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Show us your custom bass!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Samie, Jan 9, 2004.


  1. Yes dude, my main bass is a custom

    20 vote(s)
    31.3%
  2. No dude, my main bass is a stock bass

    29 vote(s)
    45.3%
  3. Well I cuztomized my stock bass

    15 vote(s)
    23.4%
  4. I like custom basses cause they look cool

    21 vote(s)
    32.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Samie

    Samie

    Dec 13, 2000
    Madrid, Spain
    My friend just got his made to order custom bass. He choose the woods, the pickup configuration etc.

    Its a beautiful 6 string frettles with a piezo bridge.

    I have always bought stock basses and I had never thought about ordering a custom made. I guess it is just a personal philosophy. I have changed pups, preamps etc but always on stock basses.

    Looking at my friends bass just makes me wonder how many of u guys are into the custom thang?

    I am the only one that is not?

    show me some pics of basses that were built to your personal specifications
     
  2. Asaf

    Asaf

    Jun 9, 2003
    Israel
    wow man...nice drozed !

    well, if i was living in the states and had the money i guess i would have orderd one that would be the most freakey - cool bass i would have thought of, but as for now i just enojy the ones i have all stock ones - and one is modified.

    it just sounds more reasonble to order one bass that will have all the things you like in basses, then to get one stock bass and get used to it.
     
  3. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
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    Conklin 8 String Sidewinder

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    Conklin Hollowbody 7 String


    Another 8 string hollowbody currently being built!!
     
  4. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I'm not any kind of dud - custom or off-the-shelf!! ;)
     
  5. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    In accordance with my New Year's decision to engage l33t speak in mortal combat, I've cleaned up the title of this thread.
     
  6. My oft posted Sei Flamboyant 7 string fretless.
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    Leds, Piezo's, custom top, custom inlay etc etc.

    Regards

    Matthew
     
  7. Skerik1

    Skerik1

    Sep 21, 2002
    Saint Paul, MN
    Must I post this beautiful piece of art yet again?

    You leave me no choice!

    [​IMG]

    Totally 100% designed by me. Darrin helped a bit too ;) So more like 85% designed by me.

    --Matthew
     
  8. Here My GB IV Cutstom....

    Swamp Ash Body
    South African Hard Rock Mapel Neck
    Ebony Fingerboard
    Custom GB Electronics
    Hipshot Light Tuners
    Schnella Bridge
    Custom CraZZy Parismic Finish

    Here's sum pictures...

    If they dont seem to load.. click right on the broken link and clck Show Pictures seem to work then..:confused:

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    Cheeerss People for Loooking...
     
  9. rumblethump

    rumblethump Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2000
    Pioneer CA. 95666
    Pearl started out as a Cherry Red EBO.
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  10. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Here..

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  11. Tim Barber

    Tim Barber Commercial User

    Apr 28, 2003
    Serenity Valley
    Owner: Barber Music
    I designed this one :)

    Oh yeah, I built it too ;)

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Just got this about a week ago. I'm thrilled with it.

    The builder >>>> www.skjolddesign.com

    This is a "Custom" 6:
    Alder body
    Spalted English Beech top w/ Purpleheart stripes
    5-piece maple/purpleheart neck
    Macassar Ebony fingerboard
    EMG soapbars with EMG 3-band EQ w/ sweepable mids

    It's killin'!
     
  13. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    This is Mr. Benny, but you can call him "Sir"! :D

    [​IMG]
     
  14. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Bravo!:)[​IMG]
     

  15. Yeah, especially since we ALL know what you're talking about.
     
  16. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Here's my new Hill custom fretless 6:
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  17. Bryan, that is one lovely bass!!
     
  18. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Thanks, John!
    Here's a better quality picture of it where you can actually see the purpleheart lines, and if you click the link you can see the full size version of it (it's over 200k, so I didn't want to post it and take up bandwith).

    [​IMG] Big version of this pic
     
  19. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    One stock, one customized: Here's the "custom"

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    Y2K MIM P w/ EMG's and EBO
     
  20. here's my fretted Conklin...