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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by themickster, Oct 27, 2021.
What would you ask for, if you could have a signature of your own?
A jazz body with a precision neck. Black and maple. Passive. Body wood from some kind of tree. Bent steel bridge. TI jazz rounds.
A 24 fret version of a Reverend Mercalli with oil finished wood Swamp Ash body, Ovangkol neck. Rosewood or wenge fretboard.
Basically a combo of my Reverend and my Warwick.
Simple passive electronics like the Reverend. I should probably use my tone knobs and switches more, and think more about cool things to do there, but the only thing I ever do tbh is switch pickups. The rest of tone control is just in the fingers.
Fender Jazz with:
Alder body, med-heavy weight
Birdseye maple neck, satin finish on back
Maple board w/abalone block inlay, gloss finish
70's pu spacing
Tom Brantley Geddy Lee spec pickups
Fender Am. Std. bridge
Lollipop machine heads
Red sparkle, silver sparkle or trans Blueburst finish options
Green G&G Tolex case w/black poodle interior
Like how Bill Nash signs them with a Sharpie marker?
I like that touch.
Top 3 choices… with fretted and fretless option. No ugly colours. Probably in pink and/or baby blue
BC Rich Eagle. iron bird headstock, single reverse P pickup
Gibson Non-Reverse with reverse headstock and single mid/neck pickup
Rickenbacker 4004 reverse headstock with whatever pickups are in them vol/blend/tone
I’d have a couple
Fender Precision bass 1966 clone with a spitfire guard and SD Antiquity 2’s. Color options of 3TSB, burgundy mist, or tuxedo black.
Gibson SG bass painted in horizontal black and white stripes, 32” scale, emg gzr pjs and a darkglass preamp.
51 P bass in blonde but with a mudbucker in the bridge position.
Neck-thru reverse headstock with an old Bartolini MMC, EMG preamp, and a BadAss bridge. It also has to be thicker than a standard bass.
This is my signature bass:
This... except Gold sparkle and matching headstock.
2001 MIA P-bass with a 2002 J-bass neck. Stack knobs-VT P-bass pickup and VT J-bass pickup.
Hofner width nedck but 1-7/16" wide at the nut with lightweight Hofner style tuners, 22 mandolin frets, small offset contour slab body with either through body stringing or a small wood tailpiece, adjustable floating bridge and a dual rail Strat style humbucking neck pickup wired straight to the jack. Perfectly balanced but not to exceed 5 Lbs in weight.
I've already prototyped it using a Hofner Icon violin bass neck bolted to a Squier Bronco body modified to reduce weight. Weight of the bass is 4lbs 13oz.
I've done it with most of my basses, either custom, modified from existing bass ukes, or converted from junior guitars, all are under 24" scale.
A 4 string, 28,6" scale, bass, with a slim modern C profile, bolt on, 5 piece laminated Jatoba/Maple (just 2 relatively narrow layers of maple in between 3 wider layers of Jatoba) neck (or perhaps just a 2 piece Jatoba, the second piece being the tilted headstock joint), with graphite rods enforcement and a double action trussrod, a tilted 2+2, classic B.C Rich inspired, headstock, but overall slightly more narrow, and with the "devil horns" slightly shifted, so that the upper slightly larger "horn" is sitting a bit more forward than the slightly smaller and slightly retracted lower "horn", and a 24 medium jumbo stainless steel frets, 12" radius, figured Ebony, fretboard, with an ESP LTD F-204/F-1004 style inspired Mahogany body with a spalted maple top, in a transparent matte black burst finish, with a blood red solid circle figure with a black OM sign in the middle, placed approximately right above the bridge, and equipped with an EMG Geezer Butler reverse P pickup in the neck position, and in the bridge position a gold plated DiMarzio Relentless reverse P pickup with a gold plated series/parallel switch, with an active stacked LPF/HPF tone filter control for each of the 2 pickups, and an active pickup blend control, equipped with knobs made of solid transparent red plexi glass encapsulated in hollow gold plated cylinders with a thin spiraling gold rib going upwards around them, gold plated steel mono rail bridge pieces with a string spacing of 17,5mm (or perhaps instead even a wammy/tremolo bridge with 17,5mm string spacing), and an accordingly more narrow neck, with a 40mm wide graphite nut, but the neck not widening all that much as you get further up towards the bridge.
Probably this ;P
24 fret, roasted, swamp ash PJ, maple board with block inlays, active/passive, through neck and built-in retractable mute.
I more or less have one of my own series. Worked with Kevin Brubaker and his electronics tech John Dahlman to come up with this design. The response was so good that now they are putting them into production for all to buy. I'm totally good w that! At least I own number 1 of the series.
Full details here:
Just Got My U.S. Brubaker JXB v 2.0 Black Series - OMG (with video)!!!
I didn't see that coming
Me either quite frankly. Had some ideas for my personal build, now it's a series. I'm humbled.
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