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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Feb 16, 2010.
cold snowy CT
it's sort of a lobenut
that "eddie van halen butcher block" stude is my fave. gorgeous.
Yow! Guess I misunderstood a couple of his posts on his "basses" facebook page... I think I like him even more now, knee-jerk liberal that I am.
That's perhaps one of the most elegant Wishbasses I've seen. The lack of obvious hole-saw body curves is a big plus in my book!
Paul, I thought you were going 5 string on your next one? Or are you building a 5er?
For some reason, I keep gravitating back to a four string. I have a fiver but never play it. Guess I'm more of a four-string guy.
Rip: Sweet PB! What are the woods, by the way? Also, what are your plans for the edges - they look like they have not been rounded off as per usual ....
Jim: Your collection is a drool fest for sure - very, very interesting. Thanks for posting.
+1, or should that be 15+?
The woods are walnut and purpleheart "sandwish" body with walnut/purpleheart/maple neck and purpleheart fingerboard.
I had Steve leave the edges unrounded. I wanna do that part myself.
It's funny. When I get her next week, she will arrive in almost the same state of completion as my own build. Gonna need to take a family photo now, with my 2 Wishes and their distant "cousin", the RT (steve didn't use the name, so I did.)
Seeing Jumbo's collection got me thinking, would Wish be up for building an EUB? Possibly along the lines of an NS (neck only)? If so, what would you guys recommend per electronics?
BTW, this is not something I can do anytime soon. Just curious...
If Wish won't, I will. I was actually planning an EUB as my next build, just cuz I want one. As for electronics, I'd have to do a little more research. Like I said, none of the piezo elements for bass that I found got good reviews, so unless you get one built into the bridge like a Hipshot, you're pretty much SOL.
I've heard very bad things about the Shadow bridge. I'll be staying away from that one.
You have been a busy man Rip! Finished one wish recently, working on your own (which Im still lovin, great body style) and now this one! Your in the works of a great collection of basses.
Yeah, when you're out of commission with another back surgery coming, you find little things to do to amuse yourself!!!
I'm glad your finding things to distract yourself, I see your FB posts and alot of the time you mention the pain you are in. I hope things get better for you!
Thanks, brother. Learning to find joy in the little things can be what makes life worth living sometimes.
Now, I gotta pace and wait for FedWrecks.
I thought you were calling it boring at first! haha
That beauty there on the far left might be the best-looking bass I've ever seen.
Update: Just got done making my first nut out of wood. Turned out pretty decent. I used Ipe for it and the bridge piece - both going on Stude #0003. I'll post pix when I get the thing strung up. I may have to still tweak the height and/or depth of the slots. Boy, the wood pieces sure look so much nicer than the corian!
I also started working on the fanned fret short scale Hipper while I wait for some lacquer sticks to come from StewMac (for the Stude). Got all the major body contours cleaned up and started on the headstock nightmare - it's all good though! Pix later ...
Sounds good to me! Your 'Battle Ax' bass is looking great, so no doubt a EUB would turn out well too. I'll stay tuned...
BTW, my aunt is a nurse and got the same implant you are getting. She says it has been a God-send. Let us know when the surgery is and I'll say a prayer for you and your family.
5108: Its good to hear from people that have the implant. Most of what I've been able to find online about it is just positive propaganda created by the company that makes the implant. Thanks for the real positive. I'm really nervous about this one.