A Tale of Five Basses

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Re: A Tale of Five Basses

Post by HNB » Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:02 pm

My bodies arrived today. I need to find all the parts, but here is most of them mocked up. :)

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Re: A Tale of Five Basses

Post by countertext » Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:16 pm

That Tele bass looks killer.

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Re: A Tale of Five Basses

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:21 am

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Damn! :w00t: That is a sexy bass!!!
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Re: A Tale of Five Basses

Post by HNB » Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:31 am

Thanks! It is kind of my take on Jim Root style on a Tele Bass. Tele edges, white, black hardware, black strat knobs, emg pickups... (These are Geezer PJ's.) I am waiting on a few projects now mostly on shielding paint. :)
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Re: A Tale of Five Basses

Post by HNB » Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:50 pm

Not super interesting, but I started shielding the control cavity. ;)

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Re: A Tale of Five Basses

Post by rank » Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:30 pm

HNB wrote:
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My bodies arrived today. I need to find all the parts, but here is most of them mocked up. :)

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That one right there.
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Re: A Tale of Five Basses

Post by HNB » Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:15 pm

That one was the first one I planed out. I am really excited to see how it comes together. Just need one more coat of shielding paint and it will be ready to assemble.... assuming I have all the parts like I think I do... LOL :D
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Re: A Tale of Five Basses

Post by HNB » Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:07 pm

Progress! Pestilence is all done. :D The EMG pickups are awesome!!

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Re: A Tale of Five Basses

Post by HNB » Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:10 pm

Apocalypse bass is almost done. :D I am missing strap locks, ferrules, and string tree. LOL

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Re: A Tale of Five Basses

Post by HNB » Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:15 pm

FINISHED!! I really like it. Sad that I couldn't find 1/2" ferrules in black, but it is what it is. :) Sounds really nice. The J pickup thins it out a bit for a different sound. The P pickups are really sweet. Geezer EMG's are badass. Only remaining issue is the low E string likes to pop out if I am aggressive so I am getting some of those Fender hidden string tension thingys. :D Here are pictures!

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Re: A Tale of Five Basses

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:26 pm

I love them both, but Pestilence is fantastic!! LOVE that orange guard!!!
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Re: A Tale of Five Basses

Post by s_mcsleazy » Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:49 am

i'm just wondering how long it's gonna be till you stick this scene from eva on one of your guitars.
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actually, here's an idea. if you've ever got a build that takes ages...... stick the elevator scene on it.
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Re: A Tale of Five Basses

Post by HNB » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:12 am

Oooh that is a good one. :D I love the visuals in that Anime so much. :D
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Re: A Tale of Five Basses

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:14 pm

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Oooh that is a good one. :D I love the visuals in that Anime so much. :D
What show is that? Is "Eva" short for "Evangelion" for you guys? I've never seen it, but the image that Sean posted makes me think of some of the trippier stuff from Aeon Flux, which is always a good thing in my book.
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Re: A Tale of Five Basses

Post by HNB » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:15 am

Evangelion uses the shorter word Eva to describe the giant "robots" the kids pilot. :) If you liked Flux, you would likely enjoy it. It is super dramatic and dark. It is one of those key animations like Akira and such to most Anime fans. :) Sean and I both are into it. :D
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