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Virtual Bass - Final Design

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by frederic b. hodshon, Mar 18, 2001.

  1. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    well folks,

    finally finished the design/shape of the body and headstock.


    a few more pics here:


    waiting for the neck to be delivered, then its off to the shop!

    its been a long virtual haul. but, i'm sure the front end design time will pay off in fewer surprizes on the bench!

    thanks for all the great comments!

  2. oo0o00o0oo


    Apr 30, 2000
  3. air_leech


    Sep 1, 2000
    cool bass, man!

    looke like a Rob Allen meets Elrick.
    tell us how it came out when you finish.
  4. rmp5s


    May 19, 2000
    W.T.F...? Looks cool, but what is it? Doesn't have strings....
  5. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    If the end product will sound as good as the model looks, it's going to be a killer instrument. Great job, Fred!
  6. air_leech


    Sep 1, 2000
    Oysterman, I couldn't put it any better myself :)
  7. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer

    yes, the rob allen MB2 has definitely been an influence...kind of a cross between a JAZZ and a rob allen...the body at least:


    the headstock, i thought, was more a cross between a fodera/f bass and a roscoe...


    Oysterman: thanks man...i can't imagine any reason why it won't turn out well. i got a GREAT ash blank from Warmoth...great supplier...even their blocks of wood are works of art.

    rmp5s: no strings = easier to play.

    oo0o00o0oo: thanks.
  8. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Very cool, buuuuut...

    Your headstock is missing a tuner. :D
  9. DarkMazda


    Jun 3, 2000
    When I saw the first pic, i thoguth it was more like Yamaha meets Ibanez hehe

    like the Yamaha TRB/RBX body and the Ibanez headstock hehe ^_^;
  10. that looks Über-nice!! :D

    how 'bout makin' 2 and send me 1?


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