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SHOW ME YOUR...FRANKENSTEINS!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by doublemuff216, Aug 20, 2004.


  1. doublemuff216

    doublemuff216

    Jun 14, 2004
    Astoria NY
    ello all...i posted earlier that i am building a frankenstein bass...lets see yours! i wanna know what other people are building so i can compare and see if mine comes out decent or not
    THANKS!
     
  2. Here is my first bass that I built.

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    And here's my latest, which I didn't really 'build', but significantly modified.

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    Fun thing about building your own is [if it is a successful project, that is] it is the only one of it's kind, unless you intend on making it a business. But until then, it will be the only one of it's kind in the world!! :D
     
  3. doublemuff216

    doublemuff216

    Jun 14, 2004
    Astoria NY
    mighty fine craftsmanship...i hope mine comes out that nice
     
  4. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Dave, as far as Warmoth goes.. how much does it cost to get a 3+peice body?
     
  5. Synthia

    Synthia

    Jun 8, 2003
    Philippines
    Man I should say thats a fine bass. I really liked what you did on the peavey. : )
     
  6. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I guess this counts:

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    Steinberger body and tremelo, Moses neck, Rio Grande pickups, Newtone Graphix strings custom made for me.
     
  7. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA

    Pssst--Don't tell anyone, but I'm going to steal this bass. :ninja:
     

  8. If this question was asked to me, then I have to tell you that the body of that first bass isn't a Warmoth body. That was the 'frankenstein' part of that project. The neck and hardware were purchased from Warmoth. :)
     
  9. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    I see.
     
  10. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Your secret is safe with me. :ninja:
     
  11. My 1977 FrankenGuild B-301 bass, which I bought heavily modified, and let's say I just continued the process... :smug:

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  12. Fealach

    Fealach Guest

    Apr 23, 2003
    Gone to a better place
    That Guild is way nice. Always thought they looked better
    stripped, some fine looking wood under that paint. Dig the
    pickguard too. The one thing about the basses in this thread
    so far though, they look all nice and well done. I'm going to
    rectify that with a pic of my "creation." Muahahahaha.

    Parts from 2 Grand Prix basses (1 of them my 1st bass) and
    an Aria. Pickguard is the best part, it's cardboard. Was going
    to be temporary, just wanted to see if the whole thing would
    work, but I like the way it looks. Might put in some actives
    though that I have laying around.

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  13. Corwin81

    Corwin81

    Mar 18, 2003
    Ames, IA
    how bout a FrankeNino?
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  14. dcr

    dcr Supporting Member

    It started out mostly like this when I bought it, except it didn't work. Had one volume knob only. I've added a second knob, and wired the MM5 in parallel - it was wired series.

    More stuff on the way from Warmoth. Soon to have stacked Vol/Vol and a tone control.

    All passive for now, but will probably eventually be seperate Vol and Blend (or Vol and Vol), with stacked Bass/Treble and active preamp. Maybe Barto or whatever I can find cheap.

    As always, a work in progress.

    dcr
     
  15. dcr

    dcr Supporting Member

    okay, so where'd my attachment go?
     
  16. not_jason

    not_jason

    Aug 4, 2004
    Maine
    this isn't really a frankenstein bass, but i thought i'd show off this beast squire again. MY pickguard is made out of cheap plexiglass that i cut myself. the picture under it changes every so often when i get bored. right now it's a softcore porn model.

    other modifications include: removed tone and volume controls, rerouted the output jack, repainted the body and headstock, defretted the neck (painted the lines to match the body), etc etc etc.

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    i show off these photos absurdly often. please forgive me.
     
  17. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    Here is my beauty. It has a Warmoth body, Karl Hoyt custom neck, and assorted other goodies including a U Retro preamp.

    <img src="http://www.bassviews.org/perl/showimage.pl/315" width=600>
     
  18. Well, maybe you've kept the photo that vague on purpose, but I actually like that! But a cardboard pickguard, hmmmm :scowl: