The blue bass's evil twin!

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David Searle Guitars
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Re: The blue bass's evil twin!

Post by David Searle Guitars » 01 Jan 2015, 09:43

slowlearner wrote:21 frets vs 28 frets!

I wonder what the new owner is gonna use of all them for? :hmm
Come on......everyone knows that those top frets are for practicing their ukulele solo's on.....you know stuff like 'Tip toe through the tulips' .......hehehe :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: The blue bass's evil twin!

Post by slowlearner » 01 Jan 2015, 09:54

Yeah, I really can't talk. The current fretless I'm building probably goes up that far too. :rolleyes

It's just not as big at 32" scale.
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Re: The blue bass's evil twin!

Post by David Searle Guitars » 01 Jan 2015, 10:39

David Searle Guitars wrote:
slowlearner wrote:21 frets vs 28 frets!

I wonder what the new owner is gonna use of all them for? :hmm
Come on......everyone knows that those top frets are for practicing their ukulele solo's on.....you know stuff like 'Tip toe through the tulips' .......hehehe :lol: :lol: :lol:

Cheers, David.
Actually 28 frets is a little 'Spinal Tap' init.......yeah...but it goes to eleven.....thats one more than ten...

Cheers, David.

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Re: The blue bass's evil twin!

Post by David Searle Guitars » 30 Jan 2015, 10:38

Peter Lamburd came over to check out the twin to his blue bass.

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Flying fingers!

The rig Peter brought over with him really gave me an idea of what this bass can do. The 'B' just about shook the house off it's foundations!

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Re: The blue bass's evil twin!

Post by drbass » 30 Jan 2015, 11:04

^^^ Suits him, doesn't it?

Beautiful bass (I've pretended to play it once) and perfect for Peter but 10% too big in all directions for me.

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Re: The blue bass's evil twin!

Post by Peter TRB » 02 Feb 2015, 12:18

Have to say David's build is very good. 35" vrs 36" scale isn't noticeable in lower frets so unless you are up past the 12 you wont notice scale difference. This bass has the throaty sound of the blue bass and a bottom Kim would be happy to have. The electronics add some nice options and this bass is flawless as usual for David.
I am conjuring up a new project for david so I am trying not to look to closely at this instrument. ;)

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