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Vega custom 4 made by RIM Basses

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by mcdade, Sep 11, 2005.


  1. mcdade

    mcdade

    Sep 27, 2004
    London (UK)
    Hi All,

    Names Robbie from RIM Basses,Ive just finished work on my first custom order for a guy in the UK,I also live in the UK.The specs are as follows,

    Vega custom 4

    One piece mahogany neck with rear headstock cap of wenge
    My classical style headstock with Birdseye veneer facing
    Ebony fretboard
    Star inlay at 12th fret
    Curly maple top
    Dyed black tullipwood outline veneer
    Curly Bubinga body core

    Bartolini BC soapbar and 9J neck pickup
    Aguilar OBP-3 preamp 18v, M Vol,blend,B,M,T,A/P switch
    Gotoh tuners
    ETS Custom bridge made in Germany
    Shaller straplocks


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    The bass has taken roughly 4 months to build,ive got two more orders to start soon.I should have soundclips done of this bass next week,along with some studio shoots of the bass also.I would like some feedback on this bass,and look out for more RIM basses in the future.

    Cheers,

    Robbie.
     
  2. very nice
    good headstock design too
     
  3. Peter Parker

    Peter Parker Banned

    Jun 10, 2001
    Looks good! It looks like a pain to restring though. Most slotted headstock designs I've seen have used Sperzel locking tuners. They have a hole on the side of the shaft as opposed to the top that you slip the string into. Then a wheel-type screw on the back to lock the string in. Otherwise, nice design.