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The MAJOR METAL 25th Anniversary Model !

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Apr 28, 2009.


  1. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Dear Friends

    I am very pleased to share with you the new MAJOR METAL 25th Anniversary Model, hand crafted by Michael Dolan. I can not say enough about the immense talent of this fine Luthier. If ever you want to make a tottaly custom bass idea materialize Michael is your MAN !!!

    Specs - 6 string Hollow Jazz Bass

    Hollow downsized J body in Ash
    Quilt/Spalt maple top with matching headstock
    Birdseye maple neck/fingerboard
    4 piece multi laminate 24 fret neck with graphite reinforcements
    2 Nordstrand dual coil pickups
    Aguilar OBP 3
    Hipshot hardware
    Pearliod pickgard
    GREENBURST FINISH !!!!!!!!!!!

    Here are some before compleation pics

    There was more hollowing that took place after this pic
    hollowjazz.

    body shots -
    Osborne206-J20Front1.
    Osborne206-J20Back2.

    Compleated

    DSC030501.
    DSC030511.
    DSC030491.
     
  2. COOL! I didn't know you were a six-slinger. :cool:

    Edit: I wonder how black blocks & binding would look on that. What's the scale?
     
  3. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Wow, that's nice Kevin- didn't notice any posts saying you were having it built. Very cool-looking- looks really wide at the nut. You look very different without glasses and facial hair as well :)
     
  4. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Neither did I , this is my first ! :)
     
  5. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Yeah I am looking pretty stupid lately with loosing the hair on my head and having had to take the beard off for work. Several friends told me to get the beard back. I wish I could have glued the beard to my head !
     
  6. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    25th anniversary of what?
     
  7. That is an absolutely gorgeous bass! I love green and combined with maple is really jaw-dropping.
     
  8. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Corporeal existence.
     
  9. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    zoinks. that thing is fabulous. wow.
     
  10. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    Very, very nice. Congrats!
     
  11. Were you in The Sopranos????? :p
     
  12. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    I would not be welcomed in that club. My lineage is Irish.
     
  13. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    Great bass.
    Nice design Kevin. Enjoy it and congrats.
     
  14. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
    A-Designs Audio Mike Lull Custom Guitars Gallien Krueger amplification Tsunami Cables GHS Strings RMI Basswitch Nordstrand Pickups Darkglass Electronics
    Gorgeous...

    Stoked for You.

    Big questions here...
    I skimmed the thread but how does it play and sound?

    Cheers
     
  15. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher

    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
    Irish you may be, but your avatar is definitely of the Byzantine style...looking at it, I had flashbacks of parochial elementary school! Cool bass, I wasn't aware that you were a fan of green ;) I almost went with Michael Dolan as well (his work is just fantastic!), but since he's across the country I felt it would be easier to go with someone local. Anyway, getting back to the point of this thread, happy 25th anniversary (of playing bass? rocking out?) and here's to another 25!
     
  16. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    No, but he was on Seinfeld.
    [​IMG]
     
  17. That is an amazing birthday gift to yourself. I can only imagine how happy you are. Enjoy that awesome bass!
     
  18. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Ouch, that is one low shot Bryan ! ;)
     
  19. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    A neck that is flat as can be, low action with tremendous diversity in tones with the dual coils and 3 band. Its rockin my world !
     
  20. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    :D
    You don't really look like him, but those two pictures make it seem like you two are related :)
     

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