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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by linebacker51, Feb 6, 2003.
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That is the sweetest-looking bocote I've seen, linebacker. And the flame maple really is a beautiful contrast.
The only thing I wish we'd see more often are pickup covers that continue the neck laminations, like this -
That top is INSANE! I love it. The flame on the neck through and body edge is awesome... I bet that wood would be really sweet even without the top, if it was just a flamed body. Wow, that is an amazingly sweet bass.
You mean like this?
ooo...sweet....but....that bass is BACK'ERDS!!
I actually like the black pickups. It adds some more contrast into the top. In some basses, granted, the wooden covers look great. Dann Glenn's sig 6 and Geoff St. Germaine's Dingwall, for example, looks awesome with its pickup covers. This bass though, I like it with the black covers.
Usually, with exposed neck neckthrough basses, I like the black pickups more. If it is a nice complete figured top, I like the matching wooden covers.
that lado has been on ebay several times before...looks pretty sweet to me, too. remember that guy adrian davison who claimed to be able to play like 70 notes a second? he played a lado
Now you're cookin', JP! I bet it looks 10 times better in "real life" than in a web pic, too.
Now, about wooden/turned knobs.......
WOW, all the basse sin this thread look AWESOME!!!!!
$910 with under 17 hrs left?! that is very cheap for a LADO of that caliber!!
somebody got a killer deal on the lado...nice...
rickbass.....what kind of bass is that man? looks sweet
That's John Watkins' work, nep. I "met" him at the MIMF and have corresponded with him. Couple of cool things he told me about his instruments;
- He'll make anything the client wants, design-wise
- He guarantees his build times with written price cuts for delays (build time was about 2 1/2 months last time we communicated)
- He said, "You will not want to sell a bass I build, EVER" And if you did, he would want to know why and what he could do to make the situation "right"
His website is barebones for now because he recently bought a new house - www.watkinsguitars.com
i see those lado basses on ebay quite a bit- anyone know if they sound as great as they look?