Author Topic: Steve's Custom 5-string Signature in Coco Bolo  (Read 1466 times)

mica

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Re: Steve's Custom 5-string Signature in Coco Bolo
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2014, 02:40:22 PM »
It's a bass!
 

 
More pics in a few...

mica

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Re: Steve's Custom 5-string Signature in Coco Bolo
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2014, 02:43:19 PM »

mica

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Re: Steve's Custom 5-string Signature in Coco Bolo
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2014, 02:48:48 PM »


 


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Re: Steve's Custom 5-string Signature in Coco Bolo
« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2014, 03:24:35 PM »
Amazing wood!!  I love the contrast, and how the front and back are aligned.

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Re: Steve's Custom 5-string Signature in Coco Bolo
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2014, 07:18:37 AM »
 
 
(Message edited by moongerm on December 20, 2014)

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Re: Steve's Custom 5-string Signature in Coco Bolo
« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2014, 07:20:14 AM »
That is some insane book matching! Wow, beautiful!

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Re: Steve's Custom 5-string Signature in Coco Bolo
« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2014, 01:18:46 PM »
Not only do I think this bass is beautiful, it's being shipped as I type.  I will be the envy of the universe!  I will rule all I survey!  Now, back to Earth, it is nice, isn't it?

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Re: Steve's Custom 5-string Signature in Coco Bolo
« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2014, 01:24:22 PM »

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Re: Steve's Custom 5-string Signature in Coco Bolo
« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2014, 03:09:40 PM »
Wow, and we all know pictures doesn't makes justice to the wood in person...
Not just a bass, this is an Alembic!

mica

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Re: Steve's Custom 5-string Signature in Coco Bolo
« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2014, 09:10:21 PM »
So true - the only Photoshopping I did was straightening/cropping and vacuuming the carpet!
 
This is an amazing bookmatch - what the pictures don't really show well is the layered effect that this wood has - there's like a watercolor wash that intersects all the grain lines. I think it was Don visiting on Friday that said the grain looked like magnetic domains emanating from the treble pickup.  
 
Stunning in every way, especially in the tone department.

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Re: Steve's Custom 5-string Signature in Coco Bolo
« Reply #25 on: December 22, 2014, 01:02:12 AM »
Yes  ! Magnetic domains emanating from the treble pickup :
 
Very similar to the visual effect produced when a magnet is held directly on the viewing surface of a Cathode Ray Tube !  
 
Incredible looking wood ____ .  Sheer Alchemy !

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Re: Steve's Custom 5-string Signature in Coco Bolo
« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2014, 07:54:34 AM »
That wood is spectacular!
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Re: Steve's Custom 5-string Signature in Coco Bolo
« Reply #27 on: December 22, 2014, 08:02:32 AM »
That wood is spectacular!
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Re: Steve's Custom 5-string Signature in Coco Bolo
« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2014, 08:13:58 AM »
The bass could be named Big Eyes, since the front has those lovely rounds.  Quite an awesome piece of Alembic tradition!

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Re: Steve's Custom 5-string Signature in Coco Bolo
« Reply #29 on: December 22, 2014, 02:20:07 PM »
I drive to Atlanta tomorrow (Tuesday) to see it, admire it, touch it, smell it, hold it, play it, caress it, have my picture taken with it, then carefully put it in it's case and take it home with me.  Then I will plug it in to my Eden Traveler 550, let the sound come alive through two Eden XLST 2x10 cabs, and bask in it's ...
(I will let y'all's imagination complete the thought - it's the least I could do)
 
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