5 string neck thru bass - Buckeye burl + Mahogany

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  1. lbridenstine

    lbridenstine Friend of Leo's

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    Funny story too, he named the bass "Big Wu" because people kept telling him the bark area at the butt end looks like the Wu-Tang Clan symbol and apparently some people started chanting "Big Wu" during his band's set. :lol:
     
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    Extremely impressed with the whole guitar Lisa ... If you could pump out 50 of these bad boys you could buy a house with the proceeds ... I could see a $4k price tag on it!
     
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    lbridenstine Friend of Leo's

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    That'd be nice! I wish I could.
     
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    Mojotron Poster Extraordinaire

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    You should - WOW - awesome work!! That is amazing.
     
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    lbridenstine Friend of Leo's

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    Thank you!
     
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    lbridenstine Friend of Leo's

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    Videooooo



    Youtube turned the video kind of dull and grey... I'm hoping it's just some glitch that clears up on its own. Definitely doesn't look like that on my computer.
     
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    Sounds and looks fantastic! You are amazing! Can't wait for your next build.
     
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    Just absolutely fabulous. It sounds as good as it looks, which is beyond words!
     
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    lbridenstine Friend of Leo's

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    Thank you both!
     
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    Beautiful bass. And he plays a LOT better than I can. Nice tone on that B.


    JB
     
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    lbridenstine Friend of Leo's

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    Thank you! And yeah, he's definitely better than me too.
     
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    Hmm,
    Sounds pretty darn fine over the iPad driver, which is my acid test for a decent mix.

    Will check this out on the mains after D/Ling the audio later.

    Like that your friend used a small diaphragm condenser to record with.

    I take it this is an omni?
     
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    lbridenstine Friend of Leo's

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    He provided the amp and the playing, my other friend and I did the recording and video. That's our Rode NT5 (it's a cardioid), which sounds pretty great on everything. We actually sold all of our mics except for our pair of NT5s because those are the only ones we ever use anymore.

    We mixed in a bit of the direct out from the amp too.
     
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    orangedrop Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks for that Lisa!

    For a KM-84 knockoff, and a pair of em for less than half the price of a single old used original, they are a heck of a deal.

    Michael Joly at Octavamod is making capsules for those that really sound great, and are priced affordably.

    Not that you need to upgrade, but if you ever did want a bump in getting closer, check out the sound files.

    BTW,
    While the cardioid capsule will sound bassier because of the proximity effect, an omni capsule should have better low end extension so you get those very low notes recorded.

    Then you can EQ things any way you like if the mix needs it, or if it just sounds good.
     
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    Extraordinary. I imagine this might bring you in a ton of business?
     
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    lbridenstine Friend of Leo's

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    Well, a bunch of his friends are asking, but who knows if anyone is serious about it. I kind of doubt it.
     
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    lbridenstine Friend of Leo's

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    Well... I thought I was done, but he sent me this picture last night and said the finish is blistering on the truss rod cover. Does anyone know what would cause this? I thought it looked like it got burned or something. He said it suddenly appeared within the last day.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Cant remember what finish you used but i had some problem with clear laq.,over a shelack on my 336 build i ended up doing a lot of sanding back. Fortunatly before the build was finished. Still not sure why.
     
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    lbridenstine Friend of Leo's

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    I used water based lacquer (Target EM6000) over Mirror Coat Epoxy. I emailed Target and they told me it was fine to apply over epoxy as long as I sanded to a certain grit, which I did.

    What kind of problems did you have?
     
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    I had used shelaque to lay down the sunburst all went well. I let it dŕy a coupe of days did a light sand and applied the clear coats it was a while ago but i think when I was rubbing down blisters started to appear. It basicly started to delaminate from the shelaque not a good look I had used shelaqur flacks not sure if i would try that again
    . May be moisture has gotten in between layers on your finish or oil off your hands.
     
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