A Tale of Five Basses

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Re: A Tale of Five Basses

Post by dc » Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:28 pm

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This thread is the most "HNB" thing I've ever read - "Well, after embarking on my last build ever, I figured why not build four basses. Also, four basses is now five basses."

I don't know how you're going to stop. I think partscasters are in your blood at this point.
+1 and if he does actually stop, OSG will be much the poorer for it. i ALWAYS look forward to these threads
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Re: A Tale of Five Basses

Post by HNB » Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:23 pm

LOL I am off the wagon?
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Re: A Tale of Five Basses

Post by HNB » Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:43 pm

While working on shielding I put the guard on the Kraken body to see how it should look. I dig it. :)

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Re: A Tale of Five Basses

Post by HNB » Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:45 pm

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Check out the songs 'Them Changes', and 'A Fan's Mail'.
Cool stuff. Seems to like using a flanger or chorus with his bass? Never seen a six string bass like his before.

https://youtu.be/0vQKh52dcOs
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Re: A Tale of Five Basses

Post by BoringPostcards » Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:49 pm

HNB wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:45 pm
BoringPostcards wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:19 am
Check out the songs 'Them Changes', and 'A Fan's Mail'.
Cool stuff. Seems to like using a flanger or chorus with his bass? Never seen a six string bass like his before.

https://youtu.be/0vQKh52dcOs
That six string semihollow? It's his signature model from Ibanez. Costs about 8,000 bucks.
Yea, he uses all sorts of modulation effects a lot of the time.
Sounds like maybe an auto wah on some tracks.

He's a cool guy. He sings about his cat, anime and all kinds of other wacky stuff.
He's got a line in Dragonball Durag that goes "I might be covered in cat hair, but I still smell good."
He's a big fan of Frank Zappa, so he's got to be eccentric on some level, right?

Edit: Forgot to mention, he was also the bassist for Suicidal Tendencies at some point.
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Re: A Tale of Five Basses

Post by HNB » Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:08 am

The Kraken is done. I really like how it turned out. Soundwise the Hots sound similar to me to the Quarterpounders. I got a custom testicle strap for it and the neckplate is also custom to go with my custom decal. :)

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Re: A Tale of Five Basses

Post by hillerheilman » Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:34 am

I’d really like to know where you’re getting these cool neck plates from.

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Re: A Tale of Five Basses

Post by HNB » Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:16 pm

eBay. A couple sellers will lazer etch neck plates using a picture you send them. :)
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Re: A Tale of Five Basses

Post by BoringPostcards » Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:40 pm

That looks really good. I am guessing you meant tentacle strap, rather than testicle!
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Re: A Tale of Five Basses

Post by HNB » Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:54 pm

Maybe both? Autocorrect loves to throw testicles around my sentences.... LOL
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Re: A Tale of Five Basses

Post by tribi9 » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:35 pm

BoringPostcards wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:40 pm
That looks really good. I am guessing you meant tentacle strap, rather than testicle!
Leather is soft and stretchy.. :freako:

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Re: A Tale of Five Basses

Post by HNB » Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:29 pm

For sure. :D (See I didn't autocorrect for to foreskin.)

Hipshot tuners for the Pestilence bass came in. :)

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Re: A Tale of Five Basses

Post by HNB » Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:10 pm

Progress on the Tele Bass. :D

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Re: A Tale of Five Basses

Post by HNB » Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:15 pm

Here are some updates. The aging is done on the remaining two basses. Here are progress pictures. They just need checking and wood darkening.

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Re: A Tale of Five Basses

Post by hexes » Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:37 pm

I see you have the couch floral goth strap as well!

the basses are fun: i like the trans finish one

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