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This can't be Nov, cause it feels like Dec 25... Stambaugh SC5 has arrived!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Andy Brown, Nov 2, 2004.


  1. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder: Wing Bass
    Score!!!!

    The man in the brown uniform gave me this present today. A Stambaugh SC5 Fretless.

    I must say, I see why everyone raves about Chris' craftsmanship, as this is a thing of beauty. He'll definately build my next one (after Nino). I may have to sell something to do it. Either way, I feel like I definately scored. Just perusing the classified sites out there for anything interesting with what turned out to be a budget of only $1k and it was the first one I saw.

    First the Sox win the series, now this. Damn life is good right now.

    Images from today...

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  2. Aram

    Aram

    Feb 2, 2003
    New York, NY
    That's a great looking bass. Congrats!
     
  3. dodgy_ian

    dodgy_ian

    Apr 9, 2001
    Newcastle, UK
    ouch nice. any word on the election?
     
  4. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder: Wing Bass
    Probably won't hear anything until 1AM EST. It's a dead heat today.
     
  5. dodgy_ian

    dodgy_ian

    Apr 9, 2001
    Newcastle, UK
    right, anyway just saw a post deleted bout the election so better stop here cos don't want to get in trouble!!

    dodge
     
  6. Scottie Johnson

    Scottie Johnson

    Sep 8, 2004
    That's a nice looking single cut.

    What is the top wood? The grain looks great.
     
  7. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder: Wing Bass
    The top is Burled Maple. The grain is absolutely perfect for the shape.
     
  8. AJ,
    I saw that bass posted before, and was VERY tempted myself. Ash body, right?

    Congrats! I'm sure you're going to love it even more as time goes on.
     
  9. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder: Wing Bass
    Yes, it's ash. Here's the description that led me to it:

    "35-inch scale, single cut, neck-thru design, ash body wings with maple burl top and headstock laminate, neck is 5 piece maple and bubinga with a gabbon ebony finger board (fingerboard has ultra-thin lines made of the maple burl which are not visible from 10 feet), Bart three band preamp and dual coil pickups, active/passive, mid selector, coil tap, d-tuner, ebony ramp"
     
  10. Scottie Johnson

    Scottie Johnson

    Sep 8, 2004
    Exactly. I love how the grain comes out from the center.
     
  11. stamman5

    stamman5

    Aug 10, 2004
    Boston
    AJ,
    As you might be able to guess from my user name, I LOVE STAMBAUGHS. My main bass is Stambaugh five. Congrats man, they really are great basses and the price is incredible. That one sure is a beauty. I saw that one too and would have had it if only it was 34". Good find.
    RED SOX WORLD CHAMPS :D
     
  12. bassjus

    bassjus

    Mar 30, 2004
    Mass
    Beautiful, I'm jealous.
     
  13. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder: Wing Bass
    I think I'm definately paying Chris a visit sometime in the near future. Have you posted any pics of your 5er?
     
  14. Fret Boiler

    Fret Boiler Pity World

    Apr 12, 2004
    Purdue University
    Very nice, but how do you adjust the intonation? (I know its fretless but still.....)
     
  15. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder: Wing Bass
    At the moment, the neck is straight, and it's perfectly intonated. I would imagine I'd have to take it to a professional (or have an adjustable bridge installed), but for now I'm not worried about it.