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Re: Brooks EB RBL
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2017, 04:15:51 PM »
Fantastic, Rob!  Raising the bar.

 My only quibble is the TRC screws.  They look like common black oxide drywall screws.  Paint 'em, black!

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Re: Brooks EB RBL
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2017, 10:11:06 PM »
Thank you guys

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

Impressive.. You've done a really good job oversizing it while keepeng the looks intact.

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Re: Brooks EB RBL
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2017, 10:48:47 PM »
Fantastic, Rob!  Raising the bar.

 My only quibble is the TRC screws.  They look like common black oxide drywall screws.  Paint 'em, black!

Thank you.
I think the close up picture may be a bit misleading. They are very tiny all black pickup up ring screws.

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Re: Brooks EB RBL
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2017, 07:54:45 AM »
Very cool bass. Very odd choice of pickup. Customer request I'm assuming?

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Re: Brooks EB RBL
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2017, 08:18:30 AM »
Thank you.
I think the close up picture may be a bit misleading. They are very tiny all black pickup up ring screws.

 :thumbsup:  I should have known that!

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Re: Brooks EB RBL
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2017, 08:36:32 AM »
Very cool bass. Very odd choice of pickup. Customer request I'm assuming?

Thank you Tom.
The customer wanted a humbucker.
I tried a Strat dual rail humbucker in single coil format first. This way I could maintain the fifties single coil look. But the string spacing of the guitar pickup was just a bit too wide to take the risk.
To avoid string spacing vs pole piece problems we went on a search for a (black) bass humbucker with blade magnets. Several options came up, such as Nordstrand and JBE R-4000.
Eventually we chose the Seymour Duncan pickup. The sound clips that I heard were very convincing.
Cutting off those ears was never a real threshold. (they look pretty silly to me anyway).
Neither was the fact that I had to make the pickup ring myself.

I hope the new owner will make sound clips soon.

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Re: Brooks EB RBL
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2017, 09:06:36 AM »
Very nice work.  :toast:

I look forward to hearing some sound clips.
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Re: Brooks EB RBL
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2017, 09:31:45 AM »
That's killer, Rob.
All black hardware, I see... Is your client a German lawyer? :popcorn:
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Re: Brooks EB RBL
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2017, 10:17:20 AM »
Haha, no a Dutch website builder.
He plays in a Volbeat tribute band.

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Re: Brooks EB RBL
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2017, 11:08:17 AM »
The ears are there to fit the Ric bridge pickup mount. No reason for you to keep them.

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Re: Brooks EB RBL
« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2017, 01:51:55 PM »
The bass was picked up yesterday by the guy who I built it for.
He immediately changed the black speed knob for an oversized volume knob from an Orange amp. This was all planned. I just put the speed knob on for the photographs, because I didn't have the Orange knob at hand.

Anyway, here is the bass with the new knob, like my customer intended it.
I think it suits the bass pretty well!




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Re: Brooks EB RBL
« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2017, 03:42:37 PM »
That is an awesome guitar.

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Re: Brooks EB RBL
« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2017, 04:43:37 PM »
Absolutely beautiful. Very sharp.

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Re: Brooks EB RBL
« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2017, 08:51:05 PM »
Ditto that- beautiful work!  8)

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Re: Brooks EB RBL
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2017, 04:39:27 AM »
WOW! When do you start shipping to the US?!  ;D