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Went to Eshenbaughs shop this weekend.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SoyBase, May 11, 2003.


  1. SoyBase

    SoyBase

    Jul 1, 2001
    Atlanta, Ga
    Here is a link to some pics...
    and a link to my possible new 5'er[​IMG] Ebony with a Mahogany core..

    First off, I have to say that Mark is a super cool guy and an artist with wood (also a bad ass bassist)..I'm going to begin a sort of "apprenticeship" thing with him where I learn the ropes of bass building. I'm super excited about this because I've always wanted to build my own instrument. I can't wait for my next trek up to Greenville! I took a bunch of pics of 2 of his basses, and you can see by the large pics the detail he puts into his instruments. I know there are a few people on these boards that have played his basses, and all I can say is that they play themselves...

    Looks like I'll be doing a lot of sanding here within the next few months...Want to put a wager on what woods I'm allergic to?

    Anyway, just thought I'd share this with you guys..Hope you like the bass porn.

    Thanks
    Tommy
     
  2. Awesome wood! Let us know how it turns out.:)
     
  3. hujo

    hujo

    Apr 18, 2001
    Stockholm, Sweden
    That ebony is so beautiful.
     
  4. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    you know, greg curbow is trying to get a school of lutherie (or bass building, rather) together...greenville and morganton are about the same distance from atlanta. mebbe you could apprentice with both of them. that would be pretty cool. i'm looking into going to greg's school when i get back down to king's bay, ga...the navy will pay for it, too, which is what i think rocks... :D
     
  5. SoyBase

    SoyBase

    Jul 1, 2001
    Atlanta, Ga
    I would love to learn all I can about bass building..I'm a trained "artist" and I love music and working with my hands..What a great mix of the 2...Shoot, I'd pay for classes without thinking twice!

    Here is a shot with a fingerboard blank..Not the one thats going to be used..Just there for the idea..
    [​IMG]

    Thanks
    Tommy
     
  6. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    that's gonna be a sweet bass, man
     
  7. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Wish I could have picked this model up.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    duplicate threads merged and pruned. :)
     
  9. JRBrown

    JRBrown

    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    Here's mine.:)
    [​IMG]
     
  10. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Thats a sweet bass JR!!

    Ummmm...

    Where are the screws on the control cavity cover???
     
  11. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    velcro? :D
     
  12. JRBrown

    JRBrown

    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    Velcro? Jokes, huh? Mark told me that he has improved the design.

    But this is how you open it. ;)

    [​IMG]
     
  13. KB

    KB

    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Magnets. It is a good design, plus it gives quick access to the electronics and battery.

    -KB (former owner of JRB's Eshenbaugh)
     
  14. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    that's pretty sweet...i dig magnets.