Author Topic: Adriaan's 6-string Custom  (Read 3479 times)

adriaan

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Re: Adriaan's 6-string Custom
« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2015, 10:59:55 PM »
The plan that Steve alludes to is probably best described as a modern-day Alembic with some vintage 70s features, a Balance-K meets Brown Bass vibe if you will.
 
Then one day I woke up to find my custom dream was materializing and had grown Series II electronics. And so it doesn't have the center body laminate or the side leds either, which would only distract from the plan.
 
In this case, what makes it special is perhaps a bit of restraint. As Goethe said, In der Beschr?nkung zeigt sich erst der Meister.

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Re: Adriaan's 6-string Custom
« Reply #31 on: January 10, 2015, 12:48:11 AM »
Adriaan , In deed . I like where this Bass design is going !

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Re: Adriaan's 6-string Custom
« Reply #32 on: January 10, 2015, 09:43:22 AM »
Stunning bass
 
Can't wait to to it with hardware

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Re: Adriaan's 6-string Custom
« Reply #33 on: January 10, 2015, 09:54:42 AM »
Wow.  Every time I think I've seen it all, a new one takes center stage and delivers.  That neck recipe is stunning.  It looks similar to the one in my next build.  Congrats.  I have a new respect for Walnut as well!
Get crazy with the Cheese Whiz. ~ Beck

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Re: Adriaan's 6-string Custom
« Reply #34 on: January 15, 2015, 08:49:03 AM »
Beautiful wood choices as always from the evles at Alembic. This is a heart stopping neck/body combo!
Mike
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Re: Adriaan's 6-string Custom
« Reply #35 on: January 15, 2015, 11:01:51 AM »
Simply gorgeous.

adriaan

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Re: Adriaan's 6-string Custom
« Reply #36 on: January 15, 2015, 01:40:25 PM »
A little history on how the wood recipe evolved ...  The elves started off with lots of Mahogany and Vermillion, and perhaps a little accent:

  Attention turned to the body sandwich, which was going to have a Myrtle core, as would befit a proper Brown Bass. But some Purpleheart would add a little visual interest, hm ... Well, I love pistacchio nuts, but this started to clash a little, even if only in a Photoshop mock-up:

 

  Anyway, one of the things I learned about hippy sandwiches is that you can't add a wood species in one area, and not have it return in another. So what to do with the Purpleheart?  

 

  With the greenish hue of the Myrtle core only intensified by the Purpleheart, a Mahogany core would perhaps help harmonize the colour scheme:

 


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Re: Adriaan's 6-string Custom
« Reply #37 on: January 15, 2015, 01:54:36 PM »
You may have noticed that a few posts ago I mentioned restraint as a keyword in the design. It should nonetheless be perfectly clear that I did my utmost to steer the project away from such nonsense.
 
Mica did a mock-up of my bookmatch-to-centre-laminate idea on a bass most of you will recognize, when it was still under construction:

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Re: Adriaan's 6-string Custom
« Reply #38 on: October 02, 2015, 04:53:07 PM »
Some of you may have already have seen this on Instagram, but it's just way too fabulous not to include it here.
 



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Re: Adriaan's 6-string Custom
« Reply #39 on: October 06, 2015, 05:47:33 PM »
Nice shot!  I like how you can see the Maple body laminate inside the pickup and bridge routings.

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Re: Adriaan's 6-string Custom
« Reply #40 on: October 08, 2015, 06:41:07 PM »
Such a cool design, love it

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Re: Adriaan's 6-string Custom
« Reply #41 on: October 21, 2015, 02:57:43 AM »
That's an incredible neck recipe.
 
Graeme

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Re: Adriaan's 6-string Custom
« Reply #42 on: October 21, 2015, 03:02:48 AM »
That's an incredible neck recipe.
 
Graeme

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Re: Adriaan's 6-string Custom
« Reply #43 on: December 03, 2015, 01:27:39 PM »
Another snapshot ...

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Re: Adriaan's 6-string Custom
« Reply #44 on: December 03, 2015, 01:34:22 PM »
Looking most excellent!