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WANTED: Someone to build my Dream Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Gbass75, Feb 22, 2014.


  1. Truth be told; I'm not in any position to make this a reality, at the moment... in fact, I'm needing to sell a bass or two; due to the recent death of my father-in-law, and my family's need for funds.

    That said, I'm wondering if there's someone from within our TB community who is recommended as "THE GO-TO GUY" for putting together your custom bass (in my case, the P-Bass I've always wanted; that doesn't exist).

    Should I be asking this in the "Luthier's Corner?"
     
  2. Selta

    Selta Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Valenti would be where I'd go.
     
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  4. bungletrpg

    bungletrpg

    Aug 8, 2013
    Redlands, CA
    Seconded.
     
  5. GBassNorth

    GBassNorth

    Dec 23, 2006
    SoCal
    Fellow TBer Johnk_10 builds some of the nicest looking Fender style basses I've seen. I hear he's great to work with and his pricing is very fair. Check him out.
     
  6. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

  7. Jepus

    Jepus

    Apr 1, 2004
    Edinburgh
    Nino Valenti. Amazing builder.
     
  8. Low Class

    Low Class Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2005
    Orange Park, Florida
    If you want a "Fender style" bass the list of luthiers is endless who will put together a nice parts bass. But if you want something that is closer to a real P Bass I know a guy in Eastern Europe that has dissected preCBS guitars and basses and builds them to exact specs. Keller Custom Handmade Guitars. I've had some of his work in the past and he's building a couple of Jazz basses for me now. His prices are very reasonable.

    http://www.keller-guitars.com/233.169/show_gallery/24
     
  9. Tunaman

    Tunaman

    Dec 26, 2004
    Boston
    So many make P basses, its up to what you mean by YOUR dream P

    Carvin is making P basses now, I just ordered mine...
     
  10. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    Los Angeles California
    You can put together you're own dream P with the amount of aftermarket stuff now.
     
  11. Tunaman

    Tunaman

    Dec 26, 2004
    Boston
    warmoth too... you're right. That would be the most "licensed" replica
     
  12. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    Not from within the TB community, but...
    I'd sure go to this builder;
    http://magnusguitars.de/

    Great sounding instruments!
     
  13. Mike Sorr

    Mike Sorr Play I some music... Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2012
    Brick, NJ
    Valenti if you don't mind spending a few extra bucks and getting exactly everthing you want down to the last screw.

    Gamma if you want a great bass for under $1000.
     
  14. GODSBASSMAN

    GODSBASSMAN Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    S. Carolina

  15. I know... I just don't trust myself to do a good enough job. I'm a pretty good player, but I'm no craftsman!!!

    I've heard good things about Gamma... I'll check out the others, too!!!

    Thanks y'all!!! Keep 'em coming!
     
  16. Bassmanmike1

    Bassmanmike1 Sittin' In Limbo

    Jan 13, 2011
    Cool, CA
    Ditto John K. Here's his homepage http://johnkvintageguitars.homestead.com/index.html
     

  17. Does Valenti have a site?
     
  18. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA