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Custom bass with Seahawk stuff
Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:59 pm
  • I'm in the process of building a couple of basses that are going to end up being borderline-boutique instruments. They're both starting with Warmoth (pronounced worm-uth or were-meth, not war-moth) bodies and necks. I suppose I'll post them both here when they're finished, and if anyone is interested, I'll provide pictures and details. But the thing I'm doing that might interest people here is the neckplate design I'm going to use.

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    The final result might end up looking a little different, but that is the concept. And of course, the basses will be serialized, and I'll probably end up getting some of these plates for other basses even though they are not custom builds. This is why I was looking for a Seahawk font in the multimedia and main forums.

    So, whatcha think?
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Re: Custom bass with Seahawk stuff
Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:54 pm
  • Are you going with a pearl frets?

    It might look funny, bit is the bird going to be elongated and run down the neck?

    6 sting or 4?

    I love the colors the red dots and the hawk, for the neck at least. I have a tough time visualizing the body colors and how it would look.

    Acoustic bass with a full body or an electric?
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Re: Custom bass with Seahawk stuff
Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:39 am
  • At first I wondered why the heck you were asking me about pearl frets, then it dawned on me that I didn't explain it well enough.

    What is pictured above is the design for the neck plate. For a bolt-on neck, the neck plate keeps the bolts/screws from damaging the body wood, and gives them something to torque against. The red circles are where the screw holes are going to be -- there isn't actually going to be any red. (The design is 200% of real size.) The colors will eventually be some derivative of grey/black/chrome, but not necessarily what is depicted above. Since I'm going to eventually have several of these made for different basses, there will probably be a few different color configurations.

    There is no hawk on the fretboard, unfortunately. Maybe later if-n-when I'm ever wealthy, I'll have custom inlays put in, but the bass is taking quite enough money as it is for right now.

    The colors, since you were wondering, are black and natural. The body is black with all black hardware, and the neck is unfinished bubinga with a wenge fretboard. Nickle frets, black tuners. Somewhere I have pictures...

    Here they are. These are the body and neck as they existed when I bought them. After I paid for them, Warmoth routed the pickup holes in the body and fretted the neck.
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Re: Custom bass with Seahawk stuff
Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:20 am
  • Ok gotcha, Yea I thought the card was a smaller representation of the artwork on the base.

    Pretty cool stuff.
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Re: Custom bass with Seahawk stuff
Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:43 pm
  • I've made the Full Conversion from rhythm guitarist to bass. Took me way too long to do it, as I was a bit intimidated by the idea of getting used to singing lead while playing bass -- Bit trickier than rhythm guitar, but the timing's pretty similar. Probably would've been more difficult if I'd been more of a lead player. ANYWAY, all that was to lead into pointing out that I'm becoming a bit of a bass gear whore.

    Got my eyes on a limited edition poplar brownburst flat SR500, currently. Bartolinis sound sweeeeet.

    Haven't done a side-by-side with the Warmoth sound, but looking forward to some bass porn.
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Re: Custom bass with Seahawk stuff
Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:49 am
  • Random: New bass...

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