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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by barroso, Jan 13, 2002.

  1. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000

    this is a prototype bass i made with a friend, we'd like to know what's your opinion on the look of the bass. we are highly interested in your feedback. we studeied a lot the shape of the bass to be light and confortable.
    these are the specs:
    NECK hard rock maple + purple heart. bolt on
    FINGERBOARD ebony 16" rad
    NO. OF FRETS 24
    SCALE LENGTH 34" (864 mm)
    HARDWARE Chrome or black (gold option)
    MACHINE HEADS schaller mini
    BRIDGE schaller bridge
    PICKUPS 2 PKV handmade splittable double coil
    ELECTRONICS bartolini bypassable with 3 band eq and 3 position mid controls
    CONTROLS master Volume,
    Master Tone passive mode
    bass and high concentric knob
    act/pass switch
    coil splitter
    3 position mid freq.
    COLORS natural

    thanks a lot.
  2. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000

    this is quite the same but with basslines pickups and electronics. the construction is the same, but the top is rosewood, with marching headstock.
  3. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    wow marco. that's a very nice looking instrument. good job
  4. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    I agree with JT, nice work!
  5. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    oops not marching, but matching headstock...
    this is the back of a similar bass.


    let us know!!
  6. Nice! How much?
  7. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    Hi Xavier!
    Thhese basses were the prototypes. We are pricing these instruments at the corrispective of 1100$. the price depends on the woods too. we are not charging too much for an handmade instrument because we are not known so we'd like to let our basses be played by quite everyone. due to the "low" price particular combination of woods may be a little more pricey. we have a jazz style bass too in the making.
  8. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Very nice!
  9. hujo


    Apr 18, 2001
    Stockholm, Sweden
    sweet. looks classy!
  10. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Wow. Very nice work. When are you going to start selling them??
  11. Bass Porno!
  12. old_skool


    Aug 17, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    Wow, that looks great. I dont like the head stock that much, but thats just imo. Im very impressed though.
  13. wowzers, i'm impressed!
  14. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Is that the output jack just below the strap button? Cool idea :D.
  15. Damn those are some nice basses. Nice work, nice work indeed. Definately keep us informed as to when these go on sale.
  16. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    you are right Notduane, that's the output jack.

    old skool, i understand your thoughts about the headstock, but we are trying to make something a bit different from the standard without doing something too strange. so we came with this design that is both "different" and functional. no neckdiving and optimal postion for the 5 tuners.
    this is a picture of the jazz prototype. not a great pick, but the neck of this bass is really wonderful!

    BODY alder or ash (+ 4 mm figured maple option) flat top
    NECK hard rock maple (bird's eye or flamed option) bolt on
    FINGERBOARD maple or rosewood (ebony option), 9.5" rad
    NO. OF FRETS 22
    SCALE LENGTH 34" (864 mm)
    HARDWARE Chrome or black (gold option)
    MACHINE HEADS schaller eleph. ear
    BRIDGE schaller bridge
    ELECTRONICS bartolini (switchable)
    CONTROLS neck Volume,
    bridge volume
    Master Tone passive mode
    basses and highs concentric knob
    act/pass switch

  17. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    Mr Fortune Cookie they are on sale and we are taking orders for custom works. soon our webpage will be online. when it will be on i'll post the link, just to have your comments. thanks a lot for your precious comments.
  18. trainyourhuman


    Apr 12, 2000
    Can I get a six stringer just like the rosewood five? Maybe a maple fretboard... Again, WOW. Beautiful pieces.
  19. captainpabst


    Mar 18, 2001
    those are really great looking basses! definitely post the web site when you get it up and running - i can't wait to check it out.

    the only criticism i have (and it's not much of one) is watch the vol/eq knob placement on that first one and the J bass - they look a little random.
  20. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    <marquee><font size=5 color=green><b><u>WOW!!!!!!</b></u></font></marquee>

    Those are really nice looking basses!!!!!

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