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Unique Redeemer for Vic

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by scottyd, Apr 5, 2009.


  1. scottyd

    scottyd Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2006
    Waco Tx
    Builder/owner Redeemer Basses
    Here's a build that I'm a few weeks into, the customer wanted a different shape so together we came up with this, its a modified SC-2 with custom shaped lower horn and headstock.

    Specs:

    4 string
    Single cut
    34" scale
    Set neck
    24 frets
    5 laminate neck of maple, purpleheart, and wenge
    Mac ebony fingerboard
    Wenge tranny block
    Figured walnut top
    Three piece core of Honduras mahogany and maple
    Sappy walnut back
    Wenge accent veneers between body laminates
    Matching headstock top and bottom
    Delano X-tender quad coil pickups
    Hipshot bridge and tuners
    Black hardware
    Audere z-mode preamp 18 volt
    Coil tap/series/parallel switch per pickup and master series parallel switch for both pickups
    Matching control cavity cover.

    I apologize for not posting this sooner as you can see the project is well under way.:bassist:
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  2. jordan_frerichs

    jordan_frerichs

    Jan 20, 2008
    Nebraska
    That fb is sweet. How do you glue on your headstock backs like that?
     
  3. Greenman

    Greenman

    Dec 17, 2005
    Ontario Canada
    I was waiting for someone to use those X=tender pups.
    Looks god so far.
     
  4. scottyd

    scottyd Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2006
    Waco Tx
    Builder/owner Redeemer Basses
    The wood itself is about 2mm thick and I heat it a bit so it conforms to the curve easily

    When gluing I use a rounded caul made from pine in the volute area, the flat area above the volute gets a flat caul. Clamping can be tricky.
     
  5. vbasscustom

    vbasscustom

    Sep 8, 2008
    oh man, that looks excessivly amazing
     
  6. Moonvic

    Moonvic

    Nov 11, 2008
    Barcelona
    :hyper:
    It's amazing to see one's dream in such a creation!! And that fast! Thanks, Scott!!!
     
  7. LedBelli Bass

    LedBelli Bass Fine, Handmade Custom Bass Guitars

    Dec 25, 2008
    Pasco, WA
    This is really nice Scott. what kind of pickups and pickup covers are in the works?
     
  8. Greenman

    Greenman

    Dec 17, 2005
    Ontario Canada
  9. scottyd

    scottyd Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2006
    Waco Tx
    Builder/owner Redeemer Basses
    As pointed out they are Delano X-tender quad coils, the pickups will use the factory covers which are black plastic. I'm excited about using these.:hyper:
     
  10. LedBelli Bass

    LedBelli Bass Fine, Handmade Custom Bass Guitars

    Dec 25, 2008
    Pasco, WA
    That's really interesting that you are going with Delanos.

    My first exposure to Delano Electronics was on a Humanbase Jonas 6 String fretless I had (and never, ever shoulda sold). It was that experience that got me to put Delanos in my first Noah, along with the Delano preamp.

    I'll warn you if you decide to go with the Delano preamp: it's the hottest, most sensitive preamp I've ever used on any bass, ever. I almost wish I woulda went with something else, only because the Delano pre is so touchy.

    On the plus side, however, I find that with the settings flat and balanced, the Delanos in my Noah produce a tone that is on par with my F-Bass (it's okay, everyone! . . . you all can be skeptical as you want! lol). The secret to using the Delano pre is to make small adjustments.

    The pickups you've chosen are very hot also; I'll be interested in seeing what you think later!
     
  11. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Nice stuff! Is the lower horn keeping the flat area and the "bump," or will it match that nice headstock?
     
  12. scottyd

    scottyd Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2006
    Waco Tx
    Builder/owner Redeemer Basses
    Nah, 16k total resistance according to my meter, I've wound much hotter.
     
  13. scottyd

    scottyd Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2006
    Waco Tx
    Builder/owner Redeemer Basses
    That's the shape the customer wants, so that's the way it is.:)
     
  14. scottyd

    scottyd Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2006
    Waco Tx
    Builder/owner Redeemer Basses
    Getting closer to wrapping this one up. It's quickly becoming one of my favorites. I promised Vic some pictures of the fresh satin open pore finish, so I took the opportunity to snap some today while the weather was nice out. I also strung it up and played it without the electronics, I like the thumb rests in the Delanos, very comfy.

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  15. Greenman

    Greenman

    Dec 17, 2005
    Ontario Canada
    Sweet!!
     
  16. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Gorgeous!
    So, you're using just one input channel of the Audere, with no blend?
     
  17. scottyd

    scottyd Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2006
    Waco Tx
    Builder/owner Redeemer Basses
    No, the knobs are vol, blend, stacked bass/treb, stacked low/high mid. The switches are series/parallel/single individual for each pup, series parallel master for both pups, and Z-mode.
     
  18. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Love it!
     
  19. Wow Scott! Amazing design. You gotta get some sound clips up. I'd be interested to hear how this baby sounds.
     
  20. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Very nice!
     

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