Author Topic: Rusty's Custom Series II 5-string  (Read 6963 times)

mica

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Rusty's Custom Series II 5-string
« on: January 20, 2014, 01:53:43 PM »
Some of these you've seen Rusty, others you haven't:  

 Test pattern for neck laminations  

 Neck in presses. Love the drippy glue!  

 Starting the chopping process.  

 "Ears" going on the peghead.  

 Front and back veneers going on the peghead.  

 Getting the top and back laminates ready to start sanding and assembling to the rest of the body.

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Re: Rusty's Custom Series II 5-string
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2014, 02:00:03 PM »
Thank you Mica!!! I just got pinched, the dream is real!!! I'm SO EXCITED!!!! I look forward to watching this amazing process unfold!
 
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Re: Rusty's Custom Series II 5-string
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2014, 03:44:32 PM »
Fantastic start Rusty, things are rolling and like you I will be watching this thread closely.  
 
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Re: Rusty's Custom Series II 5-string
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2014, 04:30:30 PM »
It's fitting that you were the 2nd to post after me Jazzyvee, you have been with me every step of the way on this bass!
 
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Re: Rusty's Custom Series II 5-string
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2014, 04:47:22 PM »
Congratulations Rusty,
 
        I will be watching closely  as well.
 
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Re: Rusty's Custom Series II 5-string
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2014, 04:52:58 PM »
Thanks Wolf! Glad to have you along this wonderful journey with me!
 
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Re: Rusty's Custom Series II 5-string
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2014, 05:19:31 PM »
Congrats on a beautiful start to what I'm sure will be a gorgeous tonal inspiration. Will your bass be BTC (sorry if it was covered on the Dreaming... thread)?
I love the neck recipe, it should sound dominant and commanding!  
 
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Re: Rusty's Custom Series II 5-string
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2014, 05:56:39 PM »
Pretty!  Love that neck combination.

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Re: Rusty's Custom Series II 5-string
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2014, 06:10:08 PM »
love the neck recipe and can't wait to see that quilt with some color sprayed on!!

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Re: Rusty's Custom Series II 5-string
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2014, 07:15:10 PM »
Very nice quilt!

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Re: Rusty's Custom Series II 5-string
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2014, 07:53:08 PM »
Mike, what is BTC? Credit goes to Will Gunn for the neck recipe. When I was looking through all the FTC threads getting ideas for my bass I came across one of Will's basses with this same neck. It reminded me of racing stripes on a hot rod! I like the extra wide Ebony laminate for bottom end & sustain & I love the added color contrast of the Vermillion.
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mica

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Re: Rusty's Custom Series II 5-string
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2014, 08:00:13 PM »
BTC = Bookmatch to Center, and yessiree, this bass has got one on the topper.

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Re: Rusty's Custom Series II 5-string
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2014, 08:14:38 PM »
Thanks Mica!
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Re: Rusty's Custom Series II 5-string
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2014, 08:34:16 PM »
Yes Mike, the front will be BTC with continuous wood truss cover to get the most out of this gorgeous slab of 5A Quilted Maple! You can read all my specs & see a Photoshopped rendition of what it will look like here - http://club.alembic.com/Images/393/178439.html?1390265111
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Re: Rusty's Custom Series II 5-string
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2014, 08:59:42 PM »
Congratulations, Rusty. This will be fun to watch the build progress on a beautiful instrument. Nice looking wood selections.  
 
 
 
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