Author Topic: Keith's Starfire Project Bass  (Read 6799 times)

moonliner

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« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2013, 05:38:54 PM »
Sweet! Let's do MOP inlays!

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« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2013, 10:53:58 PM »
Hello Mica,  
 
I emailed a picture today to show the headstock and why I think Phil's might be a little different. It's probably just the angle but let me know what you think.  
Also sent some money :-)

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Re: Keith's Starfire Project Bass
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2013, 12:48:18 AM »
Any progress to report? I'm so curious to see how this will come out!

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Re: Keith's Starfire Project Bass
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2013, 02:45:45 PM »
We hashed out the final peghead shape (which really turned out to be more of a tuner placement issue), and we're fixing to cut the fingerboard out in next week's run. Once that's done, we can take the old board off and get down to business.

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Re: Keith's Starfire Project Bass
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2013, 03:33:54 PM »
Thanks Mica and Edwin.... I've had visions of pegheads dancing in my sleep the past few nights. So excited this is actually happening.

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Re: Keith's Starfire Project Bass
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2013, 06:44:52 PM »
Ebony fingerboard? Abalone oval inlays? So many possibilities!

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« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2013, 10:12:53 PM »
Yes, ebony fingerboard (w/red side LED's) and MOP ovals. I was tempted by abalone wrapped with silver for a kind of fancy, vintage look but it's a bit out of my price range at the moment.

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Re: Keith's Starfire Project Bass
« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2013, 10:56:20 PM »
I think you made the exactly perfect choice!

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Re: Keith's Starfire Project Bass
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2013, 06:39:51 AM »
Really nice project Keith.  It's gonna be fun to watch. Thanks!

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« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2013, 01:53:21 PM »
I might like to use black MOP for the ovals. Can we chat about that?

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« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2013, 06:14:24 PM »
Oh sure... call me anytime.

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« Reply #26 on: April 18, 2013, 06:05:52 PM »
Hi Mica,
 
I think the natural abalone is a bit too much for me, but I appreciate the pictures. What I love about black MOP is the subtle colors (pinks, greens, purples) but what has me hesitating is that they can disappear when viewed from a different angle.  
Any ideas? I love the gold MOP on my signature bass... bottom line, I want something that blends with the instrument, but might be just a tad fancy... just a tad.

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« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2013, 06:17:23 PM »
Well, these are kinda pricey but...
 

 
...they might have the balance of blending in and a tad fancy you are looking for. It's black mop with a silver frame.

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« Reply #28 on: April 18, 2013, 06:53:32 PM »
:-)
 
I LOVE how that looks and believe me I've been agonizing (well, that's a bit of a harsh term)... um, fantasizing about that option for a long while now. I only get one shot at this fingerboard really, so I want to make it what I really want. Do you think it might be too much for my thin little neck to handle visually?

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« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2013, 07:03:01 PM »
I think it can handle it. I'm going to email you a big picture or two to check out.