*What about this SUPERGROOVY 70's 5 string jazz bass?*

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by soulbrother, Jul 18, 2004.

  1. Hi all!

    At the beginning of 2004 I decided to follow some sort of (bass-)guitarbuilding program. Sander de Gier, my local luthier, helped me and 3 other "students" to build our own instrument under his supervision. Although I didn't have ANY serious woodworking experience, I just started the job and worked each saturday from 9 to 5. Now, almost 7 months later, the bass is almost ready! I have to admit that the luthier helped me out a lot cause I made LOTS of mistakes:help: (most of the time he was correcting my errors). Now that it's almost ready I really can't wait to play it! I'm really happy how it turned out, I could not have hoped for a more personal instrument than this. So all you jazzbass lovers, let me know what you think of it. Follow the link for more pics. http://community.webshots.com/user/soulbrother_75

    Thanks, Werner.

    * 3 piece American alder body
    * NOS 70s wallpaper (leftovers from my living room:)
    * (some kind of) bird's eye maple neck
    * rosewood fretboard with abalone block inlays
    * Hipshot hardware
    * Dimarzio Ultrajazz 5 pups
    * Aguilar OBP-3 (9V)
    * Fender knobs
    The neck was modeled after the Roscoe Beck V neck shape. The body is based on a standard 4 string jazzbass body; because of the wider neck I made both horns slimmer. The lower horn was also made smaller.
  2. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Nice flower-power-jazz!!!!!! Good job.

    (Why is that acoustic g**t*r in the back so angry?????? ;) )
  3. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    I love it! Looks Killer
  4. LA


    Oct 17, 2001
    For something from the 70's, it's tasty. :D
  5. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
  6. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Looks good to me. Good job!
  7. Whew, that's really nice man!
    Lots of respect to you for keeping this bass as stylish as it is!
    Nice to see a fellow-dutchman with such a gorgeous bass ;).
  8. Wow..
    Keepin' da soul alive man:cool:

    That's a real cool piece of work...very original
    Good job! Let me know when and where you'll be playing it, and I will come and check you and your bass out :bassist:

  9. Thanks for your comments guys! I think my next project will be a knock off of this Celinder, which is a knock off of Larry Graham's Moon bass! I will call it "Douwes Wannabe Bass" or something like it.
  10. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    cool design. that acousting behind it is wackiness personified :D
  11. Juneau


    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    Looks a lot like one of Keller Williams' guitars hehe.
  12. That acoustic may look different, but it sounds like a million bucks!