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the BASS SECRET REVEALED...somewhat

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by frederic b. hodshon, Sep 17, 2002.


  1. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    here are some pics of the bass that i've been alluding to for weeks.

    more pics coming.

    can you guess who the builder is?

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    these are just the 3D renderings i did for them.

    actual pics to come.

    ship date is VERY near....MARK?

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  2. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Looks like a Bee Bass... me likey:D
     
  3. oh my, you're a very good 3d modeler, are you a pro? I've tried to use 3d studio max too and with some small success, but nothing nearly as nice as yours!!

    btw, ligtwave pickup huh, I thought they don't sell those privately? you got some inside connection? :D
     
  4. Nevermind, I just realized it is a Zon.
    stupid me. :p
     
  5. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    yes. i use Pro/Engineer for all my modeling. 3D Studio MAX for rendering and animation.

    Nope. Not a Zon.

    yes, Lightwave pickups. You're close.

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  6. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    Nah, not quite. . .Tune and Ibanez popped into my head, but I don't think it's either of those. Wonder what "MARK" is supposed to clue us into. . .

    Looks good indeed, whatever it is.
     
  7. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    STATUS!!

    edit: nah
     
  8. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    Geshel...your TUNE comment is OH SO DAMNED CLOSE!!!!

    i'm actually blown away by your observation.

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  9. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
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  10. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    uh oh, my indiscretion is rearing its ugly head.

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  11. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    Hmm, now I'm confused.
     
  12. oh I see, so you do have inside connection for those lightwaves? Yes or NO will do :D

    I'm acutally a novel I-DEAS user. Well, I've used it for about a year, desinging a new type of rotary pump, and I've always want to spend some time to make guitars with I-DEAS. The only problem was that I only have powerful computer to use at school, which really limit the time I can have to sit down and model a nice bass.
     
  13. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    just talked to the builder today.

    i didn't COMPLETELY design these things...i helped troubleshoot some prototype issues with the aid of my 3D CAD ability.

    they have 24 ready to ship in the next week or so.

    he knows i've had my finger on the trigger for some time now.

    he'll be sending me some finished PICS tonight...hopefully.

    the builder and pricepoint will suprise many.

    HAND OVER MOUTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    f
     
  14. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Maybe you should delete this thread?

    :D
     
  15. he's my lame ass attempt to draw my old Yamaha bass, all done on 3Dstudio max, so I threw all the acurrate measurement out the window.

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  16. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    well, that depends. if i were to build my own basses...probably.

    these ain't mine. i was just a hired gun.

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  17. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    Tommy Gunz...WOW, excellent work in MAX.

    MAX isn't known for its ease of modeling.

    i'm definitely impressed. GORGEOUS!


    and miss out on the fun?

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  18. T-birdfan

    T-birdfan

    Jan 29, 2001
    Ontario, Canada
    My first instinct is Read customs, just from first glance. Whatever it is it looks gorgeous. I am loving the looks of those monorail bridge systems.
     
  19. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    er, uh, well;
    dang they look good!
    where is the signature f-hole? Seems like it'd be appropriate here...

    everybody is getting warmer, warmer...
     
  20. grooveguru

    grooveguru

    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    Spalt???