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moonliner

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« Reply #30 on: April 18, 2013, 07:10:13 PM »
Oh great! Thank you.

moonliner

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« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2013, 12:45:34 AM »
Hi Mica,
Did you get my email in response to the pictures you sent? If my math was correct, then I say let's do it!

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« Reply #32 on: April 25, 2013, 01:10:23 PM »
Moonliner - I feel your pain!  I agonized over the fingerboard for many months (as I suspect Mica did).  After many mockups and more emails than I care to admit to, Alembic delivered exactly (and I do mean EXACTLY) what I wanted.  Fun, huh?!?

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« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2013, 03:10:48 AM »
Gotta say, after tonight's gig with some crazy lightshow the club had, I would have loved to have LEDs in my Starfire. Definitely a couple of oops moments.

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Re: Keith's Starfire Project Bass
« Reply #34 on: April 29, 2013, 03:27:07 AM »
Thanks Art!  
I'm hoping for some news soon.... waiting is so very hard!

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« Reply #35 on: April 29, 2013, 04:06:20 AM »
Hi Edwin, as fancy and over the top as they may seem to most people, they sure are dang helpful!
And speaking of fancy, I decided to pull the trigger and go with black MOP bound in silver. This is a dream bass, and I wanted a touch of understated, classic elegance...... The silver tree of life on Jack's bass always fascinated me, but I didn't want to get too fancy (plus I couldn't afford it). This little touch of silver encircling dark, colourful pools seemed a nice compromise.
CJ, thanks for the note.... It's nice to know others feel is exquisite 'pain'  
 
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Re: Keith's Starfire Project Bass
« Reply #36 on: April 29, 2013, 09:35:06 AM »
So, what's the plan for pickups and pickup placement?

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« Reply #37 on: May 06, 2013, 03:23:57 AM »
Mica, can we put an LED dimmer pot/knob on the control plate please?

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Re: Keith's Starfire Project Bass
« Reply #38 on: May 15, 2013, 12:56:02 AM »
Hi Edwin,
I'm thinking pickup placement would be fairly standard. Pickup choice still in the works. Could we chat? :-)
Mica, any chance of seeing the headstock mockup drawing for the tuner placement? Would love to get that nailed down. Even 'boring' progress pictures would be terribly exciting. Pretty please?

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Re: Keith's Starfire Project Bass
« Reply #39 on: May 16, 2013, 05:22:40 PM »
Here's some stuff about pegheads:
 

 
When we got a visit from Dan's bass a couple of weeks ago, we took some pictures and did some tracings to compare for your project.  
 
Looks like both the Godfather and Dan's bass have a slightly wider peghead, but the top of the Crown is nearly identical. The curves that bend in to the nut are more extreme on the early examples.  
 
Isn't it strange how different these look when the tuners are placed differently?  
 
Anyway, we're modelling your drill patter off of Godfather of course, and that new template should be ready next week. That means we can start making lots of dust!

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Re: Keith's Starfire Project Bass
« Reply #40 on: May 16, 2013, 06:23:47 PM »
Thank you Mica! I really appreciate you posting this.
 
This is great. It looks like the D and A turners are just a teensy bit closer to the nut on the Godfather, which would give me that large crown look I'm seeking. Phil has that nice inlay logo which is a bit larger than the cast logo, and it looks to be more centrally located, and not so tucked into the point of the crown. Perhaps we can move my logo down slightly... just a little bit.
Thanks again!

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Re: Keith's Starfire Project Bass
« Reply #41 on: May 28, 2013, 06:20:26 PM »
Hi Mica,
 
I'd like to go with the narrower headstock and the more extreme curves that bend into the nut, like the early examples.
 
I'm curious if it's possible to see the black MOP that is being considered for the neck...  
 
Thanks! So excited!

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Re: Keith's Starfire Project Bass
« Reply #42 on: June 12, 2013, 05:09:22 PM »
Any sawdust perchance?  
 
I'm trying to be patient ..... really I am. :-)

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Re: Keith's Starfire Project Bass
« Reply #43 on: July 17, 2013, 05:57:04 PM »
Anything? Please?

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Re: Keith's Starfire Project Bass
« Reply #44 on: July 17, 2013, 06:42:21 PM »
Hi Keith; see this thread for some shop news.