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Brooks EB-PL NOIR
« on: October 05, 2017, 10:58:56 PM »
A new bas is born!
The Brooks EB-PL Noir

- One piece mahogany body
- Three piece mahogany set neck. Glued in
- Black high gloss transparent acrylic finish
- Checkerboard binding
- Ebony fretboard with circle inlays
?- Jumbo frets
- 34" scale
- Handcut buffalo horn nut
- Single ply matte black pickguard
?- Black 3D bridge
- Spokewheel double action trussrod
- Single coil pickup Seymour Duncan  SCPB-3
- Black Schaller lightweight tuners
- CTS pots
- Sprague capacitor

Price € 1700  (1990 USD)












For more pics (of the build process) check:
http://www.enkoo.nl/brooks-eb-pl-noir.html

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Re: Brooks EB-PL NOIR
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2017, 07:07:27 AM »
Super nice. Love the inlays. Is buffalo horn the new thing now? Just last night I saw a friend post about using that material on a Chris Squire 8 string re-creation he's building.

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Re: Brooks EB-PL NOIR
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2017, 07:40:47 AM »
Thank you Tom.
Don't know about the buffalo horn. I was just looking for non-plastic black nut material. And my supplier happened to have bufallo horn.

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Re: Brooks EB-PL NOIR
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2017, 09:29:58 AM »
Another beaut, bud!
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Re: Brooks EB-PL NOIR
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2017, 09:52:11 AM »
Wow, that's beautiful bass!

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Re: Brooks EB-PL NOIR
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2017, 10:38:10 AM »
That body style is crying out for a version in TV yellow or TV white/ Limed Mahogany. I hope you don't because I'd be in tormenting amount of temptation. Any classic Gibson custom color finish would be cool too.
Contrary to what James Bond says, a good Gibson should be stirred, not shaken.

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Re: Brooks EB-PL NOIR
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2017, 08:26:05 PM »
Beautiful work, Rob.

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Re: Brooks EB-PL NOIR
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2017, 06:51:55 AM »
I made a quick video this afternoon.
I used Photobooth on my iMac. In the first attempt the sound quality wasn't that good. Somehow I couldn't control the input level. So it kept distorting a bit in the lower frequencies. Here's the second attempt with the input level set much lower.

« Last Edit: October 07, 2017, 09:34:25 AM by Basvarken »

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Re: Brooks EB-PL NOIR
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2017, 11:22:55 AM »
Needs a mudbucker  :vader:
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Re: Brooks EB-PL NOIR
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2017, 03:20:25 PM »
 :toast:

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Re: Brooks EB-PL NOIR
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2017, 09:39:40 PM »
I like it. The mahogany must be why it sounds mellower than the same pickup in an ash body/maple neck Fender. Either that or it's the dark finish.  :)

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Re: Brooks EB-PL NOIR
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2017, 10:42:19 AM »
Looks and sounds GREAT, Rob!

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Re: Brooks EB-PL NOIR
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2017, 11:59:00 AM »
Thank you guys.
@ Dave: yes, it does sound rather black doesn't it?

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Re: Brooks EB-PL NOIR
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2017, 05:21:28 PM »
    Sure is a beauty Rob!
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Re: Brooks EB-PL NOIR
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2017, 02:33:22 PM »
+1 8)
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