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« Reply #600 on: August 31, 2017, 09:03:43 AM »
I love how the back looks with the contouring. That'd make a really pretty front of an instrument.  A cool variant of your RNR.

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« Reply #601 on: August 31, 2017, 03:41:33 PM »
As usual, beautemous work!!
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« Reply #602 on: October 08, 2017, 10:34:11 AM »
Thanks for the compliments, guys!

Basses Passing in the Night...Raw MAX42 and colorsanded to 12000 micromesh G8R 122



MAX after the gold treatment.  Off the shelf for pickups and tuners,etc.  Caswell brushplate kit 23K for rings, tailpiece and bridge channel.


Finish will be Gretsch Champagne Sparkle.

G8R buffed with Megiar's Ultimate Compound.



Bridge is a Schaller 471-8 modded with 4 wider brass saddle for tighter string spacing.  Click for closeups.


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« Reply #603 on: October 08, 2017, 03:28:22 PM »
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« Reply #604 on: October 22, 2017, 06:46:31 AM »
Here today, gone tomorrow. 

9.2 lbs. ThunderBucker 66 pickups, twin stacked pots, Gotoh Resolite/Stealth tuners.  34" scale, fits in a standard case.











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« Reply #605 on: October 22, 2017, 09:01:46 AM »
Fantastic work!

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« Reply #606 on: October 22, 2017, 04:21:21 PM »
Beautiful work. Also really like the key choices and setup.

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« Reply #607 on: October 23, 2017, 07:59:58 AM »
Amazing. I bet TP would love this.

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« Reply #608 on: October 23, 2017, 11:50:12 AM »
Gorgeous... 8)
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« Reply #609 on: October 26, 2017, 05:28:11 PM »
Thanks, guys!

Here's a clip made less than an hour after customer unpacked the bass.

https://soundcloud.com/dadagoboi/cataldo-g8r-12-noodles


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« Reply #610 on: October 27, 2017, 07:24:24 AM »
Sounds as good as it looks. Multi-course basses are like an instrument unto themselves. I tried using my 8 string in my band, but our violinist and guitarist have such massive, saturated overdrive tones, the effect just gets lost.

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« Reply #611 on: October 27, 2017, 09:06:24 AM »
Sounds as good as it looks. Multi-course basses are like an instrument unto themselves. I tried using my 8 string in my band, but our violinist and guitarist have such massive, saturated overdrive tones, the effect just gets lost.

Thanks, Tom.  You're right, doesn't leave a lot of space for other instruments unless everyone's on the same page.    But in the right hands I think there's a place for them if you're a composer and building your own tracks in a studio.  Can eliminate the necessity for arpeggios or sustained chords played on keys or guitar...bass, not so much!  This one's spaced extra wide between the courses so you can pick out a bass line with upstrokes if you work at it.

All in all, fun to play!

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« Reply #612 on: October 27, 2017, 12:44:05 PM »
What are the gauges and tuning like? I love how it sounds.

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« Reply #613 on: October 27, 2017, 02:04:11 PM »
What are the gauges and tuning like? I love how it sounds.

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Four courses: Eee Aaa Ddd Ggg   The lighter strings are an octave higher.

I spaced the courses really tight so it's easier to fret three strings at once.

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« Reply #614 on: October 28, 2017, 05:58:36 AM »