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mica

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Chris' Custom Bass
« on: December 26, 2006, 05:13:37 PM »
Each one starts with a neck, and here's yours:

mica

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Re: Chris' Custom Bass
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2007, 05:08:40 PM »
The mock up for the body shape adapted for set neck construction is:

 
Note, this has the more current scupting on the Omega cutout. The original one is a bit stubbier. just let me know which one you prefer.

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Re: Chris' Custom Bass
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2007, 03:46:05 AM »
this one looks interesting, havnt seen a upper horn like this in a wile...w/a set neck too!?

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Re: Chris' Custom Bass
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2007, 11:12:05 AM »
Other than the set neck, thatbass is old school Keavin. Dig?

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Re: Chris' Custom Bass
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2007, 05:24:40 AM »
Hell yeah man!

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Re: Chris' Custom Bass
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2007, 12:10:02 PM »
Hey there!
Yep,Its gonna be a set neck.I Am realy.realy,realy,realy looking forwrd to getting this bass!I got the idea to choose this shape from seeing the Greatful Dead Movie and realy dug Phil Lesh's tone and when I saw the shot of his bass(especially the soundcheck section of the film)i was floored by the sound AND look and thoughtwell,there's absolutely no way I can afford the Amazing Quadrophonic Series-????Pickup System,but I realy Love the fundamental Tone of their Instruments and that body shape was incredibly Beautiful!!!and,I realy dig their set neck construction.So,Voila!! best of both worlds!!

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Re: Chris' Custom Bass
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2007, 08:07:39 PM »
Congrats Chris!
 
Best of ALL worlds if I do say so....
 
so what are you planning for electronics?!?

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Re: Chris' Custom Bass
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2007, 11:12:50 PM »
Hey Pace
Thanks,Im planning on keeping it pretty simple,Im getting Essence Electronics(Vol,Pan,Filter) with a Q switch added.

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Re: Chris' Custom Bass
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2007, 01:27:37 PM »
Good choice Chris. IMO, If it doesnt have a Filter&Q a lot of that Alembic magic is lost....  
 
It might be the angle of the photo, but that neck looks beefy~ how many strings?!?  
 
I'd ask what woods are gonna be used for the body, but you might want to keep that a surprise..... Either way, all the best!
-Mike

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Re: Chris' Custom Bass
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2007, 02:12:29 PM »
Hey Mr Mike..
It's a four string,If it is to be beefy,totally ok with Me,I'm a big fan of that  from
playing Upright and a fretless P-Bass for along time with that similar feel.As far as the Body,Its Mohagany for the basswood and Ca,Walnut for the bodytop&Peghead laminates.I LOVE the look & sound of Walnut,it's a warm,middy
sound with lots of cut both lows and highs without being to extream  eather way.

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Re: Chris' Custom Bass
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2007, 06:26:40 AM »
Question...........this is a big body Bass, is it going to be chambered ?

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Re: Chris' Custom Bass
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2007, 12:57:35 PM »
Hi Keavin
Nope,It's gonna be a solid body,that's DEFFINETLY a great, great idea though!
-Chris

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Alembic Bar
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2007, 03:20:40 PM »
Hi all...
F.Y.I,I found online a bar of Height Street in San Fransisco named The Alembic.Hmmmmm,I wonder if the owner of this bar is by chance a guitarist or Basssist?
-Chris

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Re: Chris' Custom Bass
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2007, 05:45:26 PM »
It's in the clamp, so I can't show you the carving details until next week, but the neck is getting glued to the body now:

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Re: Chris' Custom Bass
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2007, 06:33:02 PM »
Hey Mica!
WOWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!! This is going to be an absolutely beautiful Bass!!