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one for me…

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i haven’t played much music in a while, but i recently ended up playing bass in “Rock of Ages”, a broadway musical from 2010, playing at the Arts Center of Canon County , so i decided i needed a new bass. i had the body and neck mostly done already, as i had started them a few years ago and never got around to finishing them.
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the body is butternut, with a 1/4″ bookmatched knotty eastern red cedar top.
neck is birdseye maple, with a persimmon fretboard.
the bridge is a thick brass hardtail i have had for a long time, and i  don’t remember where it came from.
front pickup is a razor sinle coil p-bass
rear pickup is a humbucker i made. the coils are built like jazz bass pickups, with 8000 turns on one coil. and 12,000 on the other, with a coil tap at 8000.
the three position switch gives a heavy humbucker, a hot j-bass bridge, and a classic p-bass sound.
weighs a little over seven pounds, which my shoulder likes a lot.

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#1602 road dog t

archive post~ sold
Completed April, 2016 for Rebel Guitars
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Body: Sassafras, with salvaged, green painted
yellow pine beadboard top
Neck: Bolt on, quartersawn oak, with persimmon fretboard
Pickups: Dismal ax homespun humbuckers
Tuners: Hipshot classic
Bridge: 3 saddle brass hardtail
Pickguard: 1966 Georgia license tag, steel
Control knobs: vintage phenolic.
Control plate: brass
Weight: 8.3 lbs

#1512 rusticator sc

archive post~ sold
Completed July, 2015
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Body: Salvaged elm barnwood
Neck: Bolt on, walnut, with persimmon fretboard
Pickups: Dismal Ax Homespun humbuckers
bridge~ 5000 turns per coil, 8k, alnico 2
neck~ 4500 turns per coil, 7k, alnico 2
Tuners: Sperzel locking, nickel
Bridge: Kluson ABR-1 tuneomatic, nickel
Control knobs: Antique radio knobs
Control plates: Custom, brass, with upholstery cloth
Weight: 8 pounds

#1513 road dog x

archive post~ sold
completed august, 2015
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Body: Basswood, with blue/green milk paint finish
Neck: Bolt on, quartersawn oak, with persimmon fretboard
Pickups: Dismal Ax Homespun humbuckers
bridge~ 5000 turns per coil, 8k, alnico 5 polepieces
neck~ 4500 turns per coil, 7k, alnico 5 polepieces
Tuners: Sperzel locking, nickel
Bridge: Brass three saddle hardtail
Pickguard: 1964 Tennessee license plate
Control knobs: Old stock phenolic knobs
Control plate and neck plate: Brass
Weight: 7.1 lbs