stambaugh basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jasonbraatz, Nov 5, 2001.

  1. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    so a couple weeks ago i start drawing this bass - a bass that i want to build myself. proud of it, i start thinking about how i'm going to go about actually doing it.

    then yesterday i saw my first stambaugh...and they're exactly the same, except for my drawing having a 2 piece bridge. i almost fell over in my chair!!! and they have lane poors!!!

    so...has anyone had any experience with one of these? i'd really like one with the same woods as my thumb (bubinga body, wenge/bubinga neck, wenge board), with those lane poor pickups (but put closer to the bridge kind of like a zon legacy elite special) and a U-retro preamp, side LED's, and a cool 12th fret inlay...

    i feel some GAS coming on.

    or...should i stick with the plan and build it myself?

  2. JPJ


    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    I gave a relatively lengthy response to this exact same topic just a week or so ago. Please use the search engine to find this thread and others about Chirs' work. Then, if you still have questions or need to follow-up, you can do so and receive a more target and informtive response to your inquiries. Thanks! : )
  3. john b carvalho

    john b carvalho Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2001
    I made the quiry about Stambaugh basses last week that JPJ (thank you very much) responded too.I just spoke to Chris the other day and will probabaly be ordering a 5 string from him in the near future.Apparently the Lane Poor p-up's are no longer being manufactured.I would give Chris a call (603 778-9441) or visit his website.
  4. JPJ


    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Glad to hear that you found the info that you were looking for. Just to follow up on my last post, I would also recommend that you give Dan a call at LAG just to get his thoughts and opinions since he has one in stock and works with these basses a lot (tell him that Jay sent you). While Chris should be your main resource, it might be helpful to get another perspective. Also, once you decide on what you're getting and once you get the basss and have some time to play around with it a bit, PLEASE get back to me with your thoughts and opinions on your experience. I am still thinking about having Chris do some custom work for me outside of his standard line and would be interested to compare my review of his bass line with what you think. Good luck!!!
  5. john b carvalho

    john b carvalho Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2001
    Aloha Jay,

    After speaking to Chris,I found that there was a store that had ordered a few of his instruments (1 guitar & 1 bass),but unfortunately they are located on a another island (I live on the island of Oahu and the store is on the island of Hawaii).I spoke too the person who placed the order and he was able to compare them to both a Music Man & Ibanez 5 string,he preferred the Stambaugh.He highly recommended the bass because of the weight and action.They have since sold the bass to a customer (who I am planning on calling) and will probably order another bass soon.The instrument that I am planning having built would consist of the mahoghony body with thuya burle top (tung oiled,double cut-away),5pc maple/purpleheart neck,rosewood fretboard,bartolini p/up's & pre-amp,ABM bridge & hipshot tuners.I will let you know how things turn out.

    ps. How can I contact Dan at LAG?

  6. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings