Shortscale Stambaugh

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ::::BASSIST::::, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    I'm about to put down a large deposit for a shortscale stambaugh! I've been looking for a high quality shortscale for awhile. I almost went with Birdsong, but Scott stopped answering my emails after the 3rd one. I don't think I'm that annoying, but I am picky and specific. Birdsong won't do a J pup configuration anyway so I guess he did me a favour. Stambaugh is also less expensive.

    I find Chris Stambaugh very accomdating.

    This is what I'm going for:

    -rosewood lam top on a mahogany body
    -wenge neck with a rosewood fingerboard
    -DiMarzio Model J pups (these sound huge!)
    - 30" (or close) scale
    -one volume and one tone pot (vol. affects both pups equally)
    -bolt on neck
    -string thru body
    -all black hardware

    This is the body style I want:

  2. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    Verry nice.

    Its not my thing, dont get me wrong, but it looks hott. :bassist:
  3. Justin89


    Jul 6, 2008
    the dirty
    i love this idea
    good luck
    how much do stammies run? ( a rough estimate)
  4. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    With the wenge neck it will cost me about $1800.
  5. My fretless 6 Stambaugh has a similar lower horn; it's not very conducive to playing seated.
  6. Stambaugh and Cliff Bordwell are probably your best bet.
  7. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    How do you mean? Does it dig into your leg?
  8. Somewhat, but it's mainly that it will really only sit in one position, which fairly quickly becomes tiresome. My fretted Stambaugh 6 has a more *traditional* contour there & does not have this issue.

    Edit: There are pics of both my 6s on The Big O's Stambaugh gallery.
  9. Hopper


    Sep 24, 2008
    That bass looks great.

    BTW There's a big discussion about how lower horns aid the sitting position in my BUILD DIARY below....
  10. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    Sounds like a great setup. I picked up my new
    Stambaugh 5 Chambered in April. Chris did a great job.
    Your gonna love it.
  11. Not seein' it(though I'd like to :))...
  12. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    Since this thread has been resurrected I guess I should update it and say that the bass should be ready by the end of August or close to it. This is getting quite exciting!
  13. WarriorJoe7

    WarriorJoe7 Inactive

    Mar 12, 2004
    Syracuse, NY
    cant wait
  14. GassieBall


    Oct 15, 2006
    :confused: :confused: :confused: :D
  15. honestjohnny


    Nov 24, 2006
    Darn, you and Gassie!! Gassie for making me want a short scale Stingray and you for introducing me to the man who can do it!! :spit: I can see it now, natural gloss swamp ash with maple board, single passive Quad Coil MM pickup, no controls and chrome hardware...then the divorce :D
  16. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    But its getting close. I'm hoping he can get the wood quite dark. The neck is too orange for my taste. I am being quite picky, but hey its $2000 and *hopefully* the last bass I will buy for a long time (years) IF it turns out right.

    This is how I want the wood to look:

    This is what Chris has done so far.
    Stambaugh22.jpg Stambaugh1.jpg Stambaugh33.jpg
  17. cmewhinney


    Jul 11, 2008
    Concord, NH
    Cool! Good for you for making him do one of those headstocks! He hates doing those!
  18. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    It cost me an extra $150, but its gotta be done.
  19. it looks really good so far!
  20. honestjohnny


    Nov 24, 2006
    It's beautiful. I hope that purpleheart shows when it's done.
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