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Brooks EB RBL
« on: May 13, 2017, 12:29:23 PM »
A new bass was born today!
I built this one on assignment for a bass player in The Netherlands.

Body and neck are mahogany
Fretboard is rosewood
Transparent black finish with pearloid binding
Seymour Duncan SRB-1B (rickenbacker replacement humbucker)
MEC on-on-on toggle (series, single coil, parallel)
Volume pot CTS
Babicz bridge









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Re: Brooks EB RBL
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2017, 01:44:11 PM »
Very nice bass, minimal but not boring. Truss rod access is on the heel under those two screws I get? Any soundclips?
I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.

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Re: Brooks EB RBL
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2017, 02:02:22 PM »
Truss rod access is on the heel under those two screws I get?
Correct. I used a spokewheel truss rod (MusicMan style).

No soundclips yet. Tomorrow my customer is picking it up. I'm sure he'll record some soundclips.

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Re: Brooks EB RBL
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2017, 02:44:37 PM »
   That is smok'n hot!
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Re: Brooks EB RBL
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2017, 02:47:34 PM »
Beautiful!

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Re: Brooks EB RBL
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2017, 02:50:22 PM »
That's beautiful!

34" scale?

On the SRB-1B, it looks like you had to modify the base plate and create a new ring.

Is that correct?

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Re: Brooks EB RBL
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2017, 03:04:35 PM »
Thanx guys.

Yes it's 34" scale.

And yes it's the SRB-1B . And yes I cut off the "ears" and made a pickup ring for it

Here's a pic of the pickup before I modified it



I chose three ply pickguard material(b-w-b) for the pickup ring. The white line is a nice little detail that goes well with the pearloid binding on the all black bass. And I even changed the height adjustment screws to black ones  8)

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Re: Brooks EB RBL
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2017, 03:39:13 PM »
Really nice.
I would be temped to swap out the truss screws for chrome or paint those back.

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Re: Brooks EB RBL
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2017, 04:14:23 PM »
 8)
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Re: Brooks EB RBL
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2017, 04:47:48 PM »
A Gibson may be good enough but a Brooks is better. Feel free to take that. Nice bass. I bet Gene Simmons would dig it too.
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Re: Brooks EB RBL
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2017, 05:13:54 PM »
Beautiful!

I'm usually not a fan of binding but that pearloid looks great with the black.

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Re: Brooks EB RBL
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2017, 12:00:53 AM »
Looks great. How's the balance?

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Re: Brooks EB RBL
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2017, 02:24:08 AM »
Thank you guys

How's the balance?

Perfect. The body is slightly oversized and the tuners are Schaller lightweights. No neckdive at all!

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Re: Brooks EB RBL
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2017, 06:42:03 AM »
looks great, Rob!  very nice!

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Re: Brooks EB RBL
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2017, 08:52:56 AM »
I was already drooling over the instagram pics. How great!! great job!!