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progress pics of my Lecompte

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Yvon, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    I asked Bud Lecompte to build me a bass. My fist complete custom bass of my life.

    Why I choose a Lecompte?

    Well, his price are great, I heard great things about his work and I've "known" him for many years now. I know he built many basses and I'm sure mine will play great.
    I choosed everything, the woods the hardware etc...
    I choosed all the best hardware. I'm sure it will sound great.

    Standard Features:
    One piece flat sawn maple neck w/ satin poly finish
    Medium/jumbo frets
    Dual action truss rod
    Dunlop Straplocks (nickel)
    Chrome neck mounting hardware
    Passive wiring
    DR strings
    LeCompte gigbag

    Customizable Options :
    African mahogany body w/ polyester finish (gloss or satin)
    1/4" maple accent
    Cocobolo top
    Acrylicized birdseye maple fingerboard
    Graphite nut
    Matching cocobolo headstock
    Hipshot Ultralite tuners (chrome)
    Hipshot "A" bridge w/ 19mm spacing (chrome)
    Nordstrand Dual Coil pickups w/ coil switching

    Here's the top i selected. I selected another one before that I posted in another thread but I choose this one instead.


    The mahogany from the body


    I will post every new pictures Bud send me here.

    THe bass should be ready in about 4 months.

    I can't wait already!!
  2. Nice...

    I dig Bud's stuff...

    Nice top...

    the only thing I saw that bothered me was the one piece flat sawn maple neck...

    If it were me, I'd go for a 3-5 piece laminated neck for stability. I don't know if Bud would do this, if he did, I'm sure it would cost more (more cutting gluing and clamping involved).

    JJBACOOMBA Commercial User

    May 31, 2005
    San Antonio, Texas
    Lecompte Bass Owners Club Member #2
    Right On Yvon!! Great choice. I've had my Lecompte VB5 fretless for almost 3 months and I am more than very pleased. You will be too. That top is going to look fantastic. I went with the 3 piece maple neck with Macassar Ebony fingerborad. I love that neck!! Take care and cant wait to see more pics.
  4. Awesome!!! Sounds simmilar to my Ken Lawrence. Mahogany body, Coco-bolo top, maple neck and fingerboard. Coil switching pickups, DR-strings :D

    Nice grain and coloring on that top - Should be a sweet one :)
  5. basste


    Oct 8, 2003
    superbe !!! j'ai hate de voir la suite :smug:
  6. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    While I search extensively for the straightest, cleanest pieces of flat sawn lumber I can find I most certainly do include a three piece 1/4 sawn neck in all my quotes as an option. Yes, it cost a little more.

    Regardless, I'm confident Yvon's neck, should he stay with the flat sawn piece, will be just fine.

    It's going to be a killer bass.
  7. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    Your KL is one of the most beautiful bass I ever seen. So, I kind of base my choices around what I like :)

    Also I used to own a KL unity also and the body mahogaby wing with an ash center block. The bass sounded amazing. I kind of did the same thing here with a mahogany body annd a maple accent between the mahogany and the cocobolo.

    Witht he nordstrand pick up i'm sure it will sound great.
  8. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    I know that many renown builder use a one piece neck, brubabker to name one.

    I'm sure it will be great.

    Also I have confidence enough into Bud that he wouldn't offer it if it was not stable enough.
  9. Justice


    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
    Congrats Yvon! That cocobolo to is going to look fantastic. And the Nordies should sound great!
  10. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    I'm sure the bass will sound great.
    I just hope it will sound like I want. That's the danger of going custom, you cannot know for sure exactly how the bass will sound.
    I read a lot, and asked a lot of questions and also I have some experience, so I'm pretty sure how the bass will sound.
  11. teacherguy


    Feb 21, 2004
    Cincinnati, OH
    I'll be checking several times a day for updates on this thread for sure!!
    Bud's work looks great!

  12. moi aussi
  13. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Killer top!

    I can't wait till the end product is finished!

  14. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada

    Me too!!

    I contact Bud tonight and the bass should have cocobolo matching pick up cover.
    That should look sweet
  15. Yeah cocobolo makes a great top. You're gonna love your bass when you get it. The birds eye fretboard is a nice option too!
  16. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    The cocobolo is cut from the same piece as your ST-4. Your bass will have a brother. ;)
  17. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    Bud sent me new pictures tonight. I am very happy to see how the body is turning out.
    It look very very nice!!

  18. klocwerk


    May 19, 2005
    Somerville, MA
  19. pulseczar


    May 7, 2004
    San Jose, CA
    GAS. that looks beautiful.
  20. irjason


    Nov 17, 2001
    Louisville, KY
    Wow, the woodgrain in that body looks great. Looks like it's going to turn out really nice.