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your ultimate bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by heath_the_great, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. if you were approached by a manufaturer and were asked to indorse them and have your own signature model...what would it be..mind you, you can only have 1 model, but fretted/fretless and amount of strings are varyable...but woods, pickups, electronics and hardware are not changeable

    me...i would hope to be approached by you know who ;) and i would have:

    Jazz body, Maple Body With Ebony Cap
    2 Joe Barden/Kubicki Pickups
    Ex-Factor Neck, Maple Laminate with Ebony Fingerboard
    Kubicki Electronics
    Kubicki Bridge
    4 string Fretted And Fretless with Dropper
    5 String Fretted and Fretless without
  2. hey heath..
    sounds like you should play Kubicki basses. Im not sure if you've heard of them. They're not that great. but it might be up your alley! :p

    As for me.

    -6 String
    -Alder Body (flat with tummy and forearm cuts), in gloss white
    -Fretted Wenge Neck and Board.
    -2xBart Soapbars.
    -One HEAVY ass Bridge.
    -Angled Headstock
    -Bart/Agge Pre
    -Vol/pan/bass/mid/treb/mid freq(3way)
    -Simple MOP Inlays.. medium sized dots.

    Probably MIK.. preferably MIJ.
    I want it to compete with John Myung Series.

    hmm.. nuts to this.. im gettin nino to build it from Warmoth!!!!
  3. :D

    this is going to be a fun get together...once it gets organised :smug:
  4. 5 string fretted
    Ash body with Amboyna top and headstock
    Birdseye Maple neck and fingerboard
    black hardware
    F bass preamp with active/passive switch
    Nordstrand Dual Coil Pickups

    not a very reasonable production level bass, but I would love to play it.
  5. Limba body, 8 string unpaired, maple purple heart neck, bolt on, maple fretboard. Man I hate/love these threads, so many ideas! lol!
  6. Simple,

    It would be a carbon copy of my '84 Yamaha BB3000S. With the exception of a gold Badass 2 in place of the exsisting bridge.

    I love my BB, I guess I already have my perfect bass! :D
  7. Funky Doctor

    Funky Doctor

    Aug 28, 2003
    I would love to have a signature Yamaha TRB, but alas, someone already has one.. I tell you what though, endorsing Low End Jazz basses would fit the spot perfectly. They have alsmot everything I could ever ask for, killer looks, I would have no problem whatsoever with that... hint hint...
  8. I would go for a :
    4 String, 34" Scale, Fretted,
    Swamp Ash Body in Warwick's Fortress Shape, Satin Black Stain,
    P/MM Pup Setup Passive, with SD Active 3 knob Preamp, Wenge/Ebony Neck/fingerboard, Ebony Veneered Headstock
    Gold Hardware
  9. cetera


    Apr 29, 2004
    Surrey, England
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses & Cort Basses
    I'd have a through neck US Spector NS2 in Holoflash Black with gold hardware, EMG P/J 18 volt actives and rainbow abalone crown inlays and logo.

    Oh hold on, I've already got one!!! :smug: :cool: :bassist:
  10. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Carcassonne, France
    Sadowsky Vintage J are so close to my ultimate bass that I believe as soon as I get one I'll get the perfect bass for me.

  11. It would be a doubleneck Ric 4003 with a fretless 4 on bottom and a fretted 4 on top. Colour dont matter to me. Standard Ric electronics.
  12. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    Dingwal 4 or 5 string fretted with Piezo Bridge.

    Sheldon, my number is (555)-123-4567 and I'm waiting by the phone...
  13. The one :
    Fretless IV Neckthrough 34' scale
    Neck 3-stringers, Mapple, walnut, Mapple, with conical shape for center laminate, Satin finish, trussrod, no graphite reinforcement.
    Ebony fingerboard;
    Figured walnut body, high gloss natural finish for nice wood;
    Bénedetti Pickups, 2 band EQ Fretless master Harry Kurandt ;
    Black Schaller hardware.
  14. Funky Doctor

    Funky Doctor

    Aug 28, 2003
    Actually come to think of it, I always wanted a TRB-6P neckthrough from the early 90's. Finally got one, although I have to say that it looks like a prawn with it's classy tiger prawn orange finish on flame maple.
  15. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    A Sadowsky 24 fret model with a P p'up in the neck position and an active/passive switch. Roger or Nino if you read this and think it's a good idea, build it and send me one in white!!!!! :D
  16. rusty


    Mar 29, 2004
    I have 2!

    In the works...
    Nordstrand SC 5
    34.5" 24 frets
    Black limba body
    wenge/maple neck
    Braz rosewood FB
    Flamed Koa top
    Nordstrand dual coils
    RMC piezos
    Fbass preamp

    I even have a photoshop impression of the nordie - but I still don't know if the koa top is available... :(

    In my dreams...
    Alfonso Iturra SC-f850
    35" neckthru
    Karilian birch/sicamore toneblock
    Stabilised snakewood FB
    Chambered white korina wings
    Spruce top
    Le-fay rough crystal dual coils
    RMC piezos

    edit: stupid tags...
  17. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    :smug: exactly what I got :bassist:

    Benavente 51 fretless 6 string
    Ash body
    Maple Neck
    Birds-eye board
    single Suhr pickup and guts

  18. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I need a better picture of this one.
  19. Dincrest


    Sep 27, 2004
    New Jersey
    EDIT: I changed my mind. I want Samick to make this bass for me, since I'm nuts about my Fairlane. .

    The Dincrest signature bass will be:
    Samick Tabu 6-string bass with:
    -Ash body in transparent red
    -two EMG soapbars and an EMG 3 band EQ preamp
    -separate easy-access battery compartment
    -Hipshot A-style bridge
    -5-piece maple neck profiled like that of my Fairlane, angled headstock, dual truss rods, 22 fret maple fretboard

    Everything I need, nothing I don't, and likely a decent price should a hypothetical fan want to buy a Dincrest Tabu.

    The current Cobra: http://www.samickguitar.com/bass/cobra/index.html
  20. Atshen


    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    4-string or 5-string (both?) fretted US Spector neck-through with AAAAA quilted maple body wings with deep purple translucent finish, and two EMG J-pickups (not sure about the preamp, though). Yummy.