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Watkins new highend model...Wow!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JRBrown, Aug 28, 2003.

  1. JRBrown


    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    Check this out:

    Custom Neck-Through Bass Prototype by John Watkins

    This guitar was hand built by John Watkins as a prototype for a new model. www.watkinsguitars.com

    Materials: The body is a 7-piece laminate of Flame Makore, Maple, Wenge, and Cherry.

    The neck is a 9-piece laminate of the same.

    The pickup cover and cavity cover are also of these woods and made to match there

    The fingerboard is Gaboon Ebony with Makore fret-markers.

    The headstock cap is also Makore.

    The truss rod cover is Gaboon Ebony, as is the bridge.

    The bridge is hand-made and is also a prototype new to this model, but the space could
    accomodate a conventional bridge. It is adjustable for both action and intonation.

    The single pickup is a EMG 40DC connected to an EMG BTS sytem. The system can run on either 9v or 18v.

    The controls are volume, bass, and treble.

    The neck has a Hot Rod dual-action truss rod and two Carbon-Fiber reinforcement rods.

    Though this protoype is one-of-a-kind, John is accepting orders for this model. Current delivery
    time is about 6 months on new orders.

    (This one is for sale by the owner) ;)

  2. Thank you Mr. Brown.
    Yep folks, thats my bass and she's for sale. Or trade for a mint 70's Stingray or a Lakland 44-94 natural or sunburst.
    Hope you like the bass. Email to... xhawk4@hotmail.com
  3. JRBrown


    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina

    Welcome to Talkbass. This is not the forum for selling/trading gear. This forum is just for info, etc.

  4. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002

    i work in daytona!!! i have to play one!!!

    hhmm can we set up something?

  5. Steve,
    We can set up a meeting. But only if your interested in buying, I have NO time for tire kickers or freebees. Not meaning to be rude at all.
    Thank you for asking.
  6. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    no prob....

    hmm if that was a 5 stringer it would be a no brainer....but hmmmm

  7. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    If that were a 5 stringer, it'd be a bass.
  8. I have an apprecation for the detail and how clean the whole thing is. Not exactly my thing, though I reckon it'd definitely grow on you. Its actually kinda growing on me now.

    Okay, I actually really like it, the headstock shape is kinda not my thing but I love everything else.

    Josh D
  9. The headstock is actually very tiny, like a shortened Alembic. I'm about to make a deal with The Bass Guru on this forum for a trade for his Warwick FNA. Pretty even swap I must say!! Were both excited. I'm sure Guru will post his opinion.
  10. gyancey


    Mar 25, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Hey I'm originally from Daytona Beach although I don't live there anymore. That's a good lookin' bass. I miss grits.
  11. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    is that the one that just sold on ebay?
    I was watching it closely.
  12. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Why is the owner selling this one of a kind custom?

    Pretty woods indeed. I guess the wood was coming from Larry hehe :D

    Peace, JP
  13. JP,
    The reason I'm selling it is due to the fact that this bass has a very hot, funk tone. My style is blues and oldies, thus a jazz or stingray tone is what I crave!
    Thanks for looking, she is beautiful and delivers tremendous punch.
  14. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    sure your not after a ric 4003? with a tremolo in it????? hhmmmm hmmmmmm

    and all you have to do is come try it out

  15. Yep, I'm sure I'm gonna love this nice and funky bass :D