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Submit Your Dream Bass Design Here

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mud Flaps, Jan 10, 2004.


  1. Mud Flaps

    Mud Flaps

    Feb 3, 2003
    Norton, MA
    Let's have a thread about our dream basses. And don't just make it one bass. That means you have to sacrifice variety and can only have it available fretted or fretless, 4,5,6, or 7 string, etc. Pretend like it's your own line of signature basses.

    I'll start...

    Mine is essentially a Lakland 4-94 or 55-94, with a few changes:

    • Fitted with a U-Retro Preamp
    • Comes Equipped with a D-Tuner
    • 2 9-Volt Battery Compartments
    • Fretted Birdseye Maple Boards have Black Dot Inlays
    • Extended Lower Body Horn for easier lap playing w/out a Strap
    • Extended Upper Body Horn so the extended lower one doesn't look funny
    • Matching Headstock
    • Available in 6 String

    Of course Dan Lakin and I would have to convince Bartolini to make special 6 string MM pickups just for us. But let me dream!

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Precision Bass
    Dimarzio Model P and Model One/EBO
    Maple fretboard
    Hipshot Xtender
    Tele Headstock

    Wait, It's Billy Sheehan's wife!
     
  3. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Esentialy a musicman stingray:
    Ash body. Natural.
    Black pickguard
    Maple fretboard
    3 band EQ
    22 frets
    custom inlay of some sort
    Body shape would be more like an Ibanez ATK but smaller
     
  4. Mud Flaps

    Mud Flaps

    Feb 3, 2003
    Norton, MA
    That is a MusicMan Stingray.
     
  5. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Hmmmm...

    Ash Body slab P style
    Maple Neck and Board (sans inlays and/or fret lines)
    Ash Covered Pickups
    pair of J's for the fretted
    just one Dual Coil (and a brass slap plate) for the fretlesses
    available in 5 or 6 string
    and in translucent colors (white, blue or red) or bursts (tobacco, cherry or traditional) with or without Red Tort pickguards.
    metal control plate with 3 band active pre.

    [​IMG]

    here's the first edition... #2 is in production :cool:
     
  6. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    A Benavente SC 6 string with a P/J p'up config (hint, hint!:D ), Madagascar rosewood board, ash body, gold hardware, white gloss finish with a matching headstock, side LED's, and pearl block inlays.
     
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    that bass with a different top (maybe a nice transparent burst finish like MTD's blueburst)
    gold hardware
    birdseye maple f/b (that one is b.e. but i dont like the paint)
    no wood pickup covers
    yup, that about does it.
     
  8. Bard2dbone

    Bard2dbone

    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    Body is much like the JP Zia, a singlecut the angles back towards the body, in stead of angling towards the headstock.Highly figured koa, with matching headtsock.
    Headstock shape is like the Carvin 5-string headstock, but slightly broader.
    A coated ebony fingerboard, hard coated like a Pedulla Buzz.
    All black hardware, Hipshot bridge and lightweight tuners.Black straplocks, ebony knobs.
    Bartolini MM/J pickups with NTMB preamp.
    No inlays or decoration, just wood grain and black parts.


    :ninja:
     
  9. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    5 string jazz
    swamp ash body
    maple neck
    ebony fingerboard (no dots)
    See through color (probably wine red)
    Black hardware from hipshot
    Lane poor pick up
    V/V/T/T control
     
  10. top028

    top028

    Dec 14, 1999
    Lancaster, PA
    Basically take all the incredible technology and design features of a 5 string dingwall Z1 with a better look.
    -Maple neck with paofaro fretboard and dual truss rods.
    -Larger curvy retro looking 4+1 headstock to facilitate my preferance for comfortable neck diving. Maybe dingwall's clever shorter tuning machines.
    -Dual density ash and maybe mahogany back Jazz shaped body. Possible routed tone chambers...
    a big bad dead turtle to protect the clear finish, and to cut into pics and sell when I am retired and poor. A joke for the animal lovers!
    -Custom string-through bridge that I am working on. (strings stop in the end of the bass, like a tail piece instead of the back, for a more pleasant breaking angle. Some one please complete it before me to save the hassle.)
    -custom built 5 string gibson EBO pickup with coil tap (chrome and all).
    -Solid bar pole piece Jazz pickup in the bridge position such as EMG select or Basslines stacked humbucker.
    -Basslines or maybe aguilar preamp & passive switch.