    :D :D :D :D :D


    :smug: :smug:
     
  11. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Very Neat, Good Work Nino. :)
     
  12. DaveDeVille

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

    Nino ,
    is the paint better than copper shield ?? or is that just your preference ?
     
  13. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    What're the controls on your Fbass/Alembic monstrosity?
     
  14. does that f bass/alembic thingy do your dishes too?
     
  15. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    wheres the harddrive?
     
  16. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    You beat me to it!
     
  17. wyliee

    wyliee

    Jul 6, 2003
    South Hill, WA
    You had to ask. (Though I guess I opened myself up to it...)

    1. 6 way pickup selector for different PU/electronic combinations
    2. Blend knob for PUs.
    3. low/mid control for F Bass
    4. mid/high control for F Bass
    5. variable blend for F Bass EQs
    6. 3 way Q switch for Alembic
    7. Q filter for Alembic
    8. Volume control for F Bass
    9. Volume control for Alembic.

    The bass is also stereo. You can run a blended mono out, blended stereo out or split stereo with each set of electronics on their own LR channel. It requires an external battery pack and I had a floor box power supply made a few years ago so I didn't have to rely on batteries.

    Technically, that means I do plug it in to house current for power...

    I also have a 28 page manual/schematic that breaks down each board.

    At the moment, it also happens to be for sale.
     
  18. Lockout

    Lockout

    Dec 24, 2002
    Illinois
    Got any pictures of the front side of it?
     
  19. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I'm afraid :bag: There is SOOO much going on in there I wouldn't know where to start if something went wrong.