Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

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Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

Post by drbass » 06 Apr 2018, 12:38

Yeah, WOW.

Two ready-to-go boards, and on the right a billet which is definitely 3, and maybe 4 more boards. Beautiful.

So which one will it be?



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Michael
- Kermit 6 multi, Kermit Gaia 6 fretless, Kermit Rockmachine 5, Manta 5, Manta 5 YOLO, ("Red Baron" 5), Q 5, (Sandberg Classic S2-5), (Thumb-4)
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Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

Post by narcdor » 06 Apr 2018, 13:59

Unlined fretless isn’t an option is it? I’d hate to cover any of it up.
B: Fender Mustang, Narcdor Precision, Framus Star Bass, EBMM Stingray
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Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

Post by packrat » 06 Apr 2018, 15:00

I like the one on the left. Lovely wood.

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Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

Post by drbass » 06 Apr 2018, 15:01

narcdor wrote:
06 Apr 2018, 13:59
Unlined fretless isn’t an option is it? I’d hate to cover any of it up.
Not for the Special Q build, Nick, but I have a body (new Manta shape, northern ash body with walnut contrast layer and zebrano top) that was meant to be an unlined fretless but I completely screwed up the neck so there's one board that will not be covered up - not high priority though.

Multitasking: glueing on the headstock wings (wenge, of course) and epoxy-ing in the carbon rods for the neck-through with wenge fretboard option "7". I am so excited about this one, first neck-through Kermit with very different pickups and pickup positions ... .



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Michael

P.S.: a little bit of self-promotion ;)
- Kermit 6 multi, Kermit Gaia 6 fretless, Kermit Rockmachine 5, Manta 5, Manta 5 YOLO, ("Red Baron" 5), Q 5, (Sandberg Classic S2-5), (Thumb-4)
- Genzler Magellan 800, 2 Genzler BA12-3
- EBS OctaBass, Boss MS-3, Line6 G50

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Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

Post by drbass » 06 Apr 2018, 15:03

packrat wrote:
06 Apr 2018, 15:00
I like the one on the left. Lovely wood.
They all look spectacular, Bruce, but the one on the left it is :) .

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Michael
- Kermit 6 multi, Kermit Gaia 6 fretless, Kermit Rockmachine 5, Manta 5, Manta 5 YOLO, ("Red Baron" 5), Q 5, (Sandberg Classic S2-5), (Thumb-4)
- Genzler Magellan 800, 2 Genzler BA12-3
- EBS OctaBass, Boss MS-3, Line6 G50

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Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

Post by drbass » 12 Apr 2018, 11:17

Guess what my favourite strings are?



Slow going with the builds, waiting for hardware, electronics and timber ... .

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Michael
- Kermit 6 multi, Kermit Gaia 6 fretless, Kermit Rockmachine 5, Manta 5, Manta 5 YOLO, ("Red Baron" 5), Q 5, (Sandberg Classic S2-5), (Thumb-4)
- Genzler Magellan 800, 2 Genzler BA12-3
- EBS OctaBass, Boss MS-3, Line6 G50

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Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

Post by packrat » 12 Apr 2018, 11:26

Cobalt slinkys?

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Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

Post by drbass » 12 Apr 2018, 11:34

How did you know, Bruce?



Same delivery but for a fellow OBFer ... of course, you'll never see or hear me with flats of any kind.

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Michael
- Kermit 6 multi, Kermit Gaia 6 fretless, Kermit Rockmachine 5, Manta 5, Manta 5 YOLO, ("Red Baron" 5), Q 5, (Sandberg Classic S2-5), (Thumb-4)
- Genzler Magellan 800, 2 Genzler BA12-3
- EBS OctaBass, Boss MS-3, Line6 G50

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Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

Post by narcdor » 12 Apr 2018, 21:06

Best strings for Blues? :neener:
B: Fender Mustang, Narcdor Precision, Framus Star Bass, EBMM Stingray
A: O'Neill B15 copy, Ampeg Repro 15

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Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

Post by drbass » 12 Apr 2018, 21:54

Would have made a nice top in itself (glued together the other way, of course): the wenge contrast layer for the neckthrough Kermit:



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Michael
- Kermit 6 multi, Kermit Gaia 6 fretless, Kermit Rockmachine 5, Manta 5, Manta 5 YOLO, ("Red Baron" 5), Q 5, (Sandberg Classic S2-5), (Thumb-4)
- Genzler Magellan 800, 2 Genzler BA12-3
- EBS OctaBass, Boss MS-3, Line6 G50

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Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

Post by drbass » 18 Apr 2018, 20:02

Slow slow slow - wrapping up my lecturing duties for the semester tomorrow and will then have more time available to progress the wood part of the build.

Received these today (thank you, George, for organising them). Very useful 4-way rotary switches, as found in Dingwall basses:



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Michael
- Kermit 6 multi, Kermit Gaia 6 fretless, Kermit Rockmachine 5, Manta 5, Manta 5 YOLO, ("Red Baron" 5), Q 5, (Sandberg Classic S2-5), (Thumb-4)
- Genzler Magellan 800, 2 Genzler BA12-3
- EBS OctaBass, Boss MS-3, Line6 G50

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Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

Post by Classic5 » 19 Apr 2018, 10:04

Was wondering what hapenned to you Michael. No posts for a week....that must be a record.

Nice rotary switches :yep
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