what do yall think of this??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SRSiegel, Dec 11, 2001.

  1. SRSiegel

    SRSiegel Guest

    Sep 17, 2001
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    i posted this pic in another thread erlier, but got no feedback. so here it is again. what do you guys think? just something ive been toying with...
  2. oo, I like. thats quite a good drawing too.
  3. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Hey, that's pretty cool. Are you going to try to go through with it? I think you should.
  4. kind of a cross between a Fortress, a Dolphin and a Buzzard
    quite cool

    think u should get it done!
    good luck

  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Very interesting. Looks like it'll be a great looking bass. :) Stop drawing & & get some wood. :D
  6. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    it looks awsome! Good luck with it!
  7. lesfleanut

    lesfleanut Guest

    Sep 25, 2001
    Syracuse N.Y.
    i like the shape of the headstock.:)
  8. it's got a quasi-carl thompson like horn on it but a little more angled. it's kewl.
  9. grooveguru


    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
  10. Toony


    Jun 15, 2001
    pretty cool...but i'll be impressed when you build it. i mean i have art skill but i couldn't build a wooden spoon. =D
  11. very cool!

    i went through a similar process a few months back, but due to buying a fretless, and a craving for a custom jazz(which is a way away)haven't got round to getting the wood.

    whats the spec for it:
    neck laminates
    body wood


    one bit of advice i could give, and this is negligable between builders.,, is to say that you may want to try and keep the strings running straight over the nut towards the tuners.

    i know it's only on the drawing board, but after talking to many builders they all recommended that i do it that way.

    its true to say that builders such as smith, have designs that command that the strings are angled from the nut to the tuners, but for tuning stablility and your firts bass, i'd reccomend keeping the strings in a straight line from the bridge to the tuners.

  12. write down those woods you plan on using for it (I know you got 'em all figured out;) ), the electronics, and email Dave Pushic @ DPcustom.com and get a price quote.:D
  13. Try shouting-up Rickbass1 (tell him Rockin sent ya!!)

    Rick's been down this road and he's got a web site with loads of neat pics on it. OK he's having it built by a luthier but he's clearly got plenty of knowledge in this area.

  14. ryan morris

    ryan morris Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Wow, I usually don't like anything with points (i.e. my obsession with Warwicks line), but I would def. own a bass like this. I see it as a fretless 5 (18mm spacing) with 2 bart jazz and some piezo's. I'd love to see what this bass looks like if you ever get around to it.
  15. It looks very cool! You may even want to give Chris Stambaugh or the Luthiers' Access Group a shout. They could both probably give you a pretty good idea of what it would take to build it. Links below ...


    Luthier's Access Group
  16. ThunderStik

    ThunderStik Guest

    Jun 25, 2001
    Claremore OK.
    Cool design, I just ordered a custom a couple of weeks ago that shoul be unbeilievable when it gets done. Know what you want I mean down to the last detail and dont expect a luthier to be a mind reader, if you see it then say it. Good luck
  17. SRSiegel

    SRSiegel Guest

    Sep 17, 2001
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    wow, thanks for all the compliments guys!

    for those who are curious:

    *34" scale neck through, shallow wide and flat
    *all black hardware, single MM type humbucker *w/basslines 3 band + piezos under a rosewood bridge.
    *bone nut
    *ebony fretless fingerboard, no markers, coated (like a pentabuzz)
    *blue LED's on the side of the FB to mark positions
    *concave carved back (like a thumb bass)
    *carved top (esp in the horn region, and the recession towards the lower horn)
    *id like the neck through to be visible. a multi laminate of some sort. the more stripes the better!
    *tuned BEADG
    *recessed strap locks a la warwick
    *not sure of body woods, but i love the sound of walnut. also i like ash. i like my basses to sound HUGE. any suggestions?

    id love to build it myself, but i might have to make compromises then (buy a prebuilt neck from warmoth or carvin.)

    if anything, the design will simply continue to evolve until i have the money to throw down. or the skills to build it. probably after i graduate college. ill check into prices to have it built though. thanks everyone!
  18. Very cool. I like the body shape. The top horn reminds me of a David King D bass: