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rustyg61

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Re: Adriaan's 6-string Custom
« Reply #45 on: December 03, 2015, 04:34:05 PM »
So pretty!!!
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Re: Adriaan's 6-string Custom
« Reply #46 on: December 03, 2015, 06:18:59 PM »
I never noticed before how the Bal-K Point body sorta' mirrors the crown headstock. Nice touch!

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Re: Adriaan's 6-string Custom
« Reply #47 on: December 04, 2015, 06:30:03 PM »
Yes; the lines on this body are quite beautiful.

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Re: Adriaan's 6-string Custom
« Reply #48 on: December 06, 2015, 02:22:33 PM »
There were a couple of considerations getting the body shape right, and the elves came through every step of the way.
 
Sometimes on the 5 and 6 strings the point ends up a bit bulky, even if in proportion to the added width, like on Left is Right - but perhaps it wouldn't need to be quite as scaled down as on Dragonfly. Just a word in Mica's ear, and the vestigial tail got reduced to this beautiful confluence of curves and straight lines, in contrasting colours - all in one go (as far as I'm aware).
 
I didn't realize at first, but the original Balance K doesn't have the elbow contour either, and itkind of accentuates the symmetry, I guess.
 
Now is everyone aware of the pinch?

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Re: Adriaan's 6-string Custom
« Reply #49 on: December 30, 2015, 04:14:35 PM »
Getting ever closer to the finish line - rubbed out ...

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Re: Adriaan's 6-string Custom
« Reply #50 on: December 30, 2015, 04:24:14 PM »
Superb !

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Re: Adriaan's 6-string Custom
« Reply #51 on: December 30, 2015, 04:33:50 PM »
Looking incredible! I too opted away from from both the elbow and tummy contours. Great choice!

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Re: Adriaan's 6-string Custom
« Reply #52 on: January 15, 2016, 04:33:00 PM »
Oh goodness ...
 

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Re: Adriaan's 6-string Custom
« Reply #53 on: January 15, 2016, 04:42:15 PM »
Absolutely Gorgeous!!!
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Re: Adriaan's 6-string Custom
« Reply #54 on: January 16, 2016, 09:29:50 AM »
Oh My!

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Re: Adriaan's 6-string Custom
« Reply #55 on: January 16, 2016, 09:38:42 AM »
Good Grief that is so cool!

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Re: Adriaan's 6-string Custom
« Reply #56 on: January 16, 2016, 12:25:52 PM »
Looks like this one is on the home stretch... won't be long now!  
 
Anyone but me ever wish these pictures from that particular room had just a *little* wider angle? =)

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Re: Adriaan's 6-string Custom
« Reply #57 on: January 16, 2016, 02:01:27 PM »
@edward...Totally!
 
What a spectacular bass...thanks Adriaan for sharing the FTC stuff, enjoy!
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Re: Adriaan's 6-string Custom
« Reply #58 on: January 16, 2016, 02:02:43 PM »
The latest I've heard Ron started the calibration, which he does on Series instruments two at a time, yesterday.  So home stretch indeed!
 
Fun fact: after the calibration, the hum canceller gets affixed permanently, and only after that they install the straplock studs. Not sure if otherwise those would interfere with the Series calibration - there's bound to be a rational explanation.
 
Gregory, I'm with you on those pictures - though not every person who orders a custom actually wants to see pictures, or have a Factory to Customer thread, so it's easy to see why Mica would want to limit the scope ...

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Re: Adriaan's 6-string Custom
« Reply #59 on: January 16, 2016, 04:18:37 PM »
Wow, very nice, that thing is gonna shake some earth!