Tell me what you custom bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by gfried84, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. gfried84

    gfried84 Commercial User

    May 7, 2005
    Owner Fried Guitars Inc.
    I just finished this bass up and I figured you guys would have opinions on it so let me know.
    Superlight custom built swamp ash body
    Custom Transparent blue with pearl flake finish
    Warmoth deluxe five maple/maple neck
    Sadowsky humcancelling j pick ups
    Aguilar obp-1 with vtc
    Hipshot style b bridge
    Hipshot ultralight tuners
    Satin finish on maple neck
    here are the pics
    bass 1 bass2 bass3 bass4 bass5
  2. CamMcIntyre


    Jun 6, 2000
    Looks nice to me. Good job.

    Take it easy.
  3. Possu jam

    Possu jam

    May 16, 2004
  4. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

    very nice bass !!
    excellent hardware , beautiful blue stain ...

    i've never been a fan of five in a line , have you ever considered going four over one ,
    and possibly a matching color , for your custom headstock design ?

    it's just a thought , not a negative in any way ...
    :D :D
  5. Bull44


    Dec 13, 2004
    Wow good job man! That is an awesome blue fininsh. I do agree with david about the 5 in a row like the 4+1s or 3+2s much better. Keep up the good work:)
  6. gfried84

    gfried84 Commercial User

    May 7, 2005
    Owner Fried Guitars Inc.
    Hey dave.
    I have a design for 4+1. The Tuner for the g string will pull in the same direction as the other four strings. The reason for this is to elimante having to make my headstock larger than it needs to be. As for the matching headstock, I can do it but I don't in order to keep costs down. But if someone wanted this option it can be done. Basically anything a customer wants done to their bass I can do.


    Dave what knid of dog is that by your name?
  7. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

    i just noticed the contoured heel and no heel plate ... nice touch .

    oh yeah , make up your bed !! :D

    EDIT :
    Gary , that's my pup ... her name is Ruby .
    full blooded , AKC American Boxer ...
  8. gfried84

    gfried84 Commercial User

    May 7, 2005
    Owner Fried Guitars Inc.
    Yeah The neck is bolted with 1/4" cap screws it will not budge.
  9. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    The back end of the body looks a little too ...umm... bulbous, maybe, for my tastes, but of course, that's just me. I really like the finish, and agree that a matching headstock would be killer.
    Nice job!
  10. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
  11. I almost made a mess in my pants over that finish.
  12. gfried84

    gfried84 Commercial User

    May 7, 2005
    Owner Fried Guitars Inc.
    hey guys,
    Would anybody that is in the brooklyn new york area care to do a review. If any body would contact me at or pm me.
  13. Bet it sounds sweet. :smug:

    Shwing! :bassist:

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Enjoy , all the best with it! :bassist:
  15. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Reminds me of a Sadowsky kinda.

    I love Sadowsky's.

    Looks great with the trans blue and maple.
  16. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Hey Gary, Tha bass looks great.
  17. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Thats really cool man, I love the colour combination you have going on there!
  18. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    I like it a lot! Normally, I'm not a fan of body-side truss adjustment, but you've routed the cavity enough that it wouldn;t make a difference to me.

    I like the headstock design!